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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

C25K Week 6 Complete!

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As I got to the 20th minute of running I asked myself "am i really doing this?" Unfortunately, it was at this same time that I began to feel some pain in my right knee. I still pushed through and decided to give my knee a break before I commence Week 7. 

These past few weeks have been irregular for me. I just keep travelling between 200lbs and 204lbs. Perhaps it's because even though I exercise regularly my eating has been all over the place. Rice has been the culprit so far. I measure a cup and then it becomes two. :-( My vegetable and fruit consumption has decreased at an alarming rate. I need a slap on the wrist. It is based on these that I have decided to undergo a three day detox where I would be forced to consume mostly fruits and vegetables. 

Have any of you done detox programs? What was your plan like? Did it help improve your eating patterns? 

Friday, April 20, 2012

C25K W6D2.

I completed Day 2 of Week 6 this morning. It was a good workout. After completing the second 10 minute jog I felt so good that I actually jogged for an additional 7 minutes. :-)

So, Week 6, Day 3 get ready for Enyonam cos she is going to kick your butt!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

C25K W6D1.

I did it! I completed Day 1 of the program. Can't wait to do Day 2 of Week 6. Oh my lord! Very soon I will be running for 30 minutes straight. (gasping) I can't even believe it folks.

Here's to day of kicking butt exercise-wise. :-)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

C25K Week 5 Complete & Weigh In.

So, yesterday evening I completed Week 5. Who knew that I would be jogging for a straight 20 minutes. Woohoo! This is definitely a Non Scale Victory.


On the weight side I weighed in at 202.4lbs yesterday. I exercised well last week but made a few wrong choices diet-wise. I plan on doing better this week.

SO, I plan on starting Week 6 either today or tomorrow. Wish me luck. :-)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

C25K W5D2.

It was a fantastic morning for me. Did the C25K W5D2 which consists of two 8minute runs. Surprisingly, I was able to get through and continued walking/jogging on the treadmill till I had done 69minutes. Woo hoo! Now that's what I call a great workout. I plan on going to the gym again tonight. I'm so full of energy and can't wait to burn some major calories (that is if   I don't get tired by nightfall. lol!)

On the weight front I decided not to weigh in yesterday because I knew that after my birthday and Easter weekend I was bound to gain a pound or two. Will weigh in on Monday. Hope you are having a great week.

Monday, April 2, 2012

13 Down.... 39 to Go!

So, I was reviewing my weight loss for the year and I realized that though I have not achieved most of my goals set for the year, I seem to have made a bit of progress. I have lost 11.8lbs since January meaning, an average of 3.8lbs a month. 

Some of the habits that I have been able to maintain are:

  • I drink a lot of water
  • I eat more fruits and vegetables on a daily basis
I am still trying to avoid the refined carbs... not easy but, I try to take such foods at most ONCE a week. I have drastically reduced my intake of diet sodas - I only take those when out with friends or at the movies. My clothes are also loose. Yesterday, I wore a dress I haven't worn in 3 years to church. Oh yeah baby! That's a total NSV there. :-) 

So, I guess I have 39 weeks left to lose 38.2lbs if I'm going to meet my goal of losing 50lbs by December. I can do this. Oh yes! I can!

Weigh In - Week 13

Last week's weight : 201.2lbs

This week's weight : 201.2lbs

After exercising only once last week I guess I should be grateful that the scale didn't move upwards. Let's see what this week will bring.