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Day Two Soreness

Monday, May 04, 2009

I am sore after completing my Day One workout. I'm not sure if it was from the video or from the additional exercises - probably a combination of both. In addition to the 10 minute video, I did

30 crunches w/ twist
30 leg abductions
20 squats
20 push-ups (modified)
superman hold (3 x 15 second) - which is much more difficult that it looks!!

So far so good. Day Two is tonight. Looks like alot of leg again - but that's okay, my thighs definately need it.

I'll have to dig deep for the motivation tonight. After work I have lots on my plate for the kids - I've got errands to run, then softball game, followed by flute lessons. I am not a fan of working out at 9pm.


C25K W5D2 ~ Feb 19, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

I wish I would have started journaling my thoughts from day 1. I'll try to recap:

Having been on the treadmill just messing around for a couple of weeks, I started my C25K program at Week 3. I took an extra 15 minutes after each routine to up the incline and add the occasional hand weights. I was ecstatic when the scale told me I'd lost a quick 5 lbs! It also gave me the drive to keep going. I had increased my runs from 4 days per week to 6 and the duration each time from 45 minutes to an hour.

My Week 4 lasted a week and a half. I am runnin 6 days a week, for an hour each time and I still hadn't lost any more weight than my initial 5 lbs! I was not happy. I was definately losing steam. I was getting the "it's no use!" attitude. My husband turned that around for me. He gave me a great pep talk and huge kudos for what I've accomplished so far. he motivated me to keep it up. I trekked onward...

W5D1 (2/17/09):
5 min run/3 min walk
5 min run/3 min walk
9 min run ...followed by upping the incline and using hand-weights.

W5D2 (2/19/09):
8 min run/5 min walk
12 min run ...followed by upping the incline and using hand-weights.

I can't believe that I'm finally in the middle of Week 5! This is probably my 4th "run" at the C25K program - I normally quit during Week 4 either from fear of Week 5 or just getting busy with the kids, family, work, errands,... just everyday life stuff. Not this time though. I'm sticking with it and am very proud of my progress. I am not impressed when I look at the scale though. I dropped a quick 5 lbs over the course of 2 weeks and haven't lost anything more. My clothes are fitting better (looser!) so I know there's something happening. I just wish I'd see results on the scale!

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PJDKSMITH 2/20/2009 12:35PM

    Good for you to recap... I think somehow it makes us motivated or something.. still trying to figure it out myself! Congrats on the quitting smoking.. I quit too, just in Jan.. so I'm a NEWBIE!
Also new to this C25K thing.. working on it.. grrrr.. frustrating.. sooo.. the thing about the weight loss? Or rather, NO weight loss? Read some blogs re this cause I think it has to do with either ONE: Increase Protein intake TWO: increase calories OR you are adding muscle; which weighs WAY more than fat!
DON'T look at the scale.. I swear.. DON'T do it! AFTER you've gone down in size AND feel fabulous for getting to week six.. DO NOT look at the scale! I swear! It should be gauged on how you feel.. how your clothes fit... that sort of thing.. The scale will more often than not, bum you out when you are upping your fitness level.. the weight will come off.. change up ur intervals.. increase the speed, or length, or whatever.. OR just plain increase ur protein and see what happens, otherwise DON'T worry about that stupid scale.. the only time it ever goes down for me is when my hubby gets on it! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK! SOOO proud of you!

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ANEPANALIPTI 2/20/2009 12:22PM

    Good for you.... emoticon emoticon emoticon I had started c25k a few times before actually completing it but always stopped before getting to week 3. So I know that feeling! What? I passed the mark I NEVER passed! lol... GO YOU!!

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My Second Wind

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I feel good. I feel lousy. I am getting back into the running thing because I've been stuck at 162 for 6 months and counting. I suppose it's Good that I feel Lousy enough to do something about it!!

I was running 5-6 x's a week when I first joined SP back in October. I dropped my first 10 lbs in a month. Then I plateaued. Then came the holidays. Now here I am seriously getting back into the swing of things. My body has maintained this weight for quite some time now. Enough time...too much time! Time to do something about it!! I'm tired of not being able to wear most of the clothes in my closet because they still don't fit. They still don't fit.

I am in the early stages of the c25k plan and I find myself wanting to run more than just 3xs a week as suggested by the program. I want to get there and I want to get there now.

Just keep with the program. Even though I was running before, I wasn't running three miles straight. I would love to reach that point. Can't even begin to imagine having the stamina to run three miles straight.

Just stick with it! The Benefits will come...just be patient!!


Has anybody seen my motivation???

Friday, June 27, 2008

Where did it go?? I joined SP October of 2007 extremely motivated and dropped a fast 10 lbs by Christmas. At the time it seemed easy - my resistance to bad foods was incredible! My eating habits were phenominal - no fatty foods, processed meats, unhealthy snacks and nighttime munching was non-existant. I was up at 4:00am every morning to get on the treadmill, burning calories like was SOOOOO easy and I felt great!!

But I look back now and I realize that it took alot of hard work. How did I do it? Where did that motivation come from? Why can't I get it back? I have great intentions - every day I do. But they just get fizzled out at day's end after working, making dinners, softball games, grocery store runs, band practice and all the other crap that is necessary throughout the week.

I don't know....I gotta dig deep though. Something's gotta give.

What does my tagline say????
There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.


My return from hiatus.....

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I have been off the wagon (and this site!) for a few months. I just can't dig deep enough for that motivation. appears that stepping on the scale and gaining 2 lbs can be quite a motivator!!
So, here I am.....I gotta try and remember what kept me motivated at the beginning - enough to allow me to drop the 10 lbs!! Tonight I WILL do one of the following:

1. Go biking with my family
2. Get on the treadmill and sweat it out for at LEAST 30 minutes
3. Drag out my jumprope (yeah...the one that I bought two months ago and have yet to use!!)

Where is my personal trainer fairy???

I think I see her......
wish me luck!


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SOFIE! 6/19/2008 10:46PM

    You goooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!! This time, you're going to do it. I just know it! Just give me a holler if you need me to kick you right in the tush to get you going. I have fallen off the wagon twice with SP and I know this is the time that I am going to do it. I hope you are with me. NEVER GIVE UP!!!

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