Hi, everyone. Hi, imsatx. Don't get discouraged. Starting something new is always challenging. I'm proud of you so keep it up. We can do this and it will get easier and easier. I'm proud of myself too because I just finished my W1D1 workout tonight! I meant to start yesterday but work and a boatload of excuses got in the way. The workout was challenging but I'm telling myself the same thing that I told imsatx: this is day 1 and it WILL get easier and easier. Thanks for all the posts and words of encourage here. And a special thanks to juju for keeping us all going and on the right track. I'll keep reading the posts and will check in with you guys again after my next workout!!! Keep running....
imsatx - DON'T GET DISCOURAGED! Its like learning anything new... you have never run before, so your body is not used to it. People say that the farther weeks are the hardest, but I disagree. Starting out is in my opinion the hardest - taking those first steps, getting your body used to running - that is hard. As far as feeling sick, if it were very hot where you are at and were running outside, you very well may have been dehydrated, especially since you are new to running.
I am very proud that you stuck to it and finished it out. I think everyone here would agree. It does get easier, if you keep working at it. This group here has proven that we will all be here for each other - providing support and motivation, If you ever get down, just post and someone will be there to help get you back on track!
Scarpela- Welcome to the group! It sounds like you already have a great routine for yourself down and you know what works for you. I am sure we will all start feeling that way soon. Thanks for the infor on the blog and the link for the blackberry. I am sure those will come in handy. You will have to continue to give us tips as we go along.
jpbgrad98- You asked what motivates us???- For me it's my kids and my family and friends. I guess being as sick as I was it's like I got a good look at the worse case scenario and it kind of wakes you up. I have good and bad days but I am trying to make small changes. The soda was a BIG challenge for me and now I am taking this one on. I like you want to be able to be around and play and run and do fun stuff with my kids.
ebooj- Welcome to the group! Congrats on giving up soda, if your anything like me it's probably one of the hardest things to give up. I feel like under my name it should say JuJu days without coke 37 but I don't want people to get the wrong impression, but coke is for sure my soda of choice. Now that I have not have one in so long I really don't have a desire to have one. I have not given up tea or coffee yet and I don't know that I will be willing to give up coffee for the long haul we will have to wait and see Take it easy and let us know how it goes on Thursday.
Marriemae76- Great job I am glad that you finished and you did it. I wish you and your husband the best of luck and hopefully he will be able to join this program in time. I love that you are walking with him as well.
Wobbles007- It sounds like you are on quite the plan with your exercise and you diet plan. I have found that I am loving almonds when I need something to munch on. I also know my body does better when I do fewer carbs not saying do away with them all together but I really can't eat tons when I eat tons of carbs they just stick to me with these heart meds. Oh and yes...I so feel you on the hubbies being good at everything. I think I have threatened to trip him several times Just kidding! It's great for him but I look forward when I can at least somewhat keep up.
AlteredMentation- Welcome to the group! You can join this group anytime that you want. We are thrilled to have you and will try to help you anyway we can. We are I think all in the same boat. Most of us want to get back in shape and most of us want to loose a little weight. So hit the road in the next day or so and let us know how it goes.
imsatx- Welcome to the group! Don't get down on yourself you just started and we have a long way to go. Think of it this way you have learned something today. You learned how your body responds in the heat. I think some people can perform ok in the heat and others have a really hard time. I think with the water it's a balance you want to stay hydrated but not over do it. So all of this is just part of the learning curve. I ran late last night for the first time and it was muggy but it was not horrible. So for myself I think I will either do early am or late at night when I run outdoors to avoid the heat. Like I said earlier for whatever reason I don't sweat as much as a normal person I tend to have heat strokes. So on really hot days I will have to take this indoors on the treadmill or the YMCA has and indoor track. Good luck and don't give up! We are all here for you and will help you anyway we can.
Well group my 7 month old has been a fussy gussy all day today. So I have not been able to do a work out like I had planned. I went to the grocery store does that count as a workout??? Anyway, I will be doing my day 2 tomorrow nigt after I get off work and my hubby gets home. Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow and I will catch up with you all tomorrow.
2RunAgain- Congrats on finishing day 1!!!! You can do it and I am so glad that you made the time for yourself today. Keep it up. I agree with you and jpbgrad98 it is going to get easier the more our bodies get use to it.
That being said I am leaving you guys with one more quote and thought for the day. Goodnight Everyone!
