Monday, May 02, 2011
Today I ran 3 miles for my week 4 day 1 training session for 10K distance. I completed it in 42:42, with an avg HR of 153 and a max HR of 169. I felt good for most of the run, really listened to my body and slowed down when I needed to, was able to run the entire distance.
Also, I am waiting very impatiently for my weekly weigh in tomorrow. Weighing once a week instead of every day twice a day has been a real challenge for me, but I am willing to work through it in the hopes that it will keep me focused better. We will see what the scale says tomorrow morning!
In the meantime, I have been tracking my food this week, next week my new goal is to eat in my range, which is getting under 2000 calories. We will see what we will see!
Saturday, April 30, 2011
It's been a bit of a rough month for me, but I am looking forward to some progress in May with better weather, food tracking, consistent running and getting my sleep back in check.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
So, I did wk4 d1 of my 5K training on Sunday. Today I did some Kinect for a good workout then logged it and my nutrition for the day. At the end of it all, I was not happy with my deficit so I hopped on the elliptical to put in 15 minutes, but my legs were too sore from the Kinect work I did(tons of squats and lunges). So, I jumped on the TM with the intention of doing a 30 minute walk. Well, after 15 minutes, I had to tuck in my kidlet, and by the way, trying to read while walking on the treadmill is very difficult, I almost fell off until I figured out that I needed to put the book down and hold on for dear life if I wanted to stay on while reading at the same time! LMBO! So, after said kidlet was all tucked away for the night, I threw on The Biggest Loser and hopped back on the TM. At about 45 minutes into the walk (including the original 15) I could not hold myself back, and I broke into a run. Watching the show really inspires me, and Bob's "You can do anything" attitude is a major boost for me. I whipped myself up to a 6mph run for a 10 second interval twice, and did a bit more running, I have no idea how long it was for, but MAN! It felt GOOD! I was so happy, I started choking on my tears of joy! I have totally missed that amazing and incredible mood raiser I get from running.
After 6 months, I finally feel like I am getting back to normal. Running is a regular activity in my week, and I can do it without sacrificing the rest of the day to a nap on the couch. I am starting to keep on top of my daily housework, and I am actually running on a regular sleep routine that sees the sun come up in the morning because I have already been up for a while! The biggest message I want to send with this blog, is that you can recover from anything. Never, ever give up, because if you keep trying for long enough, you will succeed. That doesn't necessarily mean that you will achieve your previous goals, but what it means is that you can achieve new goals that you set for yourself, and be proud of your efforts. Believe in yourself, and you can do anything!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
So, I jumped over to the running program to train for a 5K, and I am finding it challenging, but in a good way. It feels SOOOOOOOOOOO good to be running again. Week 2 Day 2 was today, and I did it on the treadmill, really pushed to get it done. Week 4, only 12 days away, has me running 35 minutes with no walk breaks. I am a little nervous to how I will do, but I am just going to keep plugging away, and trust the program. Also, in anticipation of completing this program, I have tracked out a 12 week 10K training program, which I totally look forward to working on. Before I know it, I will be running for hours at a time!
I ate really well today, actually got in my range for once! I have been downing the tea tonight to avoid snacking. To be honest there is nothing I want to eat, but I am genuinely HUNGRY! I have eaten enough, and my body just needs to adjust.
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
That is what I need to do. I need to think less about lofty dreams like running a marathon, and focus on the day to day task of making healthy food choices. I am getting my exercise in, no problem there. My eating though, leaves a lot to be desired, or rather, it leaves nothing to be desired because I am indulging every whim I have! So, because of my unbridled "bingeing", I have gained another 5 pounds, and I need to stop it NOW! So, more veggies, drink water instead of eating junk, and make sure I eat 3 square meals plus healthy snacks.
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