Want a yummy healthier alternative for a sweet cold treat on a hot day? Cut up banana slices and then put peanut butter between them. Put them in the freezer for 1 hour, then cover them in melted chocolate and put them back in the freezer fro another 2-3 hours. I also suggest using dark chocolate to add antioxidants to this yummy snack.
I started off really loving this app! And don’t get me wrong…I did very much enjoy it. I look forward to continuing with the story line and feel some sort of attachment to the main characters.
Last summer, I did the free C25K app on my iPhone, which is also an 8 week program to get you from couch potato to running a 5K in just 8 weeks. I was expecting the Zombies 5K one to be very very similar.
It started off extremely similar, but now that I’ve finished week 6, there have been a lot of differences in approach.
On the downside-I really do not like how LONG each workout can be. The past 2-3 weeks worth of workouts, each one is 50ish minutes long. Sometimes it’s not that bad and goes by quickly enough…but other times when I just want to squeeze in my run before work, or before dinner or something…and it’s really unmotivating to get up and run knowing I won’t be home for an hour. Plus, we’ve had a lot of hot/humid days, so being outside that long running has taken a toll on my body at times. In comparison, the regular C25K program, each workout was around 30-35 minutes. I guess I miss that.
It also feels like I’m not being challenged quite as much with the Zombies program. They have a lot of “free form runs” which can give you the distance you’re looking for-but it’s up to you when to run or walk so I wonder sometimes if I’m really pushing myself as far as I could be. In the regular C25K program it was specifically telling me “run for 10 minutes, now walk for 2 minutes” or whatever the case was. It was very mentally motivating because I didn’t want to go against what the voice said! Hahaha, silly.
Also, I wish there were more zombie encounters. It’s rare that one is even spotted =/
However, on the positive, 50 minutes of exercise is great, and better than the 30 minutes I used to do I suppose. I like how Zombies incorporates squats and heel lifts and other sort of toning/strength training drills.
I love love the storyline and finding out more each run. It feels like I’m watcing a movie or reading a book, haha.
I definitely plan to continue on to the end with this app, I’m almost there! And I would highly recommend it to others! Just a few things I would like to change if I could :)