Sunday, July 17, 2011

I made it! :)

I did it! I managed to run the three minutes straight that week 3 of the couch 2 5K requires! I am SO proud of myself! :)

Before I started the session, I was convinced I wouldn't make it. I had almost worked myself up to a minor panic attack thinking how hard this was going to be. So I went pretty slow, I might not have been going much faster than a speed walker. But that's perfectly okay, I can build up the speed later. Right now I'm just focusing on my endurance, and I DID IT!

It just goes to show that you can do more than you think you can. It wasn't even as excruciating as I imagined. Don't let your fears hold you back! Pain is fear leaving the body, as Jillian would say.  And I did keep her in mind. I decided beforehand to make Jillian proud, and I think she would have been, but the most important thing is that I am proud!

As I've complained about earlier, the scales haven't been moving much lately. I finally got around to weigh in on my Tanita scale, and it confirmed what my body has been telling me - I was really bloated. I have in fact lost fat, but retained extra water. I found some herbs that help, and finally the weight is going down, and I can wear my rings again. My body also feels much better when it is not bloated. Hopefully this has moved me past my plateau and will make the weight loss journey a little bit easier. At least it is more motivating when you see the numbers move.


  1. Woo Hoo! I am so proud of you for running for the 3 minutes! I am so glad you feel proud of you! Nothing beats that feeling1 I have found that my brain quits before my body. So staying positive in your thinking will take you a long way! GREAT JOB!!

  2. Congratulations! I have gone back to read a little of your journey. That is such a huge accomplishment. I have a Daily Mile friend who started at just over 300 pounds and did the Couch2 5K and has been such an inspiration to me and so many others.

    I was especially impressed with your pushing on when you had to change your routine and head outside. (I have the opposite problem - hate treadmills and working inside). That takes dedication!

    You should be proud!

  3. Renkath: Thank you! :) I never even thought about it being an accomplishment until I got some comments about it. It just never occured to me to not do it, I guess that's a good sign I'm finally getting into the whole workout business. :)

    It is fun how different people prefer different things (running outside vs treadmill for instance). For me, I'm starting to wonder if a lot of it is just what I'm used to - it felt strange going back to the treadmill again! But I do think I prefer it, though :)