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Monday, January 17, 2011

End of Week 2

I'm at the end of week 2 of working out. Unfortunately, I'm not seeing any differences on the scale yet, but I have seen some other changes. For one, I've already started to notice that my jeans are fitting better, especially in my legs. Guess those inner and outer thigh workouts are really paying off. Oh, yea, and all those squats! The other? I'm not dying after a 30 minute workout. Even with Jillian Michaels. I guess it's time to kick it up a notch.

I've consulted a few friends who I know run for a workout. My favorite actually came from a grade school friend who was overweight all the way until the end of high school. In college, she turned to running and now, after having 2 children, she is super woman!

This week I started Week 1 of her plan. An awesome routine to run my 5K by May 1st. Although it doesn't seem like much, to someone who is technically starting off from the couch, it's a lot. For Week 1, I have to run 2 minutes, then walk 4 minutes. I've made sure to make the walk a brisk one to keep my heart rate up. Repeating this 5 times until 30 minutes have passed nearly killed me the other day. Hopefully by the end of week 1, I'll notice a difference.

From Week 2 to week 10, I basically increase the running and decrease the walking by one minute increments. Hopefully, if all goes well, I should be running 30 minutes straight by week 10.

Right now? I'm not seeing it. But I'm determined. And boy will this surprise hubby when I can run along side him while we cruise the Cuban shore in April.

Watch out, dear.

Postscript: I weighed myself this morning and was down 2.5 pounds! And I ran 3 minutes straight!


Jude said...

You go girl!! remember your doing for you....keep it up.

Wenderina said...

This is great...I'm curious...are you feeling any difference with endorphins yet? Mood, stress, sleep patterns, etc.? I think at this point in my life that is the real benefit I need from exercise.