It's been awhile!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I'm not surprised at all that it's been a few weeks since I've updated my blog. When it comes to any form of journaling, I usually start out strong then peter out after a few days or in rare cases, weeks. I do enjoy blogging about nutrition and fitness, so I think I'll do better with this even if I'm not totally consistent.

I was supposed to walk/jog a 12K on December 12th, but a few weeks ago, I had a run-in with shin splints that would not go away. I must have pushed myself way too far while training because even after weeks of taking it easy on exercises that affect my shins, I'm still struggling. Needless to say, I'm disappointed that I couldn't participate in the 12K, but I'm excited to start smaller and begin training for a 5K. Any advice on how to get up and going after shin splints, without blowing it again, is surely welcome.

My progress on is going famously well! I've more than doubled the amount of military style push ups that I can do over the course of the last 3 weeks. I'm now on week 4 of the program and am barely keeping up. I think I may be repeating week 4 next week, too. These push ups are really helping to tone my back muscles which for me, have been hard to target. I've got a lot of "extra" there and it's one area I've really wanted to work on. If you have any desire to do more than a couple "real" push ups, or even if you just want to build strength in your upper body and abs, I highly recommend this customizable program! You can start at any level and take it at your own pace. Your quick progress will most likely inspire you.

Today I plan on making a sign for my fridge. It's going to say in big letters "Is that REAL food?" My goal for the next month or so is to eat more real food, or in Jillian's words, "food that came from the ground or had a mother." Today at breakfast, I made the decision to forfeit a half of a bagel to eat a clementine. These are the kinds of choices I want to make on a regular basis.

My 5 year old son just made me so proud! He just walked in as I was typing this and said, "We're just doing a workout video." He's referring to himself and his 2 year old brother. Often at meals, my son will ask, "Does this have protein in it?" Yay! My habits are rubbing off on my family, even at this young age. I'm a proud Mama.
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