Oh. My. God.
Holy Leaping Bat Frogs (what? it's what first came to mind!). Week 3 Day 1 nearly kicked my butt. The first 90 second jog cycle -- no problem I did that last week. Walk 90 seconds -- easy. Jog 3 minutes -- did 2 minutes no problem but dear god I thought the third minute would never end. Walk 3 minutes -- yeah, while I sounded like the big bad wolf huffing and puffing. Then I got to do it all over again. The last 15 seconds of the second 3 minute jog was the longest 15 seconds of my entire life. I never thought it was going to end. I was tempted to set my walk cycle lower to help catch my breath but I didn't.
I powered through and I owned it! I have a huge sense of accomplishment like I could conquer the world. My legs are a little sore today. Not like shin splints or from horrible shoes (I have AWESOME shoes) or anything like that but just from working out the muscles.
It's weird I can do 3 miles in a 1/2 hour on an elliptical trainer no problem. I'd say easily but I'm huffing and puffing and sweating and pushing myself. But by no problem my legs aren't like the Jello and they don't hurt the next day. But 2 miles doing C25K in the same amount of time with three minute jog cycles and my legs are totally whining at me today. I guess it's the difference between impact vs. no impact exercise. My legs can bitch all they want. Bring on Day 2 I say!
As threatened er, I mean as promised, I'm posting a picture of the awesome pasta I've become addicted to and have been eating like every night.
Basil Penne Rigate w/ Sauteed Vegetables
1/4 cup sliced zucchini
1/4 cup broccoli
1/4 cup cauliflower
1/4 cup fresh spinach
1/2 cup mushrooms
2 TBS chopped onion
1 TBS chopped garlic
1 TBS basil
1 TSP rosemerry
1 TSP black pepper
1 TSP celery salt
1/2 cup penne rigate pasta
1 TBS garlic salt
1.) boil pasta according to directions w/ 1 TBS garlic salt -- set aside when done
2.) in a steamer throw zucchini, broccoli, and cauliflower and steam for 2 minutes
3.) spray nonfat cooking spray in a big pan and put rest of veggies and spices except for spinach and saute til nearly done.
4.) add spinach, steamed veggies, and pasta
5.) saute til veggies are done and the dish is well mixed together
6.) pour onto plate and enjoy
(cooking time will vary if using frozen veggies -- I use all fresh)
--Previous Day Tracking --
Exercise - 200 crunches, weights, Week 3 Day 1 of the C25K program -- approximately 520 calories burned
Water - Day 45 of no soda.
Breakfast - Cream of Wheat and 1/2 a banana
Lunch - Cajun Chicken Sandwich w/ spinach, 3/4 peach, and granola bar
Mid-Afternoon Snack - bowl of Special K Vanilla Almond Cereal, w/ chopped pecans, and milk
Dinner - Basil Penne Rigate Pasta w/ sauteed spinach, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, zucchini, and a little chicken.
total calories = approx. 1369
total days = 50
total pounds lost = 18.4