I did it! I ran/jogged/walked 4-5 times a week for a whole month. It was amazing, and I feel amazing for it.
My body and mind have changed so much throughout those 18 pictures (that's right, 18!). Some days it was easy, I mean truly easy to do 1 or 2 miles; while other days, I wanted to cry it was so hard to get out the door. My body is responding to the change though. My legs are stronger and get antsy if I don't use them enough in a day. I am also able to breath better throughout my work out. Breathing has always been a struggle for me. I can't breath in through my nose and out through my mouth like I should. Instead, I pant and pant and pant through my workouts. My lungs are getting stronger though and don't have to work as hard. My mind has been the most amazing change though. I crave the workouts. We hung out with family on Sunday and even though we walked and played around outside and I even got a bike and rode for a few minutes...I still couldn't stop thinking about whether or not I should work out when we got home. Craving the rhythm and the adrenaline is amazing. It keeps me going through the rough days.
As far as health goes, I haven't stepped on a scale...not once. I don't want to pressure myself like that. I have tried that before, and I just get depressed or discouraged and my lack of progress. I can tell you that all of my clothes fit better and that I feel so much better.
With each run, I took a photo. There are in order above from my first to last run of March. The amazing Elise inspired the shoe photos. She has a lovely blog that I can't help but read each day. She set a goal to run a mile every day from Thanksgiving to New Years and documented it through photos.
I can't wait for the runs/jogs/walks I have in April and the results I know I will continue to see.