Friday, March 28, 2008
I am so proud of myself because I did something today that I have never in my whole life - I ran for 1 hour!!! I started running after I had Jackson and discovered that I loved it and it also helped that it shed my weight the fastest. I reached back up to 40 min. a couple weeks ago and I was already feeling like I was hitting a plato, after having now 3 kids I really had to get in a good workout. I have been watching The Biggest Loser TV show religiously lately and I get so inspired from it- it's the good kind of reality TV. Anyway, when I'm in the zone of working out I imagine the trainers there with me, pushing me to the limits- beyond the limits, because that is what they do for the contestants, they believe in them. I truly believe you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it and it always helps to say a little prayer before hand, it sounds kind of cheesy, but it works. If it is that important to you Heavenly Father knows it too and he will help you through it, I am living proof, I was never a runner and if you would have told me when I was in high school that I would be running for an hour or more after I had my third, I would have never believed it, not for a second! I also started doing Tae Bo again the about the same time and Man! it feels good! It is so fun because I get the kids in with me and ask them if they want to do it with me and most of the time they do. So I think I am doing a good job parenting regarding that aspect, because America is the most unhealthy nation in the world and I want my kids to love their bodies and understand that they are a gift from God and just like I remember hearing in Young Women's all the time "Our bodies are a Temple". I just want them to get the most out of life and have confidence in themselves.