Tuesday, June 15, 2010

No Pain, No Gain.

Oh hey guys.

Pardon my bitching, but I woke up this morning feeling like my muscles had been placed in a meat grinder and then stuffed back into my body.

My husband's reaction to this? "Pain is weakness leaving the body." Whatever, d-bag.

I have been on one of my exercise binges, probably the most hardcore I have ever been on. Right now I am training for a 5k (yes, I said 5k, not marathon or half marathon, I'm lame), practicing yoga a couple times a week and weight training. On the weekends, my husband takes me to his gym and submits me to all types of cruel torture, like hang cleans, dead lifts and squats. It has really kick-started my fitness.

On Saturday, I finished week 1 of my 8 week 5k training. According to the guy that narrates the "5K101" podcast that I downloaded, I will be able to run a 5k by the end of the program. We'll see. I'm confident though (don't I sound confident?) If you want to do it with me, search "5k101" on itunes. Week 1 was very easy for me, but i'm a bit scared of week 2.

The challenge now is to get my eating under control. Since I have been working out more, I have been as hungry as Chris Farley (RIP) and have felt entitled to eat whatever I want. As I was stuffing my face with a $2 Red Baron pizza yesterday, I realized that I had eaten pizza FOUR times that week. WTF? My husband told me that if you do hang-cleans, you can eat whatever you want that day. I don't think he expected me to take his words as a promise and a challenge. Because I took it to the house on some pizza, ice cream and potato chips yesterday. Gross.

So now that I'm getting into the exercising, I have to work on phase 2: the diet. I'll try to record what I eat here as much as possible. I think that actually owning up to every little thing I eat will help me get a hold of myself. Reading about other people's health quest on their blogs is what really motivates me to get healthy. So if you write about healthy eating/exercise, send me a link so that I can stalk you!

I needed a picture for this post and was lazy, totally appropriate right?


  1. You should read Lauri's blog. Its Fitnessriot.blogspot.com.

    She is super healthy and motivated. She motivates me and I have a major sweet tooth.

    I just finished my first week of exercise too. Every time I exercise I feel less like I'm going to die, so I think that's a good sign.

    Stick to it! Good luck!

  2. alright im not sure how your summer challenge is going (you still havent accepted my friend request on 20sb) but i am keeping up with my summer goals and i didnt see a friday post, so i thought id link here, since my goal is exercise/fitness/sports related

  3. Sorry Chloe, I suck. I've been busy with work and forgot about the friday updates. I'll try to do one tomorrow. I'm glad someone is holding me accountable though. Checking out your blog now!

  4. hahaha no worries. i went a whole year without blogging once. it happens.