(#9) Running For Apps Sake!

As many of my readers know I have begun a quest to shed some pounds and I have found that this is not the easiest thing to do. My story that I am about to share after the challenge declaration a few weeks ago is both awesome and disappointing. Please still continue to come by the blog and please don’t be mad at me. I can at least I can say that confession is both true and honest.

I was so excited about this challenge and I could not wait to get started. i had the gym membership, the workout gear, and my awesome new water bottle (It’s awesome cause it has a filter. Beat that Propel!). I decided to go to the gym Monday morning at 5AM. This seemed easy to me cause that was the time I went when I was in college. I was pumped and ready!

That morning my alarm clock went off and I bounced out of bed with the quickness. I brushed my teeth and put on my shoes and workout gear and headed for the door.

Once I arrived at the gym I met my brother and his friend and decided to workout with them. I started out with a very slow jog for about 10 minutes and then I started to struggle. I could not breathe and I had to slow down.

After we finished that I was done and ready to head to bed. I felt defeated. This was going to be a lot harder than I thought. We started to weight lift. I have never done this before cause I was never that athletic in high school. We worked on our back and I sure did feel the burn.

I left the gym barely walking. I was so sore. I knew then this was going to be a challenge.

As the weeks went by I did not go to the gym as much as I should have been. I kept telling my wife I would go the next day and that turned into the next day. I was loosing my commitment that I set myself.  I felt really bad about it.

I started to look on the net for some great apps to help me with both my cardio and weight lifting adventure. I found a great app called Nike+ for running. it tracks how far I run and helps me set goals and pushes me every mile.  Go lift is the app I found to give me an introduction to weight lifting. It sometimes is hard cause I have to learn the proper form in order to successfully perform the exercises but i like it.

Now that i have these apps it makes completing this challenge a little easier and I can’t wait to knock this number off my list. I told you that you might be disappointed in me and I am sorry. I am new to this whole fitness thing and I have learned a lot. I am still struggling with the whole food thing. I am not always sure what to eat and how much of it to eat. Any tips you may have, please send them my way.

Thanks Everyone!

Author: tfun2662

I am 30 something year old and I love to write about everything!

5 thoughts on “(#9) Running For Apps Sake!”

  1. Running is hard! I used the couch to 5k program to build my running stamina. I HIGHLY recommend it… and I know there are a bunch of apps out there for it! Three months ago, I couldn’t run to the end of my block. Now I run at least 5k three times a week.

    Are you just trying to eat healthier or are you counting calories? If you’re counting, look into BMR as your starting point. Basically, that’s the amount of calories that your body needs for basic functions (breathing, heart beat, digestion, etc), essentially the amount of calories you would burn in a coma. Eating below that is really unhealthy. Its a good place to start… if you’re really active then you’d want to eat more.

    1. I got that app too for my iphone. I have not got a chance to try it our yet. I am not counting calories cause I have no idea how to do that. I have been limiting my portions like you told me to do before and it seems to be working. I just need to get over those midnight snacks. Thats my main problem.

      1. There are apps that you can put your food into and it’ll tell you how many calories you ate. BUT! If just watching portion sizes is working, then stick with that for now! I calorie count, and I’m so obsessive about everything now, haha.

        Are you really hungry when you eat the snacks or just boredom eating? I was binging at night, eating everything I could. I stopped it by eating a bigger breakfast, as weird as that sounds.

      2. I am not that hungry when I am eating snacks. It also depends on what is going on that day. When I am at work I usually bring some fruit for a mid day snack just to hold me over to dinner. What kinds of apps help you with counting calories? I usually eat a big breakfast anyways. I like peanut butter toast and some eggs or some cereal.

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