My quest at finally shedding 100 pounds or more. Good days or bad, weight up or down, exercised or not, I want to blog about it to for the next 12-20 months. Why the next 20 months. I figure if I lose 5 pounds a month, it will take me 20 months. I'm hoping by doing this, not only will it hold me more accountable, but will help me figure out what triggers my downfalls.
I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME! Philippians 4:13
Friday, June 1, 2012
I DID IT!
I have been walking & jogging for a about three months now. I get up at 5 am to walk or jog. I do this because I start watching babies at 6:45. If I wait until they leave, I've cleaned house and made dinner, the last thing I want to do is exercise. I am training to jog/run a 5k this Labor Day weekend. I was excited when I finally could jog a mile straight, but really had my doubts that I could jog much further. I figured that I would jog a mile of it and walk the rest. Three days ago I decided that I would jog until I couldn't jog no more. At one point (about 2 miles), I thought I would have to quite, but I kept going. I found out you get a second wind. When I finally stopped I looked at my trusty little "pedometer app" only to find out I jogged exactly 3.2 miles. I DID IT! I jogged a 5k. Yesterday I jogged 3.5 miles. Maybe I'll get up to 4 miles before the summer is over. Now I will have to tell you that my time is not pretty. It took me 40 minutes to jog the 5k. Maybe that's what I need to work on next, moving just a tad bit faster. I am still in disbelief that this person who couldn't jog the length of her front yard (150 ft) just a few short months ago, jogged a 5k.