Monday, July 9, 2012

Run It Out, Pump It Up

I love to workout...BUT if I'm running call the cops or run for your life because something or someone is after me. I didn't make a New Year's resolution really so I've decided to make one now, in July.
     Resolution- Start running slowly and work my way up so that I can run longer periods of time. 
     1. Running is a great cardio exercise that you can literally do anywhere. Which is great when I'm on vacations because usually we stay places without gyms. 
     2. It really is a total body workout. You're using the primary muscles it takes to run, as well as the supporting muscles lime your core and arms. 

     3. Now for the more honest reason...I don't like my knees. Lately they're just looking a little funky to me and I can't figure out why. Life also blessed me with a booty and I want to keep it in shape and perky. They say 25/26 is the age that your body starts doing weird things and I don't want that. So I'm gonna run, just like Forest Gump did, okay maybe not across the country but I'm running. Did you just say "but I'm running" in the voice of Forest Gump? Because I did! 

PLAN: Here is a chart that I found to help beginners start running.

1 min run, 2 min walk (7x)
21 minutes
2 min run, 2 min walk (5x)
20 minutes
3 min run, 2 min walk (4x)
20 minutes
5 min run, 2 min walk (3x)
21 minutes
6 min run, 90 sec walk (3x)
20 minutes
8 min run, 90 sec walk (2x)
18 minutes
10 min run, 90 sec walk (2x)
23 minutes
12 min run, 1 min walk, 8 min run
21 minutes
15 min run, 1 min walk, 5 min run
21 minutes
Run 20 min continuously
20 minutes
Link for more info:

I'm going to use this chart as a guide and run Mon, Wed, and Fri along with my other daily workouts. If I feel that I can advance and can go to the next week then go me. 

**Helpful Hint- I know a lot of people have trouble keeping up with a workout routine or good eating/dieting for an extended period of time. Something that helps me to stick with it is writing it down. 
- I have my workout schedule written down and check if off when it's completed. 
- I keep up with my daily intake, food and drink. 
- I make my meal plans for the week ahead of time (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). This way when I go to the store I only get what's on the list. Not only does it help from purchasing junk food, but it also cuts down on spending. 
**All of this may seem like a lot but I promise it's not that bad. I keep everything in a composition notebook so it's all in 1 place. 

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!


  1. WOW..... you are very committed to your workout! that is really great.... I used to workout a lot when I was in my 20 something, but nowadays not anymore.... good on you!

    1. Yes I am! Not to mention that I also do P90X and I try very hard to always be committed to staying healthy and fit even when it's difficult at times. But I'll take the hard work now for pay off that can last a lifetime. Thanks for stopping by my blog :-)


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