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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Day two of C25K is over. I didn't do quite as well as the first day. I was a little stiff through most of the runs and found I had to stop early on 3 of the eight.

I was not at all suprised by this. I know that I'm pushing my body to do things that it has NEVER done. It doesn't like that very well and wants to fight back so I'll stop. But I have news for it, "We are doing this either way!"

I know that I'm not going to complete the C25K in the prescribed 9 weeks. I am most likely going to repeat week 1 before I move on. At my size and level of fitness, I know I'm going to have to work harder to achieve some of the goals in this program.

On the plus side, it is already kicking the scale into gear. Since coming back to SparkPeople and committing to make this the last time I EVER have to do this, I have lost 23 pounds. I have dropped 4 of those pounds since Sunday (average of 1# per day).

I just read a blog post by YOOVIE that made me realize something, I am waking up my inner athlete. To paraphrase her, it's like having two people living in the same body fighting for control. In her case the athlete is taking over now. In my case, I am unfortunately still in control most of the time, but I am deeply aware of the battle that's going on and how much power that athlete is gaining in my life. I'm working so that I can start to step away and let him take over. For now though, I have to be ever vigilant to not let myself get my way.

I won't eat half the pizza, I'll have a single slice.

I won't sit on the couch and watch TV, I'll watch while I do squats, jumping jacks, and run in place.

I won't hide the fact that I'm living a new lifestyle from my friends because I'm afraid of what they'll think. Hey, they already know I'm fat. Letting them know that I'm trying to do something about it isn't going to make them suddenly realize it. This way I can make good choices in their presence and not worry about what they are thinking. And who knows this may even inspire some of them to make similar changes in their lives.

I won't let circumstances be an excuse to avoid hard work. I have avoided everything for so many years that it resulted in 370 lbs. NO MORE!

Hope everyone has a great day!

Never Stop Moving!

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    You are on the path to good health and a great life.
    2867 days ago
    Your attitude is so wonderful! You are doing all the things you need to be doing. If you're sore from C25K you might want to go 2 days between runs instead of 1, and make sure not to do it consecutively. I find that if I have 2 days between runs I do much better and don't feel so tired and sore. Stick with it! I repeated weeks in the beginning, but it will get easier.
    2867 days ago
    AWESOME blog! Keep up those great efforts. I like what you said about not caring what others around you think. I went through a similar awakening. I KNOW you will succeed! You have the right MINDSET! Stay focused and don't worry about the set backs. (they ARE coming, by the way) When they DO come, don't get derailed by them, just learn a little something from each one, refocus, and then move on. NO BIG DEAL!One of my favorite articles on here is 1 step back, 2 steps forward. I can't wait to see you reach your every goal! Let me know if I can be of any help. Looks like you got this thing handled! I pray God's strength and guidance upon you as you strive toward and REACH every goal you set! Take care and God Bless.
    In His service, Rick emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2868 days ago
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