This week I completed my week one half training. I am officially on a schedule, and to fall off means to risk injury. This week I did two 3 mile walk/jogs, and one 4 mile walk jog. It was hot and buggy, but I got 4 miles done. I walked 2, and jogged 2' and it felt pretty good. I am sore now, but being so after my "long run" only makes sense. I have also figured out how to work bootcamp into my schedule so that I am doing one workout a day. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday is bootcamp. Wednesday and Friday are short runs. Sunday is the long run. And, last but not least, Saturday is my rest day. I think it should work...I think, anyways.
On the subject of bootcamp, I actually did wake up and do a 5 AM workout. It was fine, then I snuggled down for a hour and a half nap. Woke up, and went to work. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, and I would be totally do it again if I needed to.
Working out hard has of course made my hip start to ache a little. It's like a little nag, nothing too bad. I saw my ortho doc, and he thinks I have trochanteric bursitis. I have a series of exercises to do (strengthen my hip and core), and an anti-inflammatory. If it continues to bother me, he may make me stop working out :( also, I may get a shot. It isn't an awful pain, its just there, which sucks. So, I am trying to be faithful in everything I am doing to keep me healthy.
As for my eating, I realized this week that lunch is awful for me. I tend to just eat whatever I can drive to, which tends to be bad. I am going shopping tomorrow (see DIY challenge), and plan to have healthy options for lunch. I am also going to try to work on healthy options for breakfast, and adding healthy options for snacks. The scale was not kind to me this week, and I think by making small tweaks I will see the scale move. Hopefully (fingers crossed!)
Now, on to the DIY challenge week 7
Prove that you got a workout in. Be creative. Take a picture. Have your hubby notarize your tracker. Doesn't matter. Prove it.
Pic after a 4 mile run once I got home and someone could take the photo!
If you are in an area suffering from the heat wave, be smart about over-working yourself and drink water. NO PROBLEM: This has become a habit in this weather!
I had two bottles of water for my run because it was so very hot. I couldn't avoid it, but worked with it.
Prove that you have a plan for eating healthy. You can post a grocery list, photos of pretty meals you've eaten or post a new recipe that you are going to try next week, etc. DONE! See the blog post before this one about this weekend's meal plan!
1) baby spinach
4) chicken breast
5) Catalina low fat dressing
6) low fat retried beans
7) baby bell cheese
8) liquid egg substitute
9) pita pockets
10) whole grain egg muffin
11) cherries and berries for dessert and snacks
That should keep me pretty solid for breakfast and lunch. Now I just have to work on hubby for dinner and I will be set.
This weekend is all about proving you Did It Yourself!