I went on my first bike ride in many years tonight. I was nervous, but it was great! We rode about 5 miles through the desert. It was hilly and beautiful and I loved it. Read more
one way to do it...
I went on my walk/jog this morning and was still debating about whether to do W1D6 or go on to W2D1. Well, somehow, when I'd charged my iPod, I must have deleted W1! So, I 'had to' do W2! And, I did it!! I ran for 1.5 minutes at a time! I don't... Read more
She Gained Back 20 Pounds!
I talked to a friend I haven't seen in about a year. A year and a half ago we were both exercising and dieting. I lost 15 pounds and she lost 25. I gained back 10 of my 15. Read more
Rocket Fuel & Positive Bedtimes
Yesterday I went to the bookstore to look for an exercise journal (bought one!) and books about 5Ks and triathlons. I ended up getting a beginners book for triathlons. (Oh, and do you have a favorite book about 5Ks? triathlons? eating/living hea... Read more
Can you do 5K starting from the couch?
I just posted this question on the C25K forum, but thought I'd add it to my blog, too. I'm wondering if others on the C25K program are really starting from the couch or do they start exercising in other ways first.
You see, I haven't done ... Read more
Week 2 Weigh-In
I had my 2 week weigh-in this morning... and I'm down 3 pounds! I'm thrilled as at 1.5 weeks I was only down 0.5 pounds. I knew the scale would catch up eventually. I'm still running on momentum and staying within all of my goals every day! I wa... Read more
Learning to Run! Without Pain!
So, last week I did Week 1 of C25K and my calfs were KILLING me every timeI ran. I bought some new shoes at Fleet Feet this weekend and thought that would solve my problem. It didn't! I was re-doing W1 so a friend could join me and, at about my ... Read more
Sprint Triathalon - Am I Crazy?
So, I've finished Week 1 of my Couch to 5K training. Yeah! And, I've scheduled two 5Ks. I'll be doing one on September 11th (probably more walk/run) and one on October 2nd (try to run this one).
About 5 years ago I started training for a Sp... Read more
Need More Fiber & Calcium
I just completed Day 11 and am doing really well staying within my ranges on calories, protein, carbs & fat. So, yesterday I decided to start tracking fiber & calcium, too. Yikes! I am NOT doing well on those 2 categories and really need to figu... Read more
Disappointing Weigh-In... but Off to Run!
I'm now at a week and a half and just weighed in. I've been doing incredible with my diet & exercise... and STILL only 1 pound! Ugh! But, I know it isn't about the scale. It would just be nice to say "I've lost 'x' pounds!"
Anyway, I have a... Read more
Nothing but Hot Dogs
I took my daughter to Watermelon Camp today. It's our church's version of VBS and it only lasts a day. The moms stay and it lasts about 5 hours out in the heat. The kids have a lesson, do crafts, go on a nature walk, and swim. And, we have lunch... Read more
Couch to 5K!!! (Day 1 & Day 2)
Yesterday, I joined the Couch to 5K group and did my first walk/jog. Today, I did my second. You are supposed to take a break, but I wouldn't have been able to get 3 days in this week without doing it this week.
First of all, I can't believ... Read more
1 Week Down... and Only 1 Pound :-(
I was disappointed this morning when I weighed in that I'd lost only 1 pound during my first week. I've been doing SO good! I've exercised 6 of the 7 days. I've been within my calorie, fat, carbs & protein range every day. I've even eaten extra... Read more
No Back Pain!
I have had backpain for years and it especially hurts to lay on my back at night. So, I rarely do it. Anyway, the past 2 nights I have spent some of my sleep time on my back... and I was able to roll over to my side without any pain! I love it! ... Read more
Day 6... Hard to get enough carbs
I just finished up my day and even with eating some cereal & fruit (at 7 & 8 pm), I am still not getting enough carbs. It's been a struggle every day - which is funny since I struggled with getting FEWER carbs last time I did this.
Anyone ... Read more
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