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My Couch-to-10k (& More) Progress
Old 04-02-2014, 01:52 PM   #1
 
My Couch-to-10k (& More) Progress

Alright, so it's been three weeks to the day 'since I had my daughter - as most of you know. I am supposed to be waiting until at least 6 weeks to do any exerting but I can't wait any longer. I am an active person and being on bedrest through the end of my pregnancy and not being able to do much after having my daughter is literally driving me up the wall. SO! I will be starting to train to run a 10k beginning on Monday and I want to take you all with me through the process!!

I am using the 10k for Pink app by Zen Labs. It advertises a 3 day a week, 14-week program to get you from your couch to running a 10k. I will probably be doing this training every other day as opposed to 3 days a week but that's because 14 weeks is too long in my book! After I get some stamina back I will most likely transition to every day. I also want to mention I will be doing this with 2lb hand weights and when I feel ready a 15lb weight vest. I will be doing this training for 1-2 weeks (depends on how I feel) before I begin off-day training. On the days in-between my running, I will be beginning the plank challenge (this will be done everyday, not just on off days) and doing 3 sets of 25 crunches on an exercise ball (I got weak in 10 months!) as well as 3 sets of 25 squats. When those stop hurting, I move up to 4 sets and so on.

I don't know how much I weigh right now but I'm not looking to hit a certain weight, I'm looking to be happy with my body - and let me tell you, I won't be happy until I have my abs back! I was around 110lbs pre-pregnancy and peaked at 153lbs during pregnancy. If I had to guess, I am probably around 125 right now and have about a 5lb "pooch". I will post before pictures on Monday right before I start but this was taken 12 days pp -

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Old 04-03-2014, 01:12 AM   #2
 
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Congratulations on the new arrival, and good luck on the 10k! I'm a runner too, and it really is a great activity- take it from someone who didn't run unless forced to three years ago and now runs cross country for fun (and has done 10k).

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I don't know how much I weigh right now but I'm not looking to hit a certain weight, I'm looking to be happy with my body
Made me happy- that right there is the attitude people need to have.
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Old 04-05-2014, 04:33 PM   #3
 
Thank you! And I agree, Matt, people need to understand that just because you weigh 110 doesn't mean you have abs and aren't fat. It's all in someone's body type and, while I liked being 110, I still had weight to lose if I wanted to be toned. Now that my body is different, I don't know where to begin in guessing my target weight in the first place and the goal, while I do need to lose weight, isn't to hit a certain number. I want my abs back and more definition than I had before. One more lazy day and I get to start!!
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:12 AM   #4
 
Good to see someone who wants to run (def not me lol)
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:53 AM   #5
 
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One sad thing about having a baby is that for awhile afterward, even the slenderest women still look ~5-6 months pregnant. It takes time for things to be toned.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:08 AM   #6
 
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One sad thing about having a baby is that for awhile afterward, even the slenderest women still look ~5-6 months pregnant. It takes time for things to be toned.

Ehh.. Not true .


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Old 04-09-2014, 11:14 AM   #7
 
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Agreed. My coworker was back to her skinny self in like a month.
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:37 PM   #8
 
My stomach was flat an hour after having Aliceander. Soggy and a little larger than normal but no where near looking pregnant. Not even 2 months pregnant.

Update on the running - I've been slowly getting sick and tried to run Monday but ended up just making myself physically sick (and I only ran for 15 minutes). So I'm taking a break and will start my plank challenge/other workout routine stuff and do that for a bit, THEN start running again. I'm not sure if the activity or me being sick made me get sick but I don't want to push it.
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:48 PM   #9
 
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One sad thing about having a baby is that for awhile afterward, even the slenderest women still look ~5-6 months pregnant. It takes time for things to be toned.

I suspect an individuals body type has a lot to do with the turnaround time.
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:01 PM   #10
 
And how much weight they gained during the pregnancy.
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