Couch to 5k Week 1 Day 2
Friday, May 17, 2013
Just completed my week 1 day 2 of Couch to 5k! Overall it wasn't too bad. Today was a little harder than the first day but knowing that it is a mental game I pushed forward and proved to be successful. On day 1 I ran at 5.0 comfortably, however today when i put it 5.0 it seemed to be too slow for my pace so I put it at 5.5. It made me excited to see that I was already doing C25K faster, but successful.
In other news I seem to be doing well with counting my calories. the 2nd day has been the hardest so far because I had almost eaten my allotted calories and had 84 left. There isn't much you can eat or 84 calories in my apt and I was still HUNGRY! I waited it out and drank some water, but it still was not going away. Eventually I made a cup of tea with a tb. of honey which put me right at my limit without going over. This seemed to tide me over a little. On top of everything I also had a migraine from the oh so wonderful allergies...
Now that I have gotten past that I seemed to be doing much better with eating. I also noticing that commercials are BIG triggers for me. I will be watching a tv show, minding my own business when a giant, juicy , delicious looking cheeseburger will come on the screen. HELP! I promptly will look away or manage to find something interesting to look at on my phone instead. Another trigger for me is Pinterest. I am on it quite frequently passing the time away and there is SO MUCH FOOD on Pinterest! I had a hard time looking at Pinterest before i started this whole thing because it would usually be meal time, I would be casually browsing, and next thing I knew my hunger was comparable to a starved mountain lion. Knowing now that these are triggers I am taking steps to finding ways around them.
Last but not least! I am so excited to be starting a healthy program, that it is already causing me to me a little scale crazy. I have only been doing this for 5 days and I have thought about getting on the scale 4 out of those 5 days. I have told myself that doing so would cause my motivation to diminish and that you can't move or "lose" a mountain in a day. So to compromise between getting on the scale everyday and not getting on the scale at all I have decided to do a weigh in once a week.
Even then I think this might be too much. What do you all think? How often do you all do your weigh in's?