Thursday, July 16, 2009

Today I realized what a difference my running was making.
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July 3rd or so I tried on a skirt and tank top but decided it was too snug to wear. I felt uncomfortable and it looked tight on my thighs. Just two days later I started running 3.1 miles 4 -5 times a week. Today just two weeks later I tried on the exact same outfit and felt comfortable enough to wear it to coffee with a friend. The skirt was no long uncomfortably tight and the shirt felt much better as well. I am not saying it was already falling off but it was so nice to be able to wear a five year old skirt (purchased in the first few months of dating my husband). I even was complimented by a few people today, one woman said she liked my skirt and my husband said I looked really good!
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For quite a while now I have kept track of my measurements and the one that never seems to really budge is my upper leg circumference. I am so happy that something I am starting to love is making this big of a difference in my body. I haven't weighted myself or measured myself yet but I can already tell things are changing. Three weeks till my first race! After that I will measure and weigh myself and hopefully sign up for another.
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If you aren't a runner don't feel bad, get out there and walk. I never thought I could run any distance and now I can run 60 straight minutes (very slowly). Start slow and find something you love about working out. That is the only thing that will keep you coming back.

6 comments:

  1. That's wonderful! Yea for fitting into fun clothes and making progress :)

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  2. Very encouraging! I'm glad to see you are enjoying your running and reaping the benefits, too! :)

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  3. That's great!! I need to find something that I love about working out to get in my rut!

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  4. Yeah!!! Isn't it nice to be able to wear something that you couldn't before?

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