Day 3 of Couch to 5k

So, I need to plan my meals for the week, so I don’t fail miserably at eating again.  Last week was a disaster.  This week will not be. Calorie limit per day is: 1800, so I’m going to try to consume 1600 so I’ll have 200 calories for mistakes, however, this week I will not be counting calories.  My goal for this week will be portion control and healthier eating.  No ordering lunch at work, and actually packing lunches for work.  


Breakfast-3 frozen waffles, 1 cup fresh strawberries, 2 tablespoons of honey, and 1/2 cup of Vanilla Greek Yogurt

Lunch: Salad with Ceasar Italian Vinaigrette

Dinner: Baked Sweet Potato with Collard Greens, onion, and avocado

Cheat: I had roughly 2 cups of Jalapeno Kettle Chips-EEK!

I didn’t run yesterday like I was supposed to, so I think I’ll go today to make up for it and also tomorrow, because it’s the start of my new week.  My muscles will be sore and horrid feeling on Tuesday, but it’s the price we pay for skipping.


Day 2 of Couch to 5k

I like this every other day run thing.  It takes a lot to motivate myself to do something like this, so taking it slow works.  I would like to be able to run the full 60 seconds without having to stop and without getting heinous side aches.  Today I think I was able to hold out longer on the run intervals, if not more than a few seconds, but an important few seconds.  I still was not able to do the full eight.  It will get better.  I stretched better tonight, hopefully I won’t be as horridly stiff tomorrow.

I didn’t go until 9:30pm, which wasn’t the best idea.  It was dusk when I started and nightfall when I got home.  I had to conquer my fear of dark forests, lol. I walked/ran by several of them.  I didn’t get as sweaty this time, but that could have had something to do with my last run being in 80 degree weather and this one being on 40 degree.  

My workout stats for today are: I completed C25K Week 1 Day 2 (1.16 miles), in 00:18:30, pace 15:56 min/mile, with @RunDouble

I’m also going to not advance to Week 2 until I can run for 60 seconds without dying and complete the workout properly.  I want to be able to run/walk and benefit from the workout the way it was intended.  

My eating habits have got to change dramatically.  Today I ate some bad for you things.  I had potato wedges…with ketchup, not ranch.  A small tp, but a step. I also had a personal pizza from Subway…also not the healthiest.  I had two cups of coffee with cream and sugar, but no pop…I really wanted to get some though…I’m glad I didn’t.  I bought water instead.

Couch to 5k, Run 1

I started this blog in hopes that I would be able to work-out everyday for one full year.  I have realized that I have not the motivation for that. so here I am 257 pounds, almost two years after the creation of the blog and no thinner.

My friend Brittany told me about two weeks ago about an pp on your phone that works as a running tutorial.  I downloaded it.  It’s called “Couch to 5k.” She wants me to run a marathon with her on the 4th of July.

I started today.  It works in interval training, which is magnifient, but kills.  I found that I cnnot run for 60 seconds straight.  I cn’t even run for 30 seconds sstraight.  i got to 10 to 15 nd felt like deth was taking me.  My vision blurred and colors became more vivid.  I had a set of 8 interval runs during the course.  I was able to run about four or five times when prompted, and not for the full sixty seconds.

This was my first “run” which is to be completed per program parameters 3 times a week.  In order to not burn out and keep myself on course I’m going to try to do it every other day with alternating days sets every week.  This week is Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Next week will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and so forth.

I’m also going to try to be more mindful of what I eat.  I’ve been eating mass quantities of junk food lately.  Today I ate a half order of Big al’s breadsticks with cheese and ranch and a veggie burger with ship dip, onion and co-jack cheese on two small dinner rolls with three white potatoes skinned and cut into fries dipped in ranch.  Now that I look at my food for the day I can see a lot of food changes are in order.  The amount of food I’ve been consuming has gone down though, so hopefully I’ll be able to curb into healthier options as time progresses.  Eating changes are always the hardest to comply with.

So according to my work-out I did:

Week 1 Day 1 (1.16 miles), in 00:18:30, pace 15:56 min/mile

I’m not sure what this means, I’ll have to look it up on the site tomorrow.

My body’s reaction to this workout was a feeling of lightheadedness and  surrealism when running and after I stopped, seeing colors more vividly and heavy breathing.  After I was done, my legs and butt felt like I had worked them hard. Hopefully I’m not too sore tomorrow.