Friday, December 09, 2011
While I'm waiting for the treadmill to be freed up (there's only 1 in the office building's mini-gym), I ate my lunch (Soup at Hand, and some crackers and cheese) and thought I'd write a quick blog post.
My November goals sort-of got sidelined when I got sick, but then near the end of last month I decided to start the Couch to 5K program. Did I ever tell you my sister is a triathlete? And has always been a runner. She's pretty amazing. I got NONE of those genes, as far as I know, but so many people I know have used the C25k and I thought, why can't I just DO THAT? I also thought, the only real way to lose these 10 lbs will be to STEP IT UP. My sporadic walking was just not going to cut it.
What I like about this is the regularity -- 3 times a week -- and the way it eases you in. Running for one minute at a time, with a rest in-between? I can get behind that plan. So far it's felt easy, and at times a challenge, and just really energizing.
I haven't been doing terribly on eating, but I could do better. Still, I'm so focused on the exercise goal right now. I did manage to run over the weekend, btw. Sunday morning I made it known that was my priority, and my husband was happy to accommodate me. Grateful for that! Running outside is harder than the treadmill but it was the perfect day - overcast and cool. I couldn't have asked for a better opportuity.
SO my December goal is just to KEEP RUNNING, and not let the holidays mess me up. :) And I think that's plenty for such a crazy, busy month!
Friday, December 02, 2011
It should be EASIER to fit in a workout during the weekend, shouldn't it? But somehow for me, it's harder. I guess it's because that's when we have to do not only all our errand-running, but also our "quality time" activities. I know that I could combine the exercise with the quality time -- a quick family walk, or bike ride, or hike. No problem there. But now that I've started my Couch to 5K program, I want to do my RUN! By myself.
Hmm. Maybe I'll get up early Saturday...? (Earlier than my kids would mean 5:30 am, which isn't much of a WEEKEND. Harumph!)
I hope I can figure it out. Wish me luck!
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I fall asleep on my couch most nights.
But last night I must have been in a weird position because when I got up, the right side of my neck was tweaked. And sleeping in my bed didn't help one bit (mostly because I was maneuvering around a little girl who still comes into our room every night and weasels her way in between us...).
Also, I'm supposed to run today at lunch (c25k w1d2!) but my son's school shoe (uniform) got a huge hole in the top of it yesterday. Can't very well send him to school in falling-apart shoes, so I need to go to the mall today instead. Urgh. Guess I'll try to walk there, and do my run tomorrow.
At least walking/running doesn't require me to turn my head! Just look straight ahead and keep going!
Monday, November 28, 2011
How were all your thanksgiving celebrations?? I hope they were lovely! I'm so happy to report that I weighed in steady at 142.5 today, no gain!! My main goal while at my in-laws' over the long weekend was to DRINK WATER, because they don't make a habit of it usually (there's a lot of sweet tea around that place). I also made sure to eat a small breakfast each day, so I wasn't starving by lunchtime.
Our Thursday dinner was delish, and I kept it to one plateful. I really wanted that second plate but I RESISTED, and now I'm glad I did.
On Friday, we took the kids to the beach (Tybee Island GA) and they LOVED being out there. They were surprised to see all the shells (we don't have shells to speak of, on the Gulf of Mexico where we usually "beach"), and I was glad to get out in the fresh air! Walked a little bit. Not "exercise" walking, but not sitting on our butts, either! And I spent some time playing hide-n-seek and running around the yard with the kids, too.
I really want to FOCUS during December and January, leading up to my February SP anniversary. I brought my shoes to work today (WOO!) and plan to hit the treadmill (it's raining again).
Hoping success for all my Sparkbuddies, too! Thanks for always being so encouraging!
P.S. My cough seems to be dissipating finally, after another round of steroids. I hope so.
Friday, November 18, 2011
There's not much TO report, unfortunately. I have not been sticking to the plan.
1. Walking outside? Well, no. It's been really rainy. BAD EXCUSE.
2. Strength workouts? SAD FACE. I have no idea why I can't do this.
3. Watch the processed carbs? Still doing okay on this front.
4. Calorie range? I actually think I HAVE been staying within range, except Tuesday night when I made Mexican lasagna. Mmm. I couldn't just stop at one serving of that stuff, it was dee-lish!
5. Checking in! I did weigh-in today and haven't gained. Holding steady at 142.5.
And I'm STILL COUGHING like crazy. I finished my prescriptions but I guess I'm not done with this yet. It's deep in my chest and just. won't. clear out!! So annoying.
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