I finished week three of C25K on Sunday and I actually ran one extra workout. On Wednesday of last week I was one minute away from finishing the run and my phone died. This meant that it didn't record my completed workout. So I made the best of the situation and decided to run it again. Last Saturday was a beautiful day so I decided to run outside and I wasn't ready to finish so I just took that time to keep running and make up the workout that hadn't recorded.
I was feeling really proud and confident because I had just come home from trying on bridesmaids dresses for my friend's wedding. I fit into a 16!! I could not believe it.
This is me at a wedding in Sept 2011 wearing an 18 and busting out of it. I got up to a 24 in jeans shortly after that.
And at my wedding in Oct 2010 wearing a 16W:
I also experienced a lot of pain last week. Maybe I pushed myself a little too hard but I was feeling a lot of weakness and soreness in my hips, ankles and knees. I was also a little worried about shin splints because I barely made it through workout 3 without crying. I tried to do some strength training (30DS day 1) afterwards and almost fell to the floor with my first jumping jack. This was disappointing because I try so hard to work though the pain but this wasn't a good workout pain. This was my body telling me to STOP. I'm very prideful, so I hated to give up. I went to the store immediately and bought some Osteo Bi-Flex. My dad takes it and says that it really helps his knees, so I figured I would give it a shot.
On Wednesday of this week I ran Week 4 Day One. It was two cycles of 3min run 1.5walk 5min run 2.5 walk. I was dreading the 5 minutes especially because the pain started to come back as soon as I was running. I kept going though and it went away. I'm figuring out that the longer I keep running, the easier it gets. The motions just start to feel really natural. My form is probably terrible, I can barely lift my legs and I go really slow, but I'm moving so that's what counts.
Today I will be trying another detox water. Cucumber, Lemon and Mint. I liked the apple one but it was a little too sweet for me. I drank and entire bottle of wine last night while feeling sorry for my self about having a stressful week. I still struggle with knowing that thats probably a bad thing, but in a way I feel like its an accomplishment. hehe...
Today is also the "bake-off" at work. I work with some very competitive people and any kind of contest, especially centered around food means there's going to be a lot of yummy stuff just feet away from my "office." I was really whiny about having today off instead of Tuesday, but now I know that it was a good thing that I won't be there. Just fruits, veggies, lean meats and whole grains for me today folks. I have been considering cutting out white sugar and flour for the month of January and just like 30DS I'm preparing myself now for what it might take. Getting used to drinking my coffee black might be the biggest step towards preparation.
My goal this week is to finish week 4 and add in one day of strength training. I would also like to see 205 on the scale next Tuesday. My mom gave me some jeans that didn't fit my sister that are all size 16's. I would like to fit into those since all of my other pants are FALLING OFF. After reading another blog today I was reminded that its not always the number on the scale that counts but how I feel about my accomplishments. I feel good.