Thursday, April 8, 2010

couch potato to 5K -

So please listen to Beasti Boys "No Sleep Til Brooklyn" while reading this post. This makes me happy! ♥

Alright, so today I found a killer website. It's for runners, which I am not. At least not yet. My goal is to be one and to be good at it. Ah, running! I was a skating champ, but like previously posted I am still nervous about taking out the skates and the jogging stroller. (someday. and don't worry, when I do, you will know!) But I figure the stroller was made for jogging/running so that is what it will be used for! has a super sweet program for all you exercise enthusiasts who WISH you were more than enthusiastic! I'm going to use it to get me to my 3 mile mark. According to their couch potato - 5k program by week 9 I will be running for 30 min straight, or 3 miles. And week 9 pretty much puts me at finishing around the end of the second week in June. Pretty cool and I'm pretty stoked. I'm starting Monday so I can keep track of it all and do it MWF. I like plans and programs and they planned out my program for me! I will keep you updated on my progress.

If you feel so inclined, you should join me on my fitness adventure. You can log your process with me here. I'm so excited. It's probably partly that the weather here is AH-mazing! And all great weather deserves to be ran, cycled, skated, played and swam in, and I'd even say golfed in (that's for you Andrew). And I know what I said the other day about not going by weight to gage my progress... i know... I'm not going to go by my weight, but I figure if I set a goal of lets say 20lbs in 8 weeks that it would just make me more cautious of what goes into this body of mine. so here's the guidelines from this article I read:

if you want to lose 10 lbs - daily calorie intake should be 1,700 plus moderate exercise 3x's a week
if you want to lose 15 lbs - daily calorie intake should be 1,600 plus moderate exercise 3x's a week
if you want to lose 20 lbs - daily calorie intake should be 1,500 plus moderate exercise 3x's a week

and of course the foods should be smart choices, like don't starve yourself then go binge on a big mac and shake, although that is probably over even the 1700 plan. just be smart chickas!

So here is to running 3 miles in 9 weeks, being 20 lbs lighter, stronger, and fitting into all those cute pre-baby jeans collecting dust in my closet!

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