I am also happy to announce I have started eating more to keep up with my new active lifestyle of running. Still have a way to go but I am doing much better. Normally at the end of the day after all my eating and exercising I only have 500-600 calories to account for. Which is not healthy. Yesterday I ended on over 900 calories. Doing better. And I am hoping with the extra eating that it also fuels my energy.
Target was having a health and fitness sale!!! So I managed to buy myself one of those core fitness balls (that I will have to educate myself on), a jump rope and two 3 pound weights. I know the weights are not heavy but I am trying to ease my body into this new thing that it has not seen in years. I do not want my body to go into complete shock.
Tomorrow I start my week 2 day 1 with the couch to 5k! I was able to finish day 3 from week 1 yesterday without any cramps or being utterly and completely out of breath! YAY!! I am very proud of this accomplishment. I am not so worried about the times right now. Once i get to the point of running with out having the feeling of passing out then I will focus more on times.
What do you do to stay fit!? What is your favorite activity to do? Did you know you can burn 50 calories in just 5 minutes from jump roping??!! I did just 5 minutes yesterday and logged it in on my fitness pal and it said I burned 57 calories!!! I plan on incorporating that into my daily exercise. It sure does bring back memories when I was a little girl and how I could jump rope with no problem for such a long time.
Let me take a minute and apologize for grammatical errors and spelling errors. Well the spelling errors are not that bad. There is spell check ;)
I am not a professional writer and never really did well at all in English class OK. This is a diary of my journey from a frumpy over weight mom to a mom with energy to keep up with 6 kids. So try not to judge me too much. Thank you!