My Body Hates Me…

For those of you wondering, I did in fact go running last night. I was all pumped and under the impression that I could slowly jog around our 2 mile block – piece of cake right? Note to self: YOU ARE INSANE!! I had the jogging stroller with Karys and Tim had Brinks and we were on our way. The minute I started jogging, my body began hating me. See, my brain apparently thought I was still in the same shape I was when I was 17 years old and on drill team and my body quickly reminded it that I was almost 27 years old now and had not exercised regularly in almost 10 years! I think my first jog lasted about 20 seconds (if that). I pushed myself though and power-walked in between jogging. After each jog I was so out of breath but would still keep power-walking.

I was breathing so hard I was making noises (probably sounded more like moaning). I feel bad for the people outside in their garages – they probably thought I was some crazy lady on drugs with a kid. We only went 1.5 miles last night but the good news is: I DID IT! I actually got out there and did what I said I was going to. The bad news is: I’m so out of shape and my body was totally hating on me. I think it’s forgiven me a little this morning though, as I am not really sore except for my shins (and only because I’m wearing heels). Yeah, can’t give up my shoes, sorry!

When we got home, I had a nice light dinner of mixed veggies and broiled shrimp…and lots of water! However, upon waking up this morning the scales says that I weigh 4 lbs more than yesterday. I’m staring at it thinking that this is not really a funny trick. So I weigh again about 30 minutes later and this time is says I only weight 2.5 lbs more than yesterday. One: I obviously need a new scale since this one must be smoking something to give me such weird readings. Two: I didn’t drink nearly enough water during the day yesterday so I’m not going to freak out….just yet anyway.

We’re going to go running again tonight. Only this time Tim is taking the jogging stroller and I’m taking Brinks – that stroller with my child is close to 30 pounds (another reason it was so hard for me)! So we’ll see how that goes. Hopefully I’ll do better. That or Brinks will be dragging my butt back home after I pass out. So I plan on drinking more water today and running tonight, but if tomorrow, I get on that scale and it doesn’t tell me some good news, I’m chunking it in my pool to show it exactly what I think about it’s stupid numbers.

So be proud of me: I ran, I felt like dying last night and I’m still planning to torture myself again tonight. I must be glutton for punishment or something…


  1. OMG!!!…Stephanie I was laughing so hard while I was reading this, your story just cracks me up…I had tears in my eyes…glad to see that you realize you are nearing 30yrs old, which makes me older don’t know why I had to say that, but keep up the hard work it should soon pay off. I am proud of you.

  2. OMG! I almost spit out my coffee!!! AAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA I wish I could have gone with you! Karys looks so confused in that picture… she was probably wondering what those noises were coming from her Mommy! HAHAHAHAHHAAHAHA I am dying over here!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHHAH

    PS – LOVE YOU!

  3. Your view on running is unique but hilarious :) You did awesome last night and should do even better tonight with Brinks dragging you along! And remember, your body will love you once you get used to this! Love you!

  4. Yes rachel…Karys does look confused! She has probably never seen mommy in tennis shoes, much less work out clothes! I am cracking up!!!! HAHA…you prob scared your child with those noises you were making! Love you!!


  5. Good job! Way to do what you said you were going to do!! Your body will start to hate you less. The best thing for sore muscles is to go out and do it again and loosen everything up, so you are well on your way!

  6. 2 things Steph – I’m very proud of you for last night. If I’d had that kind of spirit and motivation when I was your age I wouldn’t be fat now! Keep working! Even if you can’t get out there every day, set a goal for yourself! Your doing GREAT! The other – ouch – tell your mom to let you creep up to 30.
    27 is not almost 30. It’s like saying I’m 30ish when really – I’m 29! ahhhhhhhhh feeling good. I’m running 4 miles a day. Running in a turkey trot race for Thanksgiving. Let you know how it goes.

  7. your post was great! i have not worke dout in forever and i don’t have a cute baby as for a reason why…i am just too darn lazy! keep up the good work, and make sur eyou drink lots of water!

  8. do you remember singing ‘happy girl’ all the time on the way home from drill team practice? i heard it the other day and thought of you! that is a great song…it should be your theme song while running!

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