Monday, October 06, 2008

New shoes, new goal

Last week I decided I need to get my booty in gear. I lost a lot of weight after having Cali only because I was nursing(not by any merit of my own I admit!). But now that a few months have passed since I've stopped nursing and since this last pregnancy that failed, I've started to gain weight and flab. It just ain't pretty. So, last Monday I decided to start an exercise routine(to tighten up, stop the weight gain, and mostly to feel more healthy and happy!). I bought myself some running shoes(a couple of months ago) and have decided to actually put them to serious use! I have started a daily morning jog/walk and I'm so proud of myself! My jog/walk is only about 15-20 minutes and its tiring! Is that pathetic? Thats shows you how little I exercise! Something is better than nothing, right? I'm starting off slow, but hopefully will work up to more.

For the record, I'm not much of an exerciser. I usually get motivated and only stay motivated for a short amount of time-its a challenge for me! Its hard to squeeze time in(I guess I could replace blogging with exercising? ...Yeah right!) And then some days I just don't feel like it, so I don't. I guess I have always said to myself, "Well, I walk up and down the stairs in my house probably twenty times a day-thats good enough:)" Well, it isn't. I decided I need to really do something. A fitness center isn't really an option for me right now. I don't want to shell out the cash, but mainly I don't want my kids to be at one of those gym childcares. Thats just how I am-I only feel comfortable with certain people that I know and trust really well to watch my kids. And Cali is just so little that it makes me nervous to leave her anywhere. Maybe I'll join the Y when she is older or when I can do it in the evenings or early mornings when Joey is home with the kids.

Anyways, I decided that right after I drop off the kids at school, Cali and I will go for a jog in the neighborhood. And on the days when Ella doesn't go to school, Ella will roll with us too. So far, the kids both have enjoyed the walks and I feel so much better about myself already. I am also throwing in an aerobics video a couple of times a week. I REALLY hope I can stick with this! I figured if I blogged it, that would help me to not give up. I now have my goal written down for the world to see and I don't want to fail you!

Here are a few pictures of my tiniest exercise buddy, Cali.


Ready to roll Mama!

She makes sure to have her Minnie Mouse with her. This is her favorite stuffed animal. She calls it "Mou" (said like the beginning of the word "mouse")


I just bought Cali new shoes. I had to take a picture of them because they are the cutest shoes ever! Thanks Target!


My sweet baby


A funny face

18 comments:

Jan said...

You can do it! I started the same way -- just walking -- and eventually got so hooked on it that I started running etc.

Good music helps, that's for sure!

Champion Family said...

Run Holly Run! Does this mean that I'll be exercising too in a few days?!? ;)

Cindy said...

Good for you!! I'm sure Cali will love spending that time with you. Keep it up....

Rebecca said...

Good for you!! What a cute partner you have! I do the gym early early in the morning and never use the child care either :) I'm usually back to the house by 7.

Moon Devious said...

Wow, good luck! It's very hard for me to get motivated too... I'll do some excercise for a couple days, a week tops, and then conveniently forget about it. And what a cute jogging partner! She looks so happy. :)

-Melissa- said...

Good for you! I think the hardest part is starting, but once you have a routine down it becomes easier. You have one cute jogging partner.

Patty said...

I understand completely how you feel and hope you can stick with it. Good luck! You can dooo it!!

jOeY said...

I'm so proud of you honey! Keep it up. I'm going to jump on the band wagon and get in shape too.

P.S. That's one sexy ankle!

cyndi/mom/nana said...

Too cute. I love your running partner. The stroller I remember when Joey brought that home for you. Too cool I like that you are starting out and building up you are an inspiration to us all. I know you'll meet with success your good that way.

mamapickle said...

Way to go! It is hard to start a new routine. I should know cause i have tried to jumpstart a bunch of times with lots of failing. So you go girl!

Emily said...

Yay for you!
I can't run for my life. pathetic.

Glad you had fun at the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch, I love that place. This will be our third year!!

Marie said...

Way to go Holly! I was having terrible problems with my feet up til just recently and still have some, but I have found a good pair of trainers makes all the difference in the world....now if I could only get back exercising!!! Your girls are just the sweetest. I just love them to bits!

Grammy Staffy said...

Good luck with the exercising. Would you do some for me too please.

John is in the hospital tonight. I was at urgent care all day with him because he was having chest pains. The EKG said it was not a heart attack which is good but they could not get it to stop so they admitted him tonight.They will run more tests and observe him.

Please remember him in your prayers. thanks and love, Lura

The Zookeeper said...

You go girl!! And hello, could you have a cuter running partner???

Tara D said...

Oh yes, that is one sexy ankle! lol I love the pictures of your jogging buddy; she's so freakin' cute! And gosh, she looks so big! I'm going to have to make a visit some time next week. How bout Tuesday?

Erin said...

Hi Holly,

I just wanted to say thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. They mean a lot to me. We really appreciate your prayers!

Your daughter is adorable! What a cutie!

Erica and Orlando said...

Good luck! I also started walking/jogging. I hope I can keep up with it to.

The Bright Family said...

I need the reminder!! to the gym!