Monday, February 11, 2008
Yup its true when you buy real runners you get to try them out and if you don't like them, you can bring them back. The store I went to gave me 30 days to try them out on my treadmill. Sounds crazy but its true.
So today I did my coach to 5-k program first time on the treadmill in a while because of the pain I've been in. Sneakers are awesome except one spot on one foot. I think that particular foot is too wide for this sneaker. Which I hate because i like these shoes but they have a special guy who comes in from the city and I'm going to go see what he thinks.
I also discovered one of my knees is out of alignment with my foot so that may be whats causing all the pain. I'll have to see the doc. about that one I guess.
Anyway, I thought it was really kewl that you could test drive sneakers, but then again...I thought it was super kewl..."ME" being in the sporting store. lol What a great place. I think we should go in their weekly just to smell the place. hahaha
There is something about being in there around all that sporting gear, and all those sporty people that makes me want to be sporty too. I don't know if its like this at all sporting goods stores, but the staff at this one couldn't help me enough. They knew I was a baby runner and they were sooooo encouraging and helpful, they acted like they had all the time in the world to help me get my shoes or anything eles I wanted or wanted to know about. For anyone in my area it was Cleve's Source for sports I went to.
Anyway as for couch-5 k I did the 2nd week routine for probably the 10th time. I didn't dare push on to the 3rd week until I saw how bad my legs would react to just this much.
I am seeing some real progress, I didn't find that hard at all at the time I was doing it, and it really doesn't bother me breathing at all.
I think I'll stick to 2nd week routine again this week though, just to be sure and to give my body that extra time to adjust.
Gone are the days of just pushing it...I've learned my lesson.
have a great day all, and I suggest if motivation is lagging just drop into your local sporting store. check out some of the kewl and cute apparall in tiny sizes...lol I see that and think oh thats so cute...when I get down I'm going to get one of those. Instant motivation. lol
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Well I'm feeling purty proud today.
Its been 2 months, 2 weeks and 3 days since I smoked a deathstick.
My scale hasn't moved in the last 2 weeks its true. Yet I'm eating healthier than ever before, obviously I'm not smoking, I'm drinking water, and I'm exercising, and since I started in Jan I have lost 8 pounds.
I started running a while ago and soon got into difficulty with muscle and shin pain. Today i decided that all the money I hadn't spent entitled me to a pair of decent running shoes. So I went to the running store and was fitted for the above kewl shoes. They feel like a dream on my feet so light and so comfortable. The girl said my sneakers could be the reason I have been hurting so bad. So I think its a pretty kewl trade off.
I gave up smoking cigs that would kill me, and at the very least make me stink, while I payed a very dear price for the privilege. To getting healthy, losing weight, and buying myself some super kewl Nike's that are going to help make my other dream come true, running a 5 K.
wow...its really quite a fast turn around.
So yeah I'm feeling pretty proud of myself, there are definitly other ways to measure progress than just the scale.
Friday, February 08, 2008
Lord knows I gave my scale every chance to redeem itself today. I stepped on lightly, I stepped on firmly, I stepped on with my arms out to the sides like a flying airplane., I got off and stepped on with one foot, while holding other foot off to the side, I stepped on holding my breath, I stepped on letting all my breath out with a whoosh until i practically saw spots, I did skinny visualizations and then stepped on again, it even resisted ferverant prayer...I tell you its evil. I would have been happy with a mere ounce lost ...but oh no.
So I got off and scratched my head and decided I'd do one more thing...a breakdancer head spin on the scale might work. I got a headache....scale just said 198, 198, 198, 198, ..........................
For whatever reason despite eating in my calorie range, and exercising. (went above cal range one day) for the last 2 weeks my scale has fallen in love with 198 and won't let it go.
I think thats very rude. However, I'm stuck with my unreasonable scale so I'll just have to try harder to trick him next weigh in. I think I might call Him Hitler. lol
Anyway he'd be really mad if he knew I lost another half inch off my waist, that I was actually able to eat 8 servings of vegetables the other day, and drink all my water.
Bruahahahahaha......Hitler will lose his power over me, its just a matter of time. The weight has to go sometime.
Hope you all have a wonderful day, and haven't been traumatized by this foray into my wacky world where in-animate objects come to life and are far too powerful for their own good.
Saturday, February 02, 2008
Okay can you lose weight chewing your nails, and having every muscle tightened while watching your daughter compete in dance. lol Okay..this really has nothing to do with losing weight...but everything to do with whats dear to me. My family and celebrating the success of my daughter who is so fit and talented. Today she competed in the Apple Bowl Dance Competion. I'm just going to repost a post I made on the quit smoking forum...Here it is.
Kailee and Kelli her very pregnant instructor and studio owner who she works for as a dance instructor.
I'm so excited......Her choregraphy and performance for the beutiful people took first Place for the Apple bowl and.....
She as an individual won the over all prize the Apple Bowl trophey itself for the Top dancer. The judge said she cried at her lyrical solo. I know I sound like this horrific stage mother, but if you only knew this kids personal journey. You would understand.
She took her first recreational dance class only 5 years ago, when a couple of her friends urged her to come with them. Kailee was in a deep depression, distraught over the death of her best friend since primary class. Vanassa died suddenly we saw her in the morning and that afternoon she had a seizure. Kailee wasn't coping at all, and to this day her room resembles a shrine to Vanassa but also to dance now.
I was so worried about her. Then she started dance and everything changed. She found her passion. She decided to try out for troupe the advanced dancers, even though she knew her chances for getting in were nil. She prayed and we went and held our breath and she got in against all odds I'll never forget that day, my troubled daughter looked at me and said...Mom I prayed for this, and look what God has done for me. Her teachers have commented what has happened to Kailee she's like a different person so confident and sure of herself.
Since then she has never looked back., and she decided I don't want to be a lawyer I want to be a dance teacher with my own studio and store. She lives and breaths dance. Last year she auditoned for the Maritime school of performing arts. During her interview...the director looking at a mere 4 years of experience was setting Kailee up to be rejected, by saying how much more experienced and professional her dancers were and that she might feel bad being in this school. Kailee cried after the interview but still went back at 2pm to audition and when the audtion was over...the director called her back but let the other dancers go. Kailee was certain she was going to be dismissed. The director said I'm going to break my rule as I normally notify applicants by mail, and tell you my ruling now...Kailee nearly burst into tears certain she hadn't got in. the director instead said...You are the biggest surprise of my career and welcome to my school.
So yes I sound like the biggest, braggiest, stage mom of the world. I just can't help it I love my daughter, and tonight I could just cry tears of pure joy. She has been thru so much and she really deserved this. I'm so excited I'm having a better time than she is. hahahaaha
Whooooo hoooo....thanks guys for crossing the fingers, feet, and eyes...it worked...whooooooo hoooo there is a party in the ferdinand house tonight!!!!
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