Thursday, September 15, 2011

because we all like to talk about this... ha!

Warning: I am posting some pretty NOT cute pictures of myself... don't be scared, and please continue to be my friend :)
 
So, today I am talking about my fitness. Last winter was pretty tough for me, I was a little depressed, and I liked to eat as much crap as I could. There was no way I was leaving the house to work out (even though I needed it) in the awful winter weather. No way. This summer I realized I'd become a little more squishy than ever. I guess eating junk and not working out actually does make a difference. Who knew?
Anyway, I decided it was time to get back in shape! The squishy body was definitely incentive to get back to work, but honestly I made this decision because it just.feels.good. My winter depression was a result of multiple reasons, but a part of it was sitting on my bum all the time. I totally believe that working out is good for the mind, body, and soul!
I still eat all the junk I want, I'm not good with self control. But I make it a point to work out 5 days a week. A fab body surely is a perk of working out (not that I have one,but I wouldn't mind to have one someday ha) but I think the best part of working out is feeling like I have a powerful body. It feels so good to know that if I need to lift a heavy object- I can. Twisting off a water bottle cap is another story, that's what husbands are for :) If I need to run- I can run. You get the point? Women should feel powerful, so I'm not letting this go. I'm going to continue to work out because it feels good, because I like it, and because I'm doing it for me.

Nicole and I meet each morning between 6-6:30 for our run. We have witnessed some of the most beautiful sunrises ever! I'm going to have to start running with my camera to capture some proof! #crazyblogger
Confession: I don't have a twitter, I've never even seen a twitter, but I've always wanted to do that hash tag thing haha!
Want to hear some exciting/crazy news? Nicole and I will be running a 10k next month. I figured if I'm going to kill myself, I  may as well be thorough and skip the 5k :) Wish us luck! Because we all know I definitely need it haha!

I'm the complainer in this relationship... obviously.
We had already been doing Jillian Michael's No Trouble Zones dvd (LOVE it) and when I saw 30 Day Shred all over blog land we decided to give it a try. It is SO great! So great that I never have the violent urge to punch Jillian Michael's in the mouth. Sometimes work out videos have that affect on me.. Tony Horton anyone?? Anyway, we definitely recommend both of those work out DVDs to everyone! Try them, you'll be so happy you did!
Running, spin, free weights, work out DVDs, these are all a huge part of my life now. My day, my body, and my attitude are all better because of them. Feeling powerful is much more important to me than feeling skinny, THAT is why I am loving getting back in shape.

41 comments:

Liz Taylor Training said...

Keep at it girl, you are doing great. I have never been a fan of work out videos, but I do love Jillian Michael's.

Sean Marie said...

Being pregnant makes you feel helpless! I wish I could still feel capable of doing simple things like moving boxes!

Good job staying on track though!

C.Curley said...

Glad you are enjoying 30 Day Shred. I've been really bad about doing it consistently. I've done it 7 days now. I've been super stressed with life lately and have let working out slip. It's unfortunate b/c working out can actually give me the emotional lift and determination that I need to get through the rest of the junk! You are so right that it's good for mind, body, and soul. I also like that to think that God gave me this body, so I should probably take care of it. I hope to get my act back together!!!

Denise said...

You go girl!! I went to the gym all the time before I had knee surgery! I loved the weights the most. Keeps my butt looking good :)

Anyways since I had surgery I can't run! How sad is that?! So now my workout consists of lifting 3 lb weights. It's terrible! I'll get there someday :)

m&msmommy said...

Good for you!!!! I've been doing really well with working out several times a week because it does make you feel SO much better, look better and have a much better attitude!!! :)

Keep up the awesome work! :)

Tiffany said...

That's awesome, girl!! I've been running most mornings, but maybe I'll throw 30 Day Shred back into my repertoire. (I did that back when I was on maternity leave, so I know it's TOUGH!) Anyways, keep it up!!! You're doing great and will be in tip top shape in no time at all! =)

Jennifer said...

A 10k! Wow you are brave! I really need to get back in shape too. I used to run every day and now it's a good month if I run twice! Ha!

Heather said...

A 10k? I'm impressed! I've done a 5k and really enjoyed it...any time of race like that is such an adrenaline rush! Best wishes!

Oh yeah, the 30 Day Shred has kicked my butt on multiple occasions - it's a great workout!

mia said...

This was really inspiring! I need to get into shape as well as I'm getting married soon and want to look good i my dress! So this was another push in the right direction for me! I wish you all the best for your run!

Karm said...

I keep telling myself to get the 30 day shred.
Wow. a 10K GOOD LUCK!! you are going to do awesome!

Haylee Caplin said...

Good job Court! What 10K are you doing? By the way I love that Jillian Michaels video it's great for snowy winters!

