Wednesday, April 24, 2013
+ today starts week 4 for me.. i can't believe it's almost been a month!
+ today, i did c25k, w6d2... two ten minute running stretches. i really think i do pretty well when i cover up the clock and just focus on running. i listen to my music, and my legs hold up well. but when i peek, i psych myself out. i don't want to push myself too hard, and i'm okay repeating a run or even a whole week if necessary.
+ squat challenge is going well too.. i'm up to 185 today. my legs definitely feel stronger.
+ i have a friend who lives down the road from me. we used to go for walks together pretty often, but our lives have become so much more hectic in the last year or two, and we don't do it very much anymore. anyways, last night, she shows up at my door and said that she just signed herself up for a challenge to do something physical for at least 30 mins every day, and did i want to start doing our walks again on a regular basis? i said sure! i'm already getting 30 mins in everyday, and these walks are more at "chatting" speed than "exercise" speed, but it's still better than another 30 mins sitting on the couch. i doubt we'll do them every single day, but i am going to say yes as often as possible when she wants to go.
+ eating has been going okay. i ended up tracking my food for a few days, but honestly, i just don't think it's for me. i get too obsessed over everything, and i'd rather focus on just making good choices. i still have some room for improvement, but i'd say that overall, i'm doing well. at the beginning of april, i challenged my family not to eat out for the whole month of april. well, it's now the 24th, and we haven't eaten out/ordered in yet!! we've been cooking every single night, and it's been great for our budget (and health!). i hope to keep it up, only ordering in food for special occasions.
+ i didn't get a great sleep last night. work has been stressful for me for the last few days, and i have a hard time turning my brain "off" sometimes. i'm hoping for a better sleep tonight. my day at work is quieter, so hopefully i'll settle down better. it's something that i struggle with, on and off.