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New Fitness Plan

Friday, July 12, 2013

I have found myself really stuck midway through the Couch to 5K program. I am loving running as much as ever, but I can't seem to increase my endurance and I'm capping out at about 11 minutes before I have to take a walk break.

A few days ago, I listed one of my July goals as getting to a 20 minute run, but as I tried to develop a plan for getting to that point I decided that I am switching to the Jeff Galloway training program. I started reading his book on running for beginners and I think a fresh start and a slightly different approach will do me good. I began his program on training day 1 today. It was short and easy for me, but that's OK. And really, it was amazing to see how easy it is for me, because 3 months ago when I had to run for a full minute, I thought I was going to DIE. My sister decided to start the program with me and seeing her struggle really showed me how far I have come since I began. It's a good motivator because I don't ever want to be back to that place.

I am still including light cardio and pilates on my non-running days. I discovered that our cable system has many free videos available on demand, including Coach Nicole's 28-day Bootcamp. It only has portions of the videos, about 30 minutes, but that is perfect for me. Even though I have a gym membership, I like being able to just head to the living room and start a video.

So, July goal update:

Do one hour combo of light cardio and pilates on non-running days
Achieve Pilates roll-up
Adhere strictly to low carb eating

So far, so good and I'm already seeing the effects on the scale. Whoo Hoo!
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    I think that is so awesome to revisit goals and CHANGE them as needed.. a lot of people would run up against (pun intended) an 11 minute "block" and get frustrated and quit. YOU found another way! PERFECT.. and sooooo mentally healthy.. I really believe what you have just displayed is THE KEY to long timer weight loss.. nothing.. absolutely NOTHING will stop you.. detours? we all have them.. but you are finding your way..

    Great Job!!
    1559 days ago
    Sometimes we do need a fresh perspective. Good luck on achieving your goals!
    1559 days ago
    Sounds like a good plan! Way to change things up when something isn't working for you.
    1559 days ago
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