Many of you know that at the beginning of the year I decided to get my rear in gear and lose some weight. I wish I could blame it all on having a baby. But let's be honest, I was carrying the weight of a baby LONG before I ever got pregnant. I joined a program at the University I attend similar to Biggest Loser: trainers, nutritionist, the whole bit. The program went about 3 months and in that time I lost 30 pounds. Afterward I kept up it up on my own and lost almost 10 pounds more. Then Scout Camp happened. Thankfully I only gained 5 pounds and I'm glad to say that after a near 7-week hiatus I'M BACK IN THE GAME!
I made my way to the gym this morning, dragging my feet as I went, thinking how I REALLY did not want to experience that lovely jello jiggler feeling I get when I run on the treadmill. I was dreading even more the fact that I had no music. I finally did the much-needed music cleanse yesterday. I will admit that it has taken years for my conscience to catch up with me on the music pirating I did as a teen. This amazing talk by David A. Bednar has been ringing in my ears since the day I heard him give it, and prompted the initial cleanse that same day (yes, I did cleanse once before but got sneaky and found the music again on the old Mac...shame on me). So today I opted for Pandora, which turned out to be the best thing that happened for my workout session.
I pick my station (just in case you were wondering, I typed in Bruno Mars) and started jiggling...I mean jogging. After about 2 minutes Katy Perry's "Firework" came on and I found my groove! Next thing I know I'm having to try extremely hard to overcome this insatiable desire to sing out loud and dance on the treadmill (imagine me doing something like this but WAY better). I was smiling big and really enjoying myself, which is incredible because I STILL hate running. I felt like I could (here's the point were you think Im going to write "I felt like I could run a marathon!" I'm not that crazy) be in a musical! You know the star in the next High School Musical: Poor college student with a post pregnancy jello jiggler body. I'm sure it would get GREAT reviews! Anyway, I was rockin' it on the treadmill and I felt AMAZING! I finished up a sweet workout, all thanks to Dave Bednar, Pandora, Katy Perry, and last but not least a super imagination! Endorphins...YES PLEASE!