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Run, baby, run!

Posted on: September 4, 2009

I went for a run yesterday…I felt like I was going to die. No I’m exaggerating, I just felt as though my heart was going to jump out of my chest and my legs were gong to turn to jello. I went straight into the shower and did not get out for quite some time later. Not because it was relaxing but because my legs were not strong enough to pull my weight off the ground in order to get up. I was on the treadmill for 30 minutes, ok well, actually 25, no wait…23 min. 30 min just sounds complete, way better than 23. Anyways, I have to do interval training (where you run for some time and alternate with walking) which I’m told is the best way to lose belly fat by my person trainer (VS). I was actually already doing this, not because it is the most efficient method to get fit, but because of my inability to run for more than 5 mins without feeling like I was going to have a heart attack.

I will try to stick to it. Why you ask? My motivation? I thought to myself, what if my children had gotten kidnapped by some crazy predator and took off to get to his car and all I had to do was run up to him screaming bloody murder to save my children and I couldn’t do that because I was huffing and puffing somewhere in the background as he drove off. Is this psycho or what? OK well I also watched a Tsunami special where I pictured myself swimming in those huge waves holding onto the baby only having to stay afloat and unable to do so because of my lack of physical fitness caused the loss of my baby’s life.

This may be crazy but this is my motivation, although these events are highly unlike (I hope), I’m using my paranoia to help me get fit. It’s kind of sad that is has come to this. Oh boy.

You may think I sound insane but my paranoia stems for reading the news everyday. What kind of crazy world do we live in where these events may even be possible. We’ve become so desensitized to violence since it is a daily occurrence, it’s scary.

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4 Responses to "Run, baby, run!"

oh.my.god.

Those are good motivators.

You have such a vivid imagination.

not imaginative, super paranoid.

Good job!

When I started in April I would walk at 2.5 and be breathless in 15 minutes. Now on a day when I am stressing or over anxious I can run / jog / walk 7 miles. Interval training is amazing. It tricks your body into working harder than it would if you were just straight running. And don’t forget to incorporate some weight training. That will help speed up your metabolism and burn the belly fat even faster.

Keep at it and you will be awesome.

Wow that’s amazing, I feel better now too, which is the end goal, so I can keep up with these monkeys.

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