I guess I don't get overweight like some people. I can't eat a lot of the things that most people get chubby from like beer, pizza, white bread, cookies, baked goods in general. In fact, if I did eat these things, I'd get diarrhea from the gluten and probably loose weight (but risk small intestine cancer, a foggy brain, and really painful stomach aches). I'm very careful about what I'll buy at the grocery store so I'm not tempted. You see the extent of my sweets and carbs on this blog and usually I am making them for get-togethers. So, the scale has never been my enemy.
The mirror, however, is a new enemy. Even though I don't gain weight, I do loose muscle and gain flab like no other! At 30 years old, there's no excuse for this! I should look the best I ever have/will in life! Of course I also want to be healthy! From my celiac (leaky gut) and another health problem I have, I have high cholesterol. I think it's time to take my health back into my own hands!
|This is my before picture. ;)|
Below is the training schedule. I imagine inserting a 4th or 5th run during weeks with cooperating weather. I bought a $5.00 app for my ipod touch called Run 10k, which will tell me when to run, when to walk, by coming in over my workout music and telling me what to do. I'm also working on figuring out my Nike + system so I can see how many miles I'm actually covering during these timed runs.
Who wants to join me on this challenge? (Friends--I can't house you that weekend, though, because Dave is hosting a bachelor party! Maybe there's a 10k in your area?) I have to admit, I'm one workout down and I feel as energetic as I did when I was 18!
|I started with workout 2.1 today, which was a 51 minute workout: run 1, walk 4, 9 times.|