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.