First, I went to the Y. Charlie had his PE class, Chuck met us up there, and Rachel and I worked out. It was a great time of family physical fitness. :)
I have had a fear of each new step in the C25K program. That's a self imposed fear because each time I've been able to complete the harder runs. Today I stepped on the treadmill with a slight dread. There were to be 2 sessions of 8 minute runs with a 3 minute walk break between. Guess what: I did it!!! I ran 3/4 of a mile in one session and a little less in the other. Do you realize how close that makes me to running that one mile? That's huge!!! What a feeling of accomplishment. :) Finished with C25K Week 5 Day 2. Next is the 20 minute run. Bring it!?!
I've been talking about my next fear for a while: the free weight room. Another self imposed fear. Why in the world would I be afraid of inanimate objects? I've tried to analyze it myself. I think it's a fear of looking foolish or making a mistake. After completing my C25K session I felt so good about myself that I went straight into that weight room, picked up a weighted bar (12 pounds) and did 3 squats. I know it's not a huge deal but it was for me. I'm conquering that fear. :) I also did 12 minutes on the row machine while there.
As if being afraid of running and the weight room were not enough (I think it's really a fear of failing?) I have a very strong fear of stairs (bathmophobia). Some stairs are ok but the one with open spaces between the steps and the ones that are open on either side so that you can see down scare me so badly that my legs seize up in pain and I have trouble moving at all. At the end of it all my hands are sweating (they're sweating now just thinking about it) and my legs are sore from being frozen. It's something I've had for as long as I can remember. There's a good reason for that fear: I've fallen up and down stairs! I'm not the most graceful person. LOL And yes you can fall up stairs. Try tripping and landing on your face while walking upstairs. In front of a bunch of people. While in a short skirt. Ugh.
Thursday night we went to Bass Pro Shop and Chuck suggested we take the elevator because the stairs there are open on either side and give me a tough time. I said nope and took off upstairs. Yay! Yes my hands sweat a little and I could feel those legs wanting to seize up but I pushed through and did it. I even came down the stairs too. Yeah!
What an empowering feeling. To conquer my fear of heights I think I'll go downtown where they have a helium balloon (instead of a hot air balloon) that will take you way up in the sky. But not this weekend. We're heading to San Antonio!!!!!
Eats and Treats:
Breakfast: Protein Pancakes with SF syrup and SF Rock Star
After the workout at the Y I had Protein Shake with almond milk, protein powder, ice and a baby banana.
Snack: minneola tangelo; honey Greek yogurt with .5 oz of walnuts (it's a magical combination. Like a Greek dessert)
For dinner we decided to try a place that opened recently near us: Freebird's World Burrito. They have their menu online and all of the nutritional info so I could plan my meal before going out. They even have a suggestion menu for people on low fat, low carb or low calories diets. VERY helpful! I got the hybird burrito on a spinach tortilla filled with rice, refried beans, jack cheese, white chicken meat, cilantro, death sauce, jalapenos, roasted garlic, lettuce, and lime juice. It was out-of-this-world good and 590 calories for a HUGE burrito. Love this place. We'll definitely be going back.