Okay… I’m supposed to be on week 7 by this week of the C25k. However, I feel like I’m not doing so hot. Perhaps, I need a lesson in slow and steady wins the race.
First, I’m still doing really well with my eating and I really think with me knowing and being aware is half the battle for me. Still trying to eat half of what I normally eat is working out awesome. I’m also doing really well with drinking water and not drinking soda. I seem to only really have soda on the weekends and I feel it’s more out of habit rather than a desire. Sunday I couldn’t even drink all of my soda because I really felt it was too terribly sweet & felt myself just craving water.
Second, Earlier I had an allergic reaction to plaster/dry wall dust while helping out a friend that gave me hay-fever like symptoms…I managed to push through and really fight exercising despite probly needing more sleep a few weeks ago but it came on the week before my monthly cycle and have felt like doing NOTHING for the past few days. Friday I did a small bit of exercise and Saturday and Sunday I totally slacked off.
So, that leaves me with Monday, today! I was having a problem with getting up to the 20 minute mark on the C25K so last week I decided to repeat Week 5 day 2 on Wednesday & was supposed to Friday but was just having issues feeling motivated and wondered if a toning exercise might be better pace with still trying to beat the hay -ever & the cycle. So that’s what I did.
So, I stayed up late last night trying to finish up some things I needed to get done for my business and home, it was about 2:30am when I fell into bed this morning and when the alarm went off at 6 am I hit snooze till about 6:30 am when I FINALLY drug myself out of bed. I really think it was the warm that was keeping me there because once I was up I felt really awake and good. I weighed and measured myself all still the same and holding steady – which is fine. I decided to kick but today I was going to do a 45 minute work out if it killed me. I mastered & conquered the Week 5 day 3; 20 min routine of the C25K this morning and managed to get through 1 cycle of the Jump off Jiggle before feeling like I might become a puddle in the floor.
I’m still trying to do the Jump off Jiggle routine on the off days and the more I struggle with it, the less I feel I accomplish with it. The 1st day I got almost half way through it with a full set and half through 2nd set and since I haven’t been able to. Now it’s become a personal vendetta I’m determined to kick this Challenge in the A**!! I’m going to keep working at it till I can do it. It bothers me when I can’t do things. It becomes a personal struggle, ask GM about me & Origami I conquered it, eventually.
So here’s my plan for the coming weeks:
Same eating plan with regard to portioning and staying away from Soda.
Making sure I eat Breakfast and every 2-3 hours with healthy snack choices.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday doing the C25K and working toward not separating the routine anymore and just seeing how long I can just jog with 5 minute warm up and cool down.
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday I’d like to try and do the Jump off Jiggle Routine and WORK HARD at trying to get through it.
I will also say that I try to do an aerobic like workout/zumba with a friend 1x a week & I like to work my abs and my arms so on certain days I add toning exercises to my cardio, like arm lifts and circles & lots of crunches. These seem to be problem areas for me and I feel good about myself when I work on them. Today I did 100 crunches, that is the most I’ve been able to do in a LONG time.