Did it this morning. It was a bit difficult getting up this morning at 4, probably due to the fact that I didn’t get to sleep until around 1. I really wanted to sleep more but I knew postponing until later only meant having to do it in hotter weather. No thanks!
I went in with a bit of trepidation as my legs were still sore from Tuesday. However, by the end of it, the soreness had worked itself out. Now I’m just hoping there isn’t any too great of a cumulative effect. I knew going into this that I was going to have to endure, at least in the beginning, some chronic soreness. No pain, no gain, right? I just hope it remains at tolerable levels. Guess I’ll just have to wait and see!
man I used to be-my journey from 360 pounds
This is my journey from beginning to now, Friday will mark two years. I can’t wait to see where the next 2 years take me.
Starting weight: 360 Pounds
Current weight: 195 Pounds
Starting Pant Size: 52
Next Goal: 2012 Georgia Publix Marathon on 3/18
It’s stories like these that prove to me it can be done, giving me the confidence I need to know that I can do it myself. Thank you for sharing your journey.
Just kidding! So if you read my post from yesterday, you know I had my first Couch to 5K run yesterday, and was a little worried how my body was going to react. Well I’m happy to report that I actually feel pretty good. I’ve got some moderate leg soreness but that’s to be expected, and that’s about it. Nothing even close to anything that would sideline my training. Now, I’ll have to keep monitoring the situation going forward as my body isn’t AT ALL used to sustained exercise routines, but I feel really positive now going forward.
Ok, I understand the whole increased metabolism after exercising thing, but do I HAVE to sweat like a prostitute in church ALL morning?
Did it this morning. Got up @ 4am so I’d have time to do it, take a shower, and have breakfast, all before work…and because I didn’t want to do it in 90 degree weather! When I got up this morning, I don’t know if it was the early hour, or exitement/nervousness about my first jogging attempt in years, but I was a bit shaky/jittery. I think it probably was a lot of nervousness because like I said I hadn’t ran in a LONG time! I was worried I wouldn’t be able to finish even this first workout. However, I did fine. It wasn’t easy, but I didn’t feel like passing out either, so I’m glad with how I did.
Now, that’s not to say I’m out of the woods yet. The last time I attempted jogging at all was a few years back during my last go round with a weight loss attempt. I did a lot of walking, but then decided to jump it up and add a little jogging in there as well. It was quite similar to what I did this morning with walking/jogging intervals. After the first try though, I was put out of commission for a WEEK! I couldn’t even do my normal walks I was so sore all over. It really got me down. I’m not sure if I’ll have the same experience this time, but I really hope not. I’ll be thinking good thoughts all day and see how I feel when I get up tomorrow morning. Wish me luck!
My own personal 5K!
So using mapmyrun.com, I’ve plotted a 5k that starts and stops at my apartment building. It’s a bit convoluted, but it’s wholly residential and I don’t have to run on/cross any highways. I’ve already walked this loop a couple times and now I know just exactly how long a 5K actually is. I’ve got exactly 2 months to go until the 5K for which I’ve registered. Hmmm…2 months…just enough time for C25K!
If you read my post about my weigh-in issues with my scale, you’ll know that I was over it’s limit and couldn’t get a readout on how much I weighed. Well today, wondering if I wasn’t all that much over the limit of 310lbs, I stripped down to my skivvies (and socks: see pic) and got 308. I’m actually a bit surprised by that number. I’m usually easily 10-20lbs more than that when I’ve gone a long time without much thought to what I was eating. Don’t get me wrong though, I’ll take it! I now have a starting off point, so let’s get this party started and drive that number DOWN!
ps. Yes, I know my camera sucks. It’s old, I need a new one, and I’m aware of the fact.
pps. Yes, I also need new socks.