Run! (Photo credit: steve.garner32)
This blog was started as a way for me to keep track of my running stats, and to keep me accountable for the training. I’ve started the c25k running plan a total of six times in my life. I’ve yet it even make it to the third week.
The first time, I discovered I was pregnant, and you aren’t suppose to start a work out like that when you just conceived a child, so I had to stop. A year and some odd months later I tried it again. This time it was knee problems. The third time it was shin splints. The fourth time it was my knee and shin splints. A year later (which would be this year), I tried it again. This time it was changing weather (I absolutely despise the cold. Starting a running program in the cold just wouldn’t work for me), and the sixth time my knee acted up again.
I’ve heard of a multitude of people having great success using this method for getting in shape and losing weight. I think it’s a great program, however I have just about decided that running is not for me. At least not yet. I’ve still got to strengthen some muscles and bones that have been inactive for far too long.
I try to keep in mind that I recently had three children really close together. That it takes two years to fully recover from said experience. That I really wasn’t physically fit before I got pregnant the first time (I was super thin, but only because I was struggling with anorexia, NOT because I wanted to be thin, but because I had an issue with food). But it’s still discouraging to want to do something and be hindered by a physical ailment.
English: running (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It may seem a petty or a pathetic comparison (after all I can still walk and function properly), but these temporary set-backs make me quite mindful of the physically handicapped. They have to live with being completely unable to perform necessary actions at times, forget about partially completing the fun ones!
My solution to this problem: keep trucking on, try a different program! So I’m not a runner, that’s ok. There are other things I can do. And maybe as I get stronger with these other programs, get my heart in shape, develop more muscles…maybe THEN I will be able to run 🙂
- C25K Training Update. (lifewiththeluckhaupts.wordpress.com)
- My love for Vibrams Five Fingers exposed (runningforboston.wordpress.com)
- Drop and Run! (jamhunt.wordpress.com)
- Listening to your body (jamhunt.wordpress.com)
Joined the YMCA on Monday. I am very excited about it. I think my best motivator to stay on track are the classes that are offered. An instructor that will be pushing me and directing my steps through the whole workout.
At this point I am comfortable with where my weight and physique is. I know that I am still a bit heavy, but for my height I am within the healthy range (just barely, but it still counts!) Now it is all about being healthy and taking care of this body that God has loaned me. And I want to be healthy when/if we decide to have more children. I have read that being fit before even getting pregnant can create an easier pregnancy 😀
I’ve not ever been interested in the shape if my body before. I took p.e. classes in school because they were mandatory. I was super thin because I was anorexic, but not because I wanted to be thin. I just didn’t want to eat (I gotsa weird psyche or sumthin). But having another little soul depending on me, not just for nourishment and survival in the womb and while nursing, but as a care giver and trainer…well…it puts an interesting perspective on everything. I have to take care of myself so that I can take care of them!
It’ll be pretty nice to grow old with my husband, too 😀 he’s gonna be lifting weights and treadmilling while I’m in my classes.
We all have a reason for excersizing and working out. Several do it to lose weight, some do it to be healthy, others just want to be stronger, a few insane people are addicted to the endorphins specific to working out 😛 what’s your reason?
It has been almost a year since my last post. Lots has happened in my fitness regime. Not so much in the exercise department as it is very difficult for me to squeeze in the time (hey, I still have three small children, a house, a husband, and a crochet-business to run). Plus with only one vehicle it is difficult for me to get away from the kids for any length of time.
However I have managed to lose about 20 lbs. Took me about 4 months to do it. I did it by going low-carb. Basically, I didn’t eat any breads or dairy. Lots of water. It truly is amazing to be able to fit into normal sized clothing again. I am now in the normal and healthy weight range for my height (the heavy end of it, but I’m still in it!). I still do low carb, but my weight loss has plateued, which means it’s time to add something else to this lifestyle change.
I have also managed to lose about an inch and a half from my belly in the past month just by doing plank excersizes. Which from my research is the best way to heal diastasis recti (this is a separation of the abdominal muscles, usually occurring in women who have recently been pregnant, after being pregnant for 3 years (with a total of 9 months break between my three children), I had a gap that was four fingers wide. Six months of hard work with these muscles has left the gap just half of a finger wide!).
Tonight, I have plans to get a membership at my local YMCA,
Health (Photo credit: Tax Credits)
and I am hoping that by doing the classes there, I can continue to get my body into shape. I am back, and I am eager to be kept accountable for this work 🙂