Monday, March 22, 2010

Weight this Week

I weight 163.4. It sucks. I've been running and cutting out sugars, unless it's date night. I did eat cookies this weekend though. Anyway it's been decided I'm going back to the South Beach Diet, Phase One. I never completed this phase last time because I got sick and couldn't keep anything down. This time I'm bound to finish it and get on to phase two. I felt SOOOO good after the first few days of no carbs and sugars. I was feeling thin and my body was feeling healthy again. I can't wait.

Last March I had a miscarriage and before I miscarried my pre-pregnancy weight for baby number two was either 158 or 159. I'll be excited to get to those numbers. My friend who had two miscarriages said she never lost the weight for those no matter how hard she tried but she always lost the pregnancy weight for her kids (she had four kids). She thinks the body just doesn't know how to handle the weight loss, which would make sense. Anyway, wish me luck. I'm sure I'm going to be a bit grumpy this week, at least for a couple days until my body gets used to no sugars or carbs. Thank goodness it's only two weeks before you can start eating them again, the healthy ones that is. :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Second Week of Running is a Success

Well the second week is down and it went down smoothly. I missed running yesterday, Wednesday, and felt guilty for it and the desire to go ALL day. I woke up this morning and made up for it. I completed my last day of week two running. It was perfect. My goal is to run three days a week right now and that's what I've done so far. It felt great.

The second week consisted of 90/120's. It was ninety seconds of running followed by two minutes of walking (at a brisk pace). You do this for twenty minutes (of course that's after a five minute warmup of brisk walking). By the time I did my last ninety seconds of running, I felt like the last set went by too fast. I pushed myself harder and faster and I felt TERRIFIC after doing so, but felt like I could run even longer. This is a good sign. My body is sore right now because of it, but it's worth it in the end.

After I came home, I did crunches for about a minute, literally. It was straight crunches for that time. I feel really good. I'm feeling healthier, better, happier and best of all skinnier...although it doesn't show yet, it's under there somewhere. Well keep your spirits up. I'm starting week three tomorrow.

Friday, March 12, 2010

So Far So Good

Well my running partner quit on her first day. That was before we even ran together. I'm kind of happy about it because it means I can run at my own pace. The down side is I don't have someone to run with. It's ok though, I think I'm happier running on my own.

So far, I started week two regiment which is five minutes of walking then 90 seconds of running followed by two minutes of brisk walking for twenty minutes for a total of 25 minutes (20 of which were the 90/120's). I have kept my goal this week of running three days a week. I feel great. My body is feeling great, it feels healthier and I have more energy, although sometimes not so much. I'm liking the way my body is changing, at least when I looked in the mirror this morning. Let's hope this motivation keeps up.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

First Week of Running

Well I finished the first week of running. Last Wednesday I just went out and ran and knew I wanted to follow the running regimen I had last summer, which was running three times a week. Unfortunately I went and shortly afterward, I couldn't keep doing it. My body and lungs weren't close to being ready at all. After that run, I googled how to improve my run, I found a workout plan that I felt would help me get ready for the 5K Chris and I are planning for the summer.

The first week (three days a week, every other day) you do a five minute brisk walk to warm up and then do 60/90's. That is running for sixty seconds followed by brisk walking for ninety seconds. You do this for twenty minutes. We did this in the military and it did help my run time, only we did this just once a week. So last Friday I did this, then Monday and I finished on Wednesday. I will be moving onto week two starting Friday. Doing this will help you get your run pace back. Later on it will increase your run time.

Don't get me wrong, Wednesday I did not want to run AT ALL! I forced myself to do it and found out my old run route was no longer snow covered. This definitely made my day. So now I'll be able to really get back in the grove of things the way I like it. By the end of my run I was happy I was doing it a pushed myself even harder. What else is nice, I now have a running partner. My friend Rachael has asked if she can come running with me. OF COURSE! And she's only a week behind the schedule so we are just going to start he on week two. If it's too hard then we'll both go back to week one.

Anyway HAPPY RUNNING! And don't forget sometimes you have to force yourself to workout but you will appreciate it later. :)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Updated Weight

I don't have any pictures posted but my weight is currently 162.8....I know I haven't lost much but I was doing well then got sick, then went into an eating binge. Now I'm back on track...I hope. I'm running (as of last week). My body is feeling great. My muscles are thanking me and I have more energy. I'm trying to eat healthier and let's see where I end up next week. :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Running Again

I have mentioned it on Facebook many times how I wanted to start running again. The last time I ran was August and at the time I was running about two miles every other day. I set a plan this year that I would start my running regimen again, in March.

Guess's March. This morning was my first morning running. It's been seven months since I ran last. I feel like I have been doing nothing but sitting on my behind those seven months. I mentioned to my husband last night my desire to run this morning. He was all for it, found my iPod for me and that was it.

The morning came quickly but I kept my word and off I went. My usual run route, through Fort Ontario, was not plowed and the snow wasn't melted enough to try and run through. Instead of turning into the fort I went left toward the Army Reserve Center. My muscles felt great being worked on and stretched. I felt like they were wakened from a dark sleep. My energy level was up and I enjoyed the brisk air, perfect for a morning run.

Then my lungs began to hurt. The air pierced them with it coldness. I didn't run as far as I wanted and after a quick sprint to a different location, I walked the rest of the way home. I had to stop briefly, as I began dry heaving. Now I'm home, my lungs still recovering from the run. They clearly weren't as ready as I was.

My goal is three days a week. I'll only do one more day this week (Friday morning) and then start again on Monday. My husband and I are going to run together this year in a 5K. I am excited and March is when I'm starting to train for it. I cannot wait and I can't wait for my legs to start looking like I am that runner again, who clearly isn't me but I used to look similar in the height of my exercise regimen.