I'm going to start this off by saying this week was MUCH better than last week. While I was at the dentist last Tuesday after the update, I decided to take the morning off and go to the grocery. I high tailed it home, meal planned and wrote down a grocery list. I walked out of the grocery feeling like I had my shit together. I love that feeling! I didn't make it to the park to walk or run, but I at least had the food part of the week taken care of. Which is huge.
I got 2 of the 3 planned C25K's in last week. My knee was really bothering me after last Monday's run and I didn't want to push it too hard since I had the Graffiti Run on Sunday. So, I did it Monday and Thursday along with a walk at the park with Diesel on Saturday. Then I had the 5K on Sunday, which I was very impressed with. Myself, not the event. I was afraid that my legs would hurt so bad I couldn't walk the what seemed like 8 miles back to the car. Wrong. Yes my back hurt like a mother and my legs felt like they had 50lb boulders strapped to them, but I didn't feel too bad. And I wasn't even sore that night or the next morning. So, I'd say the exercise part of this is going well.
Weight wise, I have no idea where I stand. After the hefty cheeseburger I consumed on Saturday then the steak tacos and pizza on Sunday I'm sure its fugly. The good news is, the Reese Eggs are gone. However, there are still some Summer Shandy's in the fridge that aren't gonna drink themselves!
Here are some thoughts that I have now that I'm 4 weeks into this.
- I'm just not sure I'm a runner. I'm not going to quit. I want to see this C25K program through before I make that call.
- All of my childhood and teenage years were spent on the softball field. Softball players don't run. We sprint 60 feet at a time. Every once in a while when I would get lucky, I'd have to sprint 180 feet. That's it. This whole distance, pacing myself and controlling my breathing is new to me.
- I need to find a way to add some muscle toning to my week. I'm sure there are workouts on Pinterest that I can do while holding Tucker. The kid weighs nearly 15lbs so just holding him is quite the workout. If I throw some squats in there and bench press him I'll be MILF status in no time.
- I need to get better about snacking. My problem isn't that I'm making bad choices. My problem is that I'm just not making choices. I need to add a morning and afternoon snack back into my day. I'm good about the afternoon snack on days I go to the park. Yesterday I was way under on my calories after I was done with dinner. That's good, but that's also bad. I need to balance it back out.
Okay, that's enough rambling. Its time to get some work done. But not after I show you my ham of a kid. At almost 5 months old he has already mastered the selfie. He kills me.