Does anyone else ever notice…

…that within about two weeks of committing to a new fitness routine you end up getting sick and totally derailed? Yup, happens to me every time. I managed to get two workouts in this week before my as-of-yet-undiagnosed stomach condition reared its ugly head on Thursday. Thankfully I’m feeling better today and am going to the gym tomorrow, so hopefully I’ll get back on track. I’m planning on repeating the second week of Couch to 5k, so I’ll be finishing that a week later than planned but that’s okay. One more week won’t kill me.

Unfortunately having this stomach problem means eating a lot of carbs (white bread, white rice, saltines), so I’m feeling pretty gross today. Back to healthy eating again tomorrow. It’s also hard since I’ve been at home instead back at my apartment where I have more healthy foods on hand. I doubt one day is going to make too much of a difference. I’ve been doing well this week otherwise.

In other news, I did a solid seven non-girly pushups yesterday! I may not have gotten down the full 90 degrees, but I was darn close and feel pretty awesome about it. I’ve been following the One Hundred Pushups method, which has definitely been working. I’m working it into my workout plan, which tomorrow looks like this:

  • 20 minute warmup on the bike (I like this since it works different muscles in my legs than running)
  • Squat/overhead press, lunge/curl, pushups, plank, pullups (hoping this gym has an assisted pullup machine, I’m going to a different one this time since I’m at home)
  • Couch to 5k week two – alternating running for 1.5 minutes and walking for 2 for a half hour

Definitely am going to need the extra calories because the SB and I are trying a new pizza place near my apartment tomorrow, I got a LivingSocial deal for half off.


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  1. Hey, What is the couch to 5k? I’ve seen a few people mention it before but now I am curious as to what it is. Today is day 6 of my weight loss journey and yes I already got sick on the first day!!! I threw up all night. But after that not much else sick wise…

    • Hey! I’m glad I’m not alone on the getting sick thing, but that definitely sucks. Couch to 5k is a running program that gives you intervals to run/walk to work you up to being able to run a 5k. Check out, they have all different running plans to help you get started. I personally hate running, I have really weak ankles and knees, but this program really eases you into it so even if you don’t consider yourself a runner you should try it out! It’s a great way to have a structured workout plan, which I find helps motivate me to get off my butt and get to the gym. Let me know if you end up trying it, it’s always great to have someone else going through the same process, and good luck with your weight loss journey!

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