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W1D2

Saturday, January 11, 2014

I did my 2nd day of the C25K program today. It was a little more difficult than Day 1. I'm not sure why I hit the wall a little more today, but I'm ok with it. I know that progress will come from consistency.

It was a bit easier on my feet and legs as I bought a new pair of running shoes and focused much more on form. I have found that I tend to not run through my whole foot. I am working on that and when I'm conscious of it the running is much easier. None-the-less, it was a more difficult day as I mentioned. I just kept hitting a wall. I did the run-walk sets and had to stop early on two of the runs. I then skipped the 7th of 8 runs altogether and just walked through it. I did finish off the 8th run pretty strong though.

Like I mentioned earlier, I'm not worried about my performance today (or any day right now). I know that I am improving my overall fitness and in turn will find this easier. I know that I'm going to be repeating week 1 of the program at least once, maybe a few times. But I didn't start this to try to push through to run a 5K right away. I started this training program to improve my health and that I'm sure it is doing.

~ Never Stop Moving

  
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PDQ1203 1/13/2014 8:59AM

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RUN4FOOD 1/12/2014 8:43PM

    You finished and that's what's important. If you can't run all the way, walking will do. You still get your legs and body used to moving.
Sounds to me like you're on the right track.

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DDOORN 1/12/2014 7:32PM

    One foot ahead of the other, that's the spirit!

I've been grumbling and grunting a bit over my ST lately which has for some reason become me difficult despite my not having upped my weights. Makes me scratch my head but I keep at it, figuring it'll pass soon enough.

Don

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/12/2014 5:33PM

    Good attitude! emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 1/12/2014 3:37PM

    You've got the right attitude! Just progress at your own pace. You'll get there.

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COOP9002 1/12/2014 2:21PM

    Sounds like you're doing well. Stay the course, and focus upon how far you've already come.

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CHERN009 1/12/2014 1:01PM

    Great Job! I love the attitude! It's great that you a paying attention to form and the movement of your body for your overall fitness! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WEARINGTHIN 1/12/2014 3:49AM

    Just a steady movement in the right direction is all any of us really need. Glenn

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Winter Weather

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Still a little cold here in Northeast Ohio. The kids and my wife (who's a teacher) are still off due to the temperatures. That makes an extra three days on their Christmas break. Since I work from home most of the time, it's nice having them around the house so much. I really love being with my family. That is one of the main reasons that I have chosen to create a healthier version of myself. I want to be around for a long time to spend all the time I can with them.

The challenge with the temperatures being what they are is getting in my walks. It is just too cold to head up the street. I do strength training every other day and walks on the alternating days. Last night I decided that I would try something new. I decided to give the Couch to 5 K program (C25K) a try again. Given that it was too cold to head outside I did it in the basement. We built a new house last year and our basement is pretty big and open. It wasn't like running outside. It was a little cramped, but it beat sitting on the couch not working out because of the cold weather. After the first couple of runs, I was wondering if I was going to make it through the first session, but I kept pushing through it and by the time I was done I felt great and believed I could actually go longer. I'm looking forward to continuing with the C25K program and moving it outside when the weather cooperates, but for now I'm thrilled I found that I can pull it off in our basement.

~ Never Stop Moving

  
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DDOORN 1/8/2014 2:21PM

    Great goal and super use of your basement! Also there are walking DVDs where you can work up quite the sweat walking right in place in front of the tube. Leslie Sanzone is well-regarded for hers.

I stay committed to my one & only 5K of the year coming up in May. Starting in March I'll probably get out and do my practice jogs. I don't think you could ever call what I do as a "run"...lol!

Then is double down time for some serious cycling! Can't wait!

Don



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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/8/2014 1:52PM

    I can relate as I'm forced to do my exercise indoors a lot.

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Brrrr...

Monday, January 06, 2014

It's Monday, it's cold, and I have to work. Usually a combination that would leave me in a funk. Today, however, I'm feeling pretty good. I am feeling a lot of energy and can't wait to get done with work for the day so I can spend some time doing some homegrown fitness in the basement.

