Thursday, April 29, 2010


My Inner Athlete (MIA) went  missing about a year ago. Right about the time my inner "A student" showed up.

It's not that I haven't exercised in a year. It's just that the best of my energy and focus has been on school and my family.

But her absense has been missed and she's been asked to come back. So MIA is back. And her motivation has changed.

No longer does she care about being thin, or looking hot. Her newly found, stronger motivation is based solely on health and feeling good.

She's driven by the feel of endorphins pumping through her body. Driven by the knowledge that an exercised body ages well. Driven by the connection exercise gives to her and her studly swimmer husband.

To celebrate, the hubby and I bought the inner athlete a gift. It is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday.

no, that's not me.

See, my inner runner has also returned. And she's starting a half marathon training June 5th.

Yes, I'm back. And I feel good!

No more excuses! I am finding time to break a sweat every day. I can survive without exercise. But it is essential if I want to thrive.

I had a little aha moment earlier this week when I realized: I wouldn't skip out on sleep for almost anything. So why skip out on exercise, which gives just as many immediate feel good benefits?

Today I did a workout DVD at home. It was the "Women's Health Total Workout in TEN" DVD. There are 4-10 minute workouts. I did all 4, to see if I liked it. I will say, they use each 10 minute segment wisely, cuz you get a really good, well rounded workout!

My daughter thought I could use some better instruction, so she picked up my light dumbells and showed me how it's supposed to be done.

She's got an inner athlete too. :)

like my messy house? Somethings gotta give.

Need some motivation to find your inner athelete? Check out my friend, the Goat's, blog. She's like a little Jillian right now. :)


  1. So glad you found the sweat, girl. I promise I won't yell at you like Jillian. Wait a minute... is that The Grind workout series on your tv? I used to bust it to Eric Nies on The Grind. He wore spandex and everything. It was so bad that it became good. xoxo

  2. That's awesome, enjoy your new toy when it arrives!

  3. I would love to get a treadmill at home. Good luck with it! And a half marathon. Wow! Good for you. I need a little of that motivation.

  4. Good for you!
    And me...I feel motivated now too!
    Love your comparison to true!
    Sleep is something we all think of first to give us more energy, but exercise can really do the same thing too!
    Enjoy the day!

  5. A treadmill definitely makes a big difference -- there's no excuse when all you have to do is take 2 steps and hop on!

  6. Awesome! I love having an inner athlete too, she's getting out a bit more though-I just finished my first half marathon last month. I will be thrilled to go for it again next year, was actually thinking of doing San Fran because my parents live nearby. Enjoy your training, and then just run your race!