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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Today's C25K program was a 22-minute run between a 5-minute warm-up and a 5-minute cool-down. I stopped after 14 minutes of jogging emoticon

Maybe I need to run more slowly. I'll try again on Monday, and I'll keep trying until I figure out a way to do hang in there till the end.

Tomorrow is weigh-in day for me, and I'm a little worried about that too. I think the trainer is trying to shock my system into dropping lbs by raising my calories. We'll be re-evaluating at the end of next week. I hope it works, but I'm a little worried that this yummy stuff he recommended might make me regain some of the weight I've lost.

I haven't been tracking my food this week. I'll get back to it soon. I haven't been sleeping enough either. Late night cooking has been getting in the way. Going back to batch cooking on Sunday as soon as I have the new meal plan figured out.

Going to keep pushing till I regain balance.
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    Just keep up the exercise! Your body might be going through some adjustments if you just increased your activity level. Your small weight gain is most likely water gain. There's a great article on SparkPeople about how your body adjusts when significantly changing your exercise routine. Sounds like your working it! I think it's fantastic you can run 14 minutes without stopping. I haven't been able to sustain a jog for more than a half a minute. Keep going! I think you're doing great.
    1132 days ago
  • TIGER_LILY_613
    Gained 1lb, lost 1% body fat. Hmmm...

    If it's new muscle, it must've gone straight to my calves. They feel like bricks.

    Happy it's the weekend. I work out from Monday to Friday, and the weekend is when I rest up. My legs will appreciate it :)

    Going to set up my food trackers to analyse the new plan and see what can be improved . I know I can figure it out :)

    Thanks for the support guys !
    1133 days ago
  • PJ2222
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    1133 days ago
    So, how did you do this week?
    1133 days ago
    Yeah, pace is real source of pride I find, and we have to be willing to listen to our bodies and run at a speed that allows us to sustain. That, or just keep working at, set that 14 minutes as your benchmark, and just try to beat it by 20 seconds each time you run. And feel proud about every extra second you eek out, instead of feeling bad that it's not a full run. Every great thing has humble beginnings. These are yours, and you're definitely great. :-) Have a great weekend!!!! :-D
    1134 days ago
  • NHES220
    Definitely try slowing down your pace as others have mentioned. In the "Run Your Butt Off" program, that is what they recommend. Also, even if you have to take a minute or two walk break, start up the running again. Just run a pace that is comfortable for you. Good luck!
    1134 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    Sounds like you are working really hard, I am sure that as long as you keep working towards your goal you will get there.
    1134 days ago
    I imagine slowing your pace will help. I had to go really slow in order to make it my entire 30 minutes. Now that I have done it, I am working on increasing my pace! Hang in there!
    1134 days ago
    I am sure you will get there. You are doing really well.

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    1134 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    Good luck with your weigh-in! Hang in there with the running. Find your pace and I bet you can do it!
    1134 days ago
  • DALID414
    1134 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon You can do it! Keep on keeping on. Don't get discouraged. You've been doing so well! emoticon
    1134 days ago
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