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Monday, April 11, 2011


I love to jog or I guess more the feeling I have after I have gone for a good jog.  I had a really good jog tonight and remembered why I enjoy it so much.  I got back into jogging about a month ago and then things got hectic, there were snow storms, weddings, and laziness.  I lost 6 pounds a month ago and have just been hanging out in limbo.  I decided that I had to get back into jogging.

Why do I jog?  Why do I jog to lose weight?  I do because it works for me.  My daughter Sarah is 3 now.  I gained like 50 pounds during that pregnancy and about 30 pounds between my wedding and when I got pregnant.  After I had Sarah it took a couple months but I finally got fed up with being so heavy.  I was sick of myself really.  At that point I found Sparkpeople.com and followed their steps and started doing exercises.  I walked a lot, did a lot of wall push ups, sit ups, crunches, leg lifts and lots of other exercises.  I had started running at the end of my mission and really enjoyed it so I started jogging little by little and every week I tried to lose 2 pounds.

I had slow weeks and hard months but in the end I got back down to 170 and loved it.  It works for me and I enjoy it.  I ran a 10K and loved it and would like to run another race.  I would like to run a half marathon but need to get in shape first.

I still have 30 pounds to lose and finally got sick of seeing all my close folded on the top shelf of my closet.  Saturday I started running again and today I ran again.  My goal is to run 3-4 times a week and get over my afternoon eating temptations.  I will get down to my goal weight and I will use jogging again to do so.

If you don't jog and want to jog just start slowly, that is what I'm doing again.  I struggle with the fact that it takes time but I am so excited for the day when I get back to where I was before.
Remember to stretch after a run and drink lots of water.

Good luck.  It will come.


Elizabeth Lewis said...

Youre such an inspiration with your hardwork and willingness to do what needs to be done. Thanks for being a great example for me :)

Lacie said...

Liz you didn't see what I ate yesterday...I had to go for a jog lol.

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