Friday, March 26, 2010

Couch to 5K...I'm liking the "Couch" Part...

Hello, and welcome to MY HAPPY PLACE. I decided to start a blog to chronicle my weight loss and fitness efforts, thanks to my trusty new Lap Band and organic diet.

Well, I finally decided to go for it and do the Couch to 5K running program. The plan can be found at I am sufficiently healed from my surgery, and I am ready to roll when it comes to cardio. My friend Sher and I are planning to do a 5K race at LI MacArthur Airport this June, so I'd better get cracking. I hopped on the treadmill and, with much trepidation, started walking and jogging at the prescribed intervals. Week 1 is a 5 minute walking warm up, and then 60 seconds jogging and 90 seconds walking alternatively, until you have completed 20 minutes. I actually completed the workout without quitting or passing out. I partially attribute this to the fact that "The Office" was playing on the TV screen in front of me. Love that show. I also had two particularly chatty workout buddies beside me: my Mom, and Robert, a neighbor in my building. When the 20 minutes was over, I hopped off that thing like it was en fuego, and went back to my apartment.

So here I am, 50lbs lighter than I was a few months ago (with a ways to go) and trying to be a runner. God help me. I've been pretty diligent about eating clean, but I keep venturing onto baking websites and ogling pretty buttercream confections. But for now, I just like to watch. Food porn, indeed.

Well, crock pot chicken and red cabbage with a side of quinoa for dinner tonight.

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