Friday, November 21, 2008

My morning Jogs

About a month ago I decided that I needed some exercising. Addison was 15 months old and I hadn't lost the weight that I had wanted to. I decided to get up at 6:00 before the kids woke up and go for a jog. When I say jog, I mean mostly walking with a few minutes of jogging. I hate exercising, but loved the time to myself. Albuquerque is very pretty when the sun is just coming over the mountains, and the city lights are still on. I walk up a hill with my back to the city and then when I reach the top, I turn around and get to see the view on the way down. I loved the first few weeks, then lost interest and didn't want to get up in the morning. Then, for my birthday, my husband got me a ipod nano. So I figured since he spent the money, I need to use it and start jogging again. It really was the best gift ever. I forgot how much music moves and motivates me. I have since downloaded several upbeat songs that get me moving in the morning and am trying to jog more than I walk. GO ME! Josh told me that he thinks I have lost weight just in this last week. Thanks Babe. That was exactly what I needed.

A list of songs that get me moving:
A beautiful day U2
Bleeding love Leona Lewis
Don't stop the music Rihanna (I pretend that my husband is dancing with me in this song)
The Story Brandi Carlile
I like to Move it (from Madagascar 2) will.i.am
Pocket full of Sunshine Natasha Bedingfield

Some cool down songs:
Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G minor; Prelude Yo-yo Ma
Dona Nobis Pacem Also by Yo-yo Ma

2 comments:

alisha said...

Hi Michele,
Yea! a new blog. I will be excited to read what is going on with the Staples family.

Good job for you, for getting the energy and motivation to go jogging. : )

Alisha

mcmom said...

You were already hot girl!!!! I'm so proud of you.