Sunday, July 22, 2012

Running without sidewalks

My new  neighborhood  has only a few sidewalks. I am seriously having  sidewalk withdrawal!! I am a simple runner, prefer to get up and walk out my door and run. Driving to a location seems like a waste of time and money  to me.

It has put a lot of things in to perspective for me, I have to find a neighborhood in my new community that has a consistent amount of sidewalks. When we were searching for a place in Tennessee that was not my main priority but now that I on on the hunt for a house to call my own it is high on the priority list.

I have to apologize for being M.I.A. I was not aware of how much this move would affect my family. I had to take some time to really get my children settled and to bring some balance back to my home. It has also allowed me to bring some new goals into my fitness journey.

I am no longer on the Weight Loss quest but I am really trying to tone and firm up my body. My major areas of concern are my butt and thighs.   I am aware that you cannot spot train but I will be focusing on those muscles more consistently. Seriously, I have had to give up that picture that I thought I would become. I am learning to accepted who I am.

 Many of us have the idea that after you lose weight, you will look like one of the fitness models on a magazine cover.  I was one of them, but we are all made differently and it just does not work like that.   The reality is losing the weight is half the battle, in order to get that look. You have to maintain your weight , healthy eating habits and keep training to achieve muscle definition.  I am not giving up my quest for what I want , I am just loving myself in the process.

So I  have found some great classes in my area, I am hitting the track at the local university and having fun mixing up my fitness quest. Above all I am no longer on the couch. I am proud to say it has been 2 years since I rolled off it. LOL!!!