Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sharing my Health Journey {week seven 2.25.2015}


Week seven is all done. It was another really good week even though it was still very cold and icy. If I had to describe the week in a word, it would be steady. The good exercise habits feel really strong and engrained in me. It's hard to write about a week that just felt normal and good and steady, so I thought this week I'd just share a bunch of thoughts with you. Here are a few thoughts that kinda describe where I'm at on this health journey, what I'm looking forward to, and how I'd like to challenge myself this week. So here we go!

1. I have no idea what to expect when the time comes to start running outside. That scares me a little. I don't know if I'll be surprised or disappointed with my endurance - but I'm definitely excited to try it out. I've been running in place, inside, for a couple weeks now and I really like it. I've been doing longer running intervals every so often to push myself. Maybe this is the week to get outside?? We'll see! I might just need to brave the cold - I miss you, sunshine and changing scenery!

2. A couple weeks ago we were driving through Valley Forge National Park and saw a bunch of runners on the paths. The views there are just amazing. When the warmer weather comes, I'd love to do a running date there with Luke. I can't remember if I've told him about that yet, but I think he'll really like the idea, too. 

3. I've been thinking about what makes a good "every 21 days" celebration. I thought buying something every twenty one days would be motivating, but I think I'm just more motivated by quality time. Celebrations like going out for a family dinner, or maybe even doing a date at one of those big trampoline parks, would be a lot of fun. We still due for our second celebration so maybe we can make one of those happen in the next week or so. I'd love to hear your ideas for good quality time celebrations.

4. Last night was the first night I just went to bed instead of finishing my exercise or writing this post. That felt really weird but it was a good choice, I think. I was so worn out and, as a result, super emotional - it was pretty clear I needed a good full night of sleep. One cool thing that came out of that whole situation was that I wasn't as hard on myself as I would have been in the past. I didn't feel guilty or lazy or anything like that - I just knew it would be good as a wife and a mom and, well, a person if I got some rest. So I browsed through The Nesting Place  again and fell asleep peacefully. :)

5. One of my goals for this year is to run a 5k. Each year my family does the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. I've shared here before that running seemed terrifying and absolutely not fun to me in the past, but with all these changes happening, I think this would be a great year to join them for the race. 

Alrighty. I've said enough! :) How was your week?

Love,
Bonnie

6 comments:

  1. If you ever want a running buddy, give me a call! I'm seriously slow, but I'm all about going slow and long, so we can hit Valley Forge and enjoy the views as we bob along if you want!

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  2. I love your steady progress onnie. Way to go!

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  3. You're perfect, girl. You should share the Nesting Place's link or if you blogged about it (can't remember...) you could link to that. I can't wait to go on that running date with you (and to get Bek a jogging stroller!)

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  4. Bonnie StoltzfoosMarch 12, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    I love that offer, Betsy! :) Thank you!
    We should get together and make that happen. As the weather keeps getting nicer, if you have any time you'd be able to make the trip, I'd absolutely love to run (or in my case, walk... then run... then walk again :)) with you!

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  5. Bonnie StoltzfoosMarch 12, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    Thanks for the encouragement, Gerry!

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  6. Bonnie StoltzfoosMarch 12, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    You're sweet - thank you! :) I'll add her link in now!

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sharing my Health Journey {week seven 2.25.2015}


Week seven is all done. It was another really good week even though it was still very cold and icy. If I had to describe the week in a word, it would be steady. The good exercise habits feel really strong and engrained in me. It's hard to write about a week that just felt normal and good and steady, so I thought this week I'd just share a bunch of thoughts with you. Here are a few thoughts that kinda describe where I'm at on this health journey, what I'm looking forward to, and how I'd like to challenge myself this week. So here we go!

1. I have no idea what to expect when the time comes to start running outside. That scares me a little. I don't know if I'll be surprised or disappointed with my endurance - but I'm definitely excited to try it out. I've been running in place, inside, for a couple weeks now and I really like it. I've been doing longer running intervals every so often to push myself. Maybe this is the week to get outside?? We'll see! I might just need to brave the cold - I miss you, sunshine and changing scenery!

2. A couple weeks ago we were driving through Valley Forge National Park and saw a bunch of runners on the paths. The views there are just amazing. When the warmer weather comes, I'd love to do a running date there with Luke. I can't remember if I've told him about that yet, but I think he'll really like the idea, too. 

3. I've been thinking about what makes a good "every 21 days" celebration. I thought buying something every twenty one days would be motivating, but I think I'm just more motivated by quality time. Celebrations like going out for a family dinner, or maybe even doing a date at one of those big trampoline parks, would be a lot of fun. We still due for our second celebration so maybe we can make one of those happen in the next week or so. I'd love to hear your ideas for good quality time celebrations.

4. Last night was the first night I just went to bed instead of finishing my exercise or writing this post. That felt really weird but it was a good choice, I think. I was so worn out and, as a result, super emotional - it was pretty clear I needed a good full night of sleep. One cool thing that came out of that whole situation was that I wasn't as hard on myself as I would have been in the past. I didn't feel guilty or lazy or anything like that - I just knew it would be good as a wife and a mom and, well, a person if I got some rest. So I browsed through The Nesting Place  again and fell asleep peacefully. :)

5. One of my goals for this year is to run a 5k. Each year my family does the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. I've shared here before that running seemed terrifying and absolutely not fun to me in the past, but with all these changes happening, I think this would be a great year to join them for the race. 

Alrighty. I've said enough! :) How was your week?

Love,
Bonnie

6 comments:

  1. If you ever want a running buddy, give me a call! I'm seriously slow, but I'm all about going slow and long, so we can hit Valley Forge and enjoy the views as we bob along if you want!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love your steady progress onnie. Way to go!

    ReplyDelete
  3. You're perfect, girl. You should share the Nesting Place's link or if you blogged about it (can't remember...) you could link to that. I can't wait to go on that running date with you (and to get Bek a jogging stroller!)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Bonnie StoltzfoosMarch 12, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    I love that offer, Betsy! :) Thank you!
    We should get together and make that happen. As the weather keeps getting nicer, if you have any time you'd be able to make the trip, I'd absolutely love to run (or in my case, walk... then run... then walk again :)) with you!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Bonnie StoltzfoosMarch 12, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    Thanks for the encouragement, Gerry!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Bonnie StoltzfoosMarch 12, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    You're sweet - thank you! :) I'll add her link in now!

    ReplyDelete