Week 2, Day 2

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Missed a few days of posting but I am still going strong. I added a list of goals that I want to target. I don’t know in what order I will get them accomplished, but I am excited about checking them off one by one. Scale hasn’t moved since I started but I have dropped 1.5 inches. SWEET!!

Bright and early at the Y this morning. Intervals again today- jog 3 min/walk 2 min (x5). I was supposed to do x8 but just ran out of time. Tomorrow will be intervals again. I am supposed to take an alternate day, but I am sure that there will a whole lot of walking on Wednesday with the girls’ field trip.

Week 1, Day 4- Feelin’ good!

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Bright and early at the YMCA this morning. My workout today was supposed to be 30 minutes non-stop. My problem is that I get bored if I don’t break it up somehow. So, during the 30 minutes I alternated between jogging two laps and walking one. Not counting warm-up and cool down I ended up jogging 1.25 of the 2 mile workout. Yay!

I still need to figure out what I want to do with eating. I find that I do not have time to count calories or points. I am lucky if I even have time to pack breakfast and lunch for myself before I have to be out the door in the mornings. I am thinking about trying the Ripped in 30 meal plan again. I like the choices on it and it really couldn’t be simpler.

Week 1, Day 3

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Rest day so no workout today. Back on the track tomorrow, though!!

Week 1, Day 2

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When I headed to the Y this morning I just knew that there was NO WAY I was going to be able to do the workout my husband had down for me today. Jog/racewalk 5 minutes, 3 minute rest, Jog/Racewalk 5 minutes. Are you kidding?!? I am over 100 pounds overweight and am horribly out of shape. I had a hard enough time jogging one lap yesterday for heaven’s sake. I was planning to try it anyway- just to prove to him that he has no idea how to work with non-athletes (he normally only trains people who have been serious athletes for years).

Well, gosh darn it- I DID IT!! :) I couldn’t believe that I was able to jog 5 minutes without stopping. I was SO proud of myself.

I also decided today that I am going to use the measuring tape to measure progress instead of the scale. Fluid retention, hormones and other various factors are making the scale do crazy things which is just messing with my head.

Week 1, Day 1

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I am determined to lose weight and I am determined to become a runner. Of those two things I am certain. Now, how to get there….

Well, my husband is a racewalking and running coach so I should be covered there. You would think, right? I have been asking for a training schedule for six years now and only in the last few weeks did I finally get one. Nevertheles, I got it. For most of our marriage my husband’s training has come first. I had the best of intentions of working out whenever I could find the time but with a full-time job and three small children that time never seemed to come. Recently, however, by wonderous divine intervention, he told me that he is taking a break from serious training and that I should take the opportunity to get my workouts in. GEE, ya think!!!!!! So, I dropped my weight watchers membership and am using the money to pay for a membership to the YMCA. I am much more likely to workout if I have a gym to go to. I hate working out outside. Give me a track or a treadmill any day.

So, here I am day one armed with a plan that combines the training schedule he gave me with the Walk to RUn Program from prevention.com. Food I am less structured with due to financial and time contraints. I do my best to eat right and stick to 3 meals a day and a snack but I absolutely do not have time for calorie and point counting. Besides, I have always preferred to exercise more in order to have a bit more freedom with eating.

Day One Workout- alternate jogging 200 meters and walking 200 meters on the track at the YMCA (10 times). DONE!