Friday, February 8, 2013

Seriously...Just Do It.

This week has been full of me telling myself that line. "Seriously Julie, JUST DO IT!"  There were many times this week that I did not feel like going to the gym. I think it's the weather.  It's always harder getting to the gym after work on a cold rainy gross winter night than it is on a sunny warm beautiful summer evening.

When I think like this I usually just say to myself....wtf.  Just go?! Why is this even being debated?  And well...I am excited to say that this week I did go whenever I started debating.

I ended up going to the gym Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.  As you know, my goal is 4 times a week at least.  That means I need to go tonight or tomorrow.  I will probably wait to go tomorrow because my back is super sore today.  All day yesterday too...I had to take a lot of tylenol.  When that happens I have to back off just a bit.

So my workouts this week....

Monday Night Zumba!
It's always more fun when you have a friend to go with you!
This is when my back started hurting.  SO much jumping and bouncing...
Wednesday Night ZUMBA!
My FAVORITE workout night!!!
I felt amazing after this workout. I was DRENCHED! 
Thursday night C25K sesh.
Let me talk about Thursday's workout really quick.  I wanted to get a C25K run in and I was expecting week 5 day 2 to be the same as week 5 day 1.  I was expecting to do jog 5 mins, walk 5 mins, jog 5 mins.  Ummmmm wrong.  I did my warm up and then all of a sudden it said start jogging and I look at my phone and it says 8 minutes.  At first I was like WTF and started to freak out.  Then I thought to myself...that's only 3 more minutes than I planned for...just do it.  And so I did.  And it wasn't even that hard!  I was able to do all the running sessions with no problem.  I even increased my speed and ran faster for the 2nd 8 min sesh.  Awesome.

Quick question for those who run on treadmills and do the C25K program....what speed do you run and walk on?  I usually jog at 4.8-5 or sometimes at the end I increase up to 5.5.  When it calls for walking I walk at 3.5.  I think this is slower than they want you to run because I did not jog 3/4 a mile in 8 mins.....weird. But let me know what you guys do!

Anyways...this week I had some great workouts.  Weights were mixed in every night.  I also have stayed on track with my eating.  No cheat meals at all this week! YAY! :)  I always have to be good during the week because I know the weekends are so hard for me to stay on track.

Now...it's the weekend so hopefully I can be good.  Although I will be drinking a lot on Saturday.  Ugh...I need to stop doing that.  Since I am drinking I need to eat smart.  Let's see if that happens.....I hope it does!


4 comments:

  1. Good going! Congrats on getting 3x workouts in place :). I do c25k on treadmill too. I usually run at my own pace which is wayyy too slow. But I am building on it. My total workout distance is usually 2.8 to 3k. And this is at week 6.

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    1. Awesome!!! Thank you! Good to know I'm not alone in running at my own pace! :)

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  2. Hey Julie! I just found your blog and I'm a marathon runner who started out doing C25K. LOVE THAT PROGRAM! The estimated distances in the program are based on a 10 minute mile, which is 6 mph on the treadmill. That's just an estimate though and not something you should worry about right now! Just work on running at a pace you can maintain and sticking to the intervals they give you. That's the most important part! I recommend the C25K program to everyone I come across and you are doing an awesome job!

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    1. Thank you so much!!! Thank you for the info. I def am not anywhere near 6mph but I hopefully will work my way up there!!! Thank you!

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