Discipline Begins!!

Ok ladies I am going to let the cat outta the bag........and tell you something I am committing to do. Now normally I don't do this because I have big dreams that I have trouble following through on.....as in I have the discipline of a 5 year old! But I have committed to run every day for 3 weeks outside!! Why 3 weeks??? Well I have heard that you can create a habit in 21 days...hence the 3 week rule......Hopefully I will get so used to running it will just become a habit. Eek......scary...I am NOT a runner. In fact I have this weird phobia of running. I am so nervous that people are going to drive by me running and make fun of the way I run. :( In my mind I run kinda like Phoebe on Friends where she just flails? So needless to say....running is not my thing. But what is even less my thing is going and working out in the gym. And obviously my post-marriage weight-gain leads me to believe that I need to get this big butt a'moving!!!! So starting this Tuesday, my work schedule is changing and I am going to start going into work at 9. Now I am used to going into work at 7 so the thought process is that I will get up at the same time and have plenty of time to run and do a quiet time in the morning. I am so excited. I have been trying for the past week to convince myself that I am already a runner!!!!(the power of the mind) Anyways, my reward for running for 3 weeks will be cute new running clothes and appropriate running shoes. Wish me luck!! And if any super-star runners out there want to give me some beginner tips, trust me I am taking notes!!!!!

1 comment:

Darcie Challis said...

Hey Mandie- I have been "blog stalking" you for a little while now... haha. But when I read this post I knew I had to share. I started running last Oct. with my husband and we used the program from Runner's World for beginners because we were working our way to run a 5K. I was very much a beginner!!! I laid off running this winter because it gets dark to early but I am starting back tomorrow as well! Here is the link to the Runner's World training schedule. Hope it helps. (I am Taylor Thurmonds friend by the way) http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-238-261--9397-2-1X5-3,00.html