  
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DDOORN 1/7/2014 11:46AM

    Good for you! I was hoping the office would close so I could crawl back under the covers...lol!

But up & at 'em...off to the fitness center after work!

Don

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CHERN009 1/6/2014 8:51PM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/6/2014 6:02PM

    Great attitude!!

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CPRCINDYC 1/6/2014 1:43PM

  GOod for you! Stay warm!

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I Won't Start Over

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

I'm not ashamed of my inconsistency anymore. I'm not going to wallow in my own self-pity again. I'm not committing myself to start something new. I'm simply accepting my mistakes, taking responsibility for my actions and understanding that where I am now is where my journey has led me up until this point. What I am doing is just continuing on this journey, but making some better choices. Making small directional changes. Altering my course a little at a time and just keep moving forward.

So there it is, no new program, no new resolutions this year, no starting over, but I do expect great changes in the next portion of my journey.

~Never Stop Moving

  
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RUN4FOOD 1/5/2014 6:03PM

    It is the little changes that make for big results.
Last year I made a few small commitments to do things I think are important more consistently and there have been huge unexpected results.
I started listening to Christian pod casts and reading more. I am astounded by what I've learned this year, the insights I've gained and how that is changing me and my life for the better.
Nothing dramatic, just more consistent.
Hope the same happens for you this year.

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HEALTHYINNOOGA 1/5/2014 7:52AM

    Like I said. It's a lifestyle.

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LMB-ESQ 1/3/2014 9:13AM

    Great outlook!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/2/2014 9:37PM

    I feel the same way. I'm on the same path. I'm just going to make better time on it.

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GARDENCHRIS 1/1/2014 3:32PM

    life IS a journey...... sometimes we have to stop and rest..... sometimes we go back a little to remind us of where we need to be going..... just keep going forward.

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TOTALFOCUS 1/1/2014 2:45PM

    AWESOME! AWSOME! AWESOME!

This is a great blog! Thank you so much for sharing!

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DDOORN 1/1/2014 2:28PM

    It is what it is...cheers to moving on and putting one foot ahead of the other!

Don

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LAWANDMUSIC 1/1/2014 2:24PM

    Excellent. Just go from one minute to the other, each one being better, somehow, by your own definition!!

ONWARD!!

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Just Another Day

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Today I was thinking about my commitment to start blogging more frequently and realized that I don't always have something profound to talk about and that's ok. I intend to use this not as a source of ultimate wisdom for others but as a journal of my own experiences (the good, bad, and ugly) that I can look back on to remember the journey and more importantly to learn from as I continue toward a healthy me.

What I realized though in thinking of my lack of profound thought today was that today is just another day. That's when it hit me. Today is just another day. Just another day like any other. A day when I made good choices. I ate well and exercised. And it's just another day. It wasn't some torturous experience and it didn't leave me feeling like I was deprived of something. It was just another day! And it felt GREAT! It is so empowering to realize that living this lifestyle can be sustainable. I don't have to feel like I'm doing something out of the ordinary. What I'm doing is ordinary for someone living in a healthy body and before long that is going to be me. So today was in fact just another day, but also so much more.

~Never Stop Moving

  
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HEALTHIERKEN 1/12/2013 2:52PM

    " It is so empowering to realize that living this lifestyle can be sustainable. I don't have to feel like I'm doing something out of the ordinary. "
yessss! yessss! yesssss!
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JEWLSM 1/11/2013 9:43AM

    This is how I feel also! Sometimes I would like to blog more, but I feel like I have nothing inspiring to say, so I don't bother.
Gonna try to take your words to heart :)
Keep it up!

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BEMORESTUBBORN 1/10/2013 4:22PM

    Fantastic insight for yourself and I'd add that it's not "just another day" but "another GREAT day" in which you accomplished your goals. Way to go!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/10/2013 4:20PM

    Sounds like just another GREAT day!

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THISISTHEREALME 1/10/2013 4:10PM

    I use my blog for the same thing to track my progress so if I need to look at how far ive come for motivation I am able to do that.

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