Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Weigh Day

Another week of pushing myself a little bit more on the treadmill and another week of no change on the scale. I did buy a new scale (like you told me Melissa) and we will see what it shows next week.

I have started watching tv shows on Hulu while I am running and I have found that it makes the time go by quicker. Tonight I watched a half hour episode of House Hunters and it was about 20 minutes long. I ran the whole time so this was the longest I have run at one time. I was really tired when I finished and my legs wanted to die, but it was a great feeling. More and more I find that I look forward to the time when I get to run and not dreading it like I did when I started!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I don't know what to do anymore. I have really pushed myself last week on the treadmill and I was expecting a decent number when I weighed in this morning, I mean I would have even been happy with one pound. Instead I gained one pound. I cannot seem to get past this spot. I gain one and then loose that same one pound over and over again, no matter what I do. It is very discouraging.

On another note, the running is going well. I am able to run for 10 minutes straight on the treadmill before I have to stop. We will see when it gets warmer out how that translates outside!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Weigh day was yesterday. I am never sure what to expect so I try not to have any expectations prior to weighing in. This week I was happy to see that I went down a pound. One pound doesn't seem like much but at least I am going down and not up!

I am really proud of myself tonight. I pushed myself harder than I ever have when excercising. Usually when it gets hard I give in to my aching muscles and quite. Monday I planned on doing my 30 minutes on the treadmill with 5 minutes walking and 5 minutes jogging. In reality I only did 15 minutes total. I did the first 5 minutes jogging and it was okay. I was feeling very optimistic when I got done with them. However, by the time the second 5 minutes jogging came around I was thinking, "There is no way I am going to finish this 5 minutes, let along do another 5 minutes to finish my 30!" and so I gave in and stopped after 15 minutes as well as taking a short break during my last 5 minutes of jogging.

Tonight I decided I was going to try it again. I made it through the first 5 and decided that I needed to slow down the pace for the second and third 5 minutes. I was really happy when I realized that I am strong enough to make it through the second 5 minutes and decided that I could do it. So, half an hour later, dead calves and all, I am really happy to say that I did it!

Now I just need to get my food figured out. I tend to get stuck in a rut and get sick of eating the same "healthy foods" over and over again. You can only eat chicken so much and Lean Cuisines do get old after awhile. Any suggestions? I could really use some new ideas.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Getting back on the wagon!

I have been a bit slackish the past couple of days. I had a rest day on Friday, and was supposed to do 30 minute walk/jog on both Saturday and Sunday, but I didn't. I, of course, felt bad afterward and have resolved to get bad on the wagon! I got back at it today and did my 30 minutes - 5 minutes walking and 1 minute jogging. I thought that the 1 minute of jogging would be worse than it was. I had to push myself a little but it was worth it in the end!

I also had a weigh in today. I had a feeling that I wasn't going to do as well this week since I had missed a couple of workouts and I was right. I ended up gaining one pound. Next week will be better, though!