The salty dew of success...

I've been exercising pretty regularly these last few weeks. My physical activity level (and weight) has fluctuated some since my original few posts about losing weight. I said I wanted to exercise X number of hours/wk and start doing plyometrics and other such things. None of it panned out. I turned out to be a lazier bum than I expected and shortly after those posts, I stopped exercising all together. Took a couple weeks off. It was a mistake and set me back in a few ways.

I'm back at it now - and I HAVE BEEN SWEATING A LOT with a new program. I have been running. I started out running as long as I could at a slow pace... I was going about 5 minutes at 5.5 MPH to start with. I think the farthest I ran to start out with was under a mile. My HR creeped up to high 170's, low 180's. After I got a little endurance built up, I started a more scripted interval program I found as a podcast. It's called Podrunners Intervals: First day to 5K.

I've been following the program the best I can in terms of actually getting off my butt to exercise. I do it 3 days a week for around 30 minutes. On the off-days, I try to get to the gym for at least 30-40 minutes of very light biking or stepping on the eliptical machine. So far it's a really motivating program. I can run a couple miles now, nonstop and my heartrate doesn't go over 165 running at 6.5 MPH (a huge success). I recommend anyone who wants to get into running to give this a shot, it's worked out very well for me. Also, my total weight went from about 252 lbs to 235 lbs. I haven't noticed a huge decrease in the way I look, but I've gone down a beltloop on my pants and I feel like I have more energy during the day. I will keep you posted. This week is supposed to be my first non-stop run. It should be fun (jk).

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