Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Shaping Up

So, now that we are officially back, it's time to get busy on the body again. For quite some time I have been struggling with the status of my post-baby (x2) body. Truly, I can't blame it on the babies anymore, as the youngest is now 18months old. I will blame it on a lack of self-control, a sweet tooth with too much control, and not enough discipline to make it right.

Well, it seems that three months in Africa will cure a sweet tooth, as my cravings are certainly not what they used to be. In fact, I purchased some Toblerone chocolate in the airport, so excited to see chocolate again, but never opened it to actual savor the sweetness. I just haven't been wanting it.

So, I have begun working out again (ugh) and trying to reclaim the body that was. I started a walk/run program from Runner's World, with the hopes of being able to run a 5k race at the end of 8 weeks. I dread posting this up here, as it seems that I have not been great about finishing things that I start. So now, it's official. I can be held accountable.

I walked/jogged on Monday morning, walked on Tuesday morning, and am now waiting for the girls to wake up so that I may load them in the stroller for a walk/run this morning.

I have found a 5k race on October 25th that I am shooting for. I'll keep you posted. Grace and peace y'all.

I'll try to get some pictures from Africa up and give a wrap-up report of sorts. Thanks for hanging with me!


  1. Ohh La La
    A new blog look to go with your new body?
    I am so glad I'm due to have a baby around the time of your 5K in I don't feel any pressure to get in shape right now. I'll worry about that in November...maybe! haha

  2. Shauna,

    This is my first time to your blog!

    I think it's great that you've committed to run a 5K. Doing stuff like that is always a GREAT way to keep motivated...especially since so many of them are for a good cause and you feel like you're helping others while getting fit at the same time!

    Maybe you'll want to sign up for more 5K's?

    Anyway....GREAT JOB!

    Your sister,

  3. Hang in there dear one, cheering you on.

  4. Thanks so much for the encouragement y'all. I did go for my walk/run this morning, but it was hhoooooottttt! I finished though without dying, so I'll live another day to do it again. Hehe.
    Donita, I am experimenting with different layouts, now that I have constant access to the web. We'll see what I land on. Congratulations on the baby!!

  5. Dear Shauna, I'm glad I got to read about your adventures. How I miss hanging out with friends in Tucson. I've been trying to keep my chin up knowing God has us here for a reason but moving to a new land is always an adjustment as you know, I'm sure. Hugs, to you are yours!
    Smiling through the stress, Raquel


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