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Weekly Update 26 of 52, Good Workout Song, and Parenting Tidbits

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

So last week went pretty well. I maintained my weight after my crazy overeating last weekend, and stuck to my planned workouts 100%. So I'm happy with that.

As far as my running goes, I've completed the c25k program and I can now run 30 minutes without stopping at 5mph to 5.5mph. I haven't ran a real 5k race yet because I want to work on my speed. So now I am redoing the c25k training running at a 6mph. I started at week 4 and it feels pretty doable so I just want to increase the amount of time I can run at 6mph without getting tired.

Here's my new favorite song to run to... Jason Aldean's Only Way I Know... it soooo keeps me going when I want to stop.
And here are some lyrics for you:
That's the only way I know
Don't stop til everything's gone
Straight ahead, never turn 'round
Don't back up, don't back down
Full throttle, wide open
Get tired and you don't show it,
Dig a little deeper when you think you can't dig no more,
That's the only way I know emoticon

In other news... I realized something today that made me feel like a really good mommy. I was giving my son watermelon for the first time ever.. (he's 1 so this is the first time that it's been in season since he's been old enough to try it.) Anyways he liked it and I said to my husband "he loves watermelon" and my husband said "yeah he's loved every fruit and vegetable he's ever tried." Which he really has. That got me thinking about all the fruits and veggies he's tried even at such a young age.... carrots, green beans, peas, sweet potatoes, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, broccoli, green peppers, onions, cauliflower, salad, spinach... strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, apples, watermelon, oranges, bananas, nectarines, peaches, grapes. I'm sure there are other things he's tried but that's all I can think of off the top of my head. That's more that I was exposed to my whole childhood. I really had never even had some of those things until I was 21ish and trying to lose weight. Not that I had bad parents, they were just really uneducated about healthy eating. It makes me feel good as a mom to know I am getting my son of to such a healthy start. And there are sooo many more things for him to try as he gets older. I see a lot of people with children my son's age feeding them fries and nuggets at restaurants. I get it.. it's easy for them to pick up and chew and blah blah. But guess what.. if you expose your kids to that crap early on, they get used to it and when you try to get them to eat healthy later on they don't want it. It's just as easy for your little ones to chew pieces of grilled chicken cut up in little pieces and eat steamed veggies that are cooked a little longer so they can chew them easily. I plan to start my son eating healthy and continue it. Make sure the foods you give your toddlers aren't choking hazards.. like cut grapes into little pieces so they can't block the airways if you kid would happen to choke. A lot of parents think giving their kids yummy food is a symbol of love.. and it is. We all want to nourish our children and watch them grow.. just make sure they yummy food is good for them. The best gift you can give your child other than love and attention is a healthy start in life!

Ok I'm done with my little rant/ public service announcement. LOL. It's something I feel very strongly about. I don't ever want my son to be teased for being fat like I was. Kids pick on each other for enough things, why add one more to the list. I want him to lead a healthy active life and be happy. I'm not going to be the food police or anything.. I do let my son occasionally have treats.. kids deserve treats... but it's OCCASIONAL, not daily. I plan to teach my son the important of balance in life.

So with that being said my diet plan for the week is the same as usual... clean healthy eating all week long. That means no processed junk. Fresh fruits, veggies, lean protein, whole grains, and some fat free dairy.

Here's my weekly workout plan:

Monday: C25K- W4D2- 30 minutes
30 minutes walking
30 minutes abs/back
(did this already BTW)

Tuesday: Run 20+ minutes then walk to make a total of 30.
30 minutes elliptical
30 minutes legs/butt

Wednesday: 30 minutes elliptical
30 minutes walk at 15% incline
30 minutes arms/shoulders

Thursday: REST

Friday: C25K W4D3- 30 minutes
30 minutes abs

Saturday: Run 20+ minutes then walk to make total of 30
30 minutes walk at 15% incline
30 minutes legs/butt

Sunday: C25K W5D1
30 minutes elliptical
30 minutes arms/shoulders

Monday: REST

Also, I realized that I haven't been giving myself enough rest days lately and my body is getting worn out. I go very hard in the gym.. I'm not one of those girls that go in with hair all done and perfect makeup workout for 20 minutes basically just walking slow and talking to their friends, and leave looking the same as when they started. I work hard, I lift heavy weights, I sweat my butt off. I give 100% effort in the gym. I'm scheduling rest days for myself so I don't feel guilty for taking the rest that I need.

I'm so ready to keep reaching my goals one by one!
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