Thursday, January 24, 2008
I was just marvelling to my husband today about how well I feel. I'm energized, and feel so alive. Its the healthy eating and exercise I know it. I never realized just how bad I had been feeling until now when I feel so good. Why in the world would I ever stop doing this. Its great!
Today I did the 2nd workout in the couch-5k program found it easy. Then I continued after it was over to walk/run. I was so excited when I found myself able to run in 5 minute intervals at 5 mph.
I have to be careful though to do it the way the coach wants you to do it in the program. ON my left shin I have a pain, and it scares me to think I might get shin splints. i have to be realistic here, I am not in shape yet, and my bones are probably not as strong as they should be. So as much as I just want to push myself and get flat out running , I'm going to have to do it over time and the way he says or I'll just be injured and not able to run at all. That would be awful, so from here on out I'm going to do what the program says and only what the program says.
Although on the alternating days when you do it, I will spend an extra half hour on the treadmill, but just walking no running.
I still can't get over how great I feel. I'm also finding when stress starts to get me, if I jump on the treadmill I have to focus on the workout and when I'm done I'm just not stressed, and how many times do we take a problem and run it over and over and over again in our heads only frustrating ourselves more and more. When your working out you can't think, its just breathe and get it done. So its a break right there, and after you feel so much better.
Did I say....I love this program...cuz...I love this program!!!! LOl
Hope you all are having a super day.
Lori if your reading I'm thinking of you sweety.
Annaree will you be near kangaroos this weekend?
Blairsville Bunch...love you all...We can and will git it done!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I'm celebrating 2 months smoke free today.
Yesterday I did well right up until late evening when a beutiful chocolate bar was put in my hands...and well....I didn't have the will power to have just one little square this time.
Who knew that 9 little squares equals 295 calories. : (
Oh well back on track today.
have a great day all.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
And oh boy did I need an infusion of strength today. I was tired and sore, and not feeling well. I was also bugged because the challenge I'm in is for cardio 5xweek not 4. I played with the idea and all the excuses I could come up with and they sounded very justifiable to not get on the treadmill. In the end though I knew I wouldn't be happy with me if I didn't. So I prayed hard, and I turned my mp3 music to the loudest fastest praise music I have...and got into it. The Joy of the Lord will be your strength really works in every circumstance. Next thing I know I hadn't just got in the required 35 minutes, it was 75 minutes later, 4.5 miles later, and I felt really good, sweaty but still good.
I had eaten a late breakfast so I didn't have lunch and still had a lot of calories left, so Glenn and I and Tristan my 13 year old son decided since the others were out we should go out to. We went to Pizza delight and I had the Brocolli chicken with Whole wheat penne and stole a couple of Tristan's garlic fingers. I was pleased to still be in my calorie range and it was delicious.
We then were off to see the Bucket List at the theater, but it was all sold out, the theater was packed out for almost every movie.
So we decided to go bowling I haven't bowled in 20 years, the last time I bowled I was young and not eating right and threw a ball and promptly tore my hamstring muscle, because I had been starving myself and my muscles were depleted.
Anyway I didn't do too bad my first string was a 77 I thought that quite respectable. We all had fun, but before the first string was over that same hamstring muscle started hurting like mad. I don't know what it is about bowling but that muscle does not like it at all. So I bowled a string and a half and called it quits. It was fun though to enter cardio a second time today after thinking I wouldn't enter at all. According to the calculator when I said I bowled for 1/2 hour taking into account Glenn and Tristan's turns, It earned me another 150 cals burned...yippee and that was fun calories burned. I think I'm going to keep going and just go at it easy and hopefully that hamstring will suck it up and learn to like it.
So all in all I had a really great day, even if Glenn did beat me both time, but were talkin a smidgen....just a smidgen more.
big hugs to you all, we're gonna do this and celebrate this wonderful life. We are all truly blessed.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
I'm wearing a big smile right now.
When I returned to spark and got serious a few weeks ago. I joined a challenge. It was to do 35 min. cardio 5xweek for the month of january. I'm so glad I did. It compels me to do it. There is something about not having done cardio 5xweek, and having to say I didn't that really gets me going. It doesn't matter that some days I have 50 min, or 65 minutes, it has to be 5xweek. So today I really found out the value of having joined a public challenge. I was up at 5am, I had about 3 hours sleep, and that was spent dreaming I was late for work...argh don't you hate it when that happens : ). I went to work and my co-worker was late arriving at the end of my shift so instead of 8.5 hours I worked 9.5 hours. I came home had a nap and woke up feeling like I just wanna relax, but my cardio wasn't done. I really didn't want to do it, I mean I really, really didn't, but the idea of failing the challenge this week was finally tooo much for me. I got up and I did it. Whooo HOOOO and I feel great about it. All in all I feel I had some great achievments today. Coworkers birthday and you have to have cake or its like they would be insulted, so I had 2 small bites, son offered me chocolate, knowing I'm a complete chocoholic, and I took one tiny square...he looked at me like I was a pod person. Who are you and what have you done with my real mother. : ) Plus I'm sitting here with in my calorie range once I eat a little something eles, and I met the challenge for another day. Awesome. I hope everyone eles is celebrating all their achievements today, you wonderful bunch of losers. : )
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