Gentri said...

I have been incredibly lazy lately, and it's showing... GAH! I need that motivation...

monster cakes said...

We are so twinsies right now. Wait for it... Just this morning I agreed to sign up for a 5K with a friend (my first race ever). And I have been doing Jillean Michael's Ripped in 30 for two months now. LOVE it. Can't say enough how much I love it. I'll have to try the shred one now. Good for you girl! You look amazing, but you are so right, working out makes your mind feel good too.

kyna... said...

Good for you! :-)
♥ Kyna

Alexis Kaye said...

I agree times about a billion! seriously. I think the point of working out and eating right should ALWAYS be to be healthy not..skinny or look like this picture or weigh this number. You're awesome :)

Shelley said...

I can't wait to work out again and feel good about my body!! This definitely got me pumped!

Faith said...

you are so right!

Mandi said...

Okay first of all you do have a rockin body! But I know exactly what you mean. Your body just feels blah when you aren't doing anything. Exercising and (trying to) eat right make such a huge difference. It makes you feel so amazing and just feel strong like you said. You go girl!

Brady and Lindsay Wood said...

Rock on Court. Ummmm... what I really want to know is how you know so many people that comment on every blog post? Mrs. Popular Popular Popular!!!

Brittany Lew Whoo said...

good for you girl!! i wish i were as motivated.. haha.

Megan said...

You're awesome, girl!! Wish I could make myself want to workout like this.

Karen said...

Good for you!! By the way, I don't have a twitter account or know anything about twitter but totally want to do that hash thingy too.

Deidre said...

Good for you! I agree - I think getting outside and/or moving around is really important both mentally and physically! So impressed with you running though - Not I. I am yogi for sure!

Emma Frances said...

This makes me WANT to work out! I really do agree with you that working out is good for your body, mind, and soul. I'm going to have to try those videos!

chestnutmocha said...

good job!!! i love running with B, too, but now it's all rainy and cold here, we can't find the right time anymore... maybe this weekend? hopefully!

Ariana said...

WOO! A 10k! That's awesome :) I'm doing a 5k next month... totally going to regret it.

Oh, and I posted a post about the benefits of working out, too - and you're right it TOTALLY a whole-body/mind thing :)

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!!!!
XO, Ariana

Shannon said...

ahh good luck in your race and have fun with it!! next you can do a half!!! WHOOP!!!

Sara Szatmary said...

Dude, isn't Jillian hard?! I swear I threw out my back doing one of her videos!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

you look great Court! :)

Asha said...

wow you go, girl! I can't believe you 1. go running so freakin' early! and 2. are skipping the 5K and going straight to a 10K! You look amazing and this is so inspiring for me to keep up with the workouts :)

Megan said...

That is so awesome! Good luck on your 10k, you'll kick butt I know it :) I'm totally addicted to working out, I've lost 103 pounds so far, but I really do it for the 'runners' high I get, so addicting!

Courtney said...

good luck on your 10K!!! you are a better woman than I....anytime I run I end up being the person that people drive by and think to themselves, "she looks like she is struggling BAD"

PS: thank you for stopping by my blog!!!

P! said...

GOOD FOR YOU!! Wish I had that motivation. :/ I'm going to try and start working out soon (for the first time in my life ever) so any tips and advice are very much welcome! That is amazing that you're doing a 10K. You are a trooper and I can't wait to hear about it! :)

Tatiana said...

I'm impressed! You go girl! I was supposed to run my 5k next week, but instead I'm going to go on my little vacation and stuff my face with food. So much better than running 3.2miles if you ask me. Haha.
But really, you be good and keep up all this hard work :-)

sydney b. said...

You've almost inspired me to start working out....I hate the first step of just starting again!

Erin said...

Courtney,

Thanks for the sweet comment this afternoon! I am new to the blog world and you were my very first comment by someone that I don't know. :) It really made me smile.

I totally relate to your post. I go through phases as well. I never use to work out and my boyfriend really wanted me to go with him. However...instead of doing it for him...I began to do it for me. I love it now and it gives me a strong feeling of power and control over my life when so many things are out of our hands. :) Keep it up!

Stevie Leigh said...

Good for you! And what a great blog!

Kelsey Cole said...

I couldn't agree more! working out makes my whole day better:) I need to try this 30 day shred. It looks awesome!

good luck on your 10k! you will have so much fun!

Sharstin said...

awesome chick! great job--keep up all the hard woke--you will rock your 10k!

A Beautiful Mess said...

OK, Just started running, training for a 5k! Good for you headed right for the 10k! I'm going to have to try the Jillian Michael's DVD!

Jamie said...

10K? Gooooooooooo you! You're inspiring! How do I run with three kiddos in tow, though? lol

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