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... Read more
Stop the madness!
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 d... Read more
5K training programs and Marathon dreams, please share your thoughts!
Ok, so I am really trying to keep my frustration at bay. I am trying to think positive and be grateful for the fact that I can run at all. BUT, and this is a big BUT, I am getting frustrated! I want to do more, I want to push harder, but I kn... Read more
Week 1 complete, starting week 2 tomorrow, or maybe tonight?
I finished up week 1 of my beginning runner training program, just last night. I really enjoyed it, and felt like doing more, but I didn't push myself. I am considering doing wk2 d 1 tonight on the treadmill, but I am doing day 2 with my runni... Read more
I will begin.... at the beginning
So, I have finally come to terms with my running abilities being essentially gone, and that I have to start again. So, I joined the Virtual race team, the beginning runner training team. It is an 8 week program, I did Week 1 Day 1 today which ... Read more
Battle of the snooze button
So, I thought today would be a good day to talk about the snooze button on my alarm clock, it is my worst enemy, because I have let it become so! I am taking full responsibility for allowing myself to waste time in increments of 9 minutes. I h... Read more
Finding fun in exercise
My hubby gave me Dance Central for the Kinect as a Christmas gift, and I LOVE this game. It has a workout option that tracks your calories by using your actual weight in the calculation. I burned over 100 calories in 20 minutes while having a... Read more
So, I tracked my food the last two days, and yesterday, I ate almost 4000 calories. Lots of boredom eating, mindless snacking, super high calorie meals (Breakfast was 1400 alone!). I just didn't care about what I was putting in my mouth, and h... Read more
Happy Groundhog Day!
No school today for my kidlets, it's a SNOW DAY! Love it. They have both been home sick for 3 days now, starting on Sunday with coughs etc. I would have sent them to school today, but it's closed. Hurray! I really struggled in January, ea... Read more
Getting back into the swing of things
I went for a long walk with my running buddy today, it felt totally awesome to get some fresh air and be active again. I struggled on one hill, very trying on my patience, had to actually stop to catch my breath, and it was just such a tiny hil... Read more
Just a quick update. I never did fully recover from the pneumonia, and I have since had a bout with the stomach flu and I am now treating a sinus infection. I haven't exercised since November 12, because it is taking everything I have just to ... Read more
30 days in, and finally building momentum
My chest is clear of infection from my bout with pneumonia, but my doctor told me it can take 6 to 8 weeks for the lingering inflammation to dissipate. In the meantime, I am finding myself short of breath with minimal exertion. On Monday, a 20... Read more
3 weeks since I set my new goals
and, I am up 1.2 pounds, still battling pneumonia, and trying to make sure I eat right. I do not handle being sick very well, but I think I have taken a more responsible approach to getting healthy finally. I am going to bed each night by 10:3... Read more
April 24, 2010 to October 11, 2010 stats paste for future reference
April 24, 2010 - I am wiping my slate clean, and making a Fresh Start. I weigh 180 pounds today, and my long term goal is to weigh 135 pounds. I have set up a plan again, to be at my goal weight by October 9, 2010.
Starting Weight Ap... Read more
Short Race report Run for the Cure
I ran the Run for the Cure with one of my very best friends this morning. It was her first event ever, and she totally rocked it. I was so incredibly proud of her, she ran the entire course, and ran fast too! I was worried about keeping up wi... Read more