Sunday, March 6, 2011

Week One

I just finished week one of Jazz it Off and I am proud to say I lost 3 pounds!!! Pretty good for a week if I do say so myself. I must admit it can be difficult to stay under 1200 calories for the day. I'm doing my best. I have went over, no more than 100, a few days. Once I calculate my workouts in I am under by a couple of hundred, but I want to get in the habit of eating like I'm not working out. Make sense? I can't go consuming mass quantities of chocolate just because I work out. That only worked before two kids.

I also started running, doing the couch to 5k workouts. You may remember I wanted to do a 5k last year, I'm not going to mention any names (Cameron) got in the way of that. Darn kids! Just kidding :) Once I found out I was pregnant I thought it would be best to put it on hold, I didn't want to start something new while pregnant. Steve and I bought each other iTunes gift cards for Christmas this year so the first thing I bought was the Couch to 5k app for my phone. It has been there everyday for over two months waiting for me. Last week Steve decided he wanted to go running, have no idea why, that hasn't happened in the 6 1/2 years we have been married, but more power to him. He came back and I thought, why not me. So off I went. I started week one. It's a nine week program, running three times a week. Week one has been pretty easy so far. You alternate 60 seconds of running with 90 seconds of walking for 20 minutes. I think week two is 90 and 90. I still have to do day 3. I was going to today but I decided to Jazzercise instead. I will probably stretch it out 10 or 11 weeks since I want to be sure to get Jazzercise classes in. My goal is to do the Charlestown Founders Day 5k. I might cry if I finish it without walking. I know that sounds silly, but I'm the girl who got made fun of in school for not being able to run a mile in the physical fitness challenges in gym class. I couldn't even make it one lap around the track. So this is huge for me!

I'm going to try update each week. Forgive me in advance if I forget, I still have a child that wakes up every couple of hours. Hopefully that is about to change, more on that later this week. Mommy and Daddy are getting strict! Wish us luck now.

9 comments:

ginmommy said...

JAMI!!!!! I've been waiting for this update! Proud of you girl, I can't imagine staying under 1200 calories, this is strict. I've been doing around 1400, and its hard. Keep it up momma, and I'm on a countdown with you, for the 9th......

ginmommy said...

Oh, and you can run it. I know you can!!!

Jill said...

That's awesome, girl! I can't imagine only going on 1200 but that is some pretty strong willpower. Way to go! :)

Mrs. Wesely said...

Yeah on the goals!! I need a calorie counting buddy because doing it alone is too hard. I will also run with you any night you would like. PLEASE call me. :) Go Jami, Go Jami!!

The McAfee's said...

YEAH FOR YOU!!!! I can't wait to get back to running races!! They are soooo fun!! You will be addicted!

Tracey said...

Yea!!!!! 3 pounds is awesome! You are inspiring.
And I'll be waiting to hear how the 9th goes..... ;)

Melissa said...

That is great Jami, keep it up! Can't wait to hear all the updates.

Amy said...

Way to go Jami! I can't wait to see pictures when you run across the finish line of your first race. :)

Jaime Mac said...

I know you can do it! And if you cry when you get done, who cares?! Be proud of yourself! Tears of joy! :)