Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I NEED help.....

finding some motivation to EXERCISE!

So, today was the first day I have had alone. It's snowing and cold and so it's a great day to stay inside with no one home ALL day. I have been trying to get on the treadmill for months and be consistent, so I can be ready to run outside. The most I have done is 3 days in a row, then it ends. Well today I forced myself to get on the treadmill. First I had to figure out how to put music on a MP3 player since my other one is not working and I wanted the same songs, so I sat down at the computer and figured out how to delete all the songs on this other MP3 player and put my songs on it. I'm amazed I did it, and I found some motivation to do the treadmill. I got everything I needed and got on it before I lost that motivation and 30 min later I was done with 100 sit ups and lunges. Oops I might be really sore from those. I decided to run for 6 min straight without stopping, then when I got to 6 I said to myself " I can do more" so I had a goal to run 8, then 10, then 12. I had run a mile! I know I'm really slow. I went a total of 3 miles with walking, running, using weights, and doing the incline. I DID IT! Now lets see if I can do it the next day, and the next, and the next, and.... I HAVE TOO, that's where I need your help. Prayers, words, keeping chocolate away from me, ANYTHING! I have to do this so I have things to wear this summer. All my summer clothes are tight and I'm not buying new ones. I really love to run, especially in the mornings when it's warm and not freezing like today. If I can just do this for 2 weeks I think I will be on my way. I've got to do this. Now, I've got to clean my house... hey, that's more exercise. I really just want to lay on my bed right now and watch a movie with no one home, but..... I can't, not till I clean this house, then I can.

2 Hours later....

Dishes done, fridge, pantry, microwave, stove all cleaned out, floor swept and mopped and carpet vacuumed in kitchen, and laundry going. The kitchen cupboards and drawers and blinds will have to wait till another day. They are bad inside and they need organized! Now I'm going to vacuum the entire house since I just cleaned out the vacuum just now, so it will work better. Then we will see about a movie or better yet a NAP!

1 hour later...

Whole house is vacuumed except behind couches, beds, and dressers, ( that will have to wait for another day) but it looks much better and it's amazing how good the vacuum picks up once you clean the vacuum first. Now I think I better shower and go grocery shopping since the pantry and fridge are empty, run a few errands, and then maybe I can watch a movie... oh wait then the kids will be home by then... hey maybe I can put them to work cleaning more then I can watch a movie while they are cleaning.... Yeah right, like that will happen. Check back later and see where my motivation takes me. Hopefully this motivation will last 2 weeks or I'm in trouble. I still need your help. anything. Oh, and by the way I have not had a treat YET!

4 hours later...

got all my errands done, did some more laundry and bought vegetables, and fruits and no treats at the grocery store. Still have not had a treat! I'm kinda crashing tho and want one really bad!!

4 hours later....

finished all my laundry, went to YW, YM combined mutual activity and got some exercise running around with 5 youth in my car doing R. A. K (random acts of kindness). We even got a candy bar at one house and I did not eat it,.... but shoot I just remembered we got a handful of M & M's at another house and I ate about 5, but maybe that does not count because I did not want to be rude and not take any. She was so happy to give them out. This activity was so much fun and it felt good to do nice things for people. The youth loved it, and want to do it again.

So there is my day, now I'm ready to lay down and watch American Idol and go to bed. I hope I can keep this up. I might have to have a treat here and there to keep me going. But that's okay, right?? Sorry this post is so long, but I had fun doing it and getting some exercise.

Oh no..... Haley wants to make oatmeal raisin cookies right now and it's 9:30. I love those cookies, but hey oatmeal is good for you right. Okay, I will just have one and run an extra 5 min tomorrow for it.

7 comments:

The Jones :) said...

You can do it Julie!! Look at all you did today...GOOD JOB!! I wish I had motivation as well...I'm not looking forward to summer and not being in shape...when you find the right motivation...send it my way too ok!! Thanks for your comments!!

Me and My Hawkes BOYZ said...

Will you run an extra mile for me??? :) It's amazing what we can get done when the hubby isn't around. ha ha

Karen Brothersen said...

Well Julie... you motivated ME by asking for help. ha ha. Thanks for that. Maybe we could do a blog weekly check up or accountability?? Who knows, but I need help too!

Joni said...

LOL!! You are so funny! I can't believe you did all that today!! You have so much energy! Come clean my kitchen!! I will give you some Chocolate!!!!

Julie said...

I know it is amazing how much we can get done when our hubbies are gone. And we can even do it at midnight.

Jana Whetton said...

Way to go Julie!! I am so proud of you and keep it going! I'm pulling for you and you help motivate me. Are you coming to WC with us? I hope so....we can walk miles there.

Bee Bee said...

WHAT A DAY!!! You are hilarious Julie! A TON of work AND blogging too! You are hereby officially dubbed "WONDER WOMAN"!!