Getting Pumped

As of today my first 5K is in LESS than four months!

And I am totally pumped about it. Which is strange, because usually just the thought of running is enough to make me want to gag. But I’m excited.

I start my couch-5K program on Monday. This is usually where the procrastination starts (it did last year)…. one of those…. Eh, I’ll get around to it… moments.

This time… not so much! :)

I have a method to my madness. I wanted to start this coming Monday simply because it’ll be easier for me. I can follow the 3 times a week program fairly easy….and it’ll be all kinds of easy, it’ll fit into my schedule rather nicely. Since I weigh in on Wednesdays (and today…oops, though I’m 193… so I’m blaming bloating for my outrageous 196) so It’ll be a weigh-in and jump right into my “jogging gear” (i.e. baggy shorts/pants, shirt, and cheap shoes) and head right out the door.

I have an old Andriod that still works…. can’t call on it for crap…. but the apps still work…. that has a nice little running thingie on it. I’m going to see if there is a C2K5 app that I can download….joy!

Then Fridays, which are typically busy, aren’t really that crazy until about 3:00pm…and Monday’s I only have 1 weekely piece of homework due….

So yeah. Works for me.

I’m tried to do some kind of introspection thing to see why I am so excited. All I can think come up with is doing something that literally scares the crap out of me. Lol. Me and running = misery…. but if I actually do it right… I might actually end up loving it. Who knows.

My boyfriend said that he would do it too. So now I actually get a running/jogging/fast walking partner, haha.

I can’t wait though…. I’m actually all “Whoooo Hooooo!!!!!” About it!

So yeah, I’m sure that I’m going to be all complainy and whiney about it when I actually start….but I’m determined!!!!

Wish me luck… well wish my legs lucks!!!!

Responding to a message

I was messaged an interesting question.

“How do you do this? I am eating foods that I hate to eat, and missing out on all the yummy stuff! I don’t get it!”

I barely do it, most days.

Like for lunch today….

Salad with lettuce, chicken breast, fat free ranch, mushroom, cucumber….and a 4oz fillet of fish -dry cooked.

It sucked while I was eating it, honestly wishing that it was a TenderCrisp and Fries from Burger King…. but now that I’m actually done eating, I’m content, I’m not hungry any more….and I am happy!

Usually, when I eat (especially) fast food I’ll have this “UGH WHY” moment and I get really down on myself….REALLY down.

I just have to constantly tell myself that I’m not eating simply for the taste. I’m eating for energy. And I can save a few cals in the process.

My lunch came out to about 300 calories…. if I were to have eaten the TenderCrisp and Fries I would have been looking at 1300 cals and self loathing. Lol.

It’s a compromise. A rough one… but still there….. the good thing is that that feeling will only stick around while your eating….

Trust me.

Dinner tonight….we are having (Landon’s choice) Chicken “Nuggets” and French Fries. I’m going to go with chicken “nuggets” on top of a salad (for some odd reason I am seriously craving salads)…..

Or I could bake the chicken (in shake and bake), and slap it on a bun with some laughing cow cheese and lettuce AND Baked French Fries…and voila…I’m only eating about 500 cals for dinner. Not bad. And have a Faux tendercrisp.

I might want some french fries, but the world isn’t going to end if I don’t get them…. you know?

But the thing is…. just like I told the lady who messaged me….. You don’t HAVE to eat foods you hate.

I hate peas, French Dressing, Bleu Cheese…and I’m not going to eat them. Regardless if you are on a “diet” (FIY I hate that word too) or not… you don’t have to eat stuff you don’t like.

I still eat whatever I want, within reason. (Fast food, not included….)

I love Tacos. I still eat Tacos. Greek yogurt (plain) tastes almost identical to sour cream. Fat free cheese, whole wheat shells, no beans, rice (fills you up)….and veggies.
I love love love pizza! Now a days, I’ll make a thin crust pizza (1/2 cals than thick crust), with sodium free pizza sauce, skim mozzerella and tons of veggies…… 250cals per (large) slice.

There aren’t any foods (except for fast food, but that’s just because it’s unhealthy for even a super in shape person) that is off of my eating list.

I still eat chocolate, I still eat cake (perhaps too much haha), I still eat pudding and potato chips, and brownies dipped in ice cream…… but I eat it in moderation.

And my portion sizes are smaller than what they used to be.

