Friday, September 11, 2009

Week Three Complete

Whew! That was a close one. I'm back on track now after being on exercise hiatus for a week and a half. My first day back I couldn't jog at all. I just couldn't. I was so tired. So I pretty much just walked for 30 minutes. And I felt crummy and grumpy. But today was a different story and now I'm back to being a little jogging machine.

So week three is finally done and now it's time to focus on the week four intervals:
5 minute warm- up
Jog 3 mins
Walk 90 secs
Jog 5 mins
Walk 2 1/2 mins
Jog 3 mins
Walk 90 secs
Jog 5 mins

I can tell right now that I'm going to have to write that down and take it with me. I do not always stick to the intervals anyways, but I like having some focus of what I should be doing. If I am on a jogging interval and I feel good then I jog for as long as I'm comfortable. And likewise if I'm just having a really slow day then I'll skip the jogging altogether and just walk! The intervals are a good guide though and I like having them. It's encouraging.

Despite my time off I have lost 5 lbs so that's kind of cool.

4 comments:

Shannon said...

Woohoo - good job! Great to hear you're able to get back out there and have your "me time" again! And congrats on the 5 lbs! There's some good motivation! :)

Sonja said...

5 lbs, that's great!
Reading "jog 5 minutes" made me shudder. I prefer kickboxing... jab!

Iris said...

Jamie,

5 lbs is a big deal! Congratulations! You're so focused. I am seriously impressed and inspired. A lot of people do not like to jog, but it is one of the best ways to improve all over. People don't really know that. Jogging is painful, but aside from swimming, it is one of the most rewarding exercises. You can tell when a person is a runner or a swimmer. Where as with other exercises, you can't really tell. You chose a really great one! Congrats.

Iris

Therese said...

Great job mama!
I am on week 1 again. Too much time has passed! But keeping it going has been key for me! That is awesome about the five pounds! You must have melted some of that onto Natalie! :)