Tuesday, February 14, 2012
I was nervous before that run (W5D3) on Thursday! Like, butterflies in my stomach nervous. It WAS the 5K for me. Or, felt like it.
But I gritted my teeth and did it. Thanks to whoever said it's a mental boost -- that helped me want to. I turned on the music and just kept on thinking -- mostly about people I care about -- and kept on running. Around minute 12, I got excited because it was already longer than I'd ever run before. And in minute 16 or 17 I thought, "I really am going to succeed at this!" I laughed out loud. :) I love the C25K! However...
Yesterday, completely out of the blue, my right knee started hurting, making me limp slightly. I have no idea how or why - no "event" happened, it just all of a sudden began a dull ache. There's no swelling, although I did ice and elevate it last night. It feels about the same this morning. I don't want to run on it so I'm on a brief break. Maybe tomorrow I'll be ready to do a walk. I hope so. Don't want to waste the Week 5 momentum!! I'll probably do week 5 day 2 again (the 8 minute intervals) before moving to Week 6.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Work has been kicking my butt this week, not necessarily with too much to do, but just a lot of drama. It's hard to stay mentally focused right now, unfortunately. The drama will pass, and we'll probably get really busy, and then we'll have some downtime, and it's all fine and good but that's what's been keeping me from posting this week.
In workout news, yesterday my DH added me to his gym membership (Workout Anytime). I'm kind-of excited -- I asked him to look into it, after all -- and kind-of wary. I've never been a gym girl. Don't like 'em, don't feel comfortable in 'em.... but I have been relying on the treadmill here at the office (there's only one) and lately I've had to adjust my workout time when someone else is using it at the same time I'd like to. (Seems like there could be a sign-up sheet or something...?!) Anyway, I know Workout Anytime has many treadmills, and it's pretty close to my office, so I could get over there, workout and get back in a lunch hour I think. Plus it'd be good for weekends, and especially for summer when it's too hot to move outside.
I'm not going to start until after today, though -- today's my W5D3, 20-minute run. I want to do that on "my" treadmill where I'm comfortable.
With a membership you also get a free 1-hour session with a trainer. Woo hoo. I always love those, too (not). Hope they don't get out the calipers!
P.S. ...anyone else tried the WW 550 cals or fewer "Spicy Asian Shrimp and Broccoli" at Applebees?? I LOVE IT! We had dinner there last night. Yum! SO spicy!
Thursday, February 02, 2012
This morning there's a parents' visit event at my son's school, so I'm taking my "lunch hour" for that, and therefore can't do my run at noon. I am pretty bummed about this but I had a good talk with myself about what's most important, and showing up for my kid today beats losing these few pounds. Maybe I can do a DVD workout when we get home, although it won't be a C25K run since we don't have a treadmill.
Oh well. Tomorrow. Week 5 begins.
B - instant oatmeal, coffee w/ ff creamer
L - salad with salmon, fried beets (!), field greens, pumpkin seeds, vinaigrette; cup of shrimp bisque (out w/co-workers and it was sooo good!)
S - 16 Wheat Thins; a few M&Ms
D - 3.5-oz chicken breast, teriyaki sauce, corn, about 1/2 c. of an alfredo pasta side dish
W - 6 cups
E - I did some squats but didn't get my ten mintues like I'd planned.
So today, maybe Coach Nicole and I will have a little pow-wow after work.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Another within range day yesterday.
B - 2 WW pumpkin muffins (homemade), coffee, FF creamer
L - 1.5 c tomato soup, cucumbers/carrots (raw) with hummus (.25 c), v8
S - honey wheat bread, dijon mustard, 2 thin slices ham
D - small meatball sub w/tomato sauce, .25 c mozzarella, 1 c. steamed broccoli, a few potato chips
S - sugar free gum again! fell asleep on the couch with it in my mouth LOL
W - 7 cups
E - C25K W4D3 (30 min) treadmill; upper body strength*
*I'm adding strength training back in to my rotation. DUH. I feel like kind-of an idiot because SP has articles all over the site saying women, esp., should be doing strength -- it HELPS YOU LOSE WEIGHT. But I didn't realize. Anyway, I feel like my cardio is finally in place, so I'm comfortable adding strength in now. Here's to Feeling The Good Sore!
Today I weighed in at 144.5. That's down 1.5 lbs from YESTERDAY, which I know isn't accurate - there's no way I could lose 1.5 lbs in one day - but I am gratified to see the scale moving in the right direction, and AWAY from that stupid 147 that appeared after Christmas.
I am trying REALLY hard to stay within my ranges and drink lots of water this week. Maybe it's helping...? Let's hope so.
February is here!
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