Still running

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I'm back from my run.
Yes! My hubby and I are still at it. Exercising consistently. Okay, fine, many weeks we only get out twice a week, but that is two more times than before!

The gym is going fine although I feel like I'm hitting a rut. I think that it has more to do with not being able to go really consistently (like every other day would be ideal), so the next time I go I always wonder...what am I supposed to be doing now?

Now that the weather is oh-so-awesome, I am giving running OUTSIDE a try. It's way different than running on a treadmill (also, way more interesting) and harder on my body, which makes me feel like I get way more out of my workout than what I'm doing at the gym. What also makes it really fun is that - now that I've got my fancy fandangled iPhone - the MapMyRun app records my route and I get a report about how far I've run and how fast. And I am a sucker for STATS!

Something that I could improve on is on the nutrition side. I do feel that I'm including much healthier options, like eating salad way more often (and liking it), but I have done nearly nothing to cut out the crap that I eat also. I'd probably feel way more amazing if I did that.

Nevertheless, exercise and fitness is now permanently a part of my life. Some people say it takes 21 days, others say 66 days, to form a new habit – I've been at it since the end of December 2011, so I'm in the clear. Even my husband will say after a few days of no serious physical activity that he just has to go to the gym. And whenever he says that, I am simultaneously bewildered and proud of him.