As we near the end of the year, I’m sure everyone is feeling the stress of the holiday season. Lots of cookies being exchanged, dinners and parties to attend, and drinks with old friends to catch up. With so much going on, it can be hard to keep things on track. But, it’s important to at least balance the healthy with the unhealthy and remember moderation.
I started the week with some very healthy meals. I packed up my yumbox with celery, carrots, mixed nuts, cheese and an apple. I ate left over chicken and rice soup and avoided all candy bowls floating around the office. I had two lunches provided by work this week and I managed to not over-indulge in either of those meals. I’d say my food week was a step in the right direction. I ate more vegetables this week than I probably have in the last 3 weeks combined. That was definitely an area in my life that was slacking and needing major intervention.
Now for the workouts.
Saturday and Sunday- I completely slacked. I spent some much needed time with my kids and tried to catch up on some house stuff that I was unable to do while I was working.
Monday- Treadmill run. 3.5 miles. I will admit I run at a slow pace on the treadmill. I am very uncoordinated and can easily trip over my own two feet. So, I set the treadmill between a 4.5-5 and just run for 45 minutes. I can run much faster outside. I’m just not able to get outside during the week and we’ve hit winter here so I’m going to be a baby and stay indoors.
Tuesday: 1/2 mile run, upper body work, 1/2 mile run. I wrote down everything so that I could repeat on Thursday.
Wednesday: Treadmill run with 5- 1 minute sprints. I dared the treadmill and would kick the speed up to 7 for one minute and then back down to 4.6.
Thursday: Unintentional rest day. My daughter struggled to sleep and so I was too tired to wake up and get moving.
Friday: Repeat of Tuesday because I wanted to get the second weight day in before the week was over.
I still managed to get 4 workouts in this week- Success in my book! This upcoming week will continue to be chaotic as we approach Christmas. But, I still want to get at least 4 workouts in and limit my treats. My goal is not to lose weight during the holidays, but to maintain. I will worry about losing weight after the holidays are over. I will continue to add in vegetables and fruit into my diet. This weekend I am going