Thursday, August 11, 2011

Back in the saddle - sorta.

After a nasty cold? case of weird allergies? sinus infection? bout of bronchitis? whatever the eff it was that I was sick with for a week, I finally hit the gym again Tuesday night!

Obviously, I was a little excited.

Unfortunately, I think I may have hit it a bit too hard - my sore-ish throat came back Wednesday and I had a slight fever again. RAWR. My appetite is back in full swing though, but I attribute that to the fact that it's the most wonderful time of the month at my house this week. Yay. :-/

The deal I gave myself for not going to the gym last night is that I didn't get ice cream after dinner and I'm going to start a Couch 2 5K program with my friend Stacye today! She's in Ohio so we won't be running together, per se - but she's been such a huge motivator to keep me going with this whole thing that I can't wait to motivate her too! I really hope to be able to run a 5K by the spring. How cool would that be? ME! Running a 5K! Yeah, we'll see if it happens.

Speaking of that - I've set a few goals for myself. I don't think that starting out on a journey of any substance can be successful without goals. So here goes:
  1. Run in the St. Patty's Day 5K in Jackson
  2. Get back under 200 by Halloween
  3. Get to 190 by 2012
  4. Eat fried foods no more than 2x/week
  5. Try every veggie in the produce section at Kroger
I hope those are do-able goals. I think they are. Any suggestions?


  1. Couch to 5K programs are great! Good luck training. And it is tough to remember, but finishing the 5K is what is important, not how fast you do it in.

    And your legs look fabulous! Well, the one I can see anyway. It is very toned and you can see the calf muscle.

    I think your goals are all doable. Numbers 4 and 5 are self-fulfilling too. The less fried food and more fresh veggies you, that will be what your body craves. You will find yourself sad because you ate the last apple in the house already.

    Keep up the good work!!

  2. I think those are all great goals, and totally attainable. I especially like the veggie one.

    And you've always had great legs, even back in sixth grade--from all of that basketball and marching band practice!

    Keep it up, C-well!