Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Get up and MOVE!!!

Miss Linda over at 2nd Cup of Coffee is the host of this fun-ness. It's called 30X5 because participants are making a commitment to get up and move for 30 minutes, 5 days a week. I tried to participate in the first round, but it took place while we were moving. NOT a good time to be making promises with 30 minutes 5 times a week.

I skipped phase 2 because we were still in crazy mode and I just couldn't commit.

And that brings us to Phase 3. And, since I am doing the 30 day Shred every stinkin day of the week, I feel like I can meet the requirements! However, the Shred is a 20 minute workout. Still, I feel like I qualify if you take into consideration the fact that it takes me roughly 10 minutes to GET UP OFF THE DERN FLOOR when I am done Shredding!! Plus, it IS every day, so that should even it out ... right?

Also, and those of you who know me can feel free to laugh your fool heads off, I have agreed to TRY a triathalon! I KNOW!

Yes, it IS OK to laugh because you would not be the first ... ahem ... just ask my hubby. Now, to be fair, he SAYS he was laughing at the thought of HIM doing it, but I dunno... Also, my mom called me crazy.

Yeah, that's my family ... supportive much?

(in all fairness, hubby IS being VERY supportive in this endeavor, it was just the first few minutes that threw it off. Ya know, what with all the SHOCK!!)

I do have some foot "issues" that could hold me back - degenerative tendons in one foot and bone spurs in the other - but I'm getting through the Shred thing OK (and if Jillian cannot ruin me, no one can!). So I am gonna go slow on the training. I've found an online couch(potato) to 5K program that gets you ready to go in 9 weeks and I am gonna start workin on that too.

It may be crazy, but I gotta do something because I want my girls to have an example of a healthy, active lifestyle to follow after. They are going to be sooo different in body shape and style, and, as girls will be naturally compelled to compare themselves with the other. I NEED to find a healthy self image of myself so that I can instill the same in them. This is something I have struggled with as long a I can remember and I have come to realize that it is time to claim the promises in Psalm 139 for myself.

I AM fearfully and wonderfully made!!!

Thank You Father for this life and this body ... now help me to use it all for YOUR glory - it IS your temple after all!!!

And, finally, I am planning on doing the Breast Cancer 3Day crew again. Here is the link to my fundraising page. As a member of the crew we are NOT required to raise funds, but how can they find a cure if we do not raise money? Pink ribbons are pretty, bumper stickers catch the eye and a t-shirt can raise awareness, but without the funds there is no research and without research, there will be no cure.

I KNOW times are tough, believe me, I KNOW! But cancer is an unnecessary evil that MUST be destroyed. I have 2 little girls that I want growing up without the fear of this disease. And I love 2 little girls who are growing up without their mommy (whom I loved with every ounce of my being) because of this junk and I do NOT want them to live in fear for their own lives as well.

Please, prayerfully consider what, if anything, you can do to help. Every little bit helps because EVERYONE deserves a lifetime!

Thank you!

6 of ya left some love:

Rebecca Jo said...

You can do it!!! Just keep moving! And yes, that C25K program is great... a slow way to get you into it & keep you moving!

You're going to be doing multiple Triathons before you know it!!!

angie128 said...

How exciting!! You can SOOOO do that!!

I completed a marathon last year with the Leukemia Society's Team in Training. And let me say, I am NOT a runner. But those types of training programs will totally get you ready for that. Just a step at a time.


2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Really impressive. So glad you're going to inspire us to keep moving!

Fran said...

YAY you!!! I'm so proud of you regardless of the triathalon!! Of course I think that is super duper cool if you do. AWESOME!!! You are an inspiration to us all. I'm thrilled to call you my friend.

Big hugs,

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Is this "Shred" as in Jillian Michaels? I should check it out.

Kelly said...

You can do it, yes you can, you can do, I know you can!!! HEHE Glad to hear you are going to join us this summer. Maybe we'll have to do some convincing where Steve is concerned. I so agree with the healthy example part. Having girls makes you go HUMMMM when it comes to self image. I think your on the right track. Now, get moving!!