Thursday, May 10, 2012

WIW: Week 3 - Flatlined

This week wasn't as spectacular as last week... Or even as "good" as the first week. But I did accomplish one of my first goals.

No pounds lost. No pounds gained. Which in itself is an accomplishment since this particular week I just wanted to stuff my face with chocolate and and wear my husband's sweatpants.

Accomplishments: I did the entire 40 minute treadmill "program" without altering it in any way! When I first started exercising regularly (again) I was dying at the four minute mark. But on Sunday I completed it! The last eight minutes were kind of rough, but I pushed through! Next goal is to get to a point where I can do this program easily. :) This program does a mixture of incline (from 2 to 10%) and speed (from 3.5 to 4.5, which 4.5 is a solid jog for my short legs).  If it's at 3.5, then the incline is usually 7-10%, and when the pace picks up, the incline will reduce a little bit to around a 5%.

Goals for next week: Once again, step it up!  I haven't been hearing my alarm lately, and this past week's gym attendance was definitely not something to be proud of. Maybe one of these is in order. :)

My amazing friend Jack just finished her first full marathon a couple of weeks ago, which is totally inspiring... And it's getting me thinking that maybe I could train for a half...  Maybe. ;)


  1. Well definite congratulations are in order for your NSV - NON-SCALE VICTORY on the treadmill!! That's impressive and certainly shows you've been pushing yourself and improving. What does that silly scale know anyway? :)

    1. Thank you Sarah! And thank you for explaining what "NSV" stands for. I've seen it on your blog, and all I can think of is a "Bible translation" - which isn't even correct, haha! :)