Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Day one Week One C25K

Brisk five-minute warm-up walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes. Okay so i was going to start this program Monday morning and my alarm didn't go off...then i was going to start it this morning but my alarm went off at 545 and I said screw 5:45 am. So tonight i came home after work and visiting my mom and I said what excuse do i Have not to do it tonight...well the only thing i could think of was if i want to stay fat and unhealthy then tonight isn't the night either...that wasn't a good excuse to i got in my gear and turned on some music and got on the treadmill---and I DID IT! Day one Week one--CHECK!! I made it and the distance was just over 1.12 miles in 20minutes. Fewf! I think I scared all the animals as they all sat around the treadmill and watched with wondering eyes until i started my first 60sec intrerval of jogging then they all ran away up-stairs, down-stairs, into the kitchen to watch from the distance. Day 1 of week 1 was not horrible and if day 1 wasn't bad then I know day 2 and day 3 won't be to bad either.
So tomarrow is areorbic day and I think i will go ahead and break out the Wii fit and my ALIVE game which by the way is an awesome game for aerobic workouts! I also like Wii fit and Julian Michaels but Alive is by far my favorite. So perhabs I will try to wake up at 5:45 on Thursday for Day 2 but I may just end up doing my training at night rather then early in the mornig before work. I guess I will have to see what happens over the next few weeks. No matter when i do it I just need to make sure I do it!

Wheezing my way from couch to 5K

Okay everyone sorry that I have been gone from the blogging world for so long. Alot really has been going on in my life but I am sure you have all heard of it by now, if not from me then from my mom! So last week I was browsing through some websites on how to make treadmill workouts more exciting--didn't really find to much but I did find one particular website that caught my attention and it was this, a program that is suppose to make a 5k achievable in 9 weeks. I looked it over and thought that this would be very attainable and I could do if i really wanted. So it was the end of last week and I decided that Monday September 21rst would be my first day of the "Couch to 5k" running program. I also decided that i would blog about my progress over the next 9 weeks. So Let my journey of self improvement and better health begin! Please feel free to cheer me on I am going to need all the encouragement i can get!

A few things as to why I have decided to do this:
1. Loose some LBs(Okay a lot of pounds)
2. to feel accomplished and something new and challenging
3. To improve my health
4. To be an inspiration to those of us who never thought of running let alone a 5K.
5. Gives me something to do after work and it doesn't involve a TV

Other things i am going to do to help me accomplish this goal:
1. Drink more water alot more water( which i have already been doing)
2. eat more fruits and veggies and less meat and carbs
3. Posting on my blog about my progress so I will have journal of how i am doing and how i felt!
4. Not to get discouraged when the weeks and runs get tougher
5. vowing to Finish Day 3 of Week 9 and being able to stick with it afterwards.

So everyone Check back and remember to Cheer me on every once in a while I will really enjoy the support!