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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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    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 ;)
    1257 days ago
  • C8TSON
    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
    1257 days ago
    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!
    1258 days ago
  • KLMAYS08
    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 :)
    1258 days ago
    Way to go girl! I too want to run but it hurts my knees. Your story motivated me emoticon
    1258 days ago
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