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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Last call for alcohol!!!

Well...In all honesty, probably not, but the party week is over. Funny I don't drink at home or daily for that matter, I am really only a social drinker. I was so tired after all the drinking and dancing yesterday I slept til Noon. And the family let me. I NEVER sleep til noon. Geez!!

So needless to say yesterday was a lazy day. I didn't do much of anything except sit in my recliner and watch TV.

Today was good. I got up around 8:45 this morning and went outside to do day 1 of week 4 of the C25K. It was a beautiful day outside today. Somewhere around 60 degrees. So I opted to go outside for my run.

After reading what it entailed I do have to say, I was super discouraged! 5 min warm up walk, 3 min jog, 90 sec walk, 5 min jog, 2.5 min walk, 3 min jog, 90 sec walk, 5 min jog, 5 min cool down walk. There was no way that ME, someone that has never run a day in her life, has had knee pain just from walking, and could barely breathe, was going to be able to jog for 5 solid minutes. NO WAY!!! I was defeated before I even started today. So you know what I did, I started anyway! Those crazy ass demons that have haunted me for so long, Kept telling me that there was no way I could do this. I was so doubtful.

So I walked for 5 minutes, and jogged for 3 minutes then walked for 90 seconds, and then jogged for 5 MINUTES and walked for 2.5 minutes!!! And repeated all that again!!!! OMG I was so excited! I can't beleive I did it! Ironic that I came accross this today while I was reading thinfluenced.
And when I arrived back at my starting point 2.18 miles later I decided that I could do more! So I went back to week 1 day 1 of the C25K and did that. I walked/ran a total of 4.36 miles today! I did not run fast, and I walked when I was supposed to. And my legs burned and felt like jello when I finished. But I finished. I was proud of myself. I felt accomplished. And I burned 569 calories doing it!
 
I also realized my support system at home totally sucks! I was so proud of myself I came inside and told the hubby and the kids and I got nothing. My daughters both laughed and said, "your not really running mom." and the husband didn't anything at all. Nice. So glad I can count on everyone. So I sent a message to my brother telling him what I did and he boosted my confidence by saying he was proud of me and great job. Amazes me how I can get more support from total strangers but the people that are supposed to give a shit the most give nothing. Whatever thats fine. I can do this on my own! I feel great, and whether they like it or not, this is all about me. For the first time in 40 years!
 
Tomorrow is weigh in day: Not sure what to expect. I have been working hard to get my alcoholic binge pounds to go away. I am not expecting a loss of any kind and I am hoping to just be back where I was last Monday. Time will tell.
 
So I leave you with this, because for me these hit super close to home right now. Thanks again thinfluenced!
 
Have a great Sunday night everyone! And thanks for reading and being a great support system! It's hard to know I can't count on those I should, but good to know I am not alone! I am greatful to have "met" each of you!

5 comments:

  1. Wow! I am so proud of your progress and your choice to ignore that liar in your head! You are a Rock Star!

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  2. Kids don't always seem to make the best support system. They are supposed to be self-absorbed at that age, so it's normal! And maybe your husband is a wee bit jealous of your exercise mojo? I'm proud of you for keeping on even after your more indulgent days.

    It was beautiful outside today. I went for a walk with my dog, and it was a bit windy but so nice.

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  3. I've kind of stalled at Week4 of C25K due to issues with my foot (plantar fascitis). Hopefully the podiatrist will give me good news tomorrow.

    Anyway, I had the exact same reaction when I hit week 4. You want this fat girl to run for 5 minutes? Not once, but twice? You've got to be kidding! I had to cheer myself on during the final 5 minute jog each time, but I did it! And so did you!!

    WooHooo!!! Yippeeee! We can do this!

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  4. I'm so happy and proud!!! C25K looks SO SCARY when you're reading it, but it really does prepare you and you CAN do it. It always amazed me when I went to the next level with it. WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!

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  5. Thanks so much for your encoragement!! It is so nice to read your comments! @Connie O, where else can you go where it is 60 degrees one day and snowing the next?!?!

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