It’s been a rough couple of weeks for me. Heck, it’s been a rough couple of months!
One thing I’ve learned to be true, though I don’t want to admit it and I don’t like it, is, I HAVE to exercise to lose weight. Period. I will not lose weight if I don’t. The thing about that is, I really don’t have extra time. I was doing so well this Spring and Summer because I had the time. I was walking 30 miles a week, 5 miles M-Th and 10 on Friday. That equated to about 1 1/2 hours M-Th and 3 hours on Friday. I enjoyed it. I really did. But then, school started back up again, the babies therapy schedules increased, and I found that I didn’t have time to do it. (Even though I was walking from 6-7:30 am.) Before I knew it weeks had passed with no walking. Then months… Then the weight started to come back on…. EVEN THOUGH I WAS WATCHING WHAT I WAS EATING…. Yes, I’ve been going over my points allowance, but that’s part of the problem. I can’t seem to stay in my range, I NEED THE EXTRA ACTIVITY POINTS.
So, one of my goals for this year was to participate in at least 3 public events (5K’s etc). I am signed up for one this weekend, I’ll be walking it, pushing a stroller with TWO babies.. That ought to earn me something, right? LOL
In addition, I want to RUN a 5K this year… Now, I am NOT a runner. I can walk and walk and walk… But I have NO endurance for running… But I’m going to give it a real go. I’ve started a training program called 3 Weeks to a 30 Minute Running Habit. I’m on day 3. It is an interval training program, days 1 and 2 started with 1 minute of running/1 minute of walking 10 times. Today is a rest day and it increases tomorrow. The first day I wasn’t sure I was going to make it through all the cycles… Yesterday was much easier and I almost think I’ll be able to make the 2 minute runs tomorrow LOL I figure if I can make it through this program I’ll move to a 5K training program, and I am planning on running a 5K in May….. I’m hoping this will kick start my weight loss too…