Ok, after my whine fest I picked myself up, or rather you guys helped me pick myself up. I'm dusting myself off and setting some real goals. It is time to get serious! Just so you all know, even after my pour poor pitiful me party, I did not blow my calorie goals. Yay! Some days were in the high part of my intended calorie range, but still within the range.
One thing I've been slowing realizing is that my couch to 5k program isn't working for me. At my current weight, I run much slower than the pace I think they had in mind when they wrote the program. As a result, I wasn't going as far as I thought I should go in one session and it was discouraging. Now, I'm not bashing C25k, I love it, but I found a different program that I think might suit me better.
After checking out what's worked for others, I found this training program
off of the Body By Pizza blog. What I love about this program is that you start off going the whole distance, and you train your body to run more and walk less as the weeks progress. It is a shorter program, though, so I need to give myself permission to repeat weeks if need be. So, that being said, this weekend I'm going to start the program, yay!
1. COMPLETE the 5k training program, meaning run every training session as scheduled. I want to be able to RUN (and by RUN I mean jog slowly) a whole 5k. This is important to me, it's something I've wanted to do for a long time.
2. Stay within my calorie range (1400-1800) every day.
3. Introduce my family to more whole grains and less white flour. This will be met with much resistance.
4. Drink 8-12 glasses of water per day. I'm really bad about this one and not consistent at all.
So, do any of you run/walk with preschoolers? I'd like to take my boys out with me (sometimes) and introduce them to exercise as a part of daily life. The problem is, they won't go that far and my jogging stroller isn't big enough for them. Does anyone have a jogging stroller that works with older kids? Have any other thoughts?
OOH! I almost forgot. I have a new favorite meal :) I forgot to take a picture of it, but basically it's just a few slices of polenta (from the refrigerated section at the store, near the tofu), grilled and topped with marinara and parmasean cheese. It's YUMMY and around 240 calories. I'll try to get a picture soon, but it's fabulous :)
Ok, ONE more thing, my scale is freaking out on me. I get on and it varies by 10lbs. Watching the numbers going up and down is enough to ignite a panic attack (ok, so that was slightly dramatic). This only reinforces my severe scale addiction!
Hope everyone is doing fabulously!