Monday, August 15, 2011

wedding fitness!

Well, I did it. I started jogging. Ahhh!

This is a big deal for me because I have ALWAYS hated running. I was that kid who would WALK the entire Cross Country Run at school. Yep, that was me. And it wasn't because I wasn't fit, oh no. Dancing classes for 5 out of 7 nights a week meant that I was DEFINITELY fit. I just hated running. HATED it. My dad used to always say, "As a runner, Amanda makes a great dancer"...hehe

But I have broken down and given it a shot. My MoH had a lot of success so well, why can't I??? (I still don't know how long this will last...)

I got myself some running shoes (brand new from my sister who bought the wrong size - that was handy of her) and downloaded myself a "Couch to 5 miles" app on my iPhone. It's for real beginners (ie. never really run in your life!) and it works over my music...and today was my first day out. I don't think the fiance really believed me when I told him I'd done it!!

But the proof is in the pudding...or iPhone snapshot:

I love that completing a day's plan is a "win" - I'm totally "winning" with my one day...hehe...

Wednesday will be day two...let's see if I can make it through 21 days of continuing the program - it's supposed to take 21 days to make or break a habit right??

In other fitness news, I got myself a shiny new dance pole for my birthday and it FINALLY arrived at the end of last week. (Yes. I pole dance. Purely for exercise and fun and let me tell you - it's the BEST exercise and BEST fun EVER!) I haven't had a chance to set it up and play yet, I can't wait to. I've had to stop classes for the last 10 months thanks to health issues but I am hoping to go back soon. And hoping to get myself back into pole shape with my new pole before I do so (I really don't want to repeat the same level again!). Either way, I'm hoping to jog or pole dance my way into a more toned body for the wedding. With our "1 year to the big day" count down starting very soon, I figured now was a good time to start!!!

What fitness routine have you started/plan on starting to get yourself into shape for your wedding day? I know there's a lot of runners out there! Did you struggle to start like I am?


  1. I, too, HATE running. Yuck. Gyms give me anxiety, as well, and I've only ever wasted money when paying for a membership since I never go. One thing I do enjoy, though, is Jazzercise. It's not as 80's as it sounds and is a lot of fun - especially if you like to dance! I think pole dancing sounds like a blast!

  2. I pretend to be a runner. I used to think it was impossible but over the years I've gotten better and most of the time I even enjoy it. If you stick with it, You Can Do It!!

    What I really enjoy is yoga! My friends comment on my yoga arms all the time. I haven't been at it for a while but I love the way it makes me look and feel!!

  3. Best of luck with the new workout! You can do anything you put your mind to!

  4. I was addicted to running and was a runner for years until this year!!! :-( I need motivation to get back. I love the app!


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