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Thursday, June 01, 2017

It’s been a while.. 8 years, in fact.

Earlier this year, I had a health scare. In fact, I’m still going through said health scare. I went for an ultrasound to rule out gallstones. Instead of gallstones, I end up getting sent to GI to rule out cirrhosis. This all started on 2/28, and it it is now 6/1, and bloodwork, a CT and biopsy later, I am still waiting for a diagnosis.. I do know that I do not have cirrhosis, but my liver is inflamed, and appears that it has been for some time. So this has really sparked the flame within, so to speak

Mid April, I started up the Couch to 5k training program. I’ve done it in the past, but never really made it much past the 3rd week. Today, I am halfway through week 4, and quite surprised that I am able to jog for 5 minutes at a time, and that I am now jogging just as much as I am walking. Next week is the first week with an extended jog (20 minutes!!) and I am a little apprehensive, but I know I can always repeat this week if necessary. Next week I plan on adding workouts.. We’ll see how that goes.

Watching what I eat has been much harder. I love to cook, and love cooking for others. And I want to eat what I cook. I have tried making little changes, using whole wheat pasta for instance, and eating at home for lunch, instead of out, but still.. seems like I eat so much food! I had gone three weeks loosing weight, down 5lbs, and then gained it all back the next three weeks. I think that is the most frustrating thing for me. So this week, I decided to do other measurements. My husband has mentioned that he notices changes since I started jogging.. I just wish I could see them too.. hopefully the tape measure will help me see that, since the scale does not seem to.
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    I started a C25K too. I began in the fall, got to week 4 and hurt my knee somehow, so had to stop till it healed. Then in January I started over. This time I took it slower. Only run 2 days per week instead of 3, and I repeated weeks 3, 4, and 6 before moving on. I don't care how long it takes as long as I stay injury-free!

    Week 4 is intimidating with that 20 min run. What surprised me was it was hard, as hard as the 8 min run, but then did not get any harder! It felt the same at 8 min as at 10, 12, 16, 20! That was great to discover. So if you can do the 8 min run on W4 D2, you can do the 20 min run on W4 D3! Then in week 5 when you go back to running 5 min, it feels like nothing! (Never thought I'd say that...)

    Good luck!
    1271 days ago
    Welcome back! I am sorry for the health scare you are going through right now. Making positive changes in diet and exercise can only help. Couch to 5K is a great plan. Keep us posted on your progress.
    1273 days ago
    Tape measure, scale, clothes fit, and how do you feel are all measurements of success.

    Keep on Keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life!
    emoticon Until tomorrow!

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    “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.”
    ~ Earl Nightingale
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    1273 days ago
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