Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Keep Moving

This morning I did Week 1, Day 3 of C25K. And I decided to repeat Week 1. I'm having a hard time catching my breath after only 60 seconds of running. The idea of moving up to 90 seconds feels impossible. Last time I didn't have so many breathing issues because I had been doing other cardio stuff. Since I've had such a relatively lazy summer, my lungs need to warm up to this idea of working out again.

I'm going to do the unofficial Day 4 of Week 1 on Thursday. Tomorrow, my plan (if I can wake up early enough) is to go swimming. I need a little confidence boost in the exercise department since I feel like everything I've been doing lately has been further proof that I am a doughy, out of shape girl. Lap swimming, even slow laps, will soothe me. Being in water soothes me.

Yesterday I didn't work out in the morning because we went to the Newport Irish Festival and I knew I would be walking and standing (not to mention bouncing to the beat) all day. Actually, my calves were a little sore by the end of the day. There were some good beats. I did a lot of bouncing.


DAM said...

Kelly, you are way too hard on yourself. As you once told me--there's no shame in repeating a week in C25K! (Er, I think you once told me that.)

I need to get back on the C25K wagon myself...got up to Week 5 then got crazed with work, and that was that.

Also am thinking about going GFCF, but am intimidated. However, a good friend of mine has lost nearly 100 lbs in 2 years by doing this. Hard to argue against those kinds of results! But she has way more discipline than I do.

Anyhoo--my point is--keep up the good fight and don't be so hard on yourself! You're very active and look GREAT in all your photos! :)

Kelly said...

Oh, Donna, you're so sweet. I may, in fact, have been the one to tell you that. Like everyone else, I am much harder on myself than other people.

I just looked up GFCF. I've seen gluten-free all over the place, but wasn't familiar with casein-free. Honestly, I love dairy, and it's some of my favorite stuff when I'm doing low-carb (like now, for example). I don't think I could go casein-free.

Keep me posted on what you do, though. I'm interested in what you choose to focus on and how how it goes.