Sunday, January 30, 2011

May 15th

After my last pregnancy, and the birth of my most demanding babe, I have most certainly stopped taking care of myself.  I haven't lost my pregnancy weight, which came off quickly with the first two, I haven't spent time on my appearance, and I have not spent any time on my health.  I put health, fitness, and general well being up there with great parenting, and this new year I made a promise to myself to get myself back.  Motivated, yes, but struggling too.   My family places huge time commands on me, and babe doesn't let me out of her sight.  Husband has trouble watching her, and she is madly in love with him.  However, I made this commitment to myself, and I will keep it.  So, I made a new goal.  I have signed up to run a  1/2 marathon on May 15th, and what a challenge this will be.  I cannot yet run a mile without stopping.  I am 20 pounds heavier than usual.  It has been nearly 2 1/2 years since I have been fit.  Wow. Long time for me.

So, here I am, telling the world (I already posted on FB and told my mom!) that I am doing it!  Yes, indeed I am!


  1. good luck with that half marathon! i've never been able to run, even when i was skinny, but i could totally find something other than sitting at my computer to do. if i was properly motivated. and cared. ugh.
    this should be a good thing for your husband's relationship w/ the bambino too.

  2. I am concerned myself. Today I was ready to start training, and of course it has not happened yet. ugh.

    and yes on hubs taking care of babe. she needs to get used to it!

  3. You can do it! I wish I was that motivated, but I'm not :)

  4. Good for you!! You can definitely do a 1/2 marathon! I have thought of doing one myself! You should check out Amber's blog She just finished a half marathon and is a physical therapist. She's big into running and I know would be more than willing to answer any questions you have!!

  5. Courtney, thank you for the site!


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