Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mamavation Monday: Killin' It!

This week has been great! On Monday I received a groupon in my e-mail for half off registration for a 5K. It looked like so much fun and I really wanted to do it! I ran my first 5K back in December and didn't do so great, I started the C25K program after that and then about 3 runs in I injured my knee. I had been hesitant to start running again and had been pretty much elliptical bound since then. On Monday night I went to the gym and did cardio on the elliptical for 20 minutes and had no pain in my knee so the next day I did C25K Week 2 day 1, I was favoring my better knee a lot but I was pain free. On Wednesday I did Week 2 Day 2 and really focused on my stride and making sure I was stepping down correctly to prevent injury. It's really been going great, I've been running every day except Thursday when my son has a day off from school. I registered for the 5K and my sister is going to run with me! It's about 2 months away and I'm really hoping I can complete the C25K program before that. If not, I will be okay with that too. I'm learning to listen to my body a little bit better. If my muscles say no, I say yes. If my joints say no, I listen!

Here is my activity log for the week:
Monday - 20 minutes cardio on the elliptical
Tuesday - C25K Week 2 Day 1
Wednesday - C25K Week 2 Day 2
Thursday - Housework (yuck!)
Friday - C25K Week 2 Day 3
Saturday - C25K Week 3 Day 1

What is one health lesson you want to teach your kids?
I would love to teach my kids that the most important reason we eat food is for fuel and that the better we eat the better we feel! My 3 year old is extremely picky but we have been making some progress with him trying new things (ever since we got the ipad to bribe him with!!)

This post is sponsored by Fitness Made Simple and hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway.

16 comments:

  1. Congratulations on signing up for your 2nd 5k. I have made it a goal for me this year that I run in my first one. I have NEVER been a runner due to problems and surgeries I have suffered through in both knees. I have literally been DREAMING about running lately and I don't think I can suppress my urge any longer! Good luck and I can't wait to see your finish line pictures! :D

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    1. I have never been a runner either and I would dream about it too! I have never had knee surgery but in the time that my knee was really painful and healing I did a lot of yoga for runners (there's a dvd but there are also video's on youtube.) and I use the elliptical a lot since it's low impact. I signed up with my first 5K with very little running experience and it was just the push I needed to want to improve and do better next time! Good luck to you, I hope you are able to run in one soon!

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  2. YAY for a 5k! Is it the colors one? I signed up for that one, too! I'm very excited about it, even though I'm not sure I can run the whole thing, I will do as much as I can! I'm starting c25K this week, as well! Good luck!

    Wendy @ theweightsover.net

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    1. Yes! In Hartford! I'm so excited :) I'm not sure I'll be able to run the whole time either, but hey, at least we're doing it!! Hope to see you there!!

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  3. Congrats on making progress! I was derailed by an injury last year, and it was really tough on me emotionally. We gear ourselves up to accomplish something, and then wham!
    But I'm being more deliberate about taking care of myself this time – I like what you said: listen to our bodies. So true!
    Have a great week!

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  4. Running has always been tough on me because of my hips. They are busted basically. They have been for years. My mom had hip replacement surgery at 53. That could be my reality if I don't stay under 200 lbs. for the rest of my life. No joke. When I am able to run, it makes me feel strong and powerful. Especially when I'm pain free like you have been. I wish you the best of luck here dear because I understand why runners love it so much.

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  5. Food is fuel is a wonderful lesson. I need to think that way. Super excited for you to be running again! Thats wonderful.

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  6. Awesome commitment!! Great job on starting c25k, one thing I highly recommend is doing it at your own pace. It is okay to repeat a day or week until your body can handle moving forward. I can't wait to see your progress:)

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  7. Yes! The better I eat, the better I feel. There's NO joke about that.

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  8. Great work all week (I agree with the thoughts on housework, LOL)

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  9. I really love food is fuel idea - My 3 yo is all meat and potato guy. I swear I happy dance anytime I can get him to eat a tomato

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  10. Great week!!! Also - love the lessons about WHY we eat food and HOW it fuels us. When we started focusing on that in our house, it was like a lightbulb turned on for my kids... and continues to be a topic of discussion around meal times. GREAT JOB!

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  11. That is a pretty awesome groupon! Wow.

    Great workout schedule. I love that you are ready to tackle the week. Great positive energy for the week. Have a great one!

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  12. Congrats on signing up for the 5k. You'll do great. Hope you have a great week.

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  13. Lots of luck with your 5k training! I like your pain moto and totally agree with it!

    I can understand having a picky kid. My son has been super picky since he was a baby (He had strong food adversions and would throw up just looking at it). Having him see more and more has made him more likely to try something. Sometimes too you just gotta find the right motivation. I would say the Ipad is a good one. My son actually has picked up eating healthy things even from watching his cartoons. He decided to try celery because the Wonderpets love it. Now he loves it...before that he wouldn't touch anything green.

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  14. I have two picky kids. My son (he's 9) is just finally starting to be more adventurous. My daughter (who is 5) will only eat what she knows she likes. I am hoping she will grow out of it like my son is.

    Congrats on the 5K!!! You can do it!

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