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Impressed with Myself.... Week 4 : Workout 1 - C25K

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Im proud of me today. I had such an awesome day and feel really great about myself.

I went to the park this afternoon with the kids and my husband and worked up a sweat....I was comfortable enough for the first time to wear my Youth size Large t-shirt out in public today without sucking in the whole time....

I ate right all day and this afternoon I went out and got my c25k workout in as well!

Hubby set up my fitness watch for me before I went out this afternoon. I gave him my training scedual for week 4 and he set up the intraval timers on my watch so the alarm goes off every time I am done with a segment.

Here is what I am doing this week

Walking/warm up : 5 min
Jog: 3 min
walking: 1min 30
Jog: 5 min
walking: 2 min 30
Jog: 3 min
walking: 1 min 30
Jog: 5 min
walking/cooldown: 5 min


So I was scared to death of thouse 5 minute segments because I have been walking 1 min and then jogging for 2 minutes.... thats it! The longest I have been jogging is 2 minutes so to go ahead and go to 5 seemed extreamly intemidating to me. 2 minutes is hard so 5 seemed impossible.

I talked my little sister into going out with me. She dident want to come because she hates running but I talked her into it. I figured since she is small (even though I know that has no bearing on your fitness lvl) she would do ok jumping right into week 4.

She did really well considering and her being out there really helped me. It dident seem as hard with her running there next to me. The 5 minute blocks were hard for both of us but we pushed though the first one and it wasent so bad.... the second one was a B*tch though and by the time we got down to 2 minutes left on the clock she was slowing down and saying she couldent go on... I felt the same way but I told her that she could do it and told her not to stop. I knew that if she stopped then I would stop and I wanted to get through that last 5 minutes and finish out strong. I kept telling myself "you can do this, you can do this"

Wow it was really hard... but we did it. We Jogged the whole time on the running parts and as we were cooling down I was so impressed with both of us. I really dident think that I could do it... I thought I would get to 3 minutes and then have to stop... but I dident stop I kept going. :-)

My sister told me that durring the last 5 minute set she was reciting the lords prayer in her head to keep her going. lol. I geuss everyone has things they do to help them push a little farther.

I really hope she continues to work out with me because it helped me alot to have her out there. The time went by faster and it dident seem as hard.

I am so happy with the progress I am making. I never thought 4 weeks ago that I would be able to run 5 minutes stright but I did.... I cant wait to see what I am doing in another 2 weeks. :-)

~ Jess
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  • DAVEW175
    Congratulation on your progress!
    2898 days ago
    You should be proud of yourself! emoticon You keep up the great work! So glad you are now able to wear your smaller shirt without having to do anything but wear it! I can't wait till I can do that too! Great Job, JESS!!!!
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    2899 days ago
    You are doing great :) When I feel like I can't go on I also tell myself "you can do it, you can do it" and I always can. Keep up the good work emoticon
    2899 days ago
    Great job!!!!!
    2899 days ago
    Ur doing AWESOME!! And the shirt looks to fit perfect!! Great job on powering thru & motivating ur sister to keep going!!!
    2899 days ago
    In a few weeks you will be jogging for 20 minutes! You can do it, and you are looking fantastic! emoticon
    2899 days ago
    well its been really tight and hugged my back rolls... which I know are pretty much not there anymore.. almost. I geuss my mind is still catching up to my body.

    ~ Jess
    2899 days ago
    Your doing awesome on your runs. I don't know why you wouldn't wear that shirt in public.....you look great.
    2899 days ago
  • CHRISS77
    That is awesome!! You should be proud.
    2899 days ago
    LOVEMYKIDS- It sucks when you get injured... Im having alot of problems with both of my knees. Im just trying to make sure I warm up good and stretch good and be very mindful of my body when i am working out. I have been making sure to take IB Profin when Im done with my workout and Im also icing both of my knees... I hope your foot starts co-operating soon.... darn zumba! lol.

    SIMONE- Thanks and congrats to you too... 5 minutes is a big step.. way to go to both of us, we should both be really proud. :-)
    2900 days ago
    I did Week 4 Day 1 earlier this week so I KNOW what a big step it is moving into 5 minute intervals. Congrats on getting through it! And great job bringing your sister along too emoticon
    2900 days ago
    WTG! You should be VERY proud!!! CONGRATS!

    I'm having a hard time with the c25k right now. Last summer I hurt my foot somehow (probably from too much zumba) emoticon and if I walk too long or run I can feel it start to hurt again. I hope to one day be able to run again...the sooner the better.
    2900 days ago
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