Tuesday, January 14, 2014
I promise myself that I will post a blog at least once a week and talk about my strengths and challenges during this journey. I hope that I can keep it up because I am so busy with other aspects of my life. This blog was supposed to be posted on Sunday but I couldn't because of a cold and had to rest. I am feeling much better now and can finally post it. Here it is ....
My marathon training started Jan 7th, 2014 and this was the first week schedule.
Jan 7: Run 4 miles
Jan 8: Run 3 miles
Jan 9: Crosstrain
Jan 10: Run 3 miles
Jan 11: Run 5 miles
Jan 12: Rest
My first two days went very well. I jogged at a comfortable pace and felt like I could run more but I promised myself that I didn't want to over-train and then hurt myself later down the road. So I stuck with the training plan and only ran the designated miles.
On Jan 9, I didn't cross-train at all because I am not sure what activity to do yet. I am thinking of doing yoga but then I like zumba too. I am not sure if I should invest in a gym membership and have more options. But I will figure it as I go along.
The last two days were pretty mixed. While I comfortably ran the 3 miles, I struggled with the 5 miler. I was tired and was struggling with some kind of bug. Immediately I started running, I knew that it wasn't going to be pretty at all. Running the first mile was a battle within myself and then i started experiencing some pain in one of my legs but didn't want to give up. I kept reminding myself that this is the only the first week and that I have to keep on. On and on I did and can honestly say that I felt so much better afterwards. But looking back, maybe I should have rested but I didn't want to stop and actually ran 5.2 miles. So proud!!!
Overall, my first week was okay. I figured it would be a breeze but was proven wrong. Life is unpredictable and I have to always remember that and adjust accordingly.
I am already halfway into my second week and I am excited. I already did a 5 mile run yesterday and baby, I was on fire. I am still having some pains but I have been icing it. I will evaluate how it feels in a couple of days.
Thanks for the support. I truly appreciate all the advice that I have gotten so far. Now, its time to get some rest. Good night, y'all.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
First and foremost, I so want to live a long and healthy life. I have three active kids that keep me going but I also want to see grand kids someday.
Second, I want to feel better and confident in every area of my life. I know that if I feel good about myself, it will definitely translate to other facets.
Third, I want to increase my energy level. Working out in the morning gives me that extra boost that I need for the rest of the day.
Fourth, if I can succeed in keeping a control of my weight, the sky is the limit, right? I believe so.
Fifth, I can't think of any other reason at the moment but I just do it. There are so many benefits to working out. Your body will thank you so will your mind.
Off to the park for a walk. Have a blessed day everyone!!!!
Friday, October 07, 2011
I have to admit that I don't like to blog. But i am promising myself that I need to because that is the only way that I can be accountable - to live healthier and live a happier life
I just watched Steve Jobs commencement speech at Stanford in its entirety and it is so moving. One quote that spoke to me is when he said, "Do what you love. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle" This is so true in life. I want to apply that to every aspect of my life.
I promise myself that I won't settle. I want to live life to its fullest and do what I love and have a passion for because that is the only way that you can be truly be happy.
Thanks, Steve for being the great innovator in my generation and for truly inspiring many including myself that it isn't too late to find that passion whatever it may be.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
I don't know what came of me but I signed up for another 5k event this saturday. Even though I've been running and training for a couple of weeks now, I'm still a little bit scared. I am scared that I will walk the whole miles or that my time will be outrageous. I don't know why my thought process is this way.
Ever since I actively started working out about three weeks ago, I have lost five pounds (btw, on the scale) though I still don't see any difference in my clothes yet. What I have noticed is that I have more energy, my stress level is way down and I have fewer headaches. My water intake is even up (not sure about the correlation). On the other hand, my legs are quite sore especially my shin.
I hope to continue on this health path. I've even added zumba class to my fitness routine 3x/week. I don't have any dancing experience but I got to admit that it's fun. I also want to try cycling (so as to rest my shin), pilates and yoga. I hope I'm not adding too much too soon but I'll see how my body react to them.
It's really been great reading so many blogs about the process of weight loss. I want to be able to share my own success story too. I've made a commitment to myself that I am going to live healthier and I know slowly and surely, the pounds will come off. Is it going to be easy? Not by a long shot! But I have to try. I just have to give it a shot and see what happens.
SP has been great so far because it provides accountability. I have received so much information which I am putting into use. The hardest has been eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables but I'm trying. My biggest surprise has been my water intake. I didn't know that I could drink water especially with my addiction to sprite. Guess what, I haven't even tasted sprite in three weeks. Woo Hoo!
Despite the progress, there's been setbacks too. This past weekend, I went for a friend's birthday (which was at Olive Garden) and ate so much. But it was just one day and the next day, I realized what happened and vowed to do better next time. What I learnt from it was that it won't be easy and that I would have to work over and over again each day. I know I will.
Now, I've got to go. Off to my zumba class
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