Monday, October 11, 2010

Beyond the Couch to 5k

So here I am beginning week four in my Couch to 5k training and it hit me as I was out running on Saturday.  I'm impatient. OK, I already knew that.  I can be like a cat on meth when it comes to having patience.  I really don't want to go many more months of fitting into larger sizes or making due with the few bigger clothes that I have. I want to be in my old size NOW. 

Spare me the, "You just had a baby!" cries.  It's de-motivating. 

Back in 2007, after I birthed the Tiny Dicatator, I went on a month long journey of working out.  For 30 days/4 weeks I would work out every day.  It seems insane and I actually made it five weeks and eliminated sugar and alcohol during that time, but it worked.  I'm not that nutty this time around.  At the end though any and all post-baby weight was gone. For the first time in almost a year I felt like my old, normal self. I was comfortable in my skin and clothes again.  It was liberating. 

While this is a quest to fit in my old clothes (I don't have the time or cash to keep buying larger in-between sizes either people) it is also what I need.  Mentally I need to jump start my body again.  It's been concentrating on gestating a healthy baby for so long.  I am including The Comedian in this since I never felt like my old self again completely after her. I was almost there and then my Mirena tried to make me bald and Lifestyles went all faulty on my ass.  So you could say I'm in week four of the Couch to 5k but I'm only on day three of this new month long quest.  As further motivation I'm going to buy myself a pair of boots I've been coveting if I can complete this task. 

I'll keep you posted and let you see my boots when I'm done!


  1. So funny, I just posted something on the same vain... I was just checking on your blog via for your Top ten post...

    Anyways. My baby is 8 weeks old and I'm so, so tired of not fitting into my clothes.

    And I've already ran a 5K (at 5 weeks PP), I totally get *everything* that you are writing.

    So funny that I just read this, must have been meant to be. LOL. I'm going to have to start stalking you now.

  2. I hate the weighting game too. Heh.

    I finally got to my pre-prego weight from Savannah. Now the big deal is trying to get back to my pre-prego weight from Aiden. The boy turns 4 next month and I HATE that I'm still carrying this shit around! I swore this was going to be the year I lost it all....I can get close, but I don't think I'm going to get all of it off. I'm running out of time...and adding in too much stress.


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