Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It's Official

Exercise is a dirty word.
Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate.
~Author Unknown

I am now an exerciser. Yep, just me and the whole state university community of college girls in skimpy stuff I wouldn't have worn when I was skinny, slim, slender, young.

I think I almost died in there today. Really. I had to get off the elliptical after 23 minutes and 241 calories burned because I thought I might be sick at any second in front of all the young college lasses. And I am coughing a crazy amount now. But my legs did that thing where after you work out they kind of spasm and you know you really did something. I like that. And I got on the scale at the gym and was SO not pleased with what I saw (the batteries in our scale at home have been dead for a very long time and neither Micheal or I have felt the need to change them - which should be a HUGE flashing warning sign to me!) but at least now I know. You don't, and I'm not telling you either, but let's just say that I have quite a big job ahead of me.

I think I'll go back tomorrow and my goal will be at least 24 or 25 minutes! I know I can do it. AND, since Micheal is home sick today (he caught my head cold), we will not have date night tonight and I may even walk the dog. Just to make sure you are keeping up, let me tell you that that will be me, being an exerciser - two times today. Crazy, I know!

And I do think I will attempt the 5K. Even though I only ellipted for 23 minutes, I feel empowered, which is really so, SO foreign a feeling for me.

And do you even know what is the best thing about this? I feel like God is whispering in my ear that I am OK, that He is in this, that we can do this together, and that He is waiting and wanting to heal me emotionally & spiritually as well as physically. And I believe Him. And I'm excited! (When 'we' refers to me & God, should it be capitalized? Hmmm.)

So, that's me and God, day 1 on this new adventure (& 80 days until that 5K). Stay tuned, you never know what He'll do next!

Movement is a medicine for creating change
in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states.
~Carol Welch


  1. I was thinking about you when I went to the YMCA today. Persevere! the first week or two are the hardest....it takes 21 days to create a habit. I'll keep praying for you when I go to the gym. :)

    love and hugs!

  2. Thanks, Danika! 7 hours later and I still think I'll go back tomorrow - keep those prayers comin'!

    love & hugs right back at you!
    (And if you are in D before you leave w/ no plans [are you laughing?], let us know!)

  3. You are going to kick some 5K butt! Way to go!

  4. Go Kathy!!!! Awesome job, 23 minutes can feel like a lifetime. :)

  5. go! you are going to do great. and when is this 5K. i wanna run it with you...

  6. How sweet are you all! Thank you thank you! I think the 5k Is April 24th, but now I can't find the email, but I will, and I'll let you know...