First C25K Session and no weight loss...
Friday, May 27, 2011
This morning was incredibly frustrating on the scales... I was exactly the same as last week. Even though I have been doing way way more exercise than ever before! It must be the picking at food... I MUST stop it. I guess I am also building muscle but my belly isn't any smaller yet as my pants are not falling down.
Even though the sky was black and threatening I got up, went for my swim and then to the shops.
I went to wal-mart and bought some running shorts and pants, a running rain jacket that's light and easy to fold up really small and a couple of running t-shirts which are fairly tight fitting but I figure that no one I know will really see me in them and perhaps they will get looser as I go. They didn't appear to have XXL sizes in sports t -shirts. As I get better I will progress from Wal-Mart to a better quality... I will use new smaller sized better sportswear as treats.
I then went to the sports store for some runners. I got some Ascis 2150s - they were reduced $60 to $99 as they were last season's colours. For my first pair they will do just fine. They fit well and I've already tried them out!
I changed in the mall washrooms and then started my C25K app on my iphone and set off. I was super lucky that the rain was only really light (on my drive home it hammered down). The session starts with 5 minutes of walking, pretty easy... then you go to 60 seconds running, 90 seconds walking and repeat for a total of about 20 minutes, then it's 5 minutes walking to cool down.
I didn't find it too bad! I had visions of being totally out of breath with a really red sweaty face but it wasn't too bad. I guess all the exercise I've been doing up to now is starting to pay off! I am getting fitter! According to the GPS on the app, I didn't do 3 miles but I wasn't far off. I just wish it had kms instead of miles... doesn't really make sense - calling itself C25K but measuring in miles...
After lunch I was hoping to have a dip in the hot tub but it was turned off all night so it's not warm enough! I have it heating now but it's taking its time. Grrr. It's so cold today - and this is supposed to be May!?!
My second session will be when I do the actual race on Sunday morning and then I'm going to start doing the training sessions before work - so getting up even earlier than 5.30 to get out and back before Mark leaves for work and before I need to jump in the shower and start getting ready myself.
So, Spark People... this new found energy is costing me a fortune in new running clothes, race entry fees, shoes and why oh why am I getting up extra early to do training?!?