I Need Some Motivation…to workout

Notice how the words in the first part of the title begin with uppercase letters until the end?  That is how I feel about jogging which I have been contemplating for the past 6 months (it’s really been a year but that sounds pitiful).  There is something that keeps telling me to go out there and do it but for some reason I can come up with every excuse in the world.  Here are some of the runners-up:

1.  I will look like a fool

2.  I will have an asthma attack ( haven’t had one since kindergarten)

3.  I am deathly afraid of wildlife (I am originally from NYC so all animals are considered wildlife) especially deer, raccoons, foxes, snakes, possums, etc

4.  I do not have the right gear nor can I afford it at the present time

And the grand prize winner of all my excuses:

It’s bad on the knees (this is the only one that is supported by some scientific research…i think)

Anyway at some point, and it has to be soon because I have been eating a lot better and trying to make my health my priority, I will have to try it.  And by try, I mean actually commit to a running routine for at least a few months (hopefully it will turn into a lifestyle change).  I have seen the benefits in some of my close friends and co-workers.  They dropped a lot of weight and handle stress a lot better.  They also are eating healthy and feel sick when they can’t run/jog (at first I rolled my eyes when they said this).

So, I will let you know how this pans out and when I actually start.  I’ve decided to try the couch-to-5K program and continue to eat healthy.  My goal is to be healthy, lose weight, stress less, and live long.

Below is a picture of how I think I will look and then one of how I would like to look:

jogging badjogging good

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