Tuesday, June 8, 2010

30 Day Shred/Couch to 5 K

AKA: fud gets back into shape.

I started working out on a regular basis in January. I had already lost about 5 pounds at that point, so getting active and watching what I ate were helping me to lose weight. Now that I am at the 20 pound lost mark...I'm finding myself getting a little lazy and complacent. Not a good thing since I still have 20 pounds to lose before I am no longer "overweight." And exercise does help to keep my depression demon at bay.

Enter Jillian Michels. I just did her 30 Day Shred 20 minute routine. Ouch! Yesterday I restarted my Couch to 5K program, this time putting a 3% incline on the treadmill.

So, hopefully I can keep track of my exercise here.

Day 1: June 7, 2010: Couch to 5K Week 1, Day 1 & Yogalatis (a mix of Yoga and Pilates) class

Day 2: June 8, 2010: Jillian Michels 30 Day Shred & Weigh In Day (160lbs...20lbs lost since Nov'09)

Day 3: June 9, 2010: Couch to 5K Week 1, Day 2 (Feeling a little sore from 30 Day Shred but still able to do 20 minutes of walking/running w/a 3% incline)

Day 4: June 10, 2010 (Incidentally, 16 years ago I graduated college). Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 2. A little sore, but I made it through.

Day 5: June 11, 2010: Couch 2 5K Week 1, Day 3 & a small bike ride w/the kids. Ready to move onto Week 2 of C25K on Monday. I got the DVD of The Muppet Show season 1 at the library this week and I am watching it while I do my run.

Day 6: June 12, 2010: Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 3. It was tough! Barely made it and skipped the cool down. DON'T JUDGE ME!

Week 2

Day 7: June 14, 2010: Couch 2 5K Week 2, Day 1. Managed to bring my running speed up to 5mph w/a 3% incline. Not too bad. Considering I did NOT feel like working out at all today. Having a major bummer of a day today. For no other reason than my stupid depression.

Day 8: June 15, 2010: Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 4. Ug. Weigh in day. 160lbs. Nothing lost, nothing gained. I feel like I've been at this mark forever! When the scale finally does read 159, I will jump up and down for joy!

Day 9: June 16, 2010: Couch 2 5K Week 2, Day 2. 4% incline...walking 4mph, running 5mph. Wow. Great workout. I am sweating a lot of fat off!

Day 10: June 17, 2010: Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 5. Only made it through 10 minutes. The cardio portion killed me today. Just.couldn't.do.it.

Day 11: June 18, 2010: Couch 2 5K Week 2, Day 3. Finished week 2. Bring it on!

Day 12: June 20, 2010: No official workout, but I did mow the lawn so Greg wouldn't have to do it on Father's Day. Pushing the mower counts for something!

Week 3:

Day 13: June 21, 2010: Couch 2 5K Week 3, Day 1. 4% incline. Walking speed 4mph, Running speed 5mph. Run for 3 straight minutes!

Day 14: June 22, 2010: Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 6. Made it through!

Day 15: June 23, 2010: Couch 2 5K Week 3, Day 2. When I started this the first time, I was walking at 3.5 mph and running at 4. Now I'm running at 5mph w/a 4% incline. Go, me!

Day 16: June 25, 2010: Finished Couch 2 5K Week 3. Bring on Week 4 and 5 minutes of running!

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