Week One of my experiment in a non-sedentary lifestyle is done. Here are my thoughts so far.
- I’m not in very good shape. In and of itself, not a surprise, but I was surprised to see just how much. Alternating just 60 seconds of running with 90 of walking has been taking a lot out of me. I plan on doing the Week 1 Workout next week as well, and I imagine that things will probably get better.
- What happened between July 19 and 21‽ I’m guessing that it’s the post-run hunger mentioned in the comments on the last post, but somehow I managed to gain four and a half pounds in two days (and lose it in the same amount of time). I’m gonna call this one a statistical anomaly for now.
- Wearing my sunglasses while the daystar is burning is essential. On days 1 and 2, I could barely see for all the squinting I was doing.
All in all, this has been a positive experience so far. I guess we’ll see what I have to say on September 24th, which is the day that will see me actually running 5k without a break, after factoring in the repeat of Week 1 next week.
Also, I’ve set up a set on flickr, keeping a chronicle of my post-run face. It’s more something for myself, to see if any noticeable change takes place as this goes on, but I figured that I’d share it with the series of tubes as well.
#1 by Jordan on July 23, 2010 - 6:30 pm
I found when I was in weight watchers (yes, I was there for about 6 months, lost 30 pounds), it was best to weigh myself once a week. This was actually what everyone there did, because day-to-day fluctuations, while acceptable by some, can sometimes be exactly what you DON’T want to see. Overall, if you’re good at getting active and eating better, a once-a-week weigh-in shows more stable results.
Man, I start my new job on Monday, and they have a gym there. I am actually going to use it.
#2 by davmopedia on July 23, 2010 - 6:39 pm
Honestly, I’m just plugging in data from Wii Fit when I use it for cooldown exercises. I’m not taking the little fluctuations too seriously.