Today I wanted to go hard in the gym, so I took everyone’s advice and tried Week 4 of the Couch to 5k. The first running interval was 3 minutes and my calves were on fire by the end of that. They only gave 90 seconds to walk before going into the 5 minute running interval. I tried. I really tried, but after 1 minute my calves were burning so hot I could barely move them so I slowed the treadmill down to 2.4 and walked for a minute. Then I just kept doing 1 minute intervals of running. I couldn’t even do the last 3 minute interval. The weird thing to me is that I wasn’t even breathing that hard which shocks me cause I have asthma. The ONLY problem was my calves, if it wasn’t for the calf pain I could have kept going. So I just gotta figure out if there is some specific calf exercises I can do to be able to push for a longer run.
I’m going to keep redoing Week 4 until I can run 5 minutes without stopping.
After that I went to Bodyworks. I think my body really responded to a week off from Bodyworks cause it was much easier today than before. I didn’t have to take as many breaks in between reps. I did almost fall off the step during the balance work though.
I noticed that my knees didn’t hurt this time. Also I did a plank for like 4 seconds!
I wore my heart rate monitor and it surprised me that my heart rate got up MUCH higher during weight training than during the couch to 5k. My heart rate stays around 147 during the couch to 5k . At some points during Bodyworks my heart rate got up to 157. I was like whoah!
Anyway I was happy with my workout today.
After the gym I went to the grocery store to pick up some snacks, ie. sweet potatoes, apples, peaches, kiwi, Chobani greek yogurt. I wanted some blue cheese but it was friggin $7. Are they crazy?
I haven’t had what I would consider dessert (cake, ice cream, cookies, pies) in about 6 weeks. I haven’t missed it much but today while grocery shopping I decided to go down the ice cream aisle. Oh they had all kinds of flavors, carrot cake ice cream, red velvet cake ice cream. They had that Arctic Zero ice cream that supposedly has 150 calories per pint. (I read a article today that said that was misleading). I started to put the red velvet cake ice cream in my cart but then I thought I had already tried it before, I couldn’t remember and then I said to myself, no ice cream will taste as good as this 12 lbs I just lost that I will regain if I eat ice-cream right now. I worked too hard to get that 12 lbs off, I don’t want to take a step back and I’m not CRAVING ice cream. If I start craving it, I will get some. I’m not depriving myself of it, but it’s unnecessary to get it if I’m not even really wanting it badly. I think the greek yogurt and fruit is replacing my need for high sugar desserts. I’m also still addicted to fruit juice. I haven’t been able to cut that although I did start buying Lite fruit juice. But I think it’s an improvement to have a cup of fruit juice over a slice of Italian creme cake.