6.06.2007

Wow!!

I'm amazed that so many of you are reading this! Call me naive (I'm sure I have been called that before) but I didn't figure there would be one person who would read it. Thanks for all the nice comments and welcomes. You guys are great. I've been quietly reading all your posts and comments along with your blogs and I already feel like I know you. Thank you for that.

Natalie has talked about using the elliptical trainer we have. Well, she has inspired me too. I don't have a weight problem (and I am NOT implying that she does either -- she doesn't!) but the older I get, the farther south everything is heading and I hate it. I used to be a runner. Before we moved to Austin, I would run anywhere from 5-7 miles probably 5 or 6 days a week and I loved it. I know how great the runner's high feels and I loved the feeling I got when I ran. And I was in GOOD shape! When we moved here, the humidity got to me and I discovered how easy it is to drop a good habit! Only took me a few days to just plain be lazy and not even want to exercise. I still don't really want to be out in the humidty although I'm considering getting up way early and walking (I learned how to be an early riser as a seminary teacher -- 15+ years) but I am proud to announce that because of Natalie's example and motivation (and how good she looks!) I too am using the elliptical trainer. I can't say I love it (I don't!) but I love the way I feel when I am done. And that's a good thing.

16 comments:

Kristi said...

Good for you for training on the elliptical! I love running, also, and live for the Runner's high (even though everything is still heading southward. oh well) Exercise isn't just for your body--I think it helps you're state of mind, too.

Heather said...

Good for you for getting up and moving!! Sometimes you just have to start and the motivation will follow!

Mel said...

Way to go! I struggle with working out. I need to do better in that area. Hehe

Chris * Natalie * Maya * Mason said...

you are so good about working out - and you're the skinny minnie!

Miss Jones said...

i hate working out with an utter passion. sometimes incredibly hard for me to believe that she's my sister. and sometimes i want to hurt her, cause she's had 4 kids, looks tons better than me, whos had 0 kids. i have no excuse!

Jan said...

I did it. I did my time on the elliptical, cooled down and showered. Amazing what you can do when you decide you're going to. I can't say that I enjoy it -- actually I think I hate it -- but I did it!

Chris * Natalie * Maya * Mason said...

okay, i made a test banner and posted it for you, but it doesn't work with this template. i'm going to leave it up anyway, for you to see, but you can take it down after you look at it. we'll work on it tomorrow! :)

Darleen said...

I'm a runner too. That's wonderful to see older (of course you look like Natalie's sister) runners still having that drive. And the elliptical machine is tough!

Holly O'Keefe said...

Natalie...it is a great banner! Good job.

Jori said...

Love your banner! So cute.

Jan said...

I love the banner! Leave it up. Maybe you can help me with a couple of other things -- I'm such a non-techie!! Duh. Thanks!!

Jan said...

i changed the colors some and like it better, but we'll still have to make some adjustments with the template to make it work...

Kristi said...

Cute colors and Banner!

Jan said...

Yay for Natalie! She's the most creative person I know. Thanks, sweetie!

Miss Jones said...

cute colors, cute banner. natalie & jan - good job! i likey!

Mel said...

Love the banner and colors! Very fun!