I officially started this life style change on Monday, January 2. I just finished the third full week of trying to improve my eating and exercise habits. How am I doing so far? Well, I am feeling pretty good. I am slowly getting back into being able to jog long distances and I am eating better.
I just finished week two day three of Couch 2 5K, so I am jogging about three minutes without stopping. I could really feel it on Friday when I did my last session. I admit it that I like to sweat and I like to sweat a lot. I believe it helps to motivate me to keep going and it of course is a indication to me that I am burning calories. Now that I am getting deeper into the Couch 2 5K program, I am starting to sweat more and more.
Along with running, I am also lifting weights. This is not something I have really done in the past. I am trying to track it as part of the MyFitnessPal diary. I have been doing weights for probably about two weeks. I could really feel it the first week and then on Thursday after working on my legs, I could really feel my legs. It is a good feeling and lets me know that I am working out correctly.
The good news about finishing the second full week of jogging is that so far I do not have any pain in my legs. You may recall that last September when I ran my last 5K of the season, I was having major pains in my legs after each run. To the point where it was difficult to walk following a workout or race. It was even difficult to stand after sitting for a period of time.
So far, non of that has happened so far. I believe that part of the reason I did start having pain is due to the fact that I tried to run faster than I should have and I was working out four times a week. I put too much torture on my legs which caused pulling of muscles. In a way, I believe it was good that I took off the four or five months off from jogging. It helped my legs to repair whatever was hurting and hopefully with lots of stretching before working out, I will avoid having any pain in my legs.
Everyone, have a great week and keep the focus on your life style change...