Monday, September 10, 2007
YAYYYYYYYY!!! :) I'm so thrilled.
I lost weight again this week!! After that short scare of a potential plateau, it looks like 227 was NOT where I was destined to get stuck after all.
221 is where I am right now -- to be honest, the scale also said 220.5 this morning, but I didn't want to push it. My current short term goal is 220 by 9/17, so I'm just banking on making that. I hope.
My last run last week went REALLY WELL. 25minutes straight for the first time ever in life, and it felt pretty ok! :D I'm sure I was going very slow, but THIS week each run is 25 minutes so I'll have a chance to really work on being consistent with my pace and maybe improving it a bit.
Then next week is 28 min runs, then 30min runs...
... and I'll have completed the Couch to 5K running program!!!
To be honest -- I was afraid I wouldn't be able to complete it when I started. I never would have imagined myself doing this, so it feels AMAZING to be able to keep up a jogging pace (even a slow one) for 25 minutes.
And now I can say, "I've lost ALLLMOST 70lbs." Can you believe that crap??? hahahahaha.
It will be totally insane from here on out -- 75lbs lost... 80... 85...90!! 95!!!! 100!!!! YEAH.
I will do it. I know it. Even if it doesn't happen by the end of the year, I will reach my goal. But right now I am 1lb ahead of the pace required to meet my year end goal, so I'm feeling pretty good. As soon as I really get this running thing down, I intend to be able to run even longer (I hope) and increase my fitness even more.
This week my aim is to eat more fruits and vegetables as snacks and whatnot and less of the prepackaged snacks. I was posting on a thread where someone was asking if 100cal packs were healthy.
and it's like -- NO. They're better than binging or overdoing it on a full out snickers bar or something like that, but they're not HEALTHY. They're just a lighter alternative of still completely empty nutritionless calories.
Now that having been said -- I still bought treats. But rather than planning a lunch of like... a salad... and 100 cal hersheys and 100cal ritz and some other prepackaged thing... today I had a sandwich, a pear, baby carrots, and then some unhealthy things... but still! hahahaha :D I'm thinking about it anyway. And I want to I guess increase the nutritive value of my meals and try to lower the empty calories a bit. I really want to strive to be healthier until I feel like I'm really really good at it.
I want to increase my strength training again. Now that I'm in the habit of doing it regularly, I need to really increase the number of excercises I'm doing and increase some difficulty... really get a PLAN going with that rather than picking something to do and doing it over and over, a plan of action of how to improve it. Like I do with my cardio, always challenging myself and plans of what I want to do next, etc.
So the idea is that sometime within the next few weeks, at LEAST by the time I've finished the c25k, create a schedule rotating muscle groups so that I'm doing a small amount of ST each day. I think this will help me get more in and hopefully I can help my hubby get some in as well.
Um... I guess that's it for now.