Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Fit Tuesday - Couch-to-5K

As I write this, I am proud to say I have walked a total of 6 miles this week....wait for it......


Yes, I am very excited about it even though it isn't a lot when I look at it like this.  It started with a mile on Monday, 1 on Tuesday, 2 on Thursday, 1 on Saturday, and 1 on Sunday.  The weather has been gorgeous (until yesterday when it poured buckets), which helps a lot!

I am HOOKED!!  I am still having pain in my foot, but I think I may just need better shoes.  So, that is the project for this week...get better shoes.  I am going to look for running shoes because I hear they are padded better and will be more of a help for my foot.  I don't know if it will ever feel good, but I am tired of letting it dictate what I can and cannot do.

I also decided I want to start running.  I used to run in jr high and high school and loved how I felt.  I am definitely not built for speed, but it's great exercise.  After reading Mama's Laughlin's post about her initial weight loss, I decided to follow the Couch-to-5K plan.  I have done some searching for 5Ks in the area that I can train for, but haven't really found anything.  That's okay, I am going to do it just for myself right now.  It may take me all summer to get to the point where I can run for a full 3 miles, but anything is better than nothing!!

My eating this week has been all over the map.  I started out GREAT, but then may or may not have gone to the Melting Pot this weekend with 2 of my girlfriends and ate my face off until I was going to explode.  It was just that good, people!!  And one of the waitresses was a good friend of mine, so she sent me home with a box of 6 of the most beautiful giant chocolate-covered strawberries "for Branson and the girls" .... I didn't tell her Branson doesn't like fruit, so I got his 2!!  Back on track this week!

This week's stats:

Pounds lost this week: 1
Total lost: 11
Pounds to go: 89


  1. Oh my word! 89 more? Good for you : ) I need to walk or do something. I sew in my spare time--a little gardening as well. I will be watching your progress.

  2. Congratulations on your weight loss. You're making progress. That's so awesome. Good luck to you!

  3. Great job! We have an elliptical and I'd love to use it, but my tennis shoes are being held hostage by the bat cave :(


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