Monday, August 20, 2012


So I completed the 5K 101 as I discussed before, but I haven't been able to run an actual 5K!  I'm feeling very discouraged and stuck, so I reached out to the 5K101 Facebook Page.  Here is my question and the response:

I'm totally not ready for a partner- especially with the friend who commented because she is running 10Ks and Half-Marathons!  I would only bring her down!  I'm already self-conscience enough about running, to add someone else who looks like my workout is their warm-up would just be too much!  So now I'm going to re-start the 5K 101 program on Week 4 with a faster pace.  I'm having a hard time getting through the 'go outside' part.  I really don't want to. (Insert foot stomp like 2 year old).  I know I am judgmental and of course I hate feeling judged (go figure). Flailing my fat a$$ down the street would be my worst nightmare.  I'm not sure I will get over that. Maybe someday. For now I'm going to up my speed in the safety and privacy of my basement and see where that leads me...

Saturday, August 4, 2012

A hard week...

This week has been hard.  Overall I feel okay, though I don't think I am sleeping as well as I should be.  I'm planning on researching what may be causing that issue.  But anyways, this week I wanted to eat SUGAR and BREAD!  I guess I have reached the magical time when my body says "Enough" and craves the 'old ways'.  

I did not give in to temptation, as I have had more results in my weight, body, energy in the last 4 weeks then I have in the last 4 years!  I just can't turn my back on all the work I have done to feel well for a momentary craving (which is huge progress!).  I still lost weight this week, 0.8 pounds, given the challenge of this week, I'm proud of myself.

I've now finished the 5K 101 Program from Running Mate.  It was awesome and inspiring.  I can actually 'run' for 30 minutes without stopping!  I'm not sure where to go from here, mainly because I never thought I would get to 'here'.  I would like to add some weight training to my routine, now that I feel more confident in my physical self.  I'll update with what I decide to add in a later post.