Couch 2 5K

 I’m the type of chick that has always struggled maintaining a consistent exercise regimen. Start. Stop. Start. Get hyped. Stop. Do you get the picture? It’s exhausting!

So a few months ago, when my friend told me about the Couch to 5K program that trains you to run 3.1 miles over eight weeks I was intrigued and downloaded the free app. I started training right away and it lasted for about two weeks and then I gave up because I lack dedication (start. stop. cyclical behavior gets old). However, three weeks ago, I picked up the app again and with an accountability partner, have been training more regularly.

I love this program because it eases you into exercise while building endurance and discipline. I’ve found I enjoy exercise; I just lack the discipline in my life to make it a habit. The Couch to 5K program is designed to build on your weaknesses by turning them into to strengths. (Check out the website for more details). LOVE!
There are so many ways to get started with C25K. You can print a schedule, memorize it, etc, but I highly recommend the free app because it helps you keep time and allows you to listen to music while training.  It’s fantastic.
If you are looking for a way to incorporate exercise into your world and want to start slow, get this app and get off the couch. Seriously. You can thank me later! 

Cheek Kiss.

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Last night something profound happened. J was eating his ice cream and we were carrying on a casual conversation. However, when I decided to leave the room, I leaned over and kissed him on the cheek and then the following conversation took place.
J looks at me and says, “aww.”
I coyly respond, “what?”
He says, “that was really sweet.”
And in my sarcastic nature, I reply, “sometimes.”
The conversation was as light-hearted as the gesture. I felt compelled to give him a small smooch before exiting the room and he noticed. As I walked up the stairs to focus on one of my million to do list items, this interaction replayed in my mind.
I realized a gesture as small as a kiss on the cheek can prove to your husband that he is loved. It’s the motiveless gestures that mean the most. As ladies, we are always looking for romance (another topic for another day— don’t even get me started). We want someone to grab our hand and show us the world. But how many times to we initiate romance into our daily lives? How many times do we speak love and adoration to our spouse without them earning it? I know for me, sometimes cheek kisses are few and far in between.
I regret that I often overlook the small things I can do to daily love on my spouse. However, I’m grateful for wisdom to recognize when I’m off base. As women, we get so caught up in our to do list we often push our men aside. This interaction reminded me to seize the opportunities I have each day to show him exactly how much I love him.