Yet another week has come to a close on my Nutrisystem journey! I am very excited about this week, due to my progress as well as a decision I made.
My sister has been participating in local runs and races around here for a while now. I want to join in, but honestly, seeing the word “5K” scares me. That’s over 3 miles!! I have done a couple 2K’s in the past, but they were actually designed for kids so I felt totally out of place.
However, I have decided that I am going to prepare myself to participate in my first 5K in December. I am not sure what I am getting myself into, because it will probably be quite chilly the day of that race – but I am going to suck it up and just do it!
To get prepared, I am going to use the Couch to 5K iPhone app. I have heard many great things about it and it can be completed in 8 weeks. It’s about 10 weeks until the run, so that gives me extra time to prepare or make up any days I may miss in the training. Not that I plan to allow myself to skip days, but let’s be realistic and assume life could get in the way a day or two!
Using the C25K will benefit me in many ways:
- Ensure I get 3 days of exercise each week (I plan to do strength exercises the other days)
- Help me increase my distance while hopefully shortening my time
- Push me to become a better runner
- Help me lose weight/inches!
I’m excited to start using the app today – and I may update with my progress every now and then on my weekly Nutrisystem post. Now, onto my results for the week…
This week I saw a very nice loss of 2.4 pounds!!
Week 1 = -3.0
Week 2 = -1.2
Week 3 = -1.0
Week 4 = -1.4
Week 5 = -0.0
Week 6 = -2.4
Total Loss = -9.0
I am only 1 pound away from my first NutriBear!! My goal is to be getting it next week – I am sure I can lose that last pound by then!
QUICK QUESTION FOR YOU: Have you ever run a 5K? How did it go?
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Disclosure: Nutrisystem is providing me with a complimentary Women’s SUCCESS Select Program membership in exchange for blogging about my honest, unbiased reviews and progress while on the program. All opinions are 100% mine and are not swayed by outside sources.