Monday, February 14, 2011

Woot Woot!!

Today was a very good day!! I woke up and hopped on the scale and I'm down 4 pounds!!

I didn't do very much cardio today at the gym but I did some weight lifting. I did 5 mins on elliptical and 5 minutes jogging on treadmill.

I'm really wanting to run a 10 minute or less mile (I don't want to walk at all when I do it)

So that's the goal I'm heading towards right now, while working on endurance running too.

I'm liking this working out thing, it really has helped me to feel better!!

Now, off to clean the apartment!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day 2 of 5K training

Warm up: 5 minutes on treadmill (going 3.0)

Work out: Run (4.3)/Walk (3.3) 10X for 20 minutes
Heart Rate:182
Calories burned: 134

Cool Down: 5 minutes on treadmill gradually slowing down

total calories burned: 176

Very Sad Night...

So last night Stephen and I went to Wal-Mart to purchase a scale.

Well we both were shocked when we got on the scale, and I think I was shocked the most.

I'm about 7 pounds more than I thought....

I also took before pictures in a swimsuit, but I'm not going to put anyone through that torture of looking at them until I've lost some weight!!!

I also read somewhere that petite women (like myself) can weigh less than women 5'5 and over, but look much heavier than them. That's the reason I look like I've gained 40 pounds instead of only 20...

Well last night was definitely the motivation for me to change!! Now that I can see that number and I know what my goal is, I'm going for it!

I'm not going to obsess over the number on the scale, so I'm only going to "weigh-in" on Mondays and just try to push myself at the gym without thinking about the number.

I'm a little sore from yesterday, but I definitely could've pushed myself harder!! I've got my zune today, so maybe music will help me go longer and harder than I did yesterday

Monday, February 7, 2011

The 5K Training...

I have a friend who is about to turn 27. She made a list of things that she wants to in her 27th year and one of the things is she wants to run a 5k...well then it turned into a 10k! The woman is my inspiration!!  She also is working to reach her goal weight and has already lost 20 pounds!!

Well I'm not going to make a whole list of things that I want to do (yet) but I've been talking about training to run a 5K since last summer and by golly, I'm gonna do it!

I also would like to reach my goal weight of 114 lbs. I know a lot of people have told me that I look great the way I am and so on but I DON'T FEEL GREAT and I think that's the most important part! I have a very small frame, so the weight I'm at right now is actually dangerous territory for me... I was 120 when I graduated high school, I'm now around 135-140. I'm getting a scale tonight at walmart and will take a picture of the actual number.

I've never really felt very good about my body, so I'm wanting to change that and hopefully make this a complete life change so I can be an inspiration to my children if they ever struggle with self-esteem problems.

So today was Day 1 and I was to run/walk at 1 minute intervals 10 times for a total of 20 minutes. I was doing really really good and was almost done (i was on the 8th time I think) when I got a TERRIBLE cramp and nearly tumbled off the treadmill. I'm not going to move onto "day 2" training just yet until I can actually accomplish what I was supposed to do in Day 1 (but I'll just do it on Day 2...does that make sense?!)

Anyways, I'm hoping that the exercising will work better than my atkins plan did...Stephen and I are eating healthier thankfully, and I'm trying to cut out sugary drinks. I know this isn't going to be a quick fix, but my main goal is just to be healthier!!!