Yes, it is back to Healthy Me because B has kind of slacked off. One issue is that he needs new sneakers so we need to get on that. He did hit the treadmill a few times since he started working from home but that went out the window pretty fast. Oh well.
I, on the other hand, have ramped it up. Just about 8 weeks ago I started the Couch to 5k program. I had started it a couple of times before but never followed through. Not this time. I downloaded the app to my phone and told myself there was no excuse not to start it. I did have to repeat a couple weeks due to illness and a slight injury but I HAVE NOT given up. And that is HUGE for me. At first my goal was to exercise, in some form, 5 days a week but I haven’t always been able to keep that up. I DO always manage the minimum of 3 times a week and most of the time, it’s 4. I either do the C25K on the treadmill or the EA Active for Wii. This weekend it is supposed to cool off quite a bit so I may try to squeeze in a couple of walks/jogs. I keep track of ALL my calories on myfitnesspal.com and allow myself a little leeway on the weekends. Last I checked, I had lost 7 pounds but that was a couple weeks ago. And the other day, I went in for a routine physical and the doctor’s scale put me at 4 pounds less than my home scale so I’ll be looking to buy a new scale. In the meantime, I will just subtract 4 pounds from whatever my scale says. My next weigh in is tomorrow.
I have to admit that I am really surprised at myself. I mean, I was active in HS and college. I ran track in HS but really only ran sprints and did the long jump. I was never into distance running. Heck, more often than not my teammates and I ran to MCDONALD’S rather than running through the neighborhoods around the school so I am really surprised that I am enjoying this. I have a feeling I will enjoy it even more when it cools off and I can actually do it OUTSIDE. I’m not sure what prompted me to start it and stick with it. Usually after a week or so my lack of willpower kicks in and I just give up. I have no idea what’s different now. It’s really true what they say…after a few weeks it becomes a habit and just a part of your daily routine. I’m not looking to run marathons or anything…just get my distance and speed up a little. I would like to do a 5k to support cancer or breast cancer research but really, I want to do it for my health. I just hope I can keep it up and set a good example for my girls.