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...