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Not going to wait any longer

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Before I got pregnant, I was trying to get into running. I was 230lb at the time and I was so bored of the elliptical at that point I wanted to try something new.

As my belly grew and my balance diminished, I stopped. I told myself I'd get back into it when I lost some weight. That 270lb was just too heavy and it'd hurt my feet/legs. That I wasn't ready......

Well screw that.

Last night I decided to give it a go. In my aerobic cardio class, we have a run/walk session. I've been pushing myself to run during it. At first, it was only half a lap. Then, I was able to do a whole lap. Last night, I did 3 laps of the gym before I couldn't push myself any more! I was so proud of me.

When the class ended, I went to the treadmill and tried again. 3% incline and I would walk at 2.5mph for 4min then run at 4.5mph for 1min. I did that 3 times. It felt GOOD when I finished. I pushed myself, and it did hurt but in a good way.

When I was done, I had such a high. I walked over to the rowing machine, sometime I had tried a few times in a past life (about 5 years ago), and I got on and did it for 2min. I was DEAD at the end of that 2min. I forgot how hard rowing is.

My next goal is to get my running up to 3min walking/2min running and 5min of the row machine.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHRIMSONFYRE 7/25/2013 10:56AM

    Sounds like you are doing FANTASTIC!
Keep up the great workout and the motivation!

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SUNSHINE192DAY 7/25/2013 10:07AM

    That's amazing work! You ARE doing it! Good job!

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KAT321123 7/25/2013 10:03AM

    I don't know if you're familiar with Couch to 5K or if you've tried it before, but I think it's SUCH an awesome program! It uses the interval technique you're already using but adds a lot of structure to it and helps you build up stamina and muscle to actually run 3.1 miles over the course of 9 week (okay, for me it took a little more than that! I repeated a few weeks).

Kudos to you for listening to your body and adding an extra challenge for yourself. I hope you love the running!

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