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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

C25K Week 4 - Complete

"That's not sweat. It's your fat cells crying".

I read that statement today and loved it! I thought I'd share it with you all out in Blog World. My fat cells must've really been sad yesterday. I decided to do my full hour of cardio on the treadmill. Aside from the fact that I got there in time for the start of Law & Order, I ended up on a treadmill next to a really nice and inspirational couple that lost 160lbs between the two of them in the last 3 months. Needless to say, I was very interested in what they had to share. They both brought pictures of their "fat selves" with them and placed them over top of the display as they walked. I think that's a cool reminder of why they should continue walking. I may have to borrow that idea. LOL

Back to the run... Week 4 was tough but well worth it. I grew confidence being able to run the 3 and 5 min. sprints without stopping. I also noticed that the 30 min. goes a lot quicker when you're running intervals are longer. I'm still finishing up at just around 2 miles in 30 min but I know that will improve once time goes on. I could probably do a lot better if I'd completely quit smoking. I'm down to 2-3 cigarettes per day now so that's a start. (Hey, don't judge me. LOL).

After the run I decided to do the "Hills" program on the treadmill. I finished up in just under 4 miles in 60min. Not too bad but I hope to do more tomorrow. I decided to take a day off today to get some rest, sleep and relaxation done. I've been feeling really disappointed lately as I don't see how I'm going to be able to loose much weight before October 16th but reason with myself that at least I'm becoming more fit so it's worth it and every little bit counts.

I'm still in the race hanging in there. I'm working hard and doing my best to make my "fat cells cry" every chance I get.


  1. Hi, new follower here. I love 30 day shred. I need to check out the C25K program, but not sure my knees can handle it! It is a goal of mine though!


  2. Hi Ms. April. Thanks for following. Welcome!! I actually found The Shred to be harder on my knees than the C25K program. I've been meaning to get a heart rate monitor and see whether running or "shredding" burns more calories and then do more of the one that burns the most.

    I've always wanted to be able to "run" a 5K so I'm doing that for the thrill of it. The exercise is just icing on the cake.


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