I finished 3 days of Couch to 5K (Week 6) this week. I thought that I would repeat Couch to 5K – Week 5 because I couldn’t get through the 20 min jog in Day 3 without taking a break. But when I peeked at Week 6, I found out that it goes back to interval jogs with walks. I was very relieved and decided to press ahead.
These are the three running routines that I completed this week:
- Monday – jog 5min – walk 3min – jog 8min – walk 3min – jog 5min.
- Wednesday – was supposed to be – jog 10min – walk 3min – jog 10min – but I wasn’t able to finish without stopping, so instead I did: jog 10min – walk 3min – jog 6min – walk 1min – jog 5min.
- Friday – since I didn’t finish Day 2 the right way, I tried again on Day 3 and I did it! 10min jog – 3min walk – 10min jog – without stopping!
It wasn’t easy – but as I neared the end of my 10min segments and wanted to quit, I kept repeating the message in the above picture to myself. It turned into chanting almost, but it got me through. Thank you Jen (Jenerally Speaking) for pinning this and sharing it with the Empty the Trunk Facebook Group!
I will definitely be needing her motivation and more to help me finish the next running goal – 25min with no breaks! I seriously doubt I can do it, but intend to just go out and push myself as long as I possibly can and hopefully surprise myself with how far that turns out to be. I know I can at least do 10 minutes straight, right?
I’ll let you know how it goes.
I also keep thinking to myself…If I can go this far toting around an extra 70lbs – imagine how great I’ll be once I lose it!
First things first though, I need to start losing this weight.
- I lost 0.8 lbs.
- Total weight loss = -2.4 pounds.
- First goal = Lose 10 pounds (7.6 to go)
I met my goals! I finished three days of Couch to 5K and I lost weight. Maybe it wasn’t a shocking amount of weight, but it’s in the right direction and I may have indulged in some wine and fast food knowing that would all be off limits once I started the Nutrisystem plan.
I received my 18 days of pantry ready food in the middle of last week and was overwhelmed with the sheer volume of food that was delivered.
- 18 breakfast options
- 18 lunch entrees
- 18 dinner entrees
- 18 dessert selections
I know they told me that I’d get 18 pantry ready days, but seeing it in person was an eye opener. Tons of food! And that doesn’t even include the 10 days of frozen meals!
Seriously – the price seems very reasonable now that I realize 90% of the food you will eat for the entire month is paid for by that membership fee and delivered to your door.
I started the food program on Friday, so have been following it for 2.5 days now. My first thoughts?
- No wonder you lose weight – that can’t possibly be the full lunch/dinner entree! (clearly portion control has been one of my issues)
- This is diet food? How can chocolate and cinnamon rolls be diet food?
- I sure am glad I like hard boiled eggs & string cheese because they make the perfect protein snack & I need to have 3 a day.
- Spinach salad with that hard boiled egg & lite sesame ginger salad dressing is darn good! Plus I can eat unlimited spinach.
- I miss wine. Ok, I’ll treat myself with wine when I lose the first 10 pounds.
- Kids are SUPER irritating when they tell you – “Mom! You can’t eat that! It’s not part of your food.” So irritating, they may not survive if they say it again. kidding! kinda
- I may have to divorce my husband if he has any more bets with the kids on whether “She can stick with it or not.”
- I miss wine.
- Are there any additives to the food to suppress appetite?
- Is it purely a calories game or is there more to it related to the types of food?
- Can I substitute lunch entrees with dinner entrees? Or do they have to be eaten for the specific meal?
- Do they recommend not straying for a certain amount of time? Or can I go “off diet” one or two days a week?
- Is Crystal Lite acceptable instead of water?
I’ll let you know what I find out in next Sunday’s post!
Weekly Weight Loss Tip:
Reevaluate your portions! If you are unhappy with your weight, they are a likely contributor.
If you struggle with portion control, consider using a “diet helper” such as Sensa, which is designed to make you feel fuller on fewer calories. Check out this Sensa review to learn more.
How did you do with your goals this week?
**Disclosure: Nutrisystem is providing 4 months of their program at no charge in exchange for my review. Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting Nutrisystem.
The Sensa review is a sponsored link.