So there is this thing I do when I'm pregnant. I get SO fired up thinking about all the exercise I am going to do once the baby gets here. When I was pregnant with Connor, all I could think about was starting The Shred. This time I am determined to start the Couch to 5k program (or something similar to get me to a 5k point). With The Shred, I started it about 3 or 4 different times. I would do it for a week and then, I swear, I would get sick after that first week and would never get past it. In hindsight, I think I probably shouldn't have started The Shred a mere 6 weeks after giving birth. Too hard core (which my sister in law, Rachel, told me it probably was. I promise I'll listen to you this time!! You ARE the trainer! HA!)
Another thing that has me motivated this time is the Biggest Loser. I actually paid attention to what they were doing in the gym and realized that if I did even half of it, I could probably tone up. I'm not one to care about "the" number, because I went down to 125 after Connor, but still dreaded putting on a bathing suit. It's all about a feeling for me.
The frustrating thing about feeling so motivated to actually do something while I am pregnant, is because I can't actually do anything! So, I'm hoping that by putting this on here and telling people about my plans, I will be motivated. Angie told me today that she would be my running partner, so I hope she holds me to it! I always do so much better with accountability.
I also got a gift card to Nike for Christmas and went out and spent it the next day. Because who doesn't feel more motivated with cute clothes?
I am so in love with Nike's Dri-Fit pants. I think once I am getting ready to start running, I am going to go to a store and have them watch me run to figure out what kind of shoes I need. My biggest problem is that I get terrible shin splints. Like keep me up at night shin splints. So I am hoping that will help. If anyone has any advice for shin splints, I would love to hear it!
So while everyone else is starting their new year's resolution to exercise now, I will be waiting until June....my new mom of 2 resolution! So when June rolls around and you haven't seen me mention it (even though I don't plan on that being the case), do me a favor, will ya? Ask me about it ;)