It’s not impossible, it’ll just be rough.

Eventually you will get to the point where “normal” foods don’t even taste good to you anymore.

Like… my Super Loaded Nacho chili cheese fries

Curly fries, nacho cheese, shredded cheese, onion, sour cream, bacon, chili dog sauce….

It was soooooooo good….at least I thought it was.

I figured I would have a lovely little cheat day and eat it (after not having it for about 6 months…..)

Took a bite, and spit it back out.

You’ll learn. It seems impossible, true…. but you’ll get there.

I cant drink regular soda, it’s like syrup now.

I cant eat foods that are deep fried, I feel sluggish and upset stomach afterwards.

You’ll learn… if I did, you will!!!

Just remember that you are eating for energy… simple as that.

There is food that is specifically “fun food” lol….. don’t force yourself not to eat it…. just try to make sure you don’t go overboard.

-Good Luck

Nicole

Confused

Sometimes your body goes a little crazy…. DON’T PANIC

Living proof that sometimes your body goes on the whack.

I weighed myself yesterday…191…. weigh myself this morning for my weigh in day…. 196…..

So I’m going to weigh myself later today to see what’s up.

No worries…. I’m sure there is a logical reason.

-Nicole

Losta New Stuff

First off…. I weighed myself again… and I’m 194 instead of 196.

So somehow within the past week I have gained a pound. I’m not sure how since I’ve eaten really well and been exercisings and whatnot…. I’m thinking it’s all the extra water that I’ve been drinking and stress….. I dunno.

Oh well… not the number I wated to see, but crap happens.

I’m a little worried. I’m going to be going back on birth control… one kid is enough thank you very much…. but I’m having this issue because I always gain weight while on birth control. For all of you who say that you don’t gain weight while on birth control, some people do…and I am one of them. It’s usually only  the first couple of months…. It’s typically just “water weight” according to the doctors…. So I’m hoping with me actually exercising (unlike the last time I was on BC) then I won’t gain any.

And next…. someone on CC messaged me after reading my blog….

My idea of doing my couch to 5K plan and just doubling it up isn’t a good idea. It makes quite a bit of sense after it was explained to me.

I was told that if I do it doubled like that it could actually delay my progress, who would have thought?!?!?! Not me! Lol.

But they made a very good point. If I do the regimine the way that it is written, I could keep pushing myself afterwards. They told me “wouldn’t you rather be able to run 4-5 miles come the time of your 5K?”

Makes perfect sense…. so I am going to be doing that. Actually doing the regimen like it is telling me…… then I can keep working past that point…. you know?

So to the person who messaged me….thanks!!!!!

I’ve been looking it up and I haven’t been able to find the right 5K here where I live. The one that I wrote about was for last year….dumb me…. so I’ve been trying to figure out what date this years is… Hopefully it doesn’t conflict with my school schedule, that would suck.

I have found one that is closest to me is about 20 miles away and on June 9th… Another I found actually starts at my college and this one is July 9th…. so we’ll see how it goes!!! I might do both.

But there is a 10K and 25K coming up in September. So I’m seriously considering doing that. Too determined? Who knows. But I’ll actually figure it out after I do the 5K and see how I’m doing.

But yeah…that’s all I wanted to update on

Tata-

Nicole

Couch to 5k

Ahhhh….yes….

JULY 5TH 2012!!!!

That is when the upcoming Firecracker 5K is coming to town. And I’m going to do it!!!!!!

I don’t know if it’s considered a marathon, but for me running 1/2 a mile is a marathon.

So yeah, I can jog about .25 miles…. not far at all….

3.1 miles.

I’ve looked up a couch to 5K thingie plan and I’m going to give it a go.

I’ve got about 17 weeks until the event…. so I’ve gotta get working on it

The workout plan I found intends for you to get to a 5K in 9 weeks. Going out 3 times a week for 9 weeks. So I’m thinking of just doubling the steps.

Like Week 1 is

Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes

3 times a week…. so if I figure if I do that for two weeks (6 times)….. get it?

I’m just going to do each week twice….I’ll be one week over….

Now if I go 4 times a week it’ll cut off a couple of weeks…. so we’ll se how it goes.

I’m probably going to start on a treadmill (GRRRRR) only because there is too much snow to actually go out and try to jog….

So we’ll see….

Wish me luck!!!!!