I’m still having trouble getting through these 20+ minute intervals! I know I’m not running as often as I was a year ago but it’s still frustrating to know that I could do more than one 20+ minute interval back then. It’s my own damn fault for not keeping up that same energy for this whole time. There’s nothing to do but keep training and get my stamina back to where it was so I can restart C210K. Then I’ll work on just running faster or maybe even braving outdoor running again.
Hopefully I don’t have to deal with assholes laughing at me this time around.
I’m trying to get on a schedule of running every other day instead of every day. Just to give my joints a break until I’m lighter and confuse my body into toning more muscles. Or just not get bored. Either or.
I am come to terms with the fact I’m not going to be working out 7 days a week right now. Its not feasible since I spent my weekends on chores and my writing (and trying to keep the blog updated more frequently). I’ve probably said this before but, once I’m making more with these on a steady basis, I’ll be able to spend more time on my workouts. For now, I’m trying to keep them 40 minutes or less and taking weekends off. I still eat right; I may nope the hell out of cooking but I keep my caloric deficit. It’s working for me so far but if I see a plateau, I’ll adjust.
That’s right, back to business! My back still feels a little sore but not too much to keep me off the treadmill. I kept it slow and easy but still worked up a sweat. It felt great to go back to running. And there’s even better news!
I lost more weight! I’m down to 217.2! Finally being under 200 seems within my grasp. It’s embarrassing to say that I’m down to my weight in high school but I’m still making progress and my weight is going down. I’m so happy about this!
I’ll be honest, with the pace I’ve been writing, I haven’t been working out as much. I scarf down my dinner and get to my books as soon as possible so I can get on a faster publishing schedule and maybe not end up homeless. Once I have more stories out and I’m making steady money (it’s increasing slowly but not where I need it to be) I can get back to longer workouts.
I will be getting back to C25k soon and picking up where I left off since my back is starting to feel much better after letting it rest. I bet I’ll be back in form by next week and back on that treadmill to really burn off some calories!
This was a very short one because part way through, I felt really dizzy and nauseous so I stopped. I think the culprit was trying to workout way to close to a heavy dinner. I completely sabotaged myself.
But again, any movement I can sneak in during the day is a good thing. And I was able to get some editing done, so it’s a win win.
Since I had a webinar, it was looking like I was going to be sitting for way too much of my day. So, while watching a presentation that will probably break through my work budget for graphic novels, I pulled out my Wirk under desk bike to get some exercise. It’s easy to just keep going and not focus on time while I’m watching the webinar.
And the bike didn’t hurt my back at all, thank goodness.
As for food, I’ve been trying to eat more salads and greens still. The electric lunch box I have at work is a LIFE SAVER when it comes to not only eating healthier (since the food is steamed) but cheaper since getting take out has been getting more expensive (while my income stagnates but I could go on for hours bitching about that). Eventually, I’ll take pictures of what I prep and how I cook at work and what I’ve had to adjust since being on Saxenda. It’s been an adjustment but I think I have a decent system that saves me time.
I also love the under desk bike because I can workout earlier in the day. Sometimes I dread the thought of working out after a stressful day and I just wanna destress and write.
I’ll also have a writing update soon. I’ve got a project to announce that’s almost done.
Anyhoo, today was some arm and shoulder work to keep from using by lower back while it heals. It still isn’t a intense long run, which I actually kinda miss, but I think anything is better than just sitting around doing nothing. My weight is still trending down so I’m not freaking out about calorie burn right now. It’s just about taking care of myself until I can bend over to pick up something without wincing and letting looose with some colorful language.
Over the holiday weekend, a rainstorm sent some lovely flooding into my basement. While I was cleaning up from that, I also gathered up more junk to throw out and ended up hauling up three full, heavy, 39 gallon garbage bags of crap out of the basement and to the curb. Emotionally, I feel accomplished and glad that trash is out. My back however, wants screaming, bloody, violent revenge for what I have inflicted upon it.
That’s a super dramatic way to just say my lower back hurts and running is not in the cards right now. The stationary bike desk I have has a nifty back for me to lean on. Even so, about 30 minutes was more than enough before I needed to stop.
I’m okay with that because I finally hit 219.6 pounds. I’ve lost 12 pounds so far! 20 more and I’m out of the 200 club! I am super excited about that. I keep thinking of all the super cute clothes I have that I’ll finally be able to wear again!
Oooh, look at that swanky minimalism in that graphic. Nice, Google Fit.
Anyways, I picked the stationary bike because I’m almost done with a rough draft of the next story I want to publish. My sales were meh for this month but ‘meh’ is a step up from none so I’ll take it.
I keep the resistance pretty high on this bike so I felt it in my thighs even after just 25 minutes. It is going to be cooling off so, I hope to get back to running next week and continue C25k. I won’t be able to write on the treadmill but I do need to learn that it’s ok to do one thing at a time.
I’m gonna have to adjust these screenshots. That size is just ridiculous.
Also, I will stop complaining about the heat now; even though it was the main factor in deciding to do a short weight workout instead of a longer walk/run. I just don’t want to go too many days in a row without doing something towards my overall health. Even if it’s just 150-ish calories. Every little bit helps and I’m still sticking to my diet and taking Saxenda so it’s not like I’m gaining all my weight back. And I actually came to enjoy running so, I want to get back to it.