I know C 2 5K says to run every other day. But I don't have time this week to do every other day. I am supposed to start week 2 on Friday and don't want to run Thurs/Friday. I thought it was better to do days 2/3 of week one back to back instead of week 1/week 2 back to back. I pushed myself again today. I never walked slower than 4 mph (except that last 90 seconds where I slowed to 2mph to bring down my heart rate). I walked 4 mph, ran 5 mph (last run at 6 mph). But I only ran ever other interval. So ran 60 seconds rested 3.5 minutes ran 60. Yesterday I did 1.9 miles in 30 minutes. This time I did 2.05 miles. So it seemed to work. Since my goal is 5k in under 45 minutes, I figure if I walk at a pace of 4 mph that gets me 3 miles in 45 minutes. I just need to pick up my pace a little to get 3.1 miles in 45 minutes. So right now I am using c25k to train a faster walking pace, leading up to running. So that this September I can run my 2 miles of the iron girl at a faster pace. maybe even under 20 minutes....
I am currently keeping my calorie intake to under 1866. Seems to be working. Though I have to admit that I am hungry. But my body seems to be enjoying the hunger :). Meaning that I am not binging on food or craving foods. If I get really really hunger, I can grab a handful of wheat thins and that satisfies me hunger and gets me through to morning.
I know I am able to get this done. I know my goal was to weight 175 pounds by December 31st. But my app tells me that if I consume 1866 calories each day this year, I can loose almost 40 pounds by the end of the year, putting me at 159! 159 gets me into the "normal" BMI range. My lightest that I have weighed since giving birth is 163 and that was 10 years ago! So I know that my body is going to try to hang onto this weight. But I am going to persevere.
Tomorrow is an off day for c25k. So I will either walk (Dr. Oz says to walk 30 minutes everyday no excuses, pace doesn't matter) or I will do my iron girl DVD.