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Monday, March 29, 2010

Couch to 5K, day 1 done!

Happy Monday.  Aren’t we all SO glad to be back to work (those of us with Monday to Friday jobs)??  The good news is that it’s only a 4 day week!

This morning began my first day of the Couch to 5K program. I have to say… it wasn’t as dull as I thought it would be! Today’s plan was a 5min brisk walk then alternating 60sec of jogging with 90sec of walking for 20min. I’m a bit embarrassed to admit I worked up a little sweat!  The walking intervals went by fairly quickly… and in fact, doing intervals made the whole 25min go by quickly!  My shins actually DID hurt while jogging. This is a reminder to STRETCH before hand.  The other problem is that my treadmill keeps periodically ‘sticking’ on the track… so I don’t think I’m relaxed while jogging out of fear of falling off and hitting my head on the cement wall behind me.  I’ll keep trying though!  Tomorrow morning at 6:30 I’ll be back at it!

On to today’s food…

Breakfast was 3/4c Kashi toasted berry cereal (4), 1/2c unsweetened vanilla almond breeze (0), 3 strawberries (0)


Lunch was a PC blue menu thins bun (3), 1/2c fat free cottage cheese (1), grape tomatoes (0), strawberries (1) – side note, I always counted 1/2c as 2 points. It’s actually only 1pt because there’s 3g of fibre!

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So good. This lunch made me think of summer/my dad/my grandma. Dad used to always make toasted tomato sandwiches for us in the summer… and so did my grandma. Once her tomatoes ripened, we lived off of them (I lived with her for several summers and she cooked for me every day. What a perfect Grandma!).

Post c25k was a smoothie with some frozen strawberries, bananas and blueberries (2), 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (1), spinach (0) and Berry Amazing Grass (0)


Afternoon snack was some (thawed) frozen mango and blueberries. Holy Heaven, Hannah!  I am not keen on thawed fruit… but these 2 are definite winners. Must. Buy. More. Mango!

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Dinner was at work… it was 1/2c brown rice (2), mixed veggies (0), soy sauce (1) and shrimp (1) – mmmmmm stir fry.


Dessert was more naner mash. 1 small banana (1), 1/2c homemade granola (2), 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (1).  I swear, this stuff keeps me so freakin’ full!  I made another batch for tomorrow but then I’m out of granola and small bananas. I will definitely buy more after Easter!


I caved when I got home and had 6 Reese pieces mini eggs (4)… note, there’s only 5 in the picture because I couldn’t wait for the camera and popped 1 in my mouth right away.


I have to admit, I’m proud of myself for not bingeing on these eggs and eating them in controlled portions!!  Now to keep it up over Easter weekend!!

Also for fun… I took a picture of my vitamins


One of my New Years resolutions was to remember to take them every day. I have missed 1 week last month… but otherwise, still taking them!

Happy Tuesday!! 


Janna said...

Whooo on the was my day 2 and right now...I am POOPED! All your eats today look yummy! Keep up the great work!

And thank you for encouraging me along the way! I hope I can return the favor!

Ali @ Fat to Fit said...

Good job on the C25K - it's an amazing thing to accomplish and focus on. Your lunch looks yummy :)

Lynn @ Life, Health and Fitness said...

I'm so proud of you for starting c25K!!! Looking forward to hearing all about your running progress.

Since you're just starting I would definitely recommend warming up those muscles first with a nice brisk 5 min walk and always, always, always stretch well after wards. If ind yoga + running go together quite well.

Katie said...

Everybody seems to be doing C25K right now. I'm on week 2 and quite enjoying it.

I look forward to reading about your progress.