Well. I ate too much last night. Instead of crying about it on my blog, I’m just going to disregard it (kind of) and recognize the cause of what’s done is done. Today, however, is a brand new day and I’m ready to rock it! Skipping my run until tomorrow seeing as my tummy is absolutely LIVID with me…but I’ll be on my own sprinting around at work from 11:30-7 today, so at least I’ll be relatively active.
To those of you who also messed up yesterday, or perhaps didn’t quite meet your goals - start fresh today. You’re starting at zero, and the only way to go is up. Good luck…not that you need it ;)
I did not want to work out this morning. I rolled around in bed for a solid 30 minutes thinking, “but I only went to bed 6 hours ago,” and “I was on my feet for 6 hours at work last night…that counts right?”
I dragged my sorry ass out of bed and headed for the scale. I had barely 1,000 calories yesterday and didn’t go down at all? Talk about a shitty way to start the day!! Alas…I figured going back to bed wouldn’t make that number drop, so instead I got in my car and headed out to my running spot for day1 of week2.
Yet another improvement! My running time this morning went from a 9:10min/mile to 8:52min/mile! Small change but it’s something. I also burned 53 more calories than last time- a total of 309. I definitely didn’t want to get out of bed today but MAN I’m glad I did!! I had a FiberOne bar this morning, beet salad and ahi tuna for lunch, and 2 veggie wraps for a snack - putting me at 713cals at 5:15p.m. I’m going to an outdoor concert with some friends in about 2 hours…there will be little drinking on my part, and I assume we will all go somewhere for dinner after the show. I know I won’t be hungry, so I’ll either have a drink or a simple app. (edamame, ahi, whatever.)
I ate SO well yesterday. All day. And then…I went out. And then…I came home. (Well, technically I didn’t come HOME…I crashed on a friend’s couch.)
And you know what we did when we got home from the lamest most awesome rooftop party ever thrown? (Which I didn’t want to attend in the first place.) We ate stupid crap. Sure, we started out diving into a harmless bag of sliced up veggies. And then someone pulled out the calorie-laden veggie dip. And then someone pulled out the hummus. And then someone pulled out sandwiches. AND THEN SOMEONE GAVE ME A SCOTCHAROO.
A SCOTCHAROO YOU GUYS.
(For those of you who live in a cave and have never had this amazing treat, it is basically a rice krispie treat topped with peanut butter and chocolate. Omg.
Hold on I need to wipe off my keyboard I’m drooling.
SO. I set my alarm for 8:30 a.m. to start day 1 and it was raining.
I was absolutely thrilled because I sure didn’t feel like getting out of bed.
I was so bummed! I was ready to start my new workout plan. I woke up off and on for the next few hours to pouring rain, and finally, around 10, the skies closed up long enough for me to get going. So off I went!
I sat around for a good half hour and did the crossword from the newspaper, chatted with my parents…did everything I could think of to avoid running.
I bounded out of the house in my neon running shorts, stuck my pink earbuds in my ear and went on my merry way. And honestly? It felt GREAT. The second I got outside and heard some upbeat punk-rock(ish) song come on my iPod, I was pumped! How could you not look forward to a workout in the middle of the country? (I’ll post a pic.)
The only time I felt tired during the workout was the last running section, and I pushed through and didn’t slow down. HOORAY FOR DAY 1!!
HI!! I’m Erin, a 22-year-old college graduate, who is currently in the middle of accomplishing absolutely nothing in her life.
I’m starting this blog to track my progress with my latest venture- Couch to 5K- or C25K: a program that helps super lazy, unmotivated, non-athletes like myself become runners.
For those of you who live in a cave have yet to hear about this iPhone app, it seems pretty legit. The program has 3 workouts/week for 9 weeks. By the time week 9 rolls around, the user is supposed to be able to “run 30 minutes without a walking break.”
For example, Day 1 consists of : “Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes. Five-minute cooldown walk.”
Sounds easy enough right? :-/
Who cares! I can do this! :)
For as long as I can remember, I’ve lost and maintained my weight using unhealthy means. I’ve struggled with eating disorders and I’ve NEVER gotten into working out. In fact, I open and cancel gym memberships approximately every 6 months. Can you say commitment issues? So it’s time for me to make a change, and I truly feel that I am ready.
This blog is going to be dedicated to me being healthy…the healthy way.