Remember way back when, when I updated each Wednesday about Couch to 5K progress? Then posts became increasingly morose and suddenly, one Wednesday they weren’t there?
I haven’t done a CT5K update in over two months. (I had to look it up; it’s been so long I couldn’t even remember when it was.)
For the last three weeks, I have tentatively tried again. Not to run, no way.
Instead, two or three days a week, I work out to a Prevention magazine fitness DVD.
Two days a week I lift weights. Doesn’t that make me sound such the fitness buff? Yeah, not hardly. The weights are little five-pound dumbbells. Both The Fiancé and my brother told me over Thanksgiving I should use 10-pound weights and do three sets of six reps each. I tried that yesterday morning. Did you know? Ten pounds is twice as heavy as five pounds?
On Monday mornings I weigh myself and chart it on a spreadsheet. Oh, yes I do. Three weeks ago when I weighed in I had gained 1.2 pounds. The next week, last Monday – and keep in mind I’d been walking around feeling hungry all week. Like, all the time. And there were doughnuts in the house ya’ll! Eating turkey sandwiches on honey whole wheat bread and apple slices and grapes and my gosh the healthiness of it all. Last Monday I knew that surely I’d lost at least a pound. Or half, or something. Instead, I gained exactly 1 pound.
This Monday, I was down 3 pounds. That puts me at almost half a pound lighter than when I began CT5K.
I'm coming clean in the hopes that posting about it will keep me honest. I didn’t mean to hold out; I didn’t want to say I was back on the wagon again until I was sure I really, really was. Starting things is easy. Staying with them? Not so much.
I’m not delusional; my goal during the holidays is not to lose weight. If I maintain this week’s weight, I’ll be thrilled.
If I don't post anything about CT5K next Wednesday, feel free to laugh and point fingers, as that will mean I'm off the wagon again.