Sunday, June 12, 2011
Back to Working Out
I've looked hard at my nutrition and eating habits. I eat fine, plenty of veggies and protein, easy on carbs. Nothing extreme, which I think is how nutrition should be. I should have a healthy relationship with food, not worrying about everything I ever put in my mouth. I've eliminated sugary foods and most carbs, focusing more on fresh stuff.
Now I need to get back to exercising. When I have lost a lot of weight before, I worked out every day, sometimes twice a day. I'm going back to that. Couch to 5k, developed by coolrunning.com, is designed to help a non-runner (like me) work up to running 3.1 miles a day (5k) comfortably in a 9 week program. It's interval training, which should make my trainer, Mat, happy - he preaches intervals and tabatas.
I've been injuring myself a lot (shoulder, hip, knees), so I will probably take longer than 9 weeks.
One of my challenges with working out is simply that I have so much to do, I need to get up early in the morning to do my workouts, and I don't like getting up early. However, my alarm is set, and I'm planning on a 6:30 wakeup every day to get this in.
And, she's off.....