I just wanted to thank you for the great workout this morning. I had forgotten how much I love the feel of adrenaline from working out. I have had a really difficult time getting back to a point where I enjoy exercise. I've struggled with a lot of disappointment over losing so much "training" ground. Each time I've tried to get back out there it's been painful physically and mentally. At your PDX workout I was reminded of how much I enjoy my body feeling good! I was able to work hard and delight in the endorphins. Thanks to your class I'm over the hump! I'm actually looking forward to getting on my running shoes. This may seem silly...but I've been asking myself for months, "why do I care about working out...I guess I don't?" Because it was not bringing me any joy. However, today I found the joy in feeling my body work hard, feeling strong, and realizing I am really happy with what my body can do...and I can't wait to challenge it to do more!
I feel great!
While looking for something to wear for formal night on the Disney cruise, I pulled out an old box of dresses I haven't fit into in years. My girls and I had a blast trying on these dresses (some fit, some didn't but it was exciting to see what did).
I've been running on my off days from PFPDX (clocking a 9:30-10 min pace for 4-6 miles at a stretch). In April and May, I'll have to step up my mileage in prep for See Jane Run Half. I also try to squeeze in some random exercises that you suggest when I have a few minutes break ... it's strangely addictive sometimes.
Food wise, it's amazing what turns me off now ... I had a Costco hot dog one day and felt nauseous the rest of the afternoon. We were at La Penca Azul last night and the platter of fried appetizers held absolutely no appeal.
I am excited as fitness and exercise is contagious in a family. My daughter Sydney just had the 1 mile timed run for Presidential fitness and she clocked 8:08 ... I'm so proud of her.
Keep up the inspiration!Annie