November 29, 2009
Couch potato no more!
Yesterday, Bailey and I did our first workout of the couch to 5K program – yay!! It’s been a long time since I worked out regularly, but I’m now committed to getting back in shape. The fact that I’m going to gain weight anyways (hello IF-meds?) is no longer an excuse – I need to be healthy in preparation for our upcoming pregnancy! The couch to 5K program is a great way to slowly get to where I want to be (running a 3K, 5K, and maybe even a 10K someday)! So yesterday’s first workout started out with a 5-minute “brisk” walk, at which point I was like, puh-lease, this is so easy, I should just run for the 20 minutes.
Good thing I didn’t, lol! The whole point of the program is to gradually increase your stamina so that it is not such a shock to your body. So yesterday’s workout consisted of the 5-minute walk, then 20 minutes of alternating a minute of jogging and a minute and a half of walking. By the 15-minute mark, I was really feeling the pain. It didn’t help that it was FREEZING and GUSTING wind. So, I ended up walking the last 5 minutes, but all in all, I felt like it was a pretty successful first workout.
One question though, for any of you fitness buffs out there (Jess? ;-)) – what does it mean when the skin on my legs (thighs mostly, even up on my hips) gets crazy ITCHY? Am I not getting enough oxygen or something? I used to have exercise-induced asthma (hence the reason I just don’t run), and I noticed it again yesterday. I’m not going to use that as an excuse this time around though…calling the doctor on Monday for an inhaler! But besides my wheezing and thighs-on-fire legs, it went great! 😉