5 minute running….
This week our team transitioned to the running routine that alternates between a 3 min run and a 5 minute run. It surprised me how well each run actually went. Tuesday I ran with my work buddy, Thursday I had a delay in my run due to a stomach bug. I woke up in the morning nauseated and did not run. As the day continued with me at work, I realized I was feeling better and decided to try and run after I got home. It just turned out that besides work, I needed to pick up my youngest grandchild and keep him overnight. This created another barrier to running. He is 2 and not that easy to work around, unless it is a game for him! Once my husband came home and we finished dinner I was finally able to think about my run. So even though it was now 830 p.m. and at the end of my day, I began my run. It was harder waiting till the end of the day to run but I managed. I did not allow the barriers to become excuses! My determination comes from God’s and the encouragement we receive from his word. I know he will never give up on us and so I will not give up. The progress for the actually weight loss has been slow but I feel good and my endurance and strength has increased. I would be lying if I didn’t say I would like to see more results but I remind myself that my weight did not just show up one day. It took years to become out of shape and overweight and thus it will take some time with a consistent workout plan and meal plan to see better results. I remind myself the all this hard work will pay off in the end…I just need to stay on track!
Saturday I was not able to run with my team due to my grandson not feeling well so Sunday was the day that I ran and again was surprised at how much easier the 5 minutes runs were getting. Now, let’s see how next week’s workout goes!