General Update…Running, High-Cholesterol, and the End of Summer
As you can see, there have been a couple of weeks since my last update. That’s partly because Hubby and I went on vacation and partly because I’ve not been running, cooking, or doing anything that contributes to being healthy.
First, the C... Read more
W4D1--I DID IT!!
Excuse my French, but holy sh!t. This was one hell of a workout, but I feel great!! I originally planned to repeat Week 3 this week, but when I got to the gym, I decided to give Week 4 a shot. If I couldn’t make it through, I could always go bac... Read more
Week 3 of C25K is a Killer!
I have not been good about updating, but that’s doesn’t mean that I haven’t been running! Ok, well, I didn’t run last week because my work schedule really got in the way. Before life got crazy, though I finished my repeat of Week 2!
This we... Read more
Running & Gaining Weight? How can that be!
I must admit that while my eating habits haven’t changed too much since I’ve started running, I’ve been constantly hungry. I’ve done my best to ignore it, drink more water, or satiate myself with “healthier” snacks. However, I’m not the health... Read more
Week 2 Day 1 (repeat)…Feet of Lead
I’m repeating Week 2 of the Couch to 5k program because I only did 2 of the runs last week. Not to worry, I’m not falling off the program. I just had scheduling difficulties. The two runs I did last week went well, but I wanted to make sure t... Read more
W2D1…Still Going Strong
This morning was a tough run, not only because it is tough running, but also because my iPod was dead. Trying to motivate myself instead of having “Bob” encouraging me (Ullrey’s podcasts) or having the “Ready, Set, Go” noises cuing me (PodRu... Read more
W1D2 of C25K...and I'm feeling good!
So, I’m going to “start over” next week, but I thought that I would still keep track of this week’s progress. This afternoon I did something absolutely unheard from me (ok, something besides the running!)…I went to the gym on the weekend. H... Read more
W1D1 of Couch to 5k
Normally, my posts are fairly lengthy, but today is simply a post of my shouting loud and clear...I DID IT! I downloaded Robert Ullrey's podcast for Week 1, and I headed to the gym. I didn't do anything to fancy. I simply walked at a speed of... Read more
Running vs. Walking…A Newbie’s Thoughts
Several weeks ago, I had a conversation with a family member that made me think about stepping up my workout plan. Without going into details, the conversation reminded me of the direction in life that I’m trying desperately to avoid. I started... Read more
Musings About Pedometers
I’ve had an on-going conversation with Hubby about the use of pedometers and how many steps people should take in a day. A day doesn’t go by without my seeking at least one person with a pedometer, and that doesn’t count the three ladies walkin... Read more
The Cereal Dilemma
I love breakfast. And when I say I love breakfast, I really mean that not only do I feel better when I start my day off with a good solid meal, but also I absolutely love all types of breakfast food (the good and the bad). During the week, I r... Read more
Reaffirming My Commitment
Since the beginning of December, I have not taken my path to a healthier life seriously. It has been full of half-hearted attempts to track my food, excuses for why I 'deserved' to eat something I knew I shouldn't, and a general malaise about t... Read more
A Tough Week Ahead
My hope is that by writing this entry, I will be able to maintain some semblance of sanity as make it through this week. While I normally work long hours (8-6:30), which leave me getting up at 5:30 am to go to the gym and getting home and makin... Read more
Nature vs. Nurture: Being a Salad Person
It seems to me that in life there are “salad people” and there are the rest of us. Sure, if I go out to lunch, I will look at the salad menu because I know that I’m supposed to, but then I have to make a conscious decision as to whether I’m goi... Read more
Good or Bad—Reaching 200 Pounds
In mid-July, I hit my heaviest weight every—211.5 pounds. Then, I pinched a nerve in my back, which gave me scare because it took two weeks to feel somewhat normal again. Suddenly, I realized I wasn’t just out of shape and overweight, but it w... Read more