Monday, December 06, 2010
I decided to switch to counting my weeks on this blog in terms of when I started changing my lifestyle, not what week of the Couch to 5km program. I'm not advancing as quickly to Week 4 of that program as I had planned, and this will just keep it all easier to track.
Week 3 of C25km is still kicking my ass, but it's getting marginally easier (again). Consistency helps push the envelope. I'm doubting I'll be ready to start Week 4 this Friday as I'd only have one more day on Week 3 this Wed. So I'll probably be continuing on the Week 3 program next week as well, even though it only burns 123 calories (less than my goal per day).
However, I am adding strength training for runners to my program now. I'm hoping this will help me meet the challenge more quickly.
Still working on losing the weight I gained back over Thanksgivings part 1-3c (not just one, but several dinner parties for the various family and friend groups). It's coming off slowly, about .2 lbs every couple days. I hope it keeps melting off. However, it looks like my waist and hips are slimming down, maybe I'm gaining some muscle. I'm also sleeping better.
I'm formally applying now to graduate school (for an MFA in Illustration). It's kind of a daunting process, I still have a lot of work to do on my portfolio and artist's statement and it's all due on the 13th. I'm pretty sure I'll get in, but if I make a good impression I should have better class placement (and thus more electives so that I can customize my course-load).
With applying for financial aid (FAFSA) I decided it might be best to go full-time and hope for more financial support. It would also get me out into the job market faster. And I can always reduce my cours-load if I need to take more time away from school to work.
Week 5 Stats:
Weight: 177.2 pounds
Right Thigh: 30"
Right Upper Arm: 14.5"
Right Calf: 19.5"
Crunches/1 min: 40 (I'm not sure if I have good form for these, tho')