Recovering...and food triggers
Sunday, August 10, 2014
I got really excited about my fitness plan when I started up with SP again a few weeks ago. DH and I were dancing quite a bit, and we'd started training for a Couch to 5K program. I'd just bought some new running shoes to help me train. There's a lot of life change going on here. We just moved to the midwest from Colorado/Arizona, and I have a job that should give me more time for fitness. Of course I got new shoes for my new job. I made the poor decision to buy heels and dance shoes, train very consistently with running, and alternate all of these different shoe types in rapid succession. Well...I overdid it a bit! I think I got plantar fasciitis from training too quickly. After reading up on signs, symptoms, and treatment, I took a break from activity for a few days. I started doing some gentle yoga yesterday and feel fine, so I'm trying to ramp up the activity slowly.
This past week was my first week in my new work environment. Although I had been doing very well with eating nutritious foods, I began caving when a coworker started snacking on snickers bars and cokes in the afternoon. I haven't been drinking soda for 6 months, but on 3 separate occasions last week, I drank a full coke zero bottle and got food (like chex mix or starburst) from a vending machine.
I've realized that I need a plan for snacks. I've not really packed snacks for work before. Any favorites that you like?