Friday, October 05, 2012
So, I think I need to set more goals besides just weight loss… I don’t dare make measurement goals since I’m not sure what thin girl inside of me has measurements of…
At the gym I was running at a 4.5 mile pace for 15 minutes (at my top end) but then was told I needed to up the pace so I went up to 5.0. What a difference that .5 made… I really had to scale back and build back up again.
Let it be known that when I started I could only run maybe 4 minutes at a 4.5 pace. It doesn’t happen overnight and a steady pace is key, but I need some goals.
Right now I’m running at my high end 10 minutes at 5.0…. yesterday I was exhausted and didn’t run but 6 minutes but I was exhausted and frankly just happy that I made it to the gym for some movement. I think I will start including this on my Saturday weigh ins since this is a pretty big accomplishment for me and the better I’m running the better my health and stamina are becoming.
Friday 9-10 minutes at 5.0 pace
Sat-Mon 10 minutes at 5.0 pace
Wed-Friday 11 minutes at 5.0 pace
Sat-Mon 11 minutes at 5.0 pace
Wed-Friday 12 minutes at 5.0 pace
Sat-Mon 12 minutes at 5.0 pace
Wed-Friday 13 minutes at 5.0 pace
Sat-Mon 13 minutes at 5.0
Wednesday 14 minutes at 5.0
I’ve always admired people who could run… to me it is just the height of fitness to see someone jump on the treadmill for half an hour. I will be doing ab exercises 5 times a week and I do a bit of arms a few days a week as well.
I have never been a “runner.” I don’t mind (well didn’t since I don’t do sports anymore) running in sports, actually it never felt that tiring. What did bother me was running stairs for basketball or laps around the track… I never got why I hated it so much an why some of us struggled more than others. I believe that I didn’t “build up” to the amount I was running and then despised it because I got so tired. Not this time. It would be a dream come true if I could run 30 minutes straight and even enjoy it.
Not everything is about weight, but making non weight goals are just as important since they go hand in hand with weight loss.
Happy Friday all! And remember, just because it’s the weekend doesn’t mean you need to throw away this week’s hard work! I weighed in at 167 even this morning…. I am hoping to be somewhere in 166 tomorrow for my weigh in and am having an atkins shake for lunch while I do some homework!