Tuesday, April 02, 2013
I love food. Granted, over the last few years, I've learned what I should and should not eat, based on how my body responds to certain foods. But that doesn't mean it's always easy to make the right choices. I won't even place blame on The Holidays. It's all my fault.
Right now I'm struggling with my workout plan. I haven't been to the gym in quite some time for strength training, and as a result, I've noticed some physical changes...less muscle tone in my arms and legs, for instance. I'm still doing Zumba three to four days a week, but without my strength training, my physical activity is really lacking. I allowed my gym membership to lapse since I wasn't going enough to justify paying for another contract. I decided to save some money )in the long run) by purchasing small equipment every so often, like hand weights and other items I can work with at home. I'm still trying to motivate my husband to do this with me as well. We've talked about starting to go for walks in the evenings when it gets a little warmer.
Aside from that, I decided to sign up for the Red Shoe Run for Donor Awareness. It's a cause I feel very strongly about supporting, as I recently signed up to be on the Bone Marrow Donor Registry. I'm participating in the 5K run as opposed to the 1-mile fitness walk, but I'm not overly concerned with my time for the race. Mostly, I'm excited to do it because it's the first time I will run 3.1 miles straight! I am confident I can keep a steady pace and run the entire 5K without walking at all. A friend (who is on my team) and I have been going out for practice runs a couple days a week, and when we take walking breaks, I feel as though I could really continue running. NOT to mention, I forgot how GREAT running makes me feel afterwards!
I plan to attempt a 3-mile straight run later this afternoon...I think I can do it! I'll give an update on that later!