Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Anyway, I'm happy to report that I weighed myself recently, and I now weigh 170 lbs. I've lost five pounds since Thanksgiving! Yay! I just got my period this week, too, so it's possible that I'll weigh a bit less than that after I'm finished with it. My goal for next month is to lose between three to six pounds. I think I'll be able to do it. I got new sneakers for Christmas, so I hope to start exercising again. I plan on starting the Couch to 5K Program in two weeks or so, so that should help bring the pounds off, especially when I get to the point when I'm able to run more than I walk. I can't wait!!!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Cut yourself some slack, but be smart. "The holidays are about maintaining weight, not losing," says Nancy Clark, M.S., R.D., author of the Sports Nutrition Guidebook, Fourth Edition. You train hard, so allow yourself to enjoy some holiday meals. "A handful of days won't set you back. It's continuously snacking on cookies that's a problem," Fitzgerald says.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
When I touch the sore areas on my back and near my knees, it almost feels like they're bruised on the inside, even though they're (probably) not. When my back hurts, though, my knees almost certainly do as well. I'll often feel pain in my ankles, too. It almost feels like my muscles are too tight and are causing my back and legs to become misaligned. Regardless of what's causing it, it's really annoying, but it doesn't hurt enough for me to see a doctor about it yet. More often than not, Tylenol does the trick. What worries me, however, is that running is known to irritate sore muscles. I really, really hope my back pain doesn't get worse when I start running more. That would really bum me out because running is something I've been looking forward to doing.
Anyway, does anyone have this problem? If so, what do you do to help with the pain? I think I need to work on strengthening my lower back and my core. I really need to start weight/strength training soon.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
I don't want to post a long entry tonight because I'm pretty exhausted. My weekend's been okay so far. I went for a five mile walk on Thursday, so I decided to take yesterday off to give my legs a rest. Today, I resumed my exercise regime and walked three miles. Same old stuff. I really love walking and running, and I can't wait to start the C25K program in January. Come spring or early summer, I'd like to think that I'll be blogging about my first 5K race. :-)
Thursday, December 9, 2010
In other news, I went grocery shopping tonight. I'm happy to say that I made pretty decent choices. At this point in my journey, I've been eating a lot of processed food/meals (e.g., Lean Cuisines and the like), and I know they're not the healthiest things I could eat. Still, it's easier to keep track of calories that way. I definitely need to work on eating better food, though. That's one of my long-term goals. Other than that, I'm not eating too badly.
These are quickly becoming one of my favorite snacks. The apples come with a generous amount of caramel, and the entire package is only 100 calories. Satisfying my sweet tooth and getting a serving of fruit = win!
That is all.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Anyway, I'm going to post a video of his journey, which currently has nearly a million views on YouTube. I've been incredibly inspired by it to the point where I watch it several times a week. Yeah, that
is sounds kind of creeperish, but it really does inspire and motivate me. Seriously, see if you can watch it without getting teary-eyed. LOL.
Pretty inspirational, no? You should read his blog, too. Trust me, it'll help you a lot.