This is a call out to Baileys70F9 blog, thanks for the introduction I'm spreading the website. Hope you don't mind.
There is a really neat website that helps newbies to running. Thankfully I have a hubby that is a runner (for about 15-20 years!) and he is my trainer. But for those of you whom need a little assistance, I think this is a wonderful website to learn how to run. There are ipod podcasts (also available through iphone app) that have music that change the BPM to tell you when to walk and when to run. Some tell you to slow down and/or run while other podcasts just change the music. The podcasts are free to download and I think they would be wonderful for anything that needs some music to add to a running plan or looking to start running. You will enjoy being a runner - I know I am! www.c25k.com/
My newest addiction is running outdoors. It is a hard exercise to keep on top of, especially since the temperatures are getting much lower in the Northern states where I live. To focus on the goal of a healthy lifestyle, I have decided that my husband (aka my running partner) and I are going to have a 5K run this year on Thanksgiving morning - sun, rain, or buckets of snow. We are now in training for the holidays and are really excited about starting something that will keep us going. We are making up a few cute posters to place on the fridge and for our front door. We walk past these two things the most so it is the perfect motivational for the future month to get ready.
Each year there is always this nagging feeling that the leftover candy must be eaten. Thankfully I do not care for chocolate (I know, gasp) but other sugary, calorie filled candy I do. So, my plan that I have kept to for the last few years is to:
1. The last child that comes to my door, I tend to throw in the entire stash of candy. The child is more than thrilled and I get rid of the candy. This only works if there are children though.
2. Package all the candy up and sending it with my husband to his work. He needs to gain a few pounds so he can eat some at work and I am safe from the temptation.
3. Some years I do not purchase candy but get little treats such as packages of stickers, rings or little toys. This is great for my temptations and also for the children, why help increase obesity in children. It is guaranteed that I will not eat the treats and leftovers will go to my thrilled nieces. It's a win-win situation!
Anyone else feeling the same way as I am today? Nasty little calories = just go away!!! I have been really trying to change up my calories and exercise plan to adjust to the weight that I want to lose this year. I have a plan of losing around ten pounds before my birthday on December 10th. Will this be possible? Medical journals suggest that people can lose up to two pounds in one week while still being a healthy track to their success. I am never lost two pounds in one week, minus my starvation methods in college. I'm not about to go back to getting around 500 calories a day and exercising two hours in the gym. So, anyone have any suggestions? I have to work off around 6,400 a week! This sounds like an amazing amount seeing that I have been working off only about half that amount lately with running and keeping active. With a 1800 calorie a day goal, I'm not able to reduce that amount anytime soon since I believe I need the energy to workout. I wish to lose the weight by myself and not with any paid plan, money is tight for everyone right. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciative!
Yesterday I learned a very important lesson about running, never drink a soy protein shake 15 minutes before a run. Lately I have been getting into running like a crazy woman each day. I love the feeling of running and enjoying the weather but I seem to lose energy about half way through my run. So, I read that runners tend to drink or eat something about 15 minutes before a run to get enough energy to go the distance. Unfortunately I found out that this doesn't work for just anyone- learned it the hardest way! I got cramps about one mile into my run with my husband. Having lower stomach and chest cramps were not the pleasant energy I was looking to receive while running. So, a lesson learned for the day! After spending a night trying to recover in pain, I am planning on another run tonight.