Monday Update

Weight 170.6

Activity this week:
Tuesday – Ran 4 miles
Saturday – Walk Away the Pounds DVD – 4 miles (about one hour)

Diet this week:
I tracked Weight Watchers points every day.  I used all my daily points and all my activity points, but only a few of my weekly flex points.

I tried to focus on whole foods, fruits, veggies and lean protein.  Any carbs I had were complex carbs like old fashioned oatmeal or whole wheat toast.  I had one cheat moment where I realized that we still had half a box of oyster crackers in the house.  My toddler asked for some and we polished off the box together.  Not too bad for the only real cheat in a week.

I cut back on my running because I’m getting very close to my 15k (next Saturday) and my half marathon at Disney (just over a month away) and I’m recovering from a strange, unidentified injury that gives me discomfort in my right hip, pelvis, hamstring and glute (the pain moves from day to day).

I was able to get a 4 mile run in today at just over a 10 minute mile pace without much discomfort.  I think the rest helped, but I also got a massage from a great sports massage therapist which seemed to make a big difference.  She suggested I do some foam rolling.  I got a foam roller a few months ago, but it’s been hard to use it because (1) it hurts (2) it requires upper body strength which makes my arms tired and (3) if I try to use it while my toddler is around, he jumps on me which makes (1) and (2) even worse.  Based on my massage therapist’s recommendation, I decided to put on my big girl panties and make time for the roller.  I got on you tube and watched some videos.  The best one I found is at http://www.youtube.com/user/LivestrongWoman?v=khC5J1lkC7s .

My goals for next week:

  1. Do not get on the scale until Monday morning.  This is going to be HARD for me.  I have to trust in the process.
  2. Track my points every day.  Even if I cheat.  Even if I go over my limits.
  3. Run Monday (already done, yay me!), Wednesday and Saturday.
  4. Do cross training on Tuesday and Sunday.  Strength training if possible, but anything other than running will be a success.
  5. Drink at least 64 ounces of water each day.

I plan to update the blog once a week with my update.  Between updates, I’ll focus on subjects like running, Disney, diets, debt payoff, budgeting.  Pretty much anything other than politics and religion!

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