25 June 2008

3 minutes

So, if I say it out loud...or write it here...maybe it will be more real. I have let myself get a bit pudgy. Okay...I am fat. I need to lose weight. Tommy is nine months old now, the "baby weight" excuse is just not working anymore. I have recently started running again and watching what I am eating, and it feels really good. Three minutes is a huge difference though. I am doing this run, then walk thing. I told myself that I would not over do it, because when I do, I tend to get discouraged. So I run for 2 and walk for 2. It is a good work out, but not too challenging. So tonight, I decided to challenge myself a bit. I ran pretty quickly for me for as long as I could until I had to start walking, keeping in mind that I needed to keep walking or running for at least 20 minutes ( I won't let myself back inside until then). That whopping impressive amount of time proved to be 7 minutes, then I waked for 3, then went back to my run 2 walk 2 thing. Those math folks have already calculated that in my 20 minutes I only ran 3 more than normal. But 3 minutes was the difference between an okay workout and one where I actually sweat- a lot. Matt insisted that I go directly to the shower when I entered the house again. Anyhow, it felt good, and kinda bad that 3 minutes can make that big of a difference. I guess that this means that I offically am out of shape, but I am doing something about it. There, I said it out loud...or wrote it...but still, now I feel like I am accountable to not give up on this journey to being a healthier person. TTFN.

3 comments:

Cara Masselink said...

Doesn't it feel so good to start running and stuff! I'm proud of you! Keep it up!
We should train, meet halfway, and do a 5k together or something near the end of the summer or in the fall. The boys can watch the kids while we run/walk. :)

A full house... said...

Good for you. I am planning on doing a 5K in the fall and so far my "training" includes walking up the street to the public recepticle to spit out my gum. Baby steps....

HeatherK said...

This 5K training plan is what totally got me hooked on running. It's a good way to challenge yourself, have some accountability, but not over do or get hurt.
It's called Couch to 5K, which pretty much sums up my story. Anyway, it worked for me!

http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml