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Sunday, September 12, 2010

C25K Week 1 Day 1 complete

I bit the bullet and I started it over again. I'm on a mission to complete the Couch to 5K program.

Tonight was Day 1 of Week 1. I modified it a little bit. Here's how my workout went:

Warm-Up 5 min. walk at 3.5 mph
Run 2 min. at 5.5 mph (too fast)
Walk 3 min. at 3.5 mph
Run 2 min. at 5.0 mph (still too fast)
Walk 3 min. at 3.5 mph
Run 2 min. at 4.5 mph (better)
Walk 3 min. at 3.5 mph
Run 2 min. at 4.5 mph (was tough to finish)
Walk 3 min. at 3.5 mph
Cool-down 5 min. walk at 3.5 mph

I ran a total of 8 minutes and I feel like I'm about to die. How did I let myself get this way?

Here's the picture of my workout:

My treadmill asks for your weight before the workout, so I'm going to assume the calorie burn is semi-accurate. In 30 minutes, I made it 1.87 miles. It's not 5K, but it's progress and that's what this is going to be all about. I'm stealing an acronym from another blogger and calling this my LCJ or Life Changing Journey. It's high time I get my ass in gear.

My starting weight of this LCJ is 244.0 pounds. It's only down from here. There will be highs of emotions and lows of scale numbers and everything in between. I've started Couch to 5K and will finish on Sunday, November 14th. I'm going to do my weigh-ins on Sundays to keep me accountable for weekends. The record has shown that I can do okay Sunday through Thursday but when I did weigh-ins on Fridays, I give myself freebies all day Friday, Saturday and then realize about Sunday night that I have a weigh-in in a few days and have to work my butt off to make progress. I don't want to do that. I want consistency. Now, this is hard with football games, birthday parties, class, school, etc., but I HAVE to make an effort.

So, here goes nothing....stick with me here. Please.

1 comment:

  1. You can do it, girl! You've got the BHM's behind you.

    I won't give up on you if you don't! :-)