End of Jocktober
Jocktober was a success and a failure. However, I look on the bright side, therefore, through the fails, I see improvements. Lets talk about the WINS.
1. Roller coaster
I finally fit in the roller coaster seat without feeling embarrassed. I conquered a fear of mine.
2. Gym Challenge
I pushed myself harder than ever in the gym. One week I ran for a total of 21 miles. I wanted to puke after some runs but I still accomplished something I thought I never could do.
1. my diet
haha, I wanted to do a week eating solely fruits and veggies. #Fail… BUT, my takeaway is that I need to eat more fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. Lately, for my snack at work, I eat apples. I brought in carrots and dip for a snack today. I am taking a right step, away from processed food.
2. I am still plateauing!
Yup, no weight loss. Probably weight gain because my diet was off due to a whole cheat week.
To help with the plateau, I ordered Green Coffee beans off of Groupon. These beans have helped clinical trial patients lose 15% of their body fat without diet or exercise. I heard about this on The View and it was also on Dr. Oz. I am not relying on the green coffee beans to lose weight but just jump start the fat burning process.
I will have more on the miracle workers once I start using them.
I thought of this in the shower today. Yes, I had to tell you this :)
Anyways, This month starts the holiday period when we binge on sweets and carbs. Well, we can’t always say no. SOOO.. I came up with a plan to fulfill our sweets and still be on a diet. It is a 50 / 50 plan. Every time sweets are in front of you, you will eat or not eat. It will go back and forth. Therefore, if I passed on the cake yesterday, then I can have a thin slice of apple pie today. Get it? it is better to alternate your yes then to binge by saying ‘YES’ all the time. Try it! I bet you will notice how little weight you will gain over the fat gaining season.
Love you all,
236 lbs Weigh-In
This past month has been crazy! I lost 9 pounds which is awesome. I also have been carrying around a secret. A few weeks back, I decided to plan a trip to see one of my best friends in Dallas, TX in September. I posted this on Facebook and another friend asked me if I was interested in a 5K run. Without much hesitation I signed up. This 5K is a color run. Its called ‘Color me Rad’ the website is right here. Basically, for the duration of the 5K, I will get bombarded with different colors and at the end of the race I will look like a rainbow flag had thrown up on me.
A 5K is a little over 3 miles. That is 3 miles of running/jogging/walking. I am striving to avoid the later. I don’t run! I love my elliptical, I use it practically everyday. How am I suppose to RUN 3 MILES???
A workout plan!
Friends advised me to follow a simple schedule to get my body conditioned to run for 3 miles. Its called ‘the couch to 5K running plan’ which will get your body in shape for a race. In 2 months, you are transformed from a couch potato to 5K marathon runner.
Good plan, But will it work for me?
Two weeks ago, on a Saturday morning, at 8am I decided to run… OUTSIDE. Now, I have ran on a treadmill before and I usually run a mile, walk 10 minutes, then run the remaining 3 miles. I am dead afterwards, but I can do it.
I get out of my car and I use this amazingly awesome iPhone app, Nike+, to track my mileage. I just start to run / jog around a local Roanoke park. I am running…doing my thing… trying to catch my breath. I am determined not to stop and walk.
I am chugging along and I hear ‘I completed 1 mile’; I feel great. I finished that mile in 10:30 something. Okay, you have to understand where I am coming from to fully understand this. In PE class in high school, I could “run” a mile in like 16 minutes (with me running the curves and walking the straights). So I am overly impressed with my time.
Apparently, its a ‘thing’ to run at the park on a Saturday morning. Who knew? There were so many other runners with all different shapes, sizes and ages. They were my motivation to keep going. I see a shirtless guy and I am like, ‘I can’t wait to get that body’.
I did it! I ran 3 miles without stopping. I completed it in 33 minutes. This is Cray-Cray because I was going to train so hard for this 5K but now I know I can complete it in a decent time.
Today, I ran 3 miles and completed it in 34 minutes so i am staying on average in my run. i know the first run wasn’t a fluke. Also, I am running on a trail that has few incline shifts. I just hope the one in Dallas / Ft. Worth is flat.
I am training hard so I can kick this 5K in its…