Weight Loss: Getting back into running

Guess how long it’s been since I did a weight loss post? It’s been about 4 months.

Some of you may know that I’ve really been in bad health this winter.  On the weekends, I wake up with a huge headache that doesn’t get better even if I sleep longer. I had a breakout of itchy skin, leading to bloody red bumps all over my arms and legs. I used this as an excuse not to run, which of course leads to worse health.

After I finished Couch to 5k, I started on Bridge to 10k. I immediately realized that it was too tough for me. The first day of B210k is 40 minutes worth of running, which was infinitely harder for me than the last day of C25k. What’s worse, I would get super tired after running and would nap for 1-2 hours, throwing off my weekend schedule.

I’ve decided to go back to C25k.  I’ll get back to running 30 minutes, and then I’ll find a more challenging way to run. It will take me longer, but hopefully I can keep at it.

After I went back to Japan during Chinese New Year, several people commented that I gained weight. I really want to lose it, but my priority is getting back to being healthy.

The cold, dark days here are really affecting me. I had no idea it would be this tough, but it is. Last year was easier since I went to Hawaii in December, and had that trip to pull me through the 4-5 months of SUPER cold here. 

I’m not going to weigh myself until I get back into eating and exercising again.  Wish me luck!

xoxo, K

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10 thoughts on “Weight Loss: Getting back into running”

  1. I do wish you the very best of luck! I too need to get back to my healthy habits. Sigh… it’s so easy to fall off the wagon and so hard to get back on it!!

  2. Hang in there and good luck! I know that you’ll get back on track. It’s really difficult when you’re sick and you definitely do not want to push yourself when you’re not in good health. Good health comes first. It’s a bit of a Catch-22, isn’t it, because part of good health is exercising. I’m here on the sidelines cheering you on! 

  3.  It is FINALLY getting light earlier than 7 AM.  It was SO depressing to go to work in the dark and to come home in the dark. I am so thankful for sunshine!

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