Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I like to move it, move it

I got my butt up early this morning to go running. I was too busy/exhausted on Monday and Tuesday so I wasn’t able to go then. This morning, however, was awesome. Other than the fact that I did not get up quite as early as I should have, it felt really good to get my running done in the morning. I feel energized and happy today and I will need that for a long day of work and school. Since I have school 3 days a week this quarter, I think running in the morning will be better for me in regards to managing my time. Anyone who knows me knows that I love sleep and if it were up to me, all adults would be allowed naps at work. Sleep is fantastic and I am really good at it. This is going to be my challenge in getting up early to run. In order to remedy that, I plan on buying an alarm clock since my phone just does not do the trick. What I also like about running in the morning, is that I still have the option to work-out at night or on my days off so I can remain active throughout the day!

Last Thursday, my roommate and I did a pilates/yoga work-out video that was streaming on Netflix. It kicked our tushes (literally)! I wasn’t too sore the day after but by the night after and the next day, I was definitely feeling the pain in that tush I previously mentioned, along with my legs, arms and stomach. I want to try and do this video every Thursday, as it not only mixes up my work-out routine but gives my roommate and I something fun to do together. I have not activated my gym membership yet but I plan on doing so on Friday. Once that is done, I will be able to go to the gym at nights so I can start doing some weight training.

Hmm, what else… I subscribed to a runners magazine! I had a nice, long chat with my friend’s mom who does marathons and she recommended this magazine. She says it has great tips for new runners, along with some exercises and stretches and good snacks for runners to have. I mailed my subscription card in, so I hope to get that within the next couple weeks. I have also been thinking about looking into new running shoes. I like the Nikes I have now but they seem a little heavy for running. SO! … lots of things to get done and, knowing me, they may take some time but I love lists, so let’s compile one:

o   Activate Gym Membership
o   Get magazine and start taking advantage of the great tips they have to offer
o   Continue to do my work-out video on Thursdays and find new ones
o   Lose 30 pounds (I am stuck at 24 right now)
o   Look at getting new running shoes
o   Buy an alarm clock

I think that is all for now. I will work on these bullet points and I think once I get some of them achieved, it will only motivate me to keep going.


  1. um. pretty sure i have caught you napping at work before. haha.

    this is cool jenny! you have inspired me to start jogging and getting into shape too! i have been feeling like i have been stuck in a rut. running seems like it is a good way to get active because it is easy to do, its free, you can do it anytime! i only started last week and i made my plan to start doing it on tues, thurs, sat. and ugh! i really want to get up early and do it too, but I haven't gotten there yet. AND i skipped yesterday, so i am going out in a few minutes to it. i am trying really hard to be motivated but its just not the easiest thing in the world.

    so thanks! keep posting, i will be reading. :)

  2. haha I have no idea what you're talking about- I never fall asleep at work... LOL

    We should try running together on a Saturday sometime or do a hike or something. That would be fun!