"Life’s up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want".
Gave up soda? Wow, good job!! You'll really like the c25k. For me it was easy to follow. It got tough a few times, but I repeated a couple of runs and would turn to this forum for advice and encouragement.
Completely off topic here, but I had been doing really well with what I have been eating. I work in retail as a sales manager, and today was a particularly long, hard day. We got to order food for the store and the choice was pizza. I ordered a salad as was doing well.... ugh. I broke. 3 pieces later, 1 breadstick, and 1 soda later, I feel like crap. Ugh, ugh, ugh. Oh well, tomorrow is a new day! Everyone have a great night and...
jpbgrad98- funny that you mention pizza my husband brought pizza home last night I just walked away from it. I know it's really hard to do that though. It's the same thing with any of this just remember that tomorrow is a new day. I use to have the mind set that if I messed up at all I messed up for the whole day so I would just be bad all day...not sure that was a good way to look at it. At least you had a salad with it which you did get your greens in.
I swear by the almonds I got the oven roast with sea salt and they are wonderful. So for people who like to have crunchy snacks it's like having chips but so good for you. I have just found ways that kind of curb those other cravings and the strange thing is once you get use to it you really don't miss it.
I read this article the other day that said to carry a little spray bottle of windex with you or like a travel size spray bottle and fill it with windex. Then if you feel the urge to have the slice of pizza have 3 bites and then spray the rest with windex. The reason for this was because a person is going to sit and pick at it until they have eaten the whole thing and more and one person even said even after they ate three bites and threw it in the trash if they were at home they would probably go back and get it out of the trash (gross I know). So the whole point behind spraying it with windex is so that you won't want to eat it or I guess can't eat it. I love chinese food so for me I could eat tons of fried rice so instead of the rice I have just been asking for bok choy, cabbage, or broccoli and I guess now that I know about windex if all else fails I can spray away.
Okay, I just gotta say something here. First, pizza came home tonight at my house as well. Second, I really love Windex (generic or brand) for all of the wonderful things it does (cleaning glass and faucets and helping to get rings off fingers when they're swollen) but I have NEVER heard about spraying it on my pizza.
That will certainly help me cut back on the extra piece next time. Thanks for the tip and the laugh.
Good night and good luck tomorrow for all of you (like me) kicking off D3W1.
imsatx, I had pretty much the same experience the other morning, but for me it was way to early, very cold and raining real bad (great time to start running!) I didn't know that C25K existed so I planned on just running around a few blocks. Around half way I started to feel pretty sick and puked my guts up, which in turn helped me find this . Remember that you are supposed to be doing a light/medium jog for your sets and that your body will be sore and your breathing will be bad for the first few weeks, this is normal. Keep at it mate.
Haha, pizza relapses already?
Quitting soda for me isn't that hard, the hardest thing so far is quitting my milk mochas. Man I love my mochas, I would have between 1 to 2 a day, but now it's been about a week. Like most things, the first day or two was the hardest but now I don't even care. Actually on the topic of food, I want to know what you guys think about a diet and idea that I have. I'm around 6'6 and maybe 120-130kgs (264-286lbs). I actually don't know my real weight because I haven't weighed myself in about a year plus. I've bought a whole heap of healthy food today and will be attempting to eat no shitty foods everyday. I've got heaps of fruit, veg and nuts for snacks and quite a few receipes for tasty healthy meals. I'm thinking maybe I should not weigh myself till after I've run a 5K just to surprise myself. What do you guys think?
Edit: Also, just incase nobody has seen these links for streches before: http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_1/126.shtml and something to do during your 5 minute walm up: http://landiceblog.com/?p=542
I have never heard of spraying pizza with Windex. I guess that would prevent me from eating it. I guess I have it easy. My wife and I are doing Weight Watchers. Since I am a pretty big guy, hopefully that will change, I get plenty of points each day. If we want pizza, we order a cheese pizza. The points system is nice that if I know I am going to be eating that. I plan my other meals accordingly so that I have the points and I don't go over. It makes it easier to follow. It seems to work. I have lost 28 lbs in 8 weeks. That is really without doing much exercise. Now I have started the C25K. It could only get better.
I was a 2-3 20 oz. bottle of Dr Pepper at work and then go home and drink a can or two at night everyday person. When I started WW. I just cut it out completely. I didn't touch a soda for the first week or so. I thought it was going to be rough. It really wasn't that bad. I have since added diet soda back in my diet. Yet, I probably don't drink but maybe two to three diet sodas a week. It is nice for a change. Of course living in the south. I have my iced tea with sweet and low. That makes it easier.
