Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Couch to 5K, caffeine and a tearful Biggest Loser

It's simple really, I just want one of those race numbers to put on my back. I want one of those race t-shirt. I want to accomplish something. Well, today was the day I started something. For the past week, I've been downloading all of these songs from iTunes with beats around 140-160. I even bought an app off iTunes for the C25K so I can listen to my own music. I didn't really plan on starting today but what I think happened is that I got high off of The Biggest Loser and 3 shots of espresso and figured I should do something with myself. I hopped in the car and went to Pavitt's (I have a membership but have only gone a total of 3 times since October) and laced up my running shoes. Last time I attempted this I felt I had to run fast and for a chubby girl such as myself, 5.5-6.0 is a little quick when I've never really ran before. So this time I started s-l-o-w...I'm talkin' walking at 3.0-3.2 and jogging at 4.5. I think I can say I almost enjoyed myself. I had some rockin' tunes that made me want to shake my booty and the 60 second running intervals were over before I could gasp out "Bob's your Uncle" Before when I tried Ullrey's podcast, those 60 seconds were killers. When I finished, I was so inspired I headed to the eliptical and puched out 20 minutes on that. Quads were screaming after! I usually use another brand of elliptical at the gym but today I used the one with the handles that move. There is a major difference between the two, my heart rate was up there with the handles one and I actually got winded. Maybe I was just using the other one wrong but I think from now on I will use the one with the handles.
Overall I think I burned over 600 calories in 50 minutes but I was having technical difficulties with my HR monitor. Not too shabby. Now I need to sculpt out a plan (pardon the pun!) I work Sat, Sun, Mon nights and Saturdays I'm busy with the girls' activities. I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and just go straight from work on Monday mornings and head to the gym for my run/walk workout. So that would give me M-W-F for my 30 min run/walk and some elliptical after. Wednesdays and Fridays I'll have to wake up earlier with the girls, drop them off at school and then head to the gym after. I usally waste a lot of time in the morning, farting around on the computer so that would be a perfect time. This Friday, the girls have off so I will have to either do my workout after mom gets off work or....I could as my cousin to watch them. I have a plan. Now here's the lay out. I am going to do week 1 today, Friday and M-W-F of next week. The next week will start week 2 and so on. I will add in some FIRM workouts for cross-training and see where this takes me.

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