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Thursday, April 11, 2013

So, doing C25K was a bit surprising. I did W5D1 on Tuesday and it was 3 5-minute runs with 3-minute walks inbetween. Usually, for the subsequent days in the week, you repeat the interval from Day 1 of the week. Surprise! I started up the C25K app and did the 5-minute warm-up walk and then it instructed to begin jogging...for 8 minutes! Oh! Hello! Okay...I did it! Then, it was a 5-minute walk...then another 8-minute jog. I did it again! Yay! I'm glad I didn't know ahead of time about the increase in the runs. I went into the workout thinking, "I can definitely do this...I did it last time. If I would have known it was going to be different and harder, I wouldn't have had that confidence going in.

I think "knowing" you can do something is a real game-changer...because it gives us confidence...and eliminates the doubt factor. It changes you from "trying" to "doing" because you KNOW you can. This is a big aha for me. I think I can contemplate this in other aspects of my life help me to move from "trying" to consistently "doing" the things I am really wanting to accomplish.

I had leftovers of the broccoli and chicken casserole I baked on Tuesday for lunch today...and boy was it good! I think I liked it better today than I did on Tuesday! I'm glad I have one more portion leftover for tomorrow's lunch. And it's under 300 awesome! I'm really trying to stay on the low end of my range and let the weight drop. Today, I was down to 193. That was nice to see. I am thinking that what I eat or don't eat in the evening is key to seeing any weight loss in the morning. Last night, I had an apple in the evening...and saw a .2 drop. The night before, I didn't have anything and saw a .5 drop. I think that, when I eat anything (even low cal) in the evening that is salty, I usually don't see a drop...I think because of the water retention resulting from the salt. So, I am experimenting with my evening snack or lack thereof to see if this theory proves true.

Hope you all had a great day! TGIF is on the way. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

April goals/progress
1. Get below 190...Progress - at 193
2. Complete C25K...Progress - completed W5D2
3. Do 10 plank pushups...Progress - can do 3 plank pushups
4. Have fresh freggies daily...Progress - 10/11
5. Spend SP time daily...Progress - 10/11
6. Spend Wii time daily...Progress - 4/11 (my Wii isn't working emoticon)

Picture of the day:
This is the app I am using to do C25K...glad it "tricked" me today...I'm that much closer to goal!
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