Thursday, February 16, 2012

I ran a mile!

I know to some it may not seem like that big of a deal but for me it's a momentous occasion. I can't remember the last time I RAN a mile. In fact, I don't know that i've ever run a mile. It wasn't a fast run. It took me about 14 1/2 minutes. Slow, I know, but considering my physique and the fact that i've only been working out for a few weeks now I think that's pretty good, and it will get better.
Usually my workouts are based on time. This week i've been doing 35 minutes, but tonight I didn't have that long so I decided to see how fast I could run a mile. I have found that working out after work is much better for me. I know, i've read about how beneficial it is to work out in the mornings but that's just not realistic for me. I am just not a morning person. It's is nearly impossible for me to get myself out of bed early to workout. It just doesn't happen. And, yes i'm usually tired when I get home from work but it's a lot easier for me to motivate myself to workout. Then I have all evening to relax, I can stay up late, and sleep in. it has been working out great since I switched to this plan. I will just have to make it I priority to fit into my schedule.


  1. way to go! keep up the good work. fyi, i know a bunch of people who have been doing a diet that seems to be pretty effective for quickly kickstarting weight loss and keeping it off. i know you said you aren't interested in diets but in a lifestyle change, and i totally get and appreciate it. but i thought i'd put it out there in case you're interested. it basically consists of special protein shakes and other supplements, as well as regular food on a specific schedule - some days are all protein days, other days you get to add fruits and veggies, and other days you get free meals (or even a completely free day sometimes!) no pressure, but if you want more info, let me know. either way, i'm proud of you.

  2. PS - a key part of this diet is that it's not a calorie deprivation diet - if you get hungry, you eat. you just eat the right kinds of food.