Getting Healthy for Life

08 Sep, 2011

Week 1, Day 2 of C25K

Posted by: sgregg In: Getting healthy|Life ramblings

So, today was Day 2 of starting the C25K program.  I have actually surprised myself the first 2 days.  I started this past Tuesday and I cried when I got through it. Yes, it’s only a total of 8 minutes of running, but that is the most I have ever run in my life!  Well, since being a teenager or adult anyway.  I had an emotional breakthrough…haha!!  I never thought I would get emotional over something like that, but it was a wonderful feeling and I felt so proud of myself for getting through that first day on my own.

My weigh-in was yesterday.  I’m very proud to see a little over a lb loss.  I’m getting on down!  Yay!  I think starting the running program will help me lose it too.  I wish I could go again tomorrow, but the program specifically says only do it 3 times a week so I’m trying to go every other day with an extra rest day on the weekend.  I plan on either going Saturday or Sunday to do the last day of the first week.  I’m trying to decide if I need to do another week of week 1 or just move on to week 2.  I could try a day of week 2 and see how it is, I guess.  If I can push myself through it then I’ll know that I can do it.  I’m just so excited about it all even though my legs and knees get sore and my feet usually hurt.  But I know most of it’s all in my head.  I can do it.  I have already proven it to myself 2 days of this week.  I wasn’t really feeling it this morning until I got to thinking about how getting healthy is going to be so great for me and how great I’m going to feel when I have to buy a smaller pants size.

Anyway, school is keeping me very busy.  I actually should be doing my load of homework now instead of typing in this blog, but I think blogging keeps me from being so stressed anyway.  I can get everything out that I need to say without any interruptions.  I need that sometimes.  It also helps me think through things and helps me realize how I really feel about something.  I know that has nothing to do with weight loss or whatever, but if you are one that is just browsing then I say you should start up a blog or at least a private journal to write your thoughts in or goals or whatever it is you want to write.  It really helps me get my thought process together and makes me feel more complete.  I know I can go to bed tonight because I don’t have so much on my mind because I’ve already gotten it out on here.  I know it may seem silly to some, but whatever, I don’t care. Ha!  I guess I need to start posting before and after pics soon.  I started the beginning of August and I’m thinking maybe I could do a monthly picture on the days I do my measurements?  Yeah, I might do that.

No plans for this weekend yet.  A friend invited us over for a bonfire and taco soup.  I don’t know if I’m going yet or not since DD isn’t great with staying out past her bedtime.  It’s just not fun for me.  I don’t know how late she’s talking, but if I can get over there and back home by 7:30 or 8, then I should be fine.  She only lives up the road, so it wouldn’t be a big deal, I don’t think.

Okay, I have rambled enough for one night so I’m jumping off.  Goodnight, peeps!

1 Response to "Week 1, Day 2 of C25K"

1 | davinci1983

September 8th, 2011 at 10:41 pm


Great job on the running! I am training for a half marathon in November. I have never run before I started training last month.

In fact, I always walked during all of the running events in high school. I was always overweight. It’s great that you were able to beat a personal running record so easily. I am in the same boat. Last weekend I ran 4.25 miles for the first time. This weekend I am planning on running 5 miles. I have never run that far in my life!

Best of luck to you.

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