Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Feeling the "excess"

Exercise?  Yeah right.  If you read my post about being overwhelmed, you will know what activity got pushed aside this summer.  I'm still struggling from my broken toe too (I know, I should go see the Dr. at this point).

For the first time in my entire life, I have felt the struggle to lose excess weight.  Usually when I start a training program, I have no problem running 2-3 miles the first day because being out of shape is different than being overweight.  Ben and I started taking the kids to the high school to run around the track and on the bleachers and I can't even run one lap without walking.  I only got a mile in the other night and that was walking/walking fast.  I can only jog as fast as I can speed walk at this point.  I didn't realize how difficult this extra weight would be to take off.  So guess what I did?  I came home and ate because I was so frustrated.  Apparently I have an eating problem.

I have had all kinds of troubles with running this week from bladder issues to intestinal struggles (do you know how much I hate to throw up?), to the discomfort of my belly bouncing as I ran.  I give props to people who have had to lose tons of weight and struggled to get started.  This is dang hard.  My ankle is giving me problems too (long story involving surgery, scar tissue and arthritis) so getting back into running is proving more difficult than I had imagined.  Now the mosquitos have come out and I'm not sure we can take the kids out at night anymore.  Man, I am full of excuses, aren't I?

My sister sold me two bikes last weekend so we are going to try more of that this week.  Less pounding on my joints and belly but still the potential for a good workout.  Wish me luck.


  1. Right there with you... I decided to do a half marathon in November. I may walk the whole thing, but it will get me motivated to exercise. This has been an insane summer with little sleep and I've eaten to stay awake, when I am stressed, etc. Yea... things are changing. I am also going to start juicing again. Not sure if I will do a juice fast or just have two juices a day... but I lose weight when I juice and I feel soooo much better!

  2. I feel for you. I have never been good with exercising but then I never needed to. Now though I have put on quite a bit of weight in the last couple of years. I keep saying I am going to start doing something but then I just eat instead. I think I will look for an exercise buddy and maybe in between Mia's Chemo treatments I can fit something in. Good luck and I would love to hear how things go for you. Jennifer Waite