3 more days

Until my 5k.

I still don’t feel ready.  Maybe that’s because I’m not ready.  I can barely jog a mile and I’m somehow going to go for 3.1 miles?  I know I’m going to do a mix of jogging and walking, but I still don’t feel ready.  I don’t even know what I’m going to wear.  I know that sounds silly.  Ugh.

As the days tick by I can feel myself getting a little bit more panicky.  Is it bad that I wasn’t this nervous about my wedding?  Oh well, nothing much I can do about it now except relax, do my best, and not forget to turn my clock ahead before I go to sleep the night before the race.

I did yoga again this morning.  It was kinda nice, and it was definitely easier than Tuesday’s yoga.  Downward dog and the plank are still challenging to hold for very long, but I know that as my upper body gets stronger I’ll be able to hold those poses for longer and longer.

I need to think of a prize for my weight loss.  I always do better with a goal and prize in mind.  If I remember right, last time it was a nice dinner out for 10 lbs.  A new fitness video game for 20 lbs.  A massage for 30 lbs.  A new hairstyle for 40 lbs. And a new wardrobe when I met my goal at 45 lbs. I didn’t meet the 45 lb goal so no new wardrobe for me.

I’m working on 29 lbs, so what if I break it down as:

  • 10 lbs = haircut (it hasn’t been cut since my wedding!)
  • 20 lbs = Facial, manicure and massage (that gets me back down to my pre-wedding weight)
  • 29 lbs = wardrobe (gets me back down to a healthy bmi)

Any other ideas for prizes?

OK, gotta go to work now.  Yesterday involved a medical emergency, hopefully today will be much calmer.

Exercise Update: 3/7/11 and 3/8/11

OMG!  My 5k is on Sunday!  I feel so unprepared.  I know I can walk the whole darn thing if I want, but I’d planned on doing a mix of walking and jogging (heavy on the jogging).  *sigh*  I’ll do this one, and then sign up for another one a bit further out while planning out my cardio to work towards jogging the whole thing.

So after this weekend I felt pretty bad about the lack of exercise I got, and all the unhealthy foods I’d eaten.  On Monday I got up bright and early at 6am (ugh) to jog on the treadmill and work with my weights.  It was sooooo hard to get going once I got up.  I was up and dressed but dawdled and moved slowly until 6:30, which only gave me enough time to do the cardio work before I had to get ready for the day.

I tried to jog, but it just felt wrong.  The treadmill was making crazy noises and I couldn’t get my breathing right, and my stride felt off.  It just sucked.  So I walked super fast instead.  Then I tried jogging again.  Then back to walking.  I repeated this cycle for 30 minutes and managed to go about 2 miles.

Later in the day I took a break from work and walked around the block.  It was nice and windy!  It felt good to get out of the library for a minute to re-center myself and focus on fitness for 15 minutes.

DH wasn’t home yet when I got in from work, so I pulled out the dumbbells and followed my SparkPeople weight regime.  I can tell you that I don’t like lunges.  They make my knees feel icky, but I know what awesome things they can do for the lower body.  I can also tell you that I’m not such a fan of crunches.  I did them, but ugh.

Today I set the alarm for bright and early again. I almost ignored the alarm and slept in until the absolute latest, but I told myself that ignoring the alarm was the first step back towards fat.  I got dressed in the dark so DH could sleep some more, went downstairs and found the yoga videos by Yogatic I scoped out on YouTube the night before.  I did all 3 beginner yoga videos, and then started in with my day.  The videos themselves were only about 30 minutes long total… but I dawdled after the alarm again.

I’m planning on taking a couple of breaks from work to walk around the block again.  We’ll see if the weather holds out.  If it doesn’t, I’ll have to walk on the treadmill when I get home tonight.

Here are the videos I followed this morning:

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