Hello Everyone! Happy Weekend already!
I know I have not posted all week and I'm sorry. But it has been a busy week and I will leave it at that.
I have had a lot of time to think over the past two days and I have decided (drum roll please!) that I am going to start training for a 5k. There are two that I am interested in doing at the end of August, I will pick one and do it. There is either the Saybrook 5k or the Bluefish Festival 5k in Clinton and both are in the last two weeks of August.
Late August will give me enough time to do the Couch to 5K App I bought on my iPhone and if my body holds up than that will be my fitness goal for the summer. If I like it and it doesn't kill my knee, ankle or feet than I will keep running and doing 5K's throughout the fall. The Couch to 5K app, or C25K, has you starting off really slow three days a week where you alternate walking and jogging until by the end of the nine week program you are running ten and then walking one minute. Going slow and losing weight throughout this process will hopefully make it so that my body (with all of my nuts and bolts ;-( will be able to handle the stressors of running. I hope it can, I am excited about this and hopefully this will increase my activity level overall throughout the summer and help me lose weight faster.
My weight loss goal by the end of the summer is to have lost 34lbs from where I stand on June 1 (46lbs down in total so far) for a total of 80lbs down. This is my goal and hopefully with the exercise and all I can get there - three full months or 11.34 lbs per month. I don't think that is too drastic or unrealistic, but we will see how my body feels about that....lol.
I am starting the C25K on Sunday, this will give me eleven weeks to prepare for my 5K in August. I am ready....bring it!
As for my food this week, I have been good. Lots of fish with a side Japanese Cucumber Salad, 3-4oz of fish and 1 oz of veggies (4oz for dinner and 3oz for lunch with 1oz of veggies at each meal). This week I have done shakes for breakfast, not bad and it keeps me full but I'm not sure it keeps me as full as an omelet. I will have to do further experimentation.
Well, I am back and I promise no more breaks like this past week again. I missed blogging and venting. This is therapy to me...just like Weight Watchers.
GNite. <3 till tomorrow!!!!