Monthly Archives: February 2017

C25K: Week 5 – Day 1

Yesterday’s run was interesting. I think on the intervals I had to run I did some slow running. Week five was not so bad, but yet it was still difficult at the same time. I do not know how that is possible, but trust me it was possible and I felt better about running the first interval of the new week. I still thought I was going to die towards the end rather than the beginning of the run.

I also was getting some foot pain while running. The pain was minimal and I think that maybe due more towards the fact that I need to use lotion on my feet rather than blame it on the diabetes. I should not dismiss that the disease is the cause of the pain though. I do need to be careful because if I do get an injury then instead of taking one day off it might turn into week or more. I do not want that because it will drive me crazy.

In other news I still need to force myself to drink more water. I do not know why it is hard for me to do that when I was younger I drank water like a camel. I know as we all get older things change like your body, mind, and food likes. I have to remind myself I am not a spring chicken anymore. It is true that you are young as you feel and age is just a number, but that takes care of your mental health. Your mental health and how you feel are important. This does not give you the license to do a cannonball off the high dive and do some foolish daredevil stunt like you are twelve again. You are not twelve so do not do stupid stuff that has a high possibility of you breaking bones, spraining something, or getting some other horrible injury. If you get injured how can you keep training?

I am not a kid, I am not a teenager, I am not even a young adult, and I am not elderly either just to be clear. I am somewhere in the middle trying to find my middle ground. I am trying to find my space to exist in and a place where I can breathe comfortably in my own skin.

C25K: Week 4 – Day 3

I am starting to think running in the morning before breakfast really is great. I had a better time running on an empty stomach than if I just scarfed down a half a cup of oatmeal or a piece of toast. I know this post is late, but I was so out of it on Saturday that I had a nap five hours after my run. I showered and ate breakfast after my run, then I had to stay awake for the cleaning ladies to clean the house, and while I was relaxing after that I started to nod off. I slept for a couple of hours and then later that day I went to bed at 9:30pm and slept until around 10am the next day. I was still sleepy so I had to ingest some caffeinated beverage. It did wake me up to where I was more alert and then I wondered if I was getting enough water intake. Since I am exercising and doing more physical activity than I am used to and not increasing my usual water intake with it may be dehydrating me. It is a theory that I am going to go with.

C25K: Week 4 – Day 2…I died.

Yesterday, I made the mistake of running uphill in the parking lot. Because I did not realize it was slanted. I pushed my way through even though I verbally told my running partner I was going to die. She reassured me I was not dying and after the run I actually did not literally die, but I felt like I metaphorically died in every sense of the word. My next run is Saturday morning at eight in the morning. Tonight I do my two hours of dancing because I am a glutton for punishment.

In hindsight though, this will all be worth it down the road. If I keep at it and and I do not give up I will then reap the rewards of my efforts. I just have to stay focused and positive…right?

Blogging Note

I just wanted to write a quick entry and say that I am not new to blogging, and this website I have had for a year. But, I really did not know what to do with it and the first idea was to have a personal “me” website so to speak. If I make a mistake here or there please forgive me. I’m new to this website even though I’ve had it for a year, but I think I have blogging down pretty well for someone who does not know web codes and stuff to make it spiffy. So, I am still figuring out what I want to actually do with this website even though I am using it for what I am using it for…things could change. But, I really do need a blog about fitness and my journey though.

I think once a week either Friday or Saturday I will update my bookshelf and gaming tabs with what I am currently reading or gaming.

C25K: Week 4 – Day 1

Yesterday I did my run, but this time I am officially calling week four of the C25K app the week of hell. Now it starts getting harder and it pushed my limits and I thought I was going to die. Even if a lot of my muscles were screaming at me I did not falter and stayed in running mode and walking mode when it told me to. I think my running partner is doing better than me, but I am not in competition with her I am in competition with myself. I want to do better from the last year when I did this app and I did complete all eight weeks. So, towards the end of my run yesterday when I had to run for five minute intervals (and I have stated multiple times that when I say run that I jog…so just a reminder) I started to “baby jog” them because I refuse to walk because then what is the purpose of the training? One day I want to be able to actually run and I think I will as soon as the weight comes off. I weighed myself this morning and I weighed 314 pounds. I weighed myself because today is February first. I want to make a goal or a promise that my next weigh in should be March first, and then after that it should just always be the first of every month so that I do not drive myself crazy.

Nothing is ever perfect and neither is diet and exercise. It is a process and when we fall we have to get up, dust ourselves off, and try again. We must learn to be stubborn with ourselves and stay the course. Even if our brains scream “ice cream”! We must not give in. I just want to remind myself of that. If you want something it takes hard work, discipline, and dedication. Rome was not built in a day and so the weight is not going to come off in a day. We must be patient with ourselves and pick ourselves up when we fall or have a bad day, but do not pick up that candy bar or drive through that fast food place. There has to be other ways of coping with stress or a bad day than food. This is geared towards emotional eaters or bored eaters. I mean if you really want something you’ll work for it and find time to do it and if you do not then you’ll find an excuse which means you must really not want it that bad.