bcd's Journal, 11 March 2013

Just checking in to record a NSV- I finally worked my way back up to running a 5k! For those who don't know I suffer from exercise-induced migraines and running can be a trigger. I have been doing run/walk intervals for a while to build back up my endurance and today I ran 3.25 miles consecutively(in about 36 mins, same time as usual)! So far, I don't feel any of my pre-migraine symptoms. So, that was exciting. I am doing the Color Run 5K in May and my goal is to keep up running 1-2 times a week (while doing non-running cardio/strength on other days) to maintain my endurance and maybe even keep increasing it... at this time last year I was running up to 5 miles (but often triggering migraines).

I did my first March bodypump yesterday and it felt pretty good- I think I'm ready to increase my squat weight again- yeah!! I'm in good shape to meet my March goal of 1000 mins of exercise; already at 435 for the month.

My eating is still not as disciplined as it could be... i always have some excuse to blame it on but I know it all comes down to me and my choices. BUT, I still make great choices most of the time, and I feel confident that I am maintaining my weight, if nothing else. With warmer weather coming I am feeling some of that old "summer clothes are coming, I should go on a crazy crash diet to lose weight before summer" urge, but I know it's a BAD idea and I'm not going to fall into that trap. If I want be fitter for summer, I need to work out consistently, lift heavy weights, and cut out some of the junk that is sneaking its way into my diet. And that's it... so that's the plan.
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That is an awesome NSV! I'm really glad you've been able to get back to your pace! You know, eating is always something - is life really worth living if you can't have a treat now and then?? I struggle with it a lot. I think it's all about balance. Take care! 
11 Mar 13 by member: tglenna
Awesome that you've worked back up to 5K! Great feeling. Maybe you took it slow enough to avoid the migraines. Hope they stay away! 
12 Mar 13 by member: Bkeller1023


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