Saturday, February 27, 2010
That's right, I started Week 4 today. I wasn't too sure I was going to be able to, since I've been a bit under the weather the past two days. However, I decided when I got up this beautiful Saturday morning that I was going to have to make up for missing the past two days...and make up I did. After two hours in the gym and 600 calories burned, I was exhausted. Today was the first time that I ran 5 minutes. I know to some of you that may not sound like much, but you have to remember four weeks ago running for a solid minute was not that easy. Today on the other hand...I ran two 5 minute segments and two 3 minute segments. And surprisingly it wasn't as hard as I expected it to be. One more exciting note - my goal is to lose 2lbs per week...as of Friday morning I have lost 5 since last week! I'm a little ahead of schedule, but that's ok! So once again, yea for me!
As I have said before I'm all about helping others to stay get and stay motivated so that we can all get HEALTHY together. I know some of you would rather lose weight, but I've decided it's not necessarily about weight. It's about healthiness! I don't want to start a diet and lose weight just to gain it all back eventually. I know this is an adjustment to my life. For that reason I have made the commitment not only to myself but my friends and readers to make a change to things. And due to that I have started counting calories. This is day 7 and surprisingly it's not as hard as I thought it would be. It is extremely disturbing the amount of calories in foods we all like. Such as McDonald's Quarter Pounder with Cheese...Just take my word...if you knew you would never eat one again!!!
If anyone out there would like to share their story about their quest, please do so under the next blog I post called...The Quest! I would love to hear your successful stories (and those that may not be as successful...we all have them.) Any suggestion you may have on things you think might help or hurt any and all of us on the quest to overcome the curse of living in such an unhealthy America.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Thank you to those of you who have responded and are following my blog. I hope to not disappoint.
I'm going to make it short today and when I have more time I'm going to share a bit more about my first few weeks in the C25K program. But just in case there are any of you out there wanting to start the program I found my information by google, coolrunnings.com, and the iPhone app that I downloaded. (Just search couch to 5k and it'll bring up quite a few apps. I actually purchased the one that was $2.99 and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!) As I said above, I don't have a lot of time tonight, but I will try to post the program soon...until then you can find it from the above sites. Also, those of you living in Tulsa - Fleet Feet has a C25K program. I'm not actually participation there, but from friends I hear it's great! I will say they are great at helping get you into good running shoes if you need them. I did!
Please continue to post your comments. If you have any thoughts on what you would like me to post, please let me know. Tell your family and your friends. I don't want this to be just about me...I want it to be about YOU too! So my challenge to you is this...LETS GET FIT TOGETHER!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
After posting a help message on FB last night and some great input from friends, I've thought about it all day. I hadn't decided to go for it until after work and checked my FB again (you all know you live there too). I had a message from a guy I went to high school with. He was telling me how he thought my idea about a blog was interesting and that he too is on a quest to get fit again. So that did it for me...at that moment I decided, "I'm doing it!" And here I am!! So Jered we'll figure out this "blog thing" together. My hope is that all of you, my friends, will help to keep me motivated and accountable on my quest.
So after some thinking and some great input from friends...I've decided to go with Kodi and call my blog MELTON AWAY THE POUNDS! Thanks Kodi - you're way more creative than I am!