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Today I jogged and I almost cried


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I have a 1000 calorie a day burn goal and my work out video's left me short so I did what I normally do which is go outside to walk the last few calories out. I was checking my HRM and noticed I had dropped out of my zone so I decided to see if I could jog even a little. Believe me when I started this at 264 pounds my knee caps would have shot off like bullets had I tried it.  =)


I was able to job for a bit and then had to switch to walking again when I was too winded. I didn't give up and as soon as I could catch my breath again I started jogging again, I did this off and on until I had burned the calories and then I slowed to a walk to get back to my house. When my husband came back from dropping our son off at work I jogged over to him with tears in my eyes because I could do it!


This is just one more thing I am able to do because of the healthier choices I am making for my life.  I am so excited that I have a venue to share the ups and downs of being a healthier me. Thank you everyone!

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Good for you!! Sometimes the little goals don't seem like much at the time, but overall, they do add up. Think about this - one drop isn't much, but then keep adding drops and soon you will have a cup full of water, then a bucket full. If you keep striving for your goals, you will reach them. Keep it up!

That is WONDERFUL...check out www.johnbingham.com  I think you will like what he is all about.  You are a wonderful motivation to me. I think I have been too focused on my caloric intake and should start looking at a higher burn meter goal. I don't know that I can burn 1000 calories extra a day but I can sure bump it up a notch. You are clearly on the right track!!

Oh WOW!!  your little story made me smile!  Great job and great motivation story for the rest of us.  I think I'm gonna try and give jogging a go...  if I get tired at first, I can always walk in between :)

thanks 

Congrats, that's awesome!  It goes to show how far you can come :)

congratulations! what a great accomplishment!

That is a beautiful story and really inspiring. My mom has recently took up running again, but in the beginning had to stop too because of knee issues. Your story really made me smile. Thanks for sharing. I wish you the best along your journey! :) Congratulations!

Way to go!!!   I started the same way and never looked back.  The sense of accomplishment can be overwhelming.   Keep it up!  Be prepared to amaze yourself even more!

 

yay! good job!  i feel like a positive attitude is 99% of what this whole weight loss journey is about

way to go!  I know how you feel.  It is amazing that after being out of shape for so long when you do something that you could've never done when you were heavier.  This weekend I was helping my children practice soccer and could run the whole length of the field and back.... it was an amazing feeling!

Original Post by tracyhorn:

Good for you!! Sometimes the little goals don't seem like much at the time, but overall, they do add up. Think about this - one drop isn't much, but then keep adding drops and soon you will have a cup full of water, then a bucket full. If you keep striving for your goals, you will reach them. Keep it up!

Thank you for the reminder to appreciate each and every tiny bit of progress. I can see things that I wish I had a magic wand to make disappear but doing something today I couldn't do before made me so happy today.

Original Post by frostslave:

That is WONDERFUL...check out www.johnbingham.com I think you will like what he is all about. You are a wonderful motivation to me. I think I have been too focused on my caloric intake and should start looking at a higher burn meter goal. I don't know that I can burn 1000 calories extra a day but I can sure bump it up a notch. You are clearly on the right track!!

Thank you for allowing my small success inspire you. People who respond with kindness are always an inspiration to me.

Original Post by moodymomma1977:

Oh WOW!! your little story made me smile! Great job and great motivation story for the rest of us. I think I'm gonna try and give jogging a go... if I get tired at first, I can always walk in between :)

thanks

I don't know a lot about jogging and I didn't really like it when I was younger and had to do it in school but the ability to do it has caused me to shift my paradigm so perhaps I've found another fitness tool =)

Original Post by cynthb:

Congrats, that's awesome! It goes to show how far you can come :)

Thank you very much for your kind encouragement.

Original Post by peacelovehominy:

congratulations! what a great accomplishment!

Thank you so very much!

Original Post by peachynerd:

That is a beautiful story and really inspiring. My mom has recently took up running again, but in the beginning had to stop too because of knee issues. Your story really made me smile. Thanks for sharing. I wish you the best along your journey! :) Congratulations!

Thank you! I hope that your mother finds another exercise that she enjoys as much.

Original Post by munrori:

Way to go!!! I started the same way and never looked back. The sense of accomplishment can be overwhelming. Keep it up! Be prepared to amaze yourself even more!

"Be prepared to amaze yourself even more!" Oh how I like this phrase. It may end up as a picture on my wall.  =)

Original Post by diana682:

yay! good job! i feel like a positive attitude is 99% of what this whole weight loss journey is about

I try to remain positive, it not always for myself but for others as well. Thank you for the compliment.

Original Post by msjez135:

way to go! I know how you feel. It is amazing that after being out of shape for so long when you do something that you could've never done when you were heavier. This weekend I was helping my children practice soccer and could run the whole length of the field and back.... it was an amazing feeling!

Children can be such a motivation and encouragement. My 17 year old son takes the time to tell me I'm looking good or even spot me when I try to take on his weight bench with him. I am so glad your children are able to enjoy your active participation in their fun.

Your son spots and compliments you! It takes a wonderful mother to raise such a great, supportive son! I'm sure that now he looks up to you now and your husband is so proud of you. Congratulations on your goal, that is really such a big deal. Life is so full of ups and downs, but it's our minds that can push us to where we want to go! Congrats again (this almost brought tears to my eyes, too!)

Your post struck a chord with me.  Last May, I had gotten down to 225 (or thereabouts) and decided to start running for the first time.  My knee caps almost DID pop out!Surprised  I could jog -- at a rate slower than walking -- for only 2 minutes at a time, with 4 - 5 minute walking breaks in between.  Man, those two minutes felt like they'd burn my lungs right out of my chest!

Anyway, I ran my first half marathon on April 20th of this year and I managed to run the whole thing.  I came in at the back of the pack, but was far from being last.  11 months of regular running and I'm doing things I thought I'd never, ever be able to do (much less want to).

I'm not telling you my story to take from your wonderful accomplishment; I just wanted to tell you that after that 1/2 marathon I cried like a baby when I was alone in the shower afterwards.  I was just so, so proud of my body.  It can make babies and feed them and then learn to run.  I wanted to let you know that I totally understand what you're talking about and that you have every single right in the world to burst with pride. 

The easy way would have been to remain sedentary and eat cheet-os the rest of your life.  You've risen to the challenge and taken the hard route, acting as an example to your children and the people who surround you.  Your grandchildren (should you be so lucky to be blessed with them!) will be so , so glad that grand-ma can run around and play tag with them!!!

KUDOS!

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