Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Haha...So I suck at this

I am really wishy-washy. I have yet to complete the couch to 5K . I made it to week 2, but that seems to be my cut off point.

Spring is back and right now I can't run. I'm doing good to walk. I sprained my ankle about a month ago and I still can't move my ankle in all directions. I guess I should have gone to the doctor after all, but I didn't so I am in the process of trying to get it functioning.

First step, start walking daily. This is difficult b/c I feel obligated to take the dog with me when I go for a walk b/c he stays cooped up in the house so much. He needs the exercise but he makes the whole process so much more difficult. Plus he jerks so much I'm afraid he will make me twist my ankle again. Today was day 1 of this and it went well. My ankle didn't start hurting until the last leg of the walk. YAY! I felt so motivated I did a few exercises on my Wii Fit as well.

Goal- be at 140 by first of June

Action Plan:
  • Daily walks (30 min)
  • Wii Fit (10-30 mins) as often as possible
  • Watch my caloric intake
  • Take my metformin 3x a day like I am suppose to do (I almost always miss a dose b/c I don't eat 3 meals)
I think if I follow the plan and add more exercise as my ankle heals up I should be able to lose 10lbs in a month and half.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Joining a website

So today I joined myfitnesspal.com, because I've been stuck on this plateau since about october where I can't break through 150 lbs. I seem to fluctuate from 150-155. So I'm going to start counting calories again and see if I can lose this last 20lbs. My friend Bekah uses this website and had good things to say about so I am going to try it out.

Also due to some leg pain I am taking a short break from running. This is the same place that started hurting in the summer that made it impossible to run for a month and I put all that weight back on. So erring on the side of caution I am avoiding in strenuous lower body exercises until I can walk without it aching. Still working out on the Wii even if its only 30 minutes and not high calorie burning.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Finished Week 1 C25K

I finished week 1 out, but with the traveling and house guests couldn't get started on week two. I've kept moving though by using my Wii Fit Plus even done some of the longer distance runs to keep myself in the grove. I'm a little discouraged because I keep putting on weight despite the fact that I am exercising everyday. Going to have to start counting calories I guess. The exercise is just not enough.

Tomorrow is the first day of week 2 for me. The highs for the week are in the mid to low 30's all week. May have to go invest in those cold weather compression shirts sooner than I had planned. Thursday and Friday are expecting some snow accumulation so we'll see if I can stick with it.

New Year's Resolution 2010: Stick with the exercising, lose the fat sitting on my midsection that makes me feel like a jello cow.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Third times the charm

So I took a break from the Couch to 5k as anyone might notice. I still lost 15 pounds doing exercise on the Wii but life kept happening and my weight got stuck at 153.

Now I am restarting the C25K hoping that third times the charm. My motivation comes from both within and without. My within motivation is this lifelong dream of mine to be able to wear a bikini and Be HOT! A silly dream in the grand scheme of things but I have never been in good enough shape to even imagine putting a bikini on and going into public. I also want to be healthy...so far I have lost two uncles in the last 6 months one to a heart attack and another to cancer. With so many health problems and risks already, I want to give my body every chance to be able to fight for itself. My without motivation came from watching the Biggest Loser. Watching 450 pound people exercise and losing hundreds of pounds of weight really puts my own excuses to shame. If someone that large can do jumping jacks and run on the treadmill and lift weights, then what is my excuse.

So before I began this restart, I spent a week just walking the dog everyday. This is going to be the one exercise I get up and do everyday no matter what. It makes the dog happy and gives me a good start to my day. In addition, I have been doing some OnDemand workouts with Jillian Michaels one of the trainers from BL. Today was my first day of week 1 on C25k. Wait til I give you the run down on it.

The story begins with a snappy 28 degrees of weather and a slightly frigid breeze. Brr...that is cold. I started out by walking the dog around the neighborhood takes 20-30 minutes to get all the way around without backtracking. I made sure to be nice and bundled up for the walk, but by the time we got back I was toasty under my three layers of tops, scarf, toboggan, and armwarmers (I hate gloves/mittens so I buy these instead...I may look like a hobo but I love them.). I dropped the dog off at the house and fed him, before taking off for W1D1. I left the scarf and armwarmers at the house since I was already hot from the dog walk. 8 out of 8 sprints!!! On the first day! I was so proud of myself.

My goal is to keep with this so that by the end of February I will have completed all 12 weeks and be in top running form. I plan to weigh in on Sundays so I'll update my blog with my new weight on those days. Say goodbye body fat...I will defeat you!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

When Getting Healthy Becomes Imperative...

Over the last moth or so I have been waiting on test results from my bloodwork. The first round indicated that I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). I will post a link about this later. I was called back in to do some fasting bloodwork. I have been waiting on these test for about two weeks. The ob/gyn office called to let me know that I am insulin resistant.

Now this wasn't a huge surprise for me since I've been doing my homework on PCOS and found this is a common symptom of that syndrome. Basically, I am at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes due to insulin resistance. I am suppose to start taking glucophage as a way of helping to regulate my blood sugar. Side effects may include loosing some weight and increasing fertility. Both of which are important to me. The first because that's the whole reason for this blog and the second because my husband and I are trying to have a baby.

In addition to the glucophage, I now have this highly motivating reason to get healthy, because if I don't I could face long term problems that would simply not be cool. Time to really buckle down and make those life changes that are necessary! So I've developed a little action plan for this life change.

Step 1: Exercise daily regardless of what's going on in my life.
Step 2: Educate myself on diets/eating habits that will help me with controlling blood sugar.
Step 3: Make changes in my diet/eating habits.
Step 4: Enjoy my new healthier lifestyle. :)) (& maybe get pregnant!!)

So I have this new found motivation to improve my health and I am going to do it this time. :))

Polycystic Ovary Disease | LIVESTRONG.COM

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Coach to 5k-Restart

So after my not exercising for most of last week...I am trying the running thing again. I've made myself a schedule and I am trying to get up early in the morning to go running.

Day 1 was today. I got up around 6:45, got dressed, stretched my muscles, and started out. My left knee and leg was a little stiff. I thought I would be fine once I got to moving....uh...wrong answer. I apparently did something to my leg- a twinge when I walk on the inner thigh just above the knee. 

I guess the dog wrenching me every so often has taken its toll on my leg. I did make it half way through 6.5 sprints before the ache in my ankles and leg was too much. I walked the last of program.  Probably not smart to do that when it was hurting, but it didn't really hurt until I was already a good piece from the house. 

I put a cold pack on it after church, but it doesn't really hurt unless I walk and put a lot of weight on it. 

I'm going to give it a couple of days rest. Stick to some ab, chest, and arm exercise plus a little easy yoga until it quits hurting when I walk.

Stupid dog, stupid knock knees...