Ready to Run

I think I’m finally ready to change my relationship with food and exercise. I’ve been working on this change for a while now, but I think I’m ready to see it through. In the past, I was hooked on my weight and my appearance, but these days I’m thinking of something else. My thoughts are about my health now and where I see myself in the next 10 years. I realize that beauty may fade, but I want my health to be in tact. 10 years from now, I’ll still be young and I want to have my mobility. Beyond that, I want to have healthy lifestyle habits that I can carry even into my elderly years.

Since I don’t like working out, I knew I needed to find something comfortable and convenient to get myself back into the habit of working out often. I considered martial arts, getting a personal trainer, and all of the work out apps available, but none of them were that appealing. Plus, I feel like I tried them all already. So I decided to keep it as simple as possible and just start with walking. Before I knew it, the distance and speed was steadily increasing. Now I’m training to run a 5k and my long term goal is to increase my speed or distance.

I try not to think about my weight or my appearance at all and instead, I put all of my energy into my performance. As far as my diet goes, I’m still doing my research on how to improve it, but I’m stuck in that “I  already eat healthy” mindset… and I really do believe that I have very healthy eating habits already. So we’ll see.

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