I walked into the "gym" last night and it was packed (okay so that means when you added me, that 5 people were in there but it's a really small room). I thought for sure I wasn't going to get the treadmill with that amount of bodies in there. But there, sitting in the corner, all by it's lonesome -- abandoned even -- was the treadmill. So after having the awkward smile with the "Sweaty Guy on the Exercise Bike" I jumped on and started my routine.
I did Week 3, Day 2 of the C25K program last night. The first half of the program continues to be not a major problem but that last 3 minute jog is still really kicking my butt. It's my pure stubbornness that ensures I complete it. I was really hoping to move on to Week 4 next week but if it doesn't get any easier next time I foresee Week 3 in my future again.
C'est la vie. At least I'm still working toward my goal and if it takes me longer to get there than the original 9 weeks the program plans for then so be it. Someday I will run a 5k and I'll run the whole thing!
I perfected my jalapeno potato chip recipe. With the jalapeno sea salt and jalapeno powder my sister, Crystal, sent me they turned out fabulous. They were spicy and crunchy and tasted just like Jalapeno Kettle Chips. I'm so excited.
I also got this great new spice medley called Chinese Five Spice Blend from my sister that I mixed into some brown rice with sauteed zucchini, spinach, carrots, onion, and garlic. It turned out really great for dinner last night. Definitely a keeper on the list.
--Previous Day Tracking --
Exercise - -- Week 3, Day 2 of C25K program and 13 minutes on the Elliptical Trainer: resistance = 4; average pace = 165 -- burning approximately 650 calories
Only Water - Day 60.
Breakfast - Cream of Wheat, 1/2 a banana pecan muffin, and sliced bananas
Lunch - cajun chicken sandwich w/ tomatoes, and avocado, homemade jalapeno potato chips, and a pickle
Mid-Afternoon Snack - 1/2 peanut butter and banana sandwich and a cup of tea
Dinner - brown rice with grilled veggies and pork tenderloin
total calories = approx. 1335
total days = 65
total pounds lost = 24.2