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Saturday, March 8, 2008

checked off

I just submitted our taxes this year. It wasn't as difficult as I had thought it would be. I'm relatively pleased with our refund. I know you are supposed to minimize the refund, but we are not good savers so we like getting a little back during this time. I usually get our taxes done by the first couple weeks of February, but this year, I slacked. Oh well, it's done now and checked off of my "To Do" list.

I started week 3 of my Couch to 5k and I am feeling good about it also. During the week, I run on our treadmill and it is really hard. I thought I was just really out of shape. This last week, I was doing five cycles of 3 min walk/3 min run. I was dying on the treadmill and not looking forward to the increase in running interval to 4 minutes. However, I had this bright idea to run outside, even though it was barely 20 degrees this morning.

I have to say, running outside was much better for me. I also put my Redbox DVD in my jacket pocket and dropped it off at the grocery store on my run. Checked off also! BTW, there is this website where you can map your own run so that you know how far you have gone--mapmyruns.com . You can choose from an interactive map and it tells you how far your trip is no matter where you are.

I weighed myself on Monday and to my complete shock, I weighed more than I have ever in my life. I vowed to cut back on my food intake and to continue training. I am happy to report that this morning, I weighed myself and was 3-4 pounds lighter. I don't really know what to attribute it to--Couch to 5k, dieting, or just water weight--but whatever I did, I am going to continue doing it.

I've had the movie "Gone Baby Gone" for four days now and finally got around to watching it. My little sister mentioned what a good movie it was. I was hoping Choua and I could watch it together. To my dismay, he's already seen it, so I watched it alone. I have to say, it affected me more than had anticipated. There were so many layers to it. As a mother, I kept seeing how ugly this world can be and I felt so sad that one day, in the process of growing up, my innocent child would have to know it also. There is so much more, but I don't want to spoil it for anyone. Sorry, Choua, it was much better than Juno. Disclaimer: Not that they are even in the same genre and I enjoyed Juno, but this is one of those movies that stays with you.

Ok...gotta go help Choua fold our endless laundry and then it's off to a birthday party. We have one each weekend this month. Funny, huh?


pinkpeony said...

sis, i haven't worked out for over a month. February was not my best month. I'm back on track though. i'm going to focus on strength training. i'll still do cardio on off days but i joined women on weights, meets twice a week one hour eact time. Also joined a free weights class on monday nights too. Let's just say i've gained some weight. I'm not down though, things happen!

pakou said...

congrats on the weight loss! 3-4lbs is nothing to laugh about.

shoua said...

I am so bad..I really should get started on couch to 5k again. I did it in Jan and then fell off at week 3. Ahaa. I prefer running outdoors. Also, for couch to 5k, did you download the podcast? Some guy made weekly podcasts. I have it on my ipod and I gotta say, it helps. Maybe I'll start up again. I really liked Gone Baby Gone, one of the better movies I've seen.