Getting Back on the C25K Wagon

I just accidentally deleted this post so it a testament to my dedication that I’m rewriting this.

Things have been kind of crazy since I last posted. I need to get an app for my phone (do they make those?) because after sitting in front of the computer all day at work the only screen I want to stare at when I get home is the one playing Criminal Minds and the Real Housewives of Orange County.

I have been able to keep up with my healthy eating for the most part, but my weight is still hovering around the same (depressing) number because I lose all self control on the weekends. I’ve been sticking to going to the gym at least four days a week and have been keeping track of my calories. To help keep myself on track, I set a couple of fitness goals I’m going to achieve by June 1st. They are:

  • Lost 15 pounds (ambitious but doable!)
  • 10 good pushups (at about five now)
  • 20 pound bicep curls (at 12 now)
  • 50 pound deadlifts (at 20 now)
  • 40 pound bench press (at 24 now)
  • One good pullup (wimpy, I know, but it’s hard! I can’t even hold myself up!)
  • Complete Couch to 5K. For reals.

There you have them. I stopped C25K for the past couple of weeks because I was getting a weird feeling in my left knee. But I’ve been working on strengthening my legs, so I’m going to go ahead and try week three starting next Tuesday. Hopefully I don’t die!

I’m also dabbling in eliminating dairy (at least full fat) from my diet for the next month. My stomach condition has been acting up a lot lately, and I’ve noticed it seems to be worse on days when I eat a lot of cheese. So I tossed all the yummy stuff out and subbed my milk for the almond variety. I went with the Blue Diamond unsweetened original because I’ll probably have to make some mac and cheese for the SB and can’t use the sweet variety for that. My only issue is the thickness…it’s taking some getting used to. Instead of cereal for breakfast I’m going to try smoothies so I can still get my calcium in with the almond milk without having to taste it. I’m going to miss cheese but if it means I don’t have to suffer through the terrible stomach pains and bloats I’ll deal.

I’m trying some new recipes this week, trying some new stuff with chick peas, so I’ll check in this weekend and let you know how it’s all going. Hopefully I’ll have some weight loss to report!

How are all you other losers (who are really winners) doing out there? Anyone else trying to ditch the cheese habit?

20. March 2012 by elliebotelho
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