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Weigh in

Weigh in day again.

I maintained this week. That's okay, considering that I didn't track or count or measure a single thing for the past 4 days.

I'll take a maintenance weigh in. :)

MB and I did C25K again today and I sucked again today, just like I did on Saturday. I'm really struggling mentally with this whole running thing. I've had two bad days where I couldn't catch my breath and couldn't push through the pain. Now, I'm getting frustrated and upset and I want to quit.

Today was the day that we were supposed to do 1 90sec run and 2 3 minutes runs. I ran maybe a minute at the longest run. MB did them all. I tried, but I just couldn't push through it. Then, I started getting all frustrated that MB was going to be so far ahead of me in his progress and I would never catch up, so what's the point in even trying anymore...Yeah. That's how my brain works.

I don't want to quit. I want to do this. I know I can do this.

My plan right now is to incorporate some more cardio into my week, so maybe I can build up my stamina. I also want to incorporate some yoga into my daily routines to help with learning to control my breath.

MB and I will be doing the C25K 3 days a week. I will be doing cardio in the form of step aerobics, a hike on the trails or a bike ride 2 on my days off from C25K. On the
6th day, I will be doing yoga only with maybe a leisurely walk around the park or neighborhood.

This will allow me to increase my cardio and still have one day off to recuperate. I think it will help improve my running.

We are also sticking to the healthy eating. I'm going to the Farmer's Market tomorrow to stock up on fresh veggies and whatnot.

I'm really trying to stick with the C25K. I don't want to quit, but if I don't see some serious improvement, I know that I will.

Help me, peeps. I need your support and encouragement. I need to hear what motivates you to keep pushing yourself.
So tell do you keep yourself from giving up?


  1. Congrats on the maintain. That beats a gain any day of the week, in my book. :) Things that motivated me when I was younger are so much different than now. Back then, my tunnel vision was on getting into smaller clothes, looking hot for a class reunion, etc. Now that I'm 40, my reasons are much more meaningful - I want to LIVE to see my children grow up. I want to see my grandchildren. I want to grow old with my husband. I want my family to be proud of me. Those are my reasons and they keep me going. :)

  2. hmmm, I guess I'm not really one to give advice right now.... BUT - what I do know is that running is mostly mental - it's all abotu mind over matter and anyone can do it.
    just keep on with the running - it will get easier the more you run and the more weight you lose - I also find that running helps me to lose weight the fastest (by fast I'm tlaking like 2lbs a week).