Monday, August 31, 2009

It's official - Week 1 Day 1

I am a c25k'er!!!! I did my first workout this morning. After how my night last night was going, I wasn't sure I would be up for it, but I persevered. Last night it felt like I was coming down with something and felt just plain awful, and 6am sure did come early today. But I got up and started walking ( despite the irritated looks I got from my husband for being up so early and using the treadmill. I guess he thought it would wake our youngest daughter up, but it didn't). At first I wasn't sure I was going to be able to get through the whole workout, but I had downloaded the running plan on my iPhone yesterday and I love it. It's the Couch to 5k app ( I think it was $1.99, but well worth it). With this app, you can listen to your ipod and there is a voice that tells when to run, walk, and cool down. It was actually enjoyable. The first 2 run cycles were hard, but after that, It got easier and I was able to increase the speed a little on the runs. I weighed my self yesterday and the scale said 164, before I got in the shower today, I thought I would just double check my weight since I knew I was going to post my stats. Well today the scale reads 160. I know I didn't loose 4 lbs overnight, besides I 'm not a weight addict. I go by how I look, feel and how my clothes fit, so it's just for guidelines for me anyway. I am only going to be checking my weight weekly anyway, so it's a place to start!!

time - 30mins
distance - 1.59 miles
walking spd - 3
running spd - 4 - 4.2
wt - 160-164

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Goodbye Couch...

Hello new healthy lifestyle!!! My plans are to workout in the mornings, so 6am tomorrow I will be up and getting ready for my first workout. I will be following the plan on I also downloaded the c25k app on my iPhone as well. I am committed this time to sticking with it. Now I will have to add more music to my ipod that is worthy of working out to. I am so excited to get started I am tempted to do day 1 of the plan tonight, but I really want to stay on a M-W-F sched. Besides I need to get used to waking up early and working out. I am not a morning person, so I hope that doesn't interfere with my plans ( I guess it only will if I let it, huh?). My plans to get my husband to join me seem to be fizzling out as we speak. But I won't give up on him yet either. Maybe I can get my daughter to join me too. We can make it a family affair. So the next time I write, I will be an official c25k'er.

Friday, August 28, 2009

I did it!!

I made it through the whole day at work following my diet (which is hard since we have lunches catered 4 days a week). I also walked on the treadmill tonight. It felt good. But I didn't push myself to hard. It was just a nice long walk. In fact it took me 44 mins to go 2 miles. But none the less it felt good.Would probably feel better if I invested in some good walking/running shoes, seeing how my feet are kinda throbbing now. But I guess that is expected when you walk in bare feet. I think I may almost have hubby convinced to do this with me. By this time tomorrow we will both be officially training!! (wishful thinking or a goal to work for, not sure which but I'll take it either way).

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Gearing up

I am on my way to a healthy(er) lifestyle. I have restarted my special K diet (YUM, YUM). I have cleaned up my room, so now I can actually get to my treadmill and use it(and no, it was not being used as a clothes rack). I have printed out my walking/running plan, I still need to pin it up on the wall in front of the treadmill. I also printed out the course plans for the 5k in Disney World, I may pin that up in front of the treadmill too. I am trying to come up with other inspirational things to pin up there as well. I have been contemplating taking before pictures. I am not sure if they would be motivating for me or not, it may just have the opposite effect!! I have been speaking to my hubby about him getting ready to do the the 5k with me, he's not quite on board yet. But I will continue to work on him. Besides he could use the exercise as much as me, his chol was really high last year and this regular exercise could really help. My hopes would be that we could do the marathon as a family as it is called The Family 5k. I love having a goal to aim for!!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I'm Back!

Wow, it sure has been a long time since I last posted anything. What I have also noticed is that when i stopped writing, I also stopped walking. Not good. All that hard work and commitment went right down the drain and I have no one to blame but myself. Luckily I havenot gained more then 5lbs or so back, which is really hard to believe, but the scale doesn't lie, no matter how fat I feel. So I decided that I am starting over again, with the walking and the diet. Special K here I come again!! I am also thinking about changing my walking routine. I think I am going to try and do it in the mornings before work. I have found a workout from, it's couch potato to 5k in 9 wks. The workout plan is for 3 days a week. So starting on Sun or Mon (I know I should just pick a day) I will start and hopefully write about it too as I go.