Tuesday, January 7, 2014


January 7th
By Max Lucado
"For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. 2 Corinthians 1:5 (NIV)"

Last year I put on a bit of weight. I call it my newlywed weight.

I waited till now to write this post as if I had of last night, I probably wouldn't be able to say this.

I got up at 830 today and went for a jog/walk. I thought I'd jinx myself if I wrote it before I did it.

This last year has been an awesome roller coaster of settling into my new life, as a wife, independent living, working and uni. So granted I did put on quite a bit of weight, through no fault but my own, and now I really hate it.

Before the wedding I was super skinny and running lots to keep the weight off so I could fit into my wedding dress.

My problem last year was consistency, I ran just not often enough. This year I'm going to try and do better and thinking about what will help, I've decided to do an award based attitude. 

So from now on, each walk I go for I put a $1 in the jar, and a run gets $2. The more I run, the more I earn and that money will go solely on something to treat myself. Maybe some cool running shorts of shoes, maybe a massage or manicure. Haven't decided yet as I've only got $1 in there so far haha.

I'm also going to document my runs on instagram as well, you can find me at katieellenlieschke.

Linking up with Jess for IBOT


  1. I was just about to comment when I had to tell Punky of for kicking the tree and I called her Kate, then El, before I got to her name! Lol!

    Rewarding yourself with money for each run/walk is an exxcellent idea. So excellent in fact that I am going to steal it!

    1. I was thinking about it on my walk today. And thought a little extra for a run would be good, and then you actually look forward to walking or running so u can put money in and after a few weeks or months buy yourself something special. I might buy a dvd or something small first! Then save for a new pair of running shoes, cause by the time I save enough money for a new pair of shoes these ones will definitely be worn out!

  2. Routine is probably what you need now. Just build it into your new married life. Is hubby up for a walk or a run - great way to unwind together. My hubby isn't so I just work around when he is home. Love your reward idea too!

  3. Oh that's a great idea!
    I've been working to lose a bit of the weight I've put on over the last few years. Not heaps, but just enough to not feel great in myself. I reckon around about 5 kg's will have me feeling awesome :)

  4. Great idea - never thought of rewarding exercise that way - anything to avoid a food reward!!! Good luck :)

    Hello from #teamIBOT


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