Monthly Archives: April 2009

Couch to 5K W5D3

The Run Yes, today was the big one.  The first 20-minute run.  And I did it! It really is all mental.  I went in with the knowledge that I would complete this run.  Failure was not an option.  I did … Continue reading

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My new favorite breakfast food

I’m always running late in the morning and never seem to have time for breakfast, so I keep single-serving packets of oatmeal in my desk, so that I can eat when I get to work.  I’ve tried several different varieties, … Continue reading

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Couch to 5K W5D2

I’m starting to feel like a “real” runner. I made it through today’s 8-minute jogging intervals without stopping.  I used a couple of strategies to help me get through. First, I used two songs of about four minutes each for … Continue reading

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Weekly Meal Planning

Since I started this program (excuse me, lifestyle change), I’ve been planning my meals ahead of time on a weekly basis.  That may seem like a lot of trouble (and sometimes it is), but it helps me stay on plan … Continue reading

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Couch to 5K W5D1

OMG, I’m exhausted.  Today’s workout was amazing, but it took everything out of me. I did Day 1 of Week 5 today and I ran outside, since it was Saturday.  The heat had more of an impact than I had … Continue reading

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A Mini-Reward

About a week after I started this plan, I went back and analyzed my diet/exercise activity for the last year looking for patterns and triggers that had caused me to fail.  I discovered that I tend to stay on plan … Continue reading

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Couch to 5K Week 4 Day 3

Week 4 is done, baby!  The workout was excellent.  The run was a little tougher than Monday, which I think is because of Tuesday’s workout (FIRM Body Sculpt); my body was still tired. Since it was Wednesday, I ran on … Continue reading

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30-Day Results

The first 30 days are up and the results are in: Pounds lost:  8.5 Inches Lost:  3.625 Forearm: .25 Chest: .5 Waist: 1.125 Hips: .75 Thigh: .875 Calf: .125 These results are great, but I’m more proud of the fact … Continue reading

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Couch to 5K Week 4 Day 2 – a great run and a small adventure

Yes!  I love to run!  Today totally made up for Saturday. I ran on the treadmill, which is usually easier than running outside, so I had no doubt that I would complete all the intervals.  I was watching the timer … Continue reading

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Non-Scale Victories

I am starting to see the fruits of my labor. Last week, I was able to wear a suit that I haven’t worn in at least six months.  I tried on the pants about a month ago and couldn’t even … Continue reading

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