Monday, October 7, 2013

My Motivation Monday... c25k

I don't know about you but on Mondays...I have NO motivation to do anything.  I make it to work and then I even go ahead and tell myself that it's okay if I don't workout.  How's that for a cop-out? Today, I will be starting week 3 day 1 of c25k (crossing fingers I make it at least lol).  So far, this is one of the best things I've done.  It's like pulling teeth to make myself do it 4 or 5 days a week but once I'm finished, I feel like a different person.  I can even tell in the last couple of weeks that my head seems more clear....less foggy.

I've been alternating doing the program on the treadmill with an incline (just 1) and doing it outside around the apartment complex with lots of hills and such.  I can't really say which one I like better, but I know I don't like hills lol  I'm signing up for my first 5k on November 30.  A local town that goes all out for Christmas is hosting it and it's in the evening so you're running by the light of the Christmas lights.  I thought that was pretty cool.  My friend and a couple of her friends are doing it so I thought I'd just join them.  Otherwise, I was going to sign up for one the following week to do by myself.  I may like it enough that I want to do that one too :)  I won't get ahead of myself though lol

If you've been thinking about trying this program, I highly recommend it.  It's amazing to feel the progress that your own body is making as you go through it.  Being able to push yourself a bit further everyday is great.  I haven't lost any weight (other than a quick hopeful bounce down just to go back up) but I've lost another inch in my hips just from the time I started the program.  I choose to go by that.  I do have a weight goal for sure but I think it will come as my body gets used to the new routine.  At least that is my hope.

I'm also trying to do my strength training routine at least 3 days a week (every other day).  I think it's important to include weights into a routine.  Strength is important for many different reasons.  Gaining muscle allows you to burn more calories even when you are not working out.  Also, strengthening your core can alleviate a lot of back pain.  Trust me when I say it sucks to go from a strong person who works out often to someone who has given up and lost the muscle they gained and feels like a weakling.  It's not a fun feeling so I'm trying to change that.

T minus 18 days until I can share house news.  Keep praying!

1 comment:

  1. YAY! C25K is a fun program! 'm excited to hear about your house news.... !!