Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sore quads and its time to run again.

Today I woke up and man are my legs sore! talk about a delayed reaction, I was talking to wify about the C25K program and she said that when she started it that the second day was the worse for pain but that it went away after she started running so hopefully my quads follow her lead. Over all I feel good about this running program and look forward to completing it with my wife so that we can run together at some point in the hopefully near future.

Yesterdays menu ended up at 1710 total calories so just about perfect and I did drink 1 gallon of green tea, 3/4 gallon straight H2O and a Fuze fruit punch which for a mere 10 calories is an awesome substitute for water or tea. For exercise I did push ups and some light weight lifting and I have to admit that because of the running that the push ups hurt my legs a bit and I am wondering if that's why they are more sore today than they were yesterday or if it is just a delayed burn, either way they are done and tonight I run W1D2.

Looking ahead at the rest of the week, with any luck and the new exercise I am expecting a drop in weight this week. its been a couple weeks since I have seen a drop in weight and mostly because of the halt to any vigorous exercise by my doctor. Now that I am cleared to get my heart rate up again and have started running I expect that I will get to that 200 pounds lost mark decently fast and this just reinforces just how important exercise is to a successful weight loss regimen. I feel better when I exercise, I look forward to being able to feel that slight out of breath feeling and the burn in my muscles and the sweat on my head, imagine that, the guy that just 17 months ago despised anything that would make a single bead of sweat appear on his doughy skin welcoming a solid workout.

All in all I am pretty pumped about starting C25K and look forward to my burning Quads tonight when I run day 2 of the program, if a once 534 pound guy can start a running program (I won't say do it because we will have to see if I am able to complete it!) you owe it to yourself to at least start in on a weight loss plan. You can accomplish anything that you put your heart into and you owe it to yourself to at least start, start running, start walking, start losing weight, start eating better foods, start thinking about making that leap into better health but whatever you do head into a positive direction and what you can do is limitless, go ahead, surprise yourself...I did.

Again I leave you with a quote, this quote was left as a comment for me more than once in the last week or so as well as in an email from someone reading my blog and I like it, so I thought I would use it here.

"The miracle isn't that I finished, the miracle is that I had the courage to start"
~John Bingham~

As Ever


  1. I'm so happy that you are starting C25K.

    That's where I started and I'm such an evangelist for it.

    Love that quote as well. It was on a poster at the 40km mark in my marathon on Sunday!

  2. Wow. I have found very few guys that are keeping blogs like this - the girls are out there in droves!

    You are an inspiration to me! You started off even bigger than I did - I thought I was the only guy on the planet over 500 pounds. It seems like people go from 350 to being pulled out of their house by Jerry Springer in front of a Discovery Channel camera crew.

    Well, my friend, you have changed my outlook. If you can do it, maybe I can, too. Thank you very much and keep up the great work! You're making big bearded guys look good!

  3. I found your blog and all I can say is I'm STUNNED! You look FANTASTIC! Congrats! Will be following your blog.
    ;) Leigh (dragonfly)