I'm still super excited about my C25K program. It is 9 weeks long, and is only 3 days a week. But I can already, just from yesterday, feel it in my sides and ribs and (of course) legs. My run days will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday. But of course if I feel like running other days I can. I have discovered that I need to do more stretching throughout the day, I'm so very stiff today. But that can be managed, I'll just stretch at random times throughout the day.
Now that I'm doing the longer walking days and the C25K, the only thing I'm worrying about is muscle. I know that when you lose weight, some of it is muscle, and I don't have much to lose! So I'm going to search for a strength training program and do that . I am doing the 30 day ab/arms challenge right now, but I don't feel like that is enough, not in comparison to how much cardio I'm getting. I don't want to bulk up, I want those long elegant lines of muscles (well not that they are that long on my short frame, LOL)
Another thing I've been thinking about; I'm about double what I should weigh. Double. Wow. According to the health charts I should weigh around 119, but I was comfortable at 130, that is where I want to get. DH and I met when I was 140, but that 130 was when I was most happy with my body. I weighed in this morning at 261, I've gained back some weight. I'm not happy. I'm short, 5 foot 1 1/2 inches tall. So all this weight makes me look much bigger than say my friend who is 5 foot 9 inches and weighs the same as me. I've got to get this weight off. Got to.
But I know what my problem is. It's nutrition. I eat too much and too many of the wrong foods. I'm meal planning, but I haven't been getting out the measuring cups I've been eyeballing it, and I've been having extra food. Yesterday I planned to eat 1 rib and I had 3, that's 800 calories. Extra. So today I'm going to order my food containers that I want, and I'm going to grab the ones that I have and I'm going to portion out what needs to be portioned, like my brown rice and my chicken. I can have all of the broccoli that I want, but green beans and some other things need to be measured I've been slowly getting better at nutrition, but I'm still eating too much of what I'm eating, having too many starches. I'm eating the right foods (mostly), now to control my portion sizes. I've got my meal plan on a piece of paper, now to plug it into the nutrition tracker and see how much of each I should actually have.