So, if I am going to be real I am going to have to admit that I ran on Monday (3 miles and walked around 1) and then did nothing until Saturday. Now, in my defense, I did a lot of walking at school this week as well as moving things around and squatting. I had my clothes in the car on Friday and ended up working later on Friday instead (since the first day is Monday). Wednesday I came home from the grocery store and had plans to go to zumba- I had done a presentation that morning and was exhausted so I closed my eyes "just for a minute" and woke up an hour later and it was too late to go. I need to do some serious time management (still working on this) and schedule some workouts. So, looking at the week ahead here are my "plans"
Sunday- this is still up in the air-there is something I would like to try but Sunday's are more of a self-imposed rest day
Monday- I have a meeting with someone at 5 so I won't make it to spin class so I may try the Sunday plan on Monday (we'll see)
Tuesday- if it's not raining I will be going for a run and if it is raining I will have to check out the classes at the gym
Wednesday- zumba and stretch and flex at the gym
Thursday- if it's not raining- go for a run, if it's raining go to spin and body pump
Friday- rest day?
Saturday- possible race (I haven't registered for it and I don't really have the extra money this month since I went ahead and signed up for next year's Knoxville half marathon last week) but if not then I will head out for a run
Now, for the run that was- this morning (Saturday) I woke up and honestly just did not want to go for that run. I was tired, my hips were aching, and when I looked at the weather it said it was 50% chance of rain, with 75 degrees and 96% humidity (this was at 6:30). I finally forced myself out of bed and talked myself into putting on my running clothes. I did 4 miles- I didn't eat enough before I went because I ran out of energy- I did use a new product and a gel but they weren't enough to help. This picture is after the 52 minute run- you can see the difference in my red face and white neck LOL :)
So what am I celebrating?
- I'm celebrating that I DID get out there and run this morning
-I'm celebrating that I have done 10 days of no soda. My plan is to keep up with this and then on August 31 I head to a Braves game. I always get a commemorative cup at the games- if it's different then one that someone gave me, I will be getting one. If it is the same then I will stick with my water.
-I'm celebrating that my first week is over! and kiddos start Monday (but mine don't start until Tuesday).
And my goals for the week are simple:
- Drink more water
-complete my exercise plans
- watch my food intake and try to eat cleaner (I am definitely NOT perfect- I still eat things that I shouldn't and struggle with my portions- this is something that I think I will fight all of my life). If I can make better choices then I know I will see the scale go down and feel better!