Wednesday, August 25, 2010

You did what?

Um, well, ok...I...I...I said I would start the Couch to 5K. Yeah, I think I hit my head and in a fit of amnesia, I posted on FB for all the world (my few friends) to see that I planned to start the C25K.  Oh yeah, and to top it off I challenged my cousin who started her C25K a week ago to a race (luckily, we haven't picked which one - hence, no date set - YET).  OOOOO and to add insult to injury, I e-mailed Kim who's blog I read as soon as she posts to tell her. 


So after boasting that I would start, I found a few podcasts (dance and rap) to add to my iPod (I don't own a smartphone or iPhone and refuse to pay for apps). My game plan was to start yesterday - 20mins on the treadmill because it's like the 4th ring of Dante's Inferno outside and a quick 20 minute upper body workout (I even printed out the moves). I was prepared! I was pumped! I was all gung-ho!

Enter the bubbly Group X instructor with her shiny disco ball and perky attitude. I dislike bubbly, perky, ultra thin aerobic instructors (not really). I secretly want to be one (perky and bubbly - not ultra thin).

Ahhh hell - out the door went my plans for yesterday. I ended up doing 45mins of Nightclub Cardio!  And let me tell you - this low-impact aerobic class aint no joke. We squatted, party-pumped, booty-pop it till we were all dripping in sweat. We did so many chest flies that after the class all I wanted to do was get on the bus and head home!!!

Luckily, today is a new day.  Today is Zumba day (thank goodness no party-pumps in this class).  That means I can get in the 20-min Week1 Day1 of C25K AFTER Zumba. Plus, there should be available treadmills at 8pm tonight.

So wish me luck. Pray that I don't say (in my best Cartman voice) F* this, I'm going home!


The Merry said...

Yes! Get on that treadmill and get that first workout done! Go go go!

(Is that enough nagging? If not, I can nag some more ;)

to dream the KIMpossible dream said...

Nightclub Cardio sounds kick ass! =) You are too funny!!! Don't worry about all your verbal committing, you will get down to it when you are mentally ready, girl! Let me just tell you in case you haven't heard it before - running is at least half mental (isn't that scary???)!

I was shocked the other night when I decided to do my running on the treadmill to see them all filled up when I got to the gym at 7:30pm! Thankfully, a kind soul had just finished her run and gave me hers to use!

You can do this! I can't wait to hear how it goes! Let me know what race y'all pick out when you are ready!!!

LaShaune said...

Thanks Ya'll. Merry, I appreciate the nag (aka nudge). Both you and Kim inspire to get my butt out there.

Kim - I've never been a runner (fast walker, yes). I hated PT in College ROTC and everyone knew me as the fat girl who always broke rank and behind the guy with the reflective vest. You know what I have to say to that - F* you (yes, I've been listening to that CeeLo song way too much).

So here goes nothing. What do I have to lose? Oh yeah, this next 15 lbs!

I'll post tomorrow if I did the run or not. You ladies keep me on my toes!

Cat said...

RUN! Go! You can do it! :)

Ok, you were nagged a bit ago, I thought I would help... Anyway, it sounds like you are making an effort, so I think that's gotta be the better part of the battle, right? At least it is in MY case.

Savvy Gal said...

go for it!!!!