Monday, August 30, 2010
Hubbs and I started the couch to 5K program today. It went pretty well, although after the 5th running interval I just couldn't run anymore. I guess I'm going to have to work up to "Week 1 Day 1" of the program. I was proud of myself though that I managed to do 5 intervals, and of course that I dragged my sorry ass out of bed when it was still dark! :) I bought myself a new pair of running "shoes" (Vibram Fivefingers www.vibramfivefingers.c
, so they're really more like running barefoot), so that was a motivator. I also managed to find cute workout clothes for CHEAP at Walmart, so I didn't feel like a dork running in something unattractive. I feel like I've already got to have my fat flopping around while I run, I might as well do it in something cute! ;)
Also, I have to put in a plug for these books I've been using to bake bread. The first one is Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and the second is Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day www.artisanbreadinfive.
. The recipes are SO easy to make (no kneading - just dump everything in a bowl and stir it up!), and they're not bad for you. Well, some of them aren't bad for you. ;) I've been using their recipes to make light whole wheat bread, which isn't too bad in the calorie department, and it fat free. I'm finding that, while it does have more calories than the light bread I was buying at the store, it actually has substance and flavor, and it keeps me full longer. Not to mention, roll out the dough and grill it? Flatbread. Roll out the dough really thin and bake it? Pitas (with pockets!). Roll out the dough really thin, grill it, then throw some veggies, garlic, tomato sauce, and a little grated parmesan on the top? Pizza! I LOVE that I can control all of the ingredients and that I know exactly what's going into my body. I do have to do a little guesswork on the calories, but I think I'm coming pretty close it getting it right. If you want to try out the recipes before buying the book, just go to their website or google it, there are a bunch of recipes online. :)