Friday, November 4, 2011

and it just keeps getting better...

Woohoo! I finally feel like I'm back on track for real this time and pushing on along to where I should be. I was really hoping I would be in the 160s by the first of November. Not quite there yet.. but If I can be 160 something on my birthday, I will be pleased. I know earlier this year I was hoping to hit goal by my birthday, but with the last month or two's setbacks, as long as I do it before January 15th of 2012 then I will still feel like I accomplished it all in one year's time and not be too down on myself for it.

I went down another whole pound today!

I was soo busy yesterday with all the changing rooms around that I never got my last run in and didn't do any exercising all day. I was still up at like 1am and figured, screw it. I'm determined to keep up the good work from the day before and so I did 30 day shred on level 2. It's been a really long time since I tried level 2. lol. It definitely got me using some muscles I hadn't in a while. After a little more procrastination, I finally got my workout done just before 3am. lol. My sleep schedule is a little off, but that can be adjusted later..

Today I finished week 8 of the couch to 5k program!!!! One week left to go!! I'm soo freaking excited. I even noticeably improved my pace today as well. I know on Wednesday, during my 28 minutes, I only jogged a certain distance before time was up. Today I went way past that around the corner almost all the way back to my house. I have no idea what Wednesday's pace was but I checked it today and I did 2.15 miles in 28 minutes. That's not fast by any means, but it's faster than my slow butt had been moving before. lol. It said my pace was 13min/mile which would mean that I could finish my 5k In just over 40 minutes. In this post from day 1 of the couch to 5k I was doing intervals of walking and jogging at a speed of 3.97 mph and today my speed was 4.6 mph. I don't even think I was really pushing as hard as I could have either, I like to take it at a steady pace and just enjoy my thoughts and not even think about the actual activity I'm doing, lol. So on day 1 I would have been able to do a 5k in a little less than 47 minutes. I set a goal of being able to run my race in under 42 minutes. I think I may have to change that goal now, haha. It would be really really awesome if on race day I can cross the finish line in under 40 minutes. To see 30 something minutes would make me ecstatic beyond belief...


  1. FIRST!

    WOOOOO for getting back on track! Now kick MY ass. Glenn went back to work on Monday, and because everyone is a damn idiot, he has to fix all the bullshit messes they made. He's stayed until at least 7p (830p yesterday) every day this week, and may have to go in this weekend. Not to mention he goes in about an hour early (so he gets there at 6a instead of 7a). So he's EXHAUSTED when he gets home, eats and passes out. Which means I can't do anything more than a brisk walk with the dog and Basha on my back during the day. And I don't even CARE! I'm too busy trying to get back in the groove of being alone all day.

    But I loved going to the fitness center with you guys every day. I dropped a pound a day when we were going. It was a big motivator. Plus it was stupid fun with you guys there (another reason I don't wanna go. Too lonely!).

  2. awww i miss you guys stef.. i take it his toe healed up alright? maybe you can try some of those dvd workouts while basha is napping or somethin during the daytime. even if its just one of the shorter 20 minute ones.

  3. It's still got that bone fragment floating around, and he's not a complainer, so it might still hurt. But he's gotta work... *shrug*

    I try, but as soon as I put him down, or get out of bed once he's asleep, he wakes up screaming. He's been having nightmares, and when I comfort him he tells me "I'm sad. I'm so sad." He seems to have them less if I'm there, though, and he refuses to not be all up on me all night long.

  4. Wow, that's great! You can definitely do the race in under 40minutes. Don't put any pressure on yourself though, just enjoy the occasion and remember just how brilliant you've done to get to where you are now.

  5. Just found your blog! AMAZING progress pictures! Such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. Hey! Just came across your blog! Keep up the great work! What an inspiration you are!!! :)