Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Healthy Living

So far my healthy living plan is going OK. I haven't made huge changes with my eating, but I have brought exercise back into my routine. I am starting the learn to run program over again. In week 1 you start out running a minute and walking two minutes and repeat that 6 times. Each week you add in more running time. I have already done the program once, but I stopped running for a while and thought it would be good to start over again. This time when I run, I am actually running hard. The first time I did the program when I ran it was simply to get through the allotted running time. I was doing this old man-ish type of shuffle. This time around I am actually trying to run at a good pace and take actual strides. It makes me work really hard. I went for a run last night and was huffing and puffing so loudly at times that people on the street were staring at me. Hmm, maybe they thought I was going to pass out.

In addition to the running I am doing a small strength training routine. From a healthy eating perspective, I'm trying to be conscious of what I eat (tracking it in sparkpeople.com) and drinking 8 glasses of water per day.

I'm trying to remind myself that I didn't put all of this weight on in one day and it sure as hell isn't going to come off in a day either.


Andrea said...

Good for you! I'm proud of you. I am also trying to be more healthy. I think shedding a few pounds couldn't hurt anything. Good luck this cycle!

Jenn said...

Good luck! It takes so much determination to stick with an exercise program (at least for me it does). (ICLW)

junebug said...

Great Job! It is so hard to start and stick to a good routine.
Here via ICLW.

theworms said...

Good Luck! Sounds like you've got a great plan in place, I may steal it :)

CappyPrincess said...

Good thoughts for your good goals! Keep up the efforts - I'm sure they'll pay off.