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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Yesterday was a busy work day. We were hosting VP's from our corporate office. So we had a catered lunch and went out for a fancy dinner. Not the best day calorie wise. I had known the day would be packed with food, etc. So I was sure to pack my gym clothes. After I left the restaurant, I was thinking to myself- "I am so tired" and "would it be that bad if I skipped". Then I thought through all I ate throughout the day and realized it's not something that should be skipped... and although I was feeling tired a light workout would be better than no workout at all. When I got to the gym I decided to take it easy and just walk. My phone battery was a bit low and I hate working out without music. So I started my walk and 20 minutes in, I turned my attitude around. Why if I'm already and the gym, already moving and I taking it "easy"? So I remembered I'd loaded a Couch to 5K podcast on my phone. It's been years since I've attempted running. The first round is intervals of 60 second runs with 90 second recovery times. I can't believe I completed it! I've not ran since before my kids.... mainly due to weak bladder issues- but I did it and had no bladder issue to speak of. My only complaint was afterward my feet and knees were killing me. I think I need to be down another 25 pounds or so before I try it again. I don't want to injur myself. The elliptial and treadmill is much easier on my knees and feet. Not to mention, my shoes are kinda cheap. So, until I can afford an nicer, more supportive pair, I'm not going to push it.

Ready, set, GO! emoticon
April 1st: 264.7
April 2nd: 264.1
April 3rd: 264.6
April 4th: 262
April 5th: 261.4
April 6th: 261.2
April 7th: 260.3
emoticon Goal: 263.7 YAY! 260.5! Goal Met!
April 8th: 260.5
April 9th: 260.6
April 10th: 259.9
April 11th: 261.8
April 12th: 261.1
April 13th: 259.8
April 14th: 263.7
emoticon Goal: 262.7 YAY! 260.4! Goal Met!
April 15th: 260.4
April 16th: 257.6
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emoticon Goal: 261.7
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emoticon Goal: 260.7
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LIBRAWN24 4/17/2014 11:21PM

    We are totally on the save wave length!!! I have never attempted one of those couch to 5k things I may have to take a look into that to add to my routine ;)

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C8TSON 4/17/2014 10:48AM

    emoticon Keep up the great work! I know what you mean about the C25K. I was going to start on that, and my chiro wanted me to strengthen my core first. It will come with time. emoticon

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AMANDAUNBIDDEN 4/16/2014 10:51PM

    Great job on busting that run out and getting after it! I've done the Couch to 5K program before and really liked it. I don't run much anymore but thinking about starting again. Again, good job! emoticon Another day done and put towards your goal!

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KLMAYS08 4/16/2014 9:55PM

    You're doing great! I have gone backwards all the way around for the last two weeks! I'm really struggling to get back on track. I'm dreading our April 22 weigh-in. Keep up the awesome work! Every moment counts :)

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PORSCAD 4/16/2014 6:50PM

    Way to go girl! I too want to run but it hurts my knees. Your story motivated me emoticon

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