Monday, April 30, 2012

I ran the whole mile!

I have been having a hard time getting out on the road since I do not have a jogging stroller.  I said that I was only going to run outside, but since I keep not running because I can't get outside I decided to run the treadmill.  I did a mile after doing my 30 day shred video and I ran the whole mile!  That is big news in my book :-)
Go me!  Baby steps right???

Getting a jump start

I have neglected this blog because life has been so busy, it's time to get back on the bandwagon.

I am doing Jillian michaels 30 day shred, and I am going for a run!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Running and Shredding

Yesterday I did 30 day shred and today I ran.  I am trying hard to do C25K but I do not have an armband and I seem to keep hitting reset on my phone and resetting the program so it gets messed up.  I sort of have a track in my neighborhood  (sell choosen on the streets) that I run.  I have got to figure out how to modify my body though.  I have been running on the treadmill for so long that my impact is horrible.  I have got to figure out how to change that.  I did a mile in 14 minutes but that was with walking for the first 5 miinutes as warm up.  Not bad, but I chose a pace and I stuck with it for my running part.  Then I started just running when I felt I had caught my breath rather then waiting for the walk to start.

I have no idea how to retrain my body to run on the road so I would love a suggestion that anyone has.

Monday, April 16, 2012

30 day Shred Day 2

Last week I started Jillian Michael's 30 day shred.  15 minutes into it I quit.  People in my house were sick and I felt terrible during the workout  I should have stuck it out but I really felt bad.

The next day I could feel the pain.  My entire body was feeling it for three days!

This weekend was super busy for my family and I never got around to getting back to the workout, but I did do a TON of walking this weekend, so I am pretty sure that I burned a ton of calories with all the walking.

I thought that today would be a little easier on the on the workout front.  It was not.  That DVD was just as hard today as it was last week.   I guess it is just going to be hard for a while.  Hopefully tomorrow I will not be as sore.  I am doing the workout with 5 pound weights and the DVD recommends 3.  I feel shaky when I end the DVD so I am thinking that I need to invest in some smaller weights.  Problem is that I really just do not want to invest the money in smaller weights.  Isn't the point to work up not down?  I really think the combo of cardio and weights is what is making this workout so hard.  Usually I just do cardio or weights.

Needless to say its going to be a struggle.  Its been a difficult few weeks on the workout front.  I don't even have the energy to run.  I am going to try and have an early dinner and see if I can find the energy to run this evening.  I am tired!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

In a funk but gotta get rid of the junk

My personal life has been a mess and thanks to our spring break once I stoopped working out my energy level went down the tubes!  I can not believe how horrible I feel from not working out!  It is the worst.

One of the groups that I read for weight loss they posted photos today and it was such an inspiration to me that I think that it was just what I needed to get out of the funk and get all the junk out of my head from this foul mood I have been in.  So, today is day 1 of 30 day shread.  Tomorrow I will be back to running.  Kamden goes to school tomorrow, and I am going to try and go volunteer in Kloes class.

Friday, April 6, 2012


I imagine that at some point in time we all run into that blah moment  where we all just do not want to do anything.   For me that is now.

When I got back from vacation my first day back spin class was canceled.  Then something with life came up and and doctors appts, and then I found out the the gym would be closed for two days.  But wait.  It would be open for classes.  The classes that I pay for a membership to be unlimited for....BUT, the classes that there were holding although they are the normal classes that I attended would NOT be included in my normal unlimited membership fee because the rest of the gym would be closed, ummmmm say what???  So now I have to pay to go to classes that I normally go to and already pay to go to???????   

Needless to say, I am no longer going to the gym.  I have been running on the road (which right now is only 15 minutes) and doing strength training.  Which is aparantally working for me because  I have lost two inches in my waist in the last two weeks.  I know it won't say that way, but maybe now I will start loosing some weight.  Despite working out 5 days a week for at least an hour every day at the gym I was not loosing anything and I was gaining inches :-(

I am in a major funk thanks to the gym.  That and the fact that I feel like I no longer belong here in Tennessee.  I feel like I should move now.  Gosh.....only what...4 or 5 more months?????

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunday's run/ bike

I went out again today.  1.32 miles.  Some walk, some run.  All outdoors and all of it was HAD!  I was pouring sweat when I got home, but I did it.  It is so hot here, we have the ac on.

Well I decided to add a little more to my day and did 2 miles on my bike.  According to my HRM I burned 166 calories!  Whoot.  Not alot, but enough to keep me motivated.
One more day down.  :-)  I will not quit.

Running on the road

I did not realize that there was such a difference in road running and treadmill running.

Last weekend my oldest DD and I went out to run.  I couldn't do it!  Of course I had already gone to an hour of spin class and I think those 600 calories that I burned were just too many and my body was exhausted.

We went on vacation this week and I took my running shoes.  They did not get used.  I did not do ANYTHING as far as running.  I also took my weights and I did some exercises.  Actually to the point that my arms were sore.  That was good.  We also did paddle boats that were HARD!  I can not believe how much 4 people can paddle and you just don't go anywhere!  Talk about lack of motivation.  I think we were out on the water for about 40 minutes before we gave up. 

We got back early Friday evening and I was so tired.  Tired from eating unhealthy foods, and tired from being in the car for two extra hours but then I didn't sleep.  I ended up with about 5-6 hours of sleep.  Horrible sleep!  Not even good, knock out sleep.  I got up and ran on the road yesterday though.  Only for 15 minutes, and it was part run part walk, but I did it.  I am trying to retrain my body to run on the front of my feet instead of heal first.  It is hard.  I am working on it though.  Somehow I think it would be easier if I were running barefoot, but I do not dare.  Not on the roads in my area.

So today, after I run my errands I will try and run again.  I am just going to add in a little more each day and see how I do.  Hopefully today goes a little better although I didn't sleep well last night either so we will see.

Goodness becoming a runner is HARD!  I will not give up though. Trying hard to remember the words below.