Dear bloggy readers,
Thanks for taking the time out of your busy days to come hangout read my little bloggy. I love being able to share my thoughts and feelings with everyone. More importantly I am inspired by everyone. Your excitement over my good news- makes me love everyone even more. I share mostly about my health and fitness, but some days I just want to blab about my personal life. Blogging sometimes feels soooo good! Just getting your thoughts and feelings out there and having other people being able to relate is a positive experience.
There are so many things that happen to be that directly impact what I eat or if I even workout that day. Even with some changes in my personal life that took me off guard I stuck with my plan to run. I could have easily decided to take some personal time for myself but I knew I had a goal and I stuck with it.
( For those of you who have not read my previous posts I have been injured for the most of 2009)
I am following the couch to 5k plan but modifying it on how I feel physically.
Plan for Week 1:
Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.
What I did:
20 mins on the acr trainer at ( cardio program level 5) I wanted to avoid running for as long as possible- I was super nervous about getting started)
Treadmill warmup 5 mins: incline 5 speed: 3.0
I was gearing up to breakout into a run at 4:41 when I looked down and saw that my shoelaces were untied. The last thing I needed was to slip and fall flat on my face.
I finished out the plan ( with tied shoelaces). Boy do I need those 90 secs of rest.
Running is hard. But it feels good. I have done this workout twice this week. I gave myself 3 days to recover because of how sore I was.
As you may or may not know I have been watching what I eat for the past month. No calorie counting, just eyeballing and stopping when I am full.
Results?? Lets see them
Compare with 156.5
Dec 31st Feb.9th
Arms: 12.5 inches Now: 11
Bust ( w/ double bra): 37 inches Now: 36 inches
Abs ( around belly button): 37 inches Now 33 inches
Butt: 40.5 inches Now: 40 inches
Biggest part of Thigh: 23 inches Now: 24 inches
Height: 5 feet 2 3/4 inches
Weight as of Dec 31st 2009: 156.5 Now: 148
BMI: 27.2 ( I put myself in as 5′ 3”) Now: 26.2
Overweight = 25-29.9
I am so happy with the results, but more importantly with the progress that I have made. I am HEALTHY and I am RUNNING again. Sure it is slow, but it is progress.
– If you have not been watching the news the baltimore/DC/ east side has been getting hit with blizzards
We just got done with 28 inches from part one and tonight starts part 2. I want to resume my training ASAP but mother nature has other plans.
I have signed up for the First step Striders 5k training program! Starting March 3rd at 6:15am at my old high school!
– I am excited to be able to run outdoors and get my training on 🙂
So in conclusion to this long and winded letter, please keep reading my bloggy. I am trying to get back into school with 19.5 credits- so things are a bit rough!