Monday, September 28, 2009

Day 1 !

Well today was my 1st day of training. It was interesting.... I learned alot about my running ability.
  • I can run and that fact itself amazed me.
  • My sweat must have some special smell because one dog practically jump over the wall to run with me and another started to run with me. {it looked a little disappointed when I stop to walk after a min}
  • Drying hacking on the side of the road well make people on their way to work slow down and stare. It will also scare the person trying to sneak into their car if you accidentally make eye contact while dry heaving.
  • My new least favorite combination words is "brisk walk"
  • Do not eat and then go for your run...ouch!
  • Showers are amazing after a run
  • Smoothies are quite tasty as well!

All that aside it was an OK experience. I didn't trip like I thought I would. I can already feel the burn. On the upside I got to see the sunrise today. I think my body has been craving this since it promptly woke me up at 4am! I am so blessed to be able to this and I can feel my body healing.

quick story TMI Warning.

I have been kinda worried since I have been off the nasty hormones. I haven't been able to get a visit from Aunt Flow on my own since I started Fertility treatments. The first time after was 70days which kinda took me back a little because before this all started my longest cycle had been 42days. The other day after some scripture study I was pondering if I was doing everything I could to make myself heal. I am eating healthy, I am now getting exercise daily, and I am doing everything in my power to be healthy. Then it donned on me I haven't prayed to be healed. I don't know how I over looked this step. I prayed for a baby, a new addition to my family anything but actually the thing that could help me achieve these goals which is to heal. So after I began to pray to be healthy and healed Aunt Flow came for a visit. This cycle was only 37days... I have never been so excited for her to come. It is amazing what you can learn to love.

I would love to leave you with this thought:

"As you walk to the boundary of your understanding into the twilight of uncertainty, exercising faith, you will be led to find solutions to the challenges of life you would not obtain otherwise. No matter how strong your faith is, God will not always reward you immediately according to your desires. Rather He will respond with what in His eternal plan is best for you. Your exercise of faith will forge strength of character available to you in times of critical need. Such character is not developed in moments of great challenge or temptation. That is when it is used."
Richard G. Scott, "Living Right," Ensign, Jan. 2007, 10, 12

I hope your day is going great!


Friday, September 25, 2009

Couch to 5k

Going from this:
To this:( I just thought that this pic was to funny!)

This week I am feeling so much better! I took this week off so that I could get back into my eating habits and so I would be ready to start training for my 5k in January!!!! I was going to do the mayo clinics training, but then after the advice from a friend I deiced to do the couch to 5k training program. It sounds just like the thing I need to get ready for January.

Basically how it works is like this you run three days a week starting in small increments. Then on the off days your exercise is up to you. So this is how my schedule is going to look:

Monday: Running

Tuesday: Strength training Arms/ Shoulders with bands

Wednesday: Running

Thursday: Strength training Abs /upper body

Friday: Running

Saturday and Sunday Days of rest!

So I will post everyday to let you know how it is going hopefully. If anyone would like to do this with me I would love the support, just leave me a comment and I would love to support you as well!

This is how first weeks running is going to look like:

Brisk five-minute warm up walk.

Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging


90 seconds of walking

for a total of 20 minutes.

If you would like to see the whole schedule then check it out here: Cool Running

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ramblings of a tired, sick women ,

I don't know what it is about this week I am just feeling so...what the word unmotivated. I don't know why this will be my forth week of dieting and I have done so well until last night when I ate two pieces of candy and a small brownie. Then I haven't worked out since last Thursday! Then on top of everything I woke up yesterday feeling a little under the weather and today I woke up sick.
So dose anyone have any tips? I need to work out today, I was going to start working out twice a day this week but I am afraid I am going to have to wait until I feel better. ugh.... I will start over today that is just what I have to do.
Any advice would be great!
Thanks for reading my ramblings.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Still working on it.....

So I wanted to write and let you know how I was doing and what I have been doing. Mark is still looking for work, and I am still on this diet craze. This is my 3rd week doing it and so far I have been doing good with a few bad days...I will call them weekends. My goal is to lose three pounds a week which you know if you have PCOS it is an up hill battle.
I have been using a book called Fertility Foods ( the price isn't that bad on Amazon I think I paid 3.00 +shipping)

Any way may main goal is to eat which I know sounds silly but for me its my down fall. My average calorie count is around 900 calories. Why so little and why does it matter you ask? Will I am guilty of skipping meals and I have been known to skip up to 10 meals a day. Which is HORRIBLE FOR YOUR BODY! (sorry didn't mean to scare you.) You see when you skip meals your body goes into oh my she starving mode and then takes all the fat from anything you and stores it up. Then when you add PCOS to it you might as well jump off a cliff grab onto a branch half way down and try to climb back up. So this my diet created by me. I eat most of my carbs in the morning with an breakfast sandwich this way I have the whole day to burn them off. In the middle of the morning I have a smoothie with natural orange juice, yogurt to sweeten it and frozen berries. ( This week I am trying vanilla Activea yogurt0 Then for lunch I have soup from Campbell's healthy select. For dinner I usually have chicken or elk ( which is super lean) I work out for at least 30mins a day and I do 20 mins of cardio every other day. Ohh I also take some prenatal vitamins, as well as 1000 grams of cinnamon and 960 grams of red raspberry leaves.

So far so good I have lost about 8lbs and 22inches. Most of this I call my hormone weight since I was on hormones for like a year. Which can I say I feel so much better not having to take them! LOL

My goal is to do a 5k by January with my ultra fit Sister in Law. So I will start training for that in October which gives me a month to feel comfy enough to start running outside...yikes!

I hope that helps anyone who is trying to lose weight I think we all have to find what works best for each of us some need more structure and some need complete independent control. The book I mention above really helps put things into perspective,

The last motivation for this diet comes from a choice that I made with my DH. I really want to be at a healthy weight before I go back to the fertility doctor. This way it is a win win.

I wish you all luck!