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:
- Do not get on the scale until Monday morning. This is going to be HARD for me. I have to trust in the process.
- Track my points every day. Even if I cheat. Even if I go over my limits.
- Run Monday (already done, yay me!), Wednesday and Saturday.
- Do cross training on Tuesday and Sunday. Strength training if possible, but anything other than running will be a success.
- 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!