Thank you for stopping by to perv on my blog, as I fight myself to change my old habits and make new ones to get fit. I don't get it right all the time, but I'm still here and I'm still working at it.

Tamzins Double Dog Dare You Ticker!

My homage to the 14lbs that I lost on Allan’s DDDY Challenges. A watering can for the vast oceans of water that I have learned to drink and love every day.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Day One...Whos your Daddy!

6.50 am alarm rings. Me thinking - HELL NO! Its dark & I'm tired & I don't wanna go.
7.00 am alarm rings. Me - ug, I have to go, I need to go. I should go I will feel better about it and I still have time. I will have to do the run later and I dont know what we are doing tonight...and I need something to post about on my blog!
7.10 am in the car.

I did it. Put on my running cloths (that were already laid out), jumped into the car and went to the park to run. It was quite nice once I started. I changed my route slightly, and really the run was great. My Ipod was dead...thought that it would charge overnight, but my computer went to sleep and the charge didn't happen. So I had to listen to my own breathing and thoughts today. I didn't do too badly. Its so strange to think that I can now go for a 30min+ long run and feel good.

I'm not speeding along mind you - shuffling is more what I would descirbiee my pace as, but I did actually gain ground and pass some walkers... so that is something!

3 sets 10min running, 1min rest between and 1 5min extra run at the end. CHECK!

Distance that I covered today was 2.46miles... I'm really close to being able to run the loop of hte park instead of doing a cresent pattern!!! :)

Once it was over, I can see that my argument about it being too dark is foolish - its light out and the park is packed with runners and walkers. Its just another excuse that I try to fool myself into believing so that I can stay in bed.

However, I did go back to bed when I got home... foolish for two reasons, now I'm HUNGRY! and my pillow smells of sweaty hair! haha I'll have to wash the sheets today!

Today I really need to focus on getting lots of water and good food into me!


Natalia said...

Sweet deal, you did great getting up even tho I know ya didn't wanna! :)

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

that's it that's it that's it! That's exactly what it takes is FORCING yourself to be active! YOU DID IT!!

Lisa "One Mom's Weight Loss" said...

Great job. I dragged my grumpy self to the gym this morning...but once it's over I'm so glad I did.

VRaz60 said...

Way to go!! I don't know if I could be alone with my own thoughts for 30+ minutes. :) Good for you.

Katie said...

Way to GO! Overcoming the *get up!* vs. *stay in bed* is a HARD one to fight, but you did it! whoo hoo!

CactusFreek said...

Hi :o)
Go you! Getting out of a nice warm bed to exercise is one of the hardest things to do! Maybe you could write a short note when you get home from forcing yourself, saying something like "I got out of bed and i'm so glad i did, because now i not only feel great, but i'm a bit thinner!" and put it on the wall next to your bed so you can look at it first thing :o)

Sweety On A Diet said...

I am the queen of excuses, but I always feel sooo good when I do get a workout in!

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Tamzin. Wow! Really well done! That is so great to get it done.

Bearfriend xx

Token Fat Friend said...

Your goals are so encouraging to see. I need some that are more concrete and spelled out like yours. Thanks for being an inspiration!