Monday, June 04, 2012
I joined the 5K Your Way Rookie Running program today and I also went for my first walk/run! It was so much fun and I felt comfortable with the pace I was going as well as the time/distance. During week 1, you walk for 4 minutes and then jog for 1 minute, and then repeat three more times. I am so excited to be doing this and I finally want to complete this program and be able to run my first 5K in just eight weeks from now! I'm taking it very easy and making sure I give myself enough a day off after each run, and do something else on those days instead. I'm also going to focus on stretching thoroughly after my workouts because I don't want to get shin splints this time!
Also, I am now on week 2 of the Tame Your Sweet Tooth challenge, and it's going very well so far! I haven't had any sugar in two days now and I'm not having any cravings for it either. It'll be interesting to see how my body will respond during the next couple of weeks! This week, I have to choose three sources of sugar I usually reach for when I get a craving, and then eliminate them from my diet for the next few weeks. My sugar triggers are ice cream, chocolate (and all kinds of sweets) and chocolate pudding (an odd choice, you might think, but I actually used it to satisfy my cravings for chocolate and stop eating it so much - and now it has become a problem and I eat it way too often so I need a break). I'll update you guys with more info later on!
OH AND BY THE WAY! I need to brag one last time! I lost three more pounds this week which means I'm down to 164.5 pounds!!! WOO HOO!
Thursday, May 31, 2012
For about a year now, I've had this reoccurring dream about running. In my dream, I am fit and strong and I'm running and running for miles on end without getting the least bit winded. My body is toned and fit, nothing jiggles, my legs don't hurt. I just feel completely calm and at peace with myself and the world. It's such a wonderful feeling! My feet barely touch the ground as I run through different landscapes. I feel like I could go on forever!
Last night, I had this same dream again. I was running in the rain. I remember feeling so incredibly free as the rain poured down on me and hit my face. I remember what it sounded like when my sneakers hit the wet pavement as I ran through the city, strong and fit.
Every time when I wake up from a dream like this, I feel incredible. I feel like my body is telling me to keep on moving towards my goal and to get fitter and healthier. I definitely want to become a runner, I've known that for a while now but I have been ignoring what my mind is trying to tell me. I've been meaning to start the Couch to 5K Challenge for a while now, and now I feel it's the right time. I want to challenge myself to make my dream of becoming a runner come true!
(By the way, week 1 of the Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge is going well! I have made some eye-opening discoveries. Week 1 will be over on Saturday and I'll share my insights with you then. Then it's on to week 2 and eliminating sugar from my diet for a few weeks. I'm excited to see how it'll go!)
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