Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Feeling Good


I hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed the beginning of this week so far. I had a fun weekend with family, enjoyed my first Canadian Thanksgiving, and didn't eat too much! Yay!

I also took a few days off from working out and re-evaluated my workout plan. My weights plan will stay the same but I will be doing lighter weights and moving up more gradually. For my running, I made a training plan on Runner's World. It is a 12 week plan to get me ready for a half-marathon. I don't know if I will actually run an official half marathon in 12 weeks. I might do one just by myself if there isn't one around here for me to do.  Then after the end of the 12 weeks, I will make another plan that will be for 16 weeks to get me ready for the marathon I want to run in May. Anyways, I feel alot better about running after making this 12 week plan. It has me running 3 days a week, and the beginning part of it will be 2 miles @ 12:16, and then gradually move up.

Today was my first 2 mile run, and I did it outside at one of my favorite one mile loops close to where I live. I like this loop because 1) I know it is a mile long; 2) it is really pretty; 3) it is close to home; and 4) it has some gradual hills so it is varied. I like to run one mile one way, then turn around and do the second mile the other way to get the most of the hills. It was so pretty outside, a little warm but not enough to make me sweat, and it was nice to not run on the treadmill. My first mile I did in 11:17, and my second I did in 11:20. I didn't feel like I was trying super hard. I am convinced that running outside is easier for me than running on the treadmill! Today is proof.

I have been doing really well at tracking my calories on Spark People the last two days, and the people on there have been really encouraging so far!

Oh! I almost forgot the best news of all. I have lost 1.2 lbs! It was nice to finally see the number on the scale move down. I lost inches last week but no weight according to the scale. Hopefully by Friday I will lose another .8 lbs to make it 2 lbs for the week. I'm trying to focus on being happy about eating healthy and working out regularly and not just focus on my weight. If I stick to this then the weight will have to come off sometime!



  1. You've almost motivated me to get off my lazy bum and work out. Almost. ;)

    Good for you, though! Really, it's inspiring to read about someone actually making effort!! Best wishes, dear.

  2. I'm going out for my 2 miler with the puppy! I had to read your blog before so I could get pumped:)


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