Friday, March 19, 2010

Dusting myself off

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!

My goals:

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!


  1. Why is your scale ranging 10 lbs!! That's enough to make somebody crazy. You need to find a more accurate scale or something.

    I restarted today... middle name is restart lately. Oh well it is what it is and I'm not giving up!!

    Good luck :)

  2. ARGGGG Ok first great goals...:)

    That dang scale....When I was pregnant with Max I would weigh myself nekked at home... When I got to the freaking Dr's office it was always up by freaking 5 to 10 lbs.. My arse of a husband who was there when I got on the scale at home and at Dr's would always chime in.. "well the scale at the Dr's is more accurate..." Well I would always tell him to bite my preggar fat arse and that its up because im wearing clothing. And maternity jeans weigh a poop load...
    Anyhoo... The other night hubby got on the scale and it was 155lb.. Yah I know the skinny dork.. So he then got nekked and he lost 7 lbs... HAHAHA I was on him like white on rice!!!!!
    I hate the freaking scale... Bet yah if i was itty bitty id like it.. Hoo Hum....
    Ok rambling now .. :)Will shhhhhh myself...

  3. I have a double jogging stroller and Karlie (5) and Aiden (2) ride in it while I walk...can't jog yet! They love it, but I take something to keep them occupied, usually the DS or Leapster and I have to bring snacks for both of them. Once it gets warmer we'll be going on daily walks; hopefully jogs! They love it when I run!!

  4. Lisa, I had no idea we had the same middle name ;)

    Jen, do you think they'll outgrow it soon?

  5. You sound like you have some great goals and are doing great to keep plugging away at it. It is all about learning what works for you and what doesn't. That polenta sounds yummy - I might have to try that - its been a while since I bought any!

  6. I'm not sure. It can hold up to 50lbs on each side. This will be our last year of using it though. Karlie starts school in the fall.

    P.S. I left you an award on my blog for you :)