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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

getting better

Well I did the same run/walk on the treadmill that I did two days ago that I thought was going to kill me. However, this time, I did much better!! I didn't feel like was going to collapse. It was tough but in a good way. I can feel the soreness in my hips a little bit now but that's okay. I like to know that I did something. I am doing well with the eating plan. I have a smoothie (that I make) on the way to work. then I will have a piece of toast with peanut butter (1 Tablespoon). Sometimes I have a snack in the morning and afternoon of fruit, cottage cheese, and/or a string cheese. Then for lunch this week I have been having cream of wheat made with milk. For dinner, I try to eat sensibly -- I had some leftover turkey meatloaf with some potatoes and lots of veggies. I hope I can continue on this road.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Gym is getting better

Last night I tried to go harder on my goal of being able to run a 5K. I can walk right now, but not extremely fast. I am using the couch to 5K program to help me do it. I am to the point where I am supposed to do a 5 minute brisk walk to warm up, then 90 seconds of jogging, 90 seconds of brisk walking, 3 minutes of jogging, 3 minutes of brisk walking, and repeat once and cool down. Well, that 3 minutes of jogging about killed me!! I think part of it may have been that I forgot to grab a snack before I went, so I was running on empty. But boy, it was tough. I thought I was going to collapse!! Maybe I am not cut out for this running thing. But I made myself (and others) promise so I am not going to quit. I am just hoping it gets better/easier. All these people tell me how much they love to run, but right now, I just don't see it.

So, this morning at the gym, I did my strength training. I have been concentrated on my upper body and stomach most days since I am doing the running and I don't want to do anything that will hinder that process. But today I worked arms and some shoulders. I have to admit, I love weight training!!! The cardio is for the birds, but I can hold my own here. I don't know if it's just more interesting or what, but this is what does it for me! I can already feel that I had a good workout and I like it!