Monday Update: Take A Walk Edition

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Monday Update: Take A Walk Edition

Hi everyone and happy Monday! I hope that all of you had a fantastic and relaxing weekend. So, technically, this Monday Update should be called Take A Walk/Run Edition (a rawk?) but Take A Walk sounds a bit more snazzy so we’ll just go with it. ANYWAYS, this past week, my mom decided that she would like to give walking at the nearby middle school track a go and asked if I would like to join her. Because I am a loving daughter and also because I’m trying to get my beach body in check I said, albeit a little grudgingly, “sure”. ALSO, the “comfort” few pounds gained when I was still with my ex-boyfriend are no joke so, I repeat, I really want to get my beach body in check.

So, my mom and I made our way to the track and because simply walking bores me, I thought that I would try to run as much as I could before taking a walking break. And LET ME TELL YOU, the ol’ smoker’s lungs were on FIRE. Despite this, I walked/ran (rawked) a mile and a quarter and felt pretty happy about it. Granted, it felt like pure and utter torture, but it was sort of fun? Can torture be fun? I guess the answer is YES.

My mom and I have gone to the track five times within the week during the evening and each time, I’ve been able to run a little bit longer than I was able to the last time. This is exciting to me. For those of you who don’t know, I was a competitive figure skater for a long time but gave it up when I was about sixteen (I’m 22 now). I miss doing things that involve athleticism (even though shopping is a sport, damnit), so it felt really good to be able to do something to get the blood pumping again and put my legs of steel to use.

Am I going to be the next Usain Bolt any time soon? Absolutely not. But I would be ecstatic if I could make it around the track once (which is a quarter mile) at a run without stopping to walk. It’s nice to have goals to accomplish even if they’re small and it’s also fun being able to be with my mom even if we’re just waving at each other from our different locations on the track.

I never thought that I’d say that I was actually looking forward to going for a rawk and getting sweaty, but I definitely find myself looking forward to it during the day. I even want to start hitting the ice again, although it would be just for fun. Being motivated in an athletic way for the first time in a long time feels good and I know my beach body goals will be achieved sooner or later. So here’s to bikini shopping not being a total pain this year!

^^^ As always, I have no rights to this song or video (I wish I did!!).

So there you have it, this week’s Monday Update: Take A Walk Edition! How do you plan on achieving your perfect beach bod this year? Who else enjoys a good walk, run, or rawk? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

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  1. Love this! Good for you beauty! I always say once an athlete always an athlete. I might be to old to win any gold medals (hell I am to old to be a trophy wife now…Wahhhh :p ) but the need to move is always there. I don’t always love running, but aside from skating it does something to center me once I get going (its the going part that is so blasted difficult!). I hope you have an amazing day! ❤

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    • Thank you lady!! I was telling the guy I’m talking to that I wanted to get back into skating (as in just for fun) and he goes “like competing?” LOL bless his heart it made me feel young again! The getting going part f’ing sucks but this comfort weight sucks harder lolol have a fab day beautiful skating sister! ❤ ❤ ❤

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      • Anytime sweets! Haha well they DO have adult competitions (my friend just competed at adult nationals) And there was that skater who competed in pairs after retiring a decade ago! You could totally do it!
        And he sounds like a keeper!
        It really does! but you can do it! Awe thanks beauty! You too! ❤

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  2. I think any chance I ever had at a perfect beach body is probably long gone (as is my desire for one), but I am walking. A lot. Like at minimum 5 miles a day, but aiming for closer to 8 or 9 most days. And I’m trying to eat better. Before I know it, I’ll have that not-so-perfect mom bathing suit beach body. You gotta have goals. Good luck with yours!

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