Most of you know that I’m a runner… or, more accurately I’m a wanna-be runner. I run but don’t feel like a runner. Does that make sense? I’m still coming to grips with the fact that I don’t hate exercise any more.
Back in May, I talked about all the reasons I want to get fit. I even told you how much weight and inches I’ve lost since I began. The sad thing is, I haven’t lost any more weight or inches but HAVE been going to Zumba twice a week and running 3x a week as my body allows me to. I’m becoming frustrated.
I am currently in Week 6 of the Couch-to-5K program. After this week, I have three more weeks of the actual program, and I will be up to running 3 miles at a time, which is a 5K. I don’t know why I feel dependent on this program to keep me running, when it is actually limiting the running. That’s a good thing. I’m not even ready to just go for it. But it’s a weird psychological thing right now, with that C25K app and me.
This week I began, AGAIN, keeping track of everything that goes in my mouth. I keep slacking off on it, and when I do, I stop losing weight. In fact, I am 5# heavier now than I was in May when I wrote that post. I’m running more but I’m also eating more… or that’s what I suspect anyway.
No eloquent writing for you today, just some let’s-get’-real-about-things grit for you. I know I’m not the only one who struggles with this. I have around 30# to lose, and could have done it by now (because I began in January) but I keep slacking in the food department. Add stress to things and I become downright dumb when it comes to food choices. But I’m still trying.
I don’t want to be fat, or have diabetes or high blood pressure. I want to be fit and slender and for my husband to go “WOW!” Hehe, okay so there are some other motives there too. ;) I think I’ll find a 5K race to enter, just for the experience and to grab me some PR (which I recently found out means Personal Record, in the running world!)
Speaking of PR! My friend in real life, Katey (Mama Kautz) finished her first HALF MARATHON on Saturday! She said it was UGLY but I think I was awesome. She did it! Now she’s relaxing on the beach at Ocean Shores, WA and probably trying to stretch out her unbelievably sore legs. Congrats, Katey!