Today I begin day 1 of an 8 month journey to health and wellness.
As an adult I have struggled with my weight since college, ballooning over 100 pounds while pregnant with my first child. I kept asking my doctor what I could do to stem the weight gain and he kept telling me it was fine, nothing to worry about. But I never lost on ounce.
As a teen I used to run all the time and swim. I was on a swim team and workouts kept me trim and lean. I could easily run five miles without much thought to it. I remember the feel of finding my rhythm, my breath, going in the “zone”.
I especially loved the times my dad would load us up in the car and take us to the path that joined all the parks together in our town. Then we would run by the river, through the woods, across creeks, in the shade, in the sun. The sounds of the city, the stress of the day would just disappear.
Thirty years later, 21 years of marriage, two children and a gaggle of foster kids later and I am nowhere near the level of health I had then.
Time to change.
Day one – 30 minutes cardio workout
5 min warm up
1 min run/ 2 min walk repeated 7 times
5 min cool down
Smoothie for energy
dark cocoa powder