Sunday, January 22, 2012
Another week, another update!
So, here I am again. Sitting here on a Sunday, waiting for my team to play and watching (OK, listening) to football and sssh, munching on Doritos. But it's OK. I'm allowed.
This week was a good one and a not so good one in various ways.
I noticed I slacked in eating my greens. I came to realize this when I found three avocados hiding under four sweet potatoes. None of which had been eaten. And it was mid-week. This isn't to say I had a complete pause in greenery, but I was definitely falling behind. Ask the celery hiding in my crisper drawer.
I also am on a mission to create a green smoothie for myself. I'm not sure I'll get there, I have a few ideas and I shouted out for some assistance on twitter and hopefully have some tips that will work for me. Maybe this week will be the week I give it a try? When you look at them they're a little scary, but everyone who tries them say they're fantastic. So I'll see ...
Anyway, last Sunday I hit the gym and I did about 20 minutes on the elliptical and the bike (combined). It wasn't an intense workout, but it counted for something. Monday I did the C25K workout again. Outside. By MYSELF. Again! Yay, me!
On Tuesday afternoon the kiddo and I did a 25 minute walk/*jog* together. It was nice to be outside and fun to take her on a little run with me. Where she ran more than I did, I'll admit. But we were together, so that was cute. Wednesday had me doing C25K again. I stuck with the breakdown of Week 1 - 90 seconds of walking and 60 seconds of running (yes, I'll admit it's more of a jog - but still ...). I think I might be ready for the week 2, but for now I'm okay with taking it slow.
I worked out on Friday, but I took Thursday and yesterday off. I didn't mean to take yesterday off, but it was raining all day and although I kind of felt like hitting the pavement, I also was so tired I dozed while the Direct TV guy was setting up our stuff. Good thing I woke up before he came back upstairs!
Today I hit the gym and did the C25K workout ON the treadmill. I actually stuck with Week 1's breakdown again but did extend the running part to 90 seconds a few times. Just to try it.
And I weighed in this AM and am 2.8 lbs down. That's a total of 4 lbs when I add last week's 1.2. Nothing drastic, but my slow and steady wins the race mentality might just be working. Remember how my non-resolutional goal of 12 lbs this year before I turn 40 seemed a bit simplistic? Well, who cares? I'm 1/3 the way there.
I still take the time to remind myself that losing weight is for my health and strength, and at the same time I always want to remind myself of what is MOST important:
I bought myself some small, circular resistance bands at Target today to use to help stretch my feet out a bit. We'll see if I can use them enough to make a difference.
And for this week's final motivational and inspirational Pinterest saying, here we go: