Originally posted 2016-03-09 12:00:58.
Hello everyone and welcome to week 10 in the quest of a few internet friends who are trying to get healthy! We want to motivate one another and help each other get on the right track by working out, eating right, and reaching a great state of mind in the process. Join us weekly as we share our personal journey’s and stats to show you all that if we can do it, so can you!
Last night, after 13 years, I started up Taekwondo again to continue my training from 2nd Degree Black Belt Decided and I feel amazing! It was the best workout I have had in a long time. I am so excited that I have this opportunity to start up again and can thank my daughter for pushing me into this decision. She showed such excitement and passion to do something new that I could not resist. I am very happy that we can also take a class together as well since they offer family classes.
I am also going to try and go to the YMCA before work in the morning since it is in walking distance from the office. I have two free passes so that I can give it a go. I know it is a lofty goal, but one that I think would be best for me in the long run! Here is to getting my butt back in gear!
Starting weight – 180.5
Today’s weight – 167.8
You can find me on MyFitnessPal as korngirl723.
Well I hit 291.5 which pushes me almost to the 20lb loss goal!! Well on track to get some new clothes for my birthday!! WOOOO!! I didn’t check my measurements this week, I usually do it in the morning and quite frankly I forgot today haha too much stuff going on!
Hopefully next week I’ll be on the ball and get the measurements done LOL! For now I am going to accept the almost 20lb victory!!
OK SO for the past few months, my husband and I have been interval training inside. I’ve advanced from using 5 lb weights to 8 while he’s moved up in the world from 10 lb to 15 lb weights. I still lack the pecs to do full on pushups, but I can do a whole bunch of ‘girl’ push ups no problem. I’ve always been strong in my core so I can do crunches and leg lifts forever. However, today I tried to run.
It was a beautiful 75 degree day in MD. My husband and I had the same idea: “Why not try to jog our usual walking path?” Sounds like a great healthy idea, and also put the stuff we’ve been doing indoors to the test. Note: This is the first time in my life I actually chose to run. I was more of a bike/roller blade type of kid growing up and more into hiking and canoeing as an adult. There’s footage of me attempting to run in elementary school- my legs were not moving like a normal human. I suck at it.
So despite this, my husband promised to stay by my side and not run ahead (<3) and he stayed true to that promise. I am actually quite proud of myself- for my first time really attempting to jog, it was maybe 70% jogging, 30% walking/trying to breath. Seriously, the not being able to catch my breath was borderline scary, but that’s just how beginning to run goes or so I’m told.
Now for the issue: I have a bad ankle on my right foot due to spraining it a few times. I do not ice skate, run, rock climb, or anything like that for fear of hurting them and being immobile. Bonus: I get to wear sneakers to work. AFTER the jog (it’s always after, isn’t it?) maybe a block from my house, my ankle started to twinge, then throb, and by the time we got to our door, I was limping. I’m writing this with my ankle propped up on pillows and wrapped in an ice pack. I figure I have two options: Buy better running shoes and/or wear my ankle brace next time I attempt to jog- because you know there’s always going to be a next time. I just pray I can walk tomorrow.
Not much new to report this week. Last week I got some new running shoes, but I am resisting them for now. My old ones have a few miles left in them, and those things aren’t cheap!! I also got a Garmin Forerunner! My dream running watch – I love it a lot. I haven’t tried out the GPS yet, but it does ok on the treadmill!
My diet took a plunge over the weekend, but Monday–Thursday I did well. I’m beginning to notice this trend that I do really well when my husband is out of town during the week…hmmm…
WTD – 21 miles
Last week – 50.5 miles
MTD – 61.5 miles
YTD – 449.56 miles
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