Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Fitness Furrealz

So, I've been running. Kinda. I suck at it.


Really, here's the story. We decided to save money by giving up our gym memberships and use our beautiful neighborhood for exercise instead. Honestly, I love our neighborhood. It is built around two "lakes" (more like retaining ponds with pretty fountains) and has trails that run parallel to them. The trails are even marked off in 1/4 mile increments for easy distance planning. It really is a great setup. And when the weather is nice, I fire up my Couch to 5K app and head out, it's not too bad. Chris and I even completed our first 5K together this month!

But not everyday here in Texas is beautiful, sometimes it is downright humid, and hot, and gross. My running suffers on these days because I just don't have the stamina to run long distances in these conditions yet. So I revert to walking or a workout video in the air conditioning.

I wrote about my new fitness goals a couple months ago, and since then several events have popped up. I still haven't really lost any weight, but I'm trying to focus less on that number and more on the number of minutes I dedicate to exercising each day. Exercising can't hurt, it's still helping out my Diabetes numbers, and I feel better once its done (not really during it, but baby steps here). I have a wonderful vacation later this year that is motivating me right now, and hopefully the results will continue to motivate me after that!