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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?!?
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  • MISSME1223
    you are doing great!! you can't always measure your successes with the scale. Felling more fit is HUGE!! Good for you!!

    Good luck on the race Sunday! You will be awesome!!!

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    3642 days ago
  • SWIMBIKERUNMAMA
    Good for you! Best of luck on your race on Sunday! emoticon
    3643 days ago
  • TAMIK1964
    Great job on the first session! I've decided to use workout clothes/gear as rewards also but I may not be able to wait that long. I really need some better clothes. Enjoy your race!
    3643 days ago
  • A_RARE_BEAN
    That's so awesome Abi, I'm so excited for you! Great to hear the first session went well. I'm doing my first one sunday, and I'll be totally thinking of you doing your race!

    New workout clothes is a great motivator, and awesome bargain on the trainers. The scale may not have moved this week which I know is frustrating, but like you said, you're getting fitter, you are doing this!

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    3643 days ago
  • JESSNSTONE
    So proud of you!
    Don't worry about the scale so much, at least it didn't go in the wrong direction! We all have our off weeks with the scale. Running is great for widdling away the mid section.
    Good luck on the race! Can't wait to hear all about it!
    3643 days ago
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