Weight: 217 lbs.
Weekly Change: +1
Overall Change: -2 from "starting weight" of 219
Next goal weight: 214
BMI: 31.1 (obese) (using this calculator)
Waist Circumference: 38.5 inches
Disease Risk: Very High (according to this chart)
Jeans Size: 18/20 (depends on the day)
Total Workouts: 2
Total Running Time: 12 minutes
Total Running Distance: 1 mile
Longest Single Run: 6 min/.5 mile (broken up with some walking)
Progress on Training Plan(s): I finished Week 3 of this Couch to 5K program .
Status of Busted Toe: It's been hurting kind of a lot. I'm not sure whether to be concerned. I'll do a little research on that and then possibly write a post about it later this week.
Last Week's Goal(s): For the second week in a row, I successfully completed two walk/run workouts. Yay! But I did not manage to maintain my daily crunches and push ups. It's not laziness -- I just keep forgetting. I think I need to come up with a particular time to do it or set up some sort of reminder, because I forget as often as I remember. And once again, I did not devote any time to working ahead on blog posts, other than just thinking of the topics I'd like to cover this week.
Next Event Goal: I'm not officially saying I'm definitely aiming for this race, but my friend Jack and I are discussing maybe reprising the fun the we had in the inaugural Semper Fi 5K. This year's event is June 30th. I'd love to be able to complete a 5K by then, but I'll probably wait another month before determining whether this is a realistic goal.
Next Week's Goals: I really wanted to kick it up a notch and try for 3 runs this week, but looking ahead at our family's schedule, I don't know if that will be possible unless I run on consecutive days (which I generally try not to do). I haven't decided what to do about that yet. At the very least, I will still aim for 3 workouts, but one of them might be yoga or a fitness DVD or something instead of a run. I'm also going to take another stab at the goal of not missing more than one day in a row of my crunches and push ups (and part of that goal will be coming up with a strategy for not forgetting!!). My blog goal will be to post at least 3 new entries, including this one.
Analysis: As predicted, my weight went up this week, but only by one pound! I'm pretty pleased with that. The next step is making sure that extra pound disappears again quickly. I'm enjoying my runs, but getting frustrated at how difficult it is just to complete such a short time/distance. I miss being able to run 2 or more miles no problem. I know I'll get back there, and running will start to feel easier at some point, but I also know I need to be running 3 days a week to really build up my fitness and stop struggling. One positive note: the stair climbing challenge at work ended, but I think it served its purpose in my life. I'm definitely up and moving more both at work and at home, and being more active in small ways is making me want to be more active in bigger ways too! I think I'm starting to turn inertia in my favor!!