Thursday, June 21, 2012

My Blissful Life

The shirt Amelia and I made for Mark for Father's Day

This week has been quite a busy one. Work is incredibly crazy right now and I really enjoy constantly having something to do, it makes the days go by so fast. Mark's family has been in town from Florida this week and I have loved hanging out with them... but that leaves me little to no time to exercise in the evenings. Since we have gone out to eat a few times and had a wonderful bbq I have been watching my portions. I feel like I'm on a great track right now. The C25K program is going to get its butt kicked!!! For those of you who don't know how the C25K program works, below is the table of workouts.


WeekWorkout 1Workout 2Workout 3
1Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.
2Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes.Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes.Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes.
3Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then do two repetitions of the following:
  • Jog 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
  • Walk 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 400 yards (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 400 yards (or three minutes)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then do two repetitions of the following:
  • Jog 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
  • Walk 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 400 yards (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 400 yards (or three minutes)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then do two repetitions of the following:
  • Jog 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
  • Walk 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 400 yards (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 400 yards (or three minutes)
4Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
  • Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile (or 2-1/2 minutes)
  • Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
  • Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile (or 2-1/2 minutes)
  • Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
  • Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile (or 2-1/2 minutes)
  • Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
5Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
  • Jog 3/4 mile (or 8 minutes)
  • Walk 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
  • Jog 3/4 mile (or 8 minutes)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog two miles (or 20 minutes) with no walking.
6Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Jog 3/4 mile (or 8 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
  • Jog 1 mile (or 10 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Jog 1 mile (or 10 minutes)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2-1/4 miles (or 22 minutes) with no walking.
7Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.5 miles (or 25 minutes).Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.5 miles (or 25 minutes).Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.5 miles (or 25 minutes).
8Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.75 miles (or 28 minutes).Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.75 miles (or 28 minutes).Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.75 miles (or 28 minutes).
9Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 3 miles (or 30 minutes).Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 3 miles (or 30 minutes).The final workout! Congratulations! Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 3 miles (or 30 minutes).
I know that is a long picture but I didn't want to take the time to shrink it down. SO... I've decided that I AM going to register for a 5K. I've finally chosen the perfect first 5K for me, and it is for runners and walkers so if I can't complete the entire thing at a run I can take a few walk breaks. I am nervous but excited at the same time. I had been on the fence about trying to run one but Bailey at Onderland or Bust just completed her first race and her blog post on it was quite inspiring. So... look for a complete 5k post in early August. Another thing Bailey had on her blog was a "Lose a Marathon" challenge that she is participating in. I clicked on the link she provided and figured I would join in the fun as well. If you are interested you must be registered by 6/25/2012 and can do so here. I sat down tonight and listed out a few of my goals to hopefully achieve during this challenge, they are...

  • Lose 26.2 pounds
  • Exercise a minimum of 3 times per week
  • Continue working on the C25k program
  • Eat salad 3 nights per week
  • Protein, protein, protein
  • Limit carbs (something my Naturopath wants me doing anyway)
  • Eat a healthy breakfast within 1 hour of waking
  • Go down at least one pant size
  • Drink my jug of water EVERY day (I drink so much water but tend to forget on the weekends)
  • Take all vitamins and supplements suggested by my Naturopath

Last night we celebrated my amazing husband's 36th birthday! It was a wonderful evening hanging out with family and my Grandma's house. Mark made some amazing food and there were plenty for leftovers today. Amelia and I got him the entire start up kit so he can start brewing his own beer. That guy loves his beer and has wanted to take a shot at making his own. I'm looking forward to his new hobby.
 Mark BBQing up some dinner

 Cake! Yummy\

 Mark and his cake

Our girl

Tonight Amelia and I got our garden in and planted TONS of flowers. I can't wait to see how well things do. Well it's time to sign off for the night friends, I've got a little girl waiting to have a dance party with her Mama. Sweet Dreams all!


1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you signed up! Just take your time and go at your own pace :)

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