Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I finished and sent my dd home for the inhaler.
All was fine until I started running today. I only made it a little over half-way through when I started not being able to breathe. I went a little further and then had to stop. I used the inhaler twice and then continued. I ended up having to stop another time and slowed down considerably by the end of the run. But I made it. My lungs were hurting and my dd was freaked out bc I was so dizzy that I was weaving while I ran.
But I did it.
I kept going even if I was barely moving. I will not quit. I will see this through.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
I am still working on the Couch to 5k program. I am at Week 6 Day 2. I completed Day 2 on Thanksgiving Day! I only have three weeks left to complete the entire program.
I don’t think I will be ready to run a 5k when I am done but I am so proud of my progress. I ran for 20 minutes without stopping…I have NEVER done that before. EVER.
Plus, I have lost FOUR POUNDS!
I was getting pretty depressed because I hadn’t seen any weight loss and then I stepped on the scale and was completely shocked. Four pounds. Woohoo! Now when I run and I want to quit I just keep thinking-four pounds. It inspires me to keep running so that maybe I will lose four more.
Friday, November 11, 2011
The bad news is that my thyroid is very low. VERY LOW. So, I had to take some time off to let my body rest and get some more sleep. I have gotten a new prescription and hopefully it will start working soon.
In the meanwhile I actually ran today. I completed Week 4 Day 3. It was a warm up and then running for 3 minutes, walking 1 1/2, running 5 minutes, walking for 2 1/2, then repeating the whole thing. It was soo hard but I did it. I felt like I was running through mud. I did it though.
I still haven't lost any weight. I am upset by that but I am trying not to focus on that and just focus on getting healthy. I was reminded that muscle weighs more than fat so it could take a while before I see any changes on that front. I am noticing that I can run for longer periods without collapsing so that's good!
I will keep woggin(walking and jogging put together) and maybe someday I can actually run a 5k all at once! heehee
Friday, November 4, 2011
I am frustrated though because I haven't lost any weight. Nothing. I have been running for four weeks and no weight lost. What's up with that?
I am trying not to dwell on that aspect of things but I can't help it. I am trying to get healthy as well as lose weight but the losing weight thing is a huge part of it. I want to see some pay off from torturing myself three days a week.
I would settle for my clothes fitting better/looser but that's not happening either. ugh I won't quit because I really want to be able to run. It is a dream I have always had. So I will keep up with this program and hopefully by the end of it I will have changed shape at least a little. ;-)
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
I am so glad I kept going. I am so proud of myself for doing it. It is one of the hardest things I have ever done.
It will be worth it in the end. I will be in better health, able to run for more than 20 seconds at a time, and maybe lose a little weight.