I am trying to figure out my schedule to make sure I have time for W1D2. I have it figured out and locked in. I will be running this evening around 5:30. I get off from work at 4:30 and I have to pick my daughter up and go home. So, as soon as I get home. I will change and hit the treadmill.
Thanks for sharing your experience on soda VaBigDad. I'm also a regular soda drinker (Coke), about two a day, and I can't imagine cutting it out even though I know it's unhealthy. I've tried several times, but I always gave in. I'm now thinking of about switching to club soda to fool body into thinking it's drinking soda! Hopefully it'll work.
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"Well group my 7 month old has been a fussy gussy all day today. So I have not been able to do a work out like I had planned. I went to the grocery store does that count as a workout??? Anyway, I will be doing my day 2 tomorrow nigt after I get off work and my hubby gets home. Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow and I will catch up with you all tomorrow."
I have a baby around that age, and I can promise you, doing ANYTHING with her is a workout.
I noticed with her my 30 minute Wal-Mart trip turns into a 3 hour marathon all on its own.
C25k Started - 6/7
Zoo Zoom 5k- 8/28/10 : 44:41
Well, This morning I finished W2D2 - it seemed SO much easier than W2D1! I woke up at 5AM and figured I would go run, try to set the pace for the rest of my day before work.. I dont know if it was the fact that it was so much cooler, or if my body got adjusted from the first day, but I'm eager to try D3 and see how it plays out...
About the soda, I was a coke addict all my life (I live in Louisiana, we call any carbonated beverage "Coke", Wierd, eh?). I read somewhere that if you really NEED to drink a coke, or a Coffee in the morning, go ahead and do it, just drink 2 extra helpings of water after to "wash it out". I have also read other people say that drinking too much water is bad for you (but I *THINK* they are talking in HUGE amounts).
I *HATE* plain water, so I buy those 0 calorie lipton tea mixes and use those everytime I'm drinking, I figure its a good compromise because its GOT to be better for you than soda, even if its not as "pure" as water is. I have also noticed that I'm a lazy guy most of the time, and a lot of the time I'll give up trying to find where my wife re-orginized our kitchen and find my tea mix, so I'll just end up drinking water.
Also, to Imsatx, I'm with everyone when they say dont get discouraged, I felt like I overdid it Monday, but seemed much easier today - make sure you are hydrating yourself well when your not running - and dont drink a lot DURING the run, or just after that makes me feel sick! You just have to learn what your bodys telling you - Learning to listen to it is the hard part.
Keep it up everyone - This forum is great, I keep telling myself if everyone else can do it, theres not a good excuse why I cant! (I need to find a lot of modivation when my alarm clock rings at 5AM)
C25k Started - 6/7
Zoo Zoom 5k- 8/28/10 : 44:41
Well, I just finished W2D2! I agree with the previous poster who thought it seemed easier than day one. I think in my case it was because I ran at 9:30 a.m. instead of at noon! Sooo much cooler outside and I wasn't totally dying by the time I got home. I used my iTouch and it told me when to run and when to walk which also helped so much. This program had me do 9 runs and 8 walks plus a warm up and cool down walk.
My problem is desserts. I used to drink lots of Sprite but I cut that out. I love desserts, though. Three weeks ago I cut out all sugar/soda cold turkey and I had a terrible headache for three days straight. I guess that my body was trying to tell me something. I definitely feel better now.
Everyone here is very inspiring and motivating to me.
Also, to the poster who was feeling so nauseous and discouraged...don't give up!!! I felt the same way when I first started running a few years ago. I would feel so sick. Keep at it, slow down if you need to, but don't give up. You will slowly start feeling better.
Have a great day, everyone!
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So yesterday I thought I felt pretty good after my run, not a lot of soreness. Today OMG I am sore. I am going for a walk this morning and hopefully that will help the soreness and stiffness. I am still determined to run tomorrow. Setting my alarm for early to run before my sun gets up!
To everyone giving up soda, GOOD for you! I gave up regular soda years ago but am a diet coke addict now! I am trying to drink more of those crystal light drink mixes, I don't like tea or milk really so water is one of my few choices. I work night shift so I need some caffiene!
C25k Started 6/15/2010