Monthly Archives: September 2013

C25K 6:1 / Pounds

I am so tired of stepping on my scale. Whenever it doesn’t budge downward I get very sad. I know it’s very unrealistic to lose 1 pound a day but when you’re trying as hard as I am you want instant gratification or you’re going to just quit altogether.

I’ve worked out 8/9 days. I think that might be too many days, but not working out for even 1 day feels like a massive cheat to me. Tonight instead of working out fairly hard I’m going to go for a walk. I started week 6 on C25K. It’s the last week where you get to have walk intervals. I really like walk intervals, it makes everything go so much faster. I think after proving to myself that I can do all 9 weeks I’m going to go back to repeat weeks that I liked. Intervals seem to be the best way to get fit and take off weight. A constant fluctuation in heart rate is key. Or something. I don’t really know, I’m just going by what Pinterest has told me.

Last night I went to my favourite sushi place and had 2 rolls. My food came way after Dave’s which felt like I was being tested by the weight loss gods. I was so hungry after having burned 600 calories. Dave told me not to worry so much about what I’m eating that I go crazy, and I’m trying hard to remember that, but with every bite I worry I’m undoing all the work I’ve done. Is this what being on a diet means? You go mental counting calories and factoring in work outs? Sad. It’s not like I’m hungry, I just feel guilty every time I think about eating a second piece of toast. How do people avoid eating disorders when trying to get healthy? My fitbit tells me I’ll have reached my first goal by November 8th, 2013 if I keep at the same level of diet/fitness. That’s 9 weeks away! Sigh. I end a lot of these updates with sighs, nowadays.

C25K 5:2 and 5:3, Fitbit

This morning I finished C25K week 5! I am a very slow runner. I only average around 6.5kms/hour. Once I’m finished C25K I guess I’ll work on speed. Running straight for 20 minutes today felt good. I only started checking the time around the 12 minute mark. My goal is to lose 5 pounds a month until I’ve taken off all the weight I want to. I’m logging my calories and working out pretty religiously at this point but worry what will happen in the future when I get frustrated or discouraged and stop being so diligent. I don’t know how to keep myself motivated during the times I just want to give up.

Today I bought a Fitbit. I told myself I’d buy one when I finished 30DS in February but I quit the program with 4 days to go so I never thought I had earned it. When I finished my 20 minute run today and said good bye to week 5 of C25K I figured maybe I had finally earned buying one. I’ve kept pretty steadfast in my work out routines. I’ve even upped it to 5 times a week. I just don’t want to quit. Again. Keep me accountable, readers (Mom).

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