Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Let's begin again, begin the begin

My friend Matt put this picture up yesterday and I was really drawn to the time I was not sure why but I reflected on it most of the day. I think the picture represents new beginnings and the sunset in the background really seemed to represent the warmth and happiness that I feel recently. So there is my meaningless blabber for the week...basically, just like the picture!

If you like this picture too check out Matt's blog...he is a talented man!

Three mornings and three workouts!

Monday I did 40 minutes on the Elliptical and did arms, chest and abs for about 15 minutes.

Tuesday I did my 2 minute run/3 minute walk routine...about a third of the way in I hit the darn STOP button...all my info GONE. All of the people in the gym learned I am not a morning person as I yelled..."OH POOP"! I started back up again and I ended up going about 4.2 miles in 45 minutes...running out the last 5 minutes again.

Colleen sent me my second brace and Tuesday was the first morning that I tried them both...VERY nice...I did notice that more men (and women) are staring at my legs (braces). But, I am used to that...I wore two braces playing college soccer and my coach used to say that I was setting the other team up for target practice!

This morning Scott stayed at home to do yoga so it was up to me to get my butt out of bed. I did and I repeated Monday's workout.

When I was younger and working out regularly I would, and could, eat whatever I wanted (think an entire box of Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts or an entire frozen (not person size) pizza). I am learning that, at 32, that does not work anymore. I need to focus on my nutrition more...another fork in the road. But, while we are talking about not so good for you simple carbohydrates:

I want to tell you about a recipe I made last night. Scott marinated some pork chops in BBQ sauce and rub, to grill, and it was my responsibility to make a side. Keeping in mind we both like savory, not sweet, pork I made these Creamy Dijon Smashed Potatoes and they complimented the pork perfectly. Sorry, but I must...they were Yum-O!

So, tomorrow is another run. I am going to try for the 2 minute walk/3 minute run and see how it goes. My goal for the 5k is a 4 minute run/1 minute walk. I am going to wait until next week to bring the heart rate into play...just makin' it through right now! Thanks for your well wishes...and, as always, unsolicited advice is ALWAYS welcome!

Take Care

Answer me a question I can't itemize
I can't think clear, you look to me for reason
It's not there, I can't even rhyme here in the begin


matt said...

Thanks for the plug. I am glad I posted it now :) I shot it for the next Chattanooga Magazine so be looking for it when it comes out in a couple months.

teacherwoman said...

1) that picture is beautiful!

2) your morning workouts are awesome!

3) ... I learned when I turned 25 that I can't eat like I used to! Hell.. I didn't even "work-out" in high school!


Borsch said...

First...Thanks for the warm welcome to blog land.

Second...It really sucks when you accidently hit the stop button, I've done it. THen you are always doing math and guessing how far you've went, total time, etc.

Have a great day!

Colleen said...

Glad that the braces work well. Just make sure everyone can see the logo! :) Sounds like your running/walking is going to work great. You'll definitely find it easier and easier as you go. As for the food thing - oh my, I eat like food is going out of style when I work out more. It's a complete downfall. The key is finding things that will satisfy your cravings and hunger without eating everything. Sounds so simple huh? If I find anything that works well, I'll let you know. Promise me you'll do the same!

Take care my dear!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

It is a nice sunset picture!

Way to go with your morning workouts.

Don't fret losing info from hitting the stop button. Sometimes the numbers just mess with our minds anyway. ;)

Glad the run walk is working for you. Sounds like you have a good plan to get you to the upcoming 5K

Danielle said...

Good job on getting up and getting out there!! And yeah, it sucks when you get older and can't eat all that you used to be able to...