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Monday, November 07, 2011

So, I've gotten my body to a point that it's never been to before...this past Saturday I ran Week 4 Day 1 of the C25K program. My body ran for 5 minutes straight...not just once, but twice in 20 minutes' time! I was so surprised that I felt like crying. Before I ran that afternoon I asked my dear, sweet, super-suportive husband if I should just repeat Week 3 Day 3, and he asked me, "why?" I answered that I was afraid that I couldn't run for 5 minutes. He said, of course, "you CAN do it, you've been running 3 minutes, now it's time to add to it. You are ready!" I set out on my walk/run path, and even at the very last minute as I was stretching, I was unsure of which track on my iPod I was going to choose.

As I picked the Week 4 Day 1 track, I tried to tell myself that I could run 5 minutes, and if not, I could stop, walk, then start back until I could do the entire time. Well, I finished the first 3 minute running (jogging!) interval, then finished the first 5 minute one! I wanted to scream at the top of my lungs! I hurt and I was out of breath, but I did it. Then, I repeated it! I felt great! Then my legs began to ache...they ached the remainder of the evening. I took a hot bath, some Advil, and went to bed. I gave my body a day of rest yesterday, Sunday, and will pick back up on the exercise today!

Unfortuneately, I didn't make such great choices with my food over the weekend...we ordered pizza (my favorite!) on Friday night, and I had waaaaay too much! I told my hubby I was "carb loading" for my 5 minute run on Saturday! LOL! I snuck little candy bars out of the kids' Halloween bags off and on during the weekend, had homemade biscuits on Saturday morning, bratwurst on Saturday night, pancakes on Sunday morning...oh, and I made key lime pie too! Had to try 1 slice of that too on Saturday night!

My goal(s) this week...(1) eat more fruits and veggies, less junk, (2) drink 8 glasses of H2O every day, (3) continue to exercise, and (4) be thankful every day for one thing and post it as my status for the day.

Hope everyone has a wonderful, blessed week!
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    Wonderful!!! I'm so pleased! Your hubby is right : you CAN do it!
    Great goals too - you're right to focus on the future rather than the past. And your plans sound good. I love your status idea! (might borrow it I think if you don't mind...)
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    Woohoo! You did it! You did Week 4 Day 1... You are doing a great job and I am so happy for you! And I LOVE your goals for this week!
    I understand about struggling with food even though you are doing great on the workout front! I am working on that too! But we can do it!
    I am so happy to read too that you have such a supportive husband! That's wonderful!
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