Tuesday, August 10, 2010
August Challenge ~ Day 10
OK I'm doing a challenge this month and I totally forgot what I said I would do. I had to go back to my 8/1/10 post to figure out what all this challenge fuss is about....Geez if I only had a brain....And to think, I'm some kids' Mom!!!
OK here we go, this is what I need to get done during the month of August....
I need to lose 18 pounds by September 5th for our oldest sons wedding. I have been trying to achieve this goal since January 2010. (For a total weight loss of 60 pounds) Time is running out. I guess if I should not be focusing on the weight loss number, then I will just have to focus on my plan. And just do it ~ EVERYDAY......MAKE THIS THING HAPPEN!
Well, I am focusing on my plan. So far I've lost 2 pounds in 10 days....
On to more exciting news!
My trainer is helping me to learn how to run!!
Sounds so funny to say that, but I kind of forgot how to do it without hurting myself. In the past, if I wanted to run, I would just go out and start running....no warm up, no stretching, no plan. I would just get out there and go...oh for about 30 seconds and then I would be dead in my tracks ~ lungs, legs, shins and feet burning!!! I just did not know enough and was not in shape enough to do it without injuring myself. After an experience like that I would not get back to it. It's been years...I can't even remember the last time I tried.
So we are baby stepping into it. Today she had me stretch and then warm up for 5 minutes...then run for 30 seconds...then walk for 1 minute and as it goes. I was on the treadmill for 40 minutes, walked 29 minutes and ran 11 minutes using up 200 calories!
I have never ran for 11 minutes! Not ever ~ in my entire life! Granted the minutes were broken up, but I still ran them!!!
It was so much fun! I really wanted to go longer, well I did go 1 minute longer than she wanted...I was having too much fun and I just could not help myself!!
She told me that I could only do this 2 days this week, so my next shot at running will be on Thursday. Next week she will add more time.
The best thing about doing it this way, I did not experience any knee, feet or shin pain. No muscle aches at all. It was really enjoyable and fun!!!!
I think I just sprinted past a huge belief barrier. I never thought I could do what I did today. Amazing!!!
Have you achieved something you never thought you could do? Tell us about it!