- Complete the Couch to 5K program. Yes!!!!!!! I finished the program in week 9. Last week I ran 5K on the treadmill and I’ve ran 30 minutes on the treadmill three other times in the same week. AND…. I SIGNED UP FOR A 5K RUN!!! It’s a local event and my family will come to cheer me on. I’m nervous and excited. I know I’ll finish, but I’m sure I”ll finish slow. That’s okay, it’ll give me a starting point to work from to get my pace faster. 🙂
- Drink 6-8, 8 oz. glasses of water daily. Better, but not completely. I got 6-8 ounces of water in at least four out of seven days. Getting out my old WW drinking cup has helped immensely in getting that water in.
- Adjust my eating to see weight loss. I saw a 1.5 loss, which is good. I had a good talk with myself about evaluating what I need to do to see more consistent loss.
As for the little tidbit on me….
I’m a diet rebel. I confess. It’s something that can be good, but can also be very, very bad.
When I started working on losing weight I knew that signing up for a diet would mean failure for me, so I refused to follow any specific plan. I cut out a few things and started walking.
This baby step showed good results, but I’ll be honest in telling you that it can only get you so far to just “cut out a few things”.
I still refuse to get on any one diet plan, because I know what I need to do to see weight loss. I believe everything in moderation is okay and I’m working on not rebelling against healthier food choices.
That’s the honest truth and I’m not totally proud of it. However, I’m working on it and I plan to see my goal weight reached someday with learning to eat intuitively and adding healthier foods into my diet.
If I can go from never completing a full mile in a jog to running for 3.1 miles at a jogging pace, then I know I can reach my weight loss goal as well. It’s simplygoing to take the same perseverance it’s taken to reach my first running goals.
I can and will reach the end of not only my first 5K, but my weight loss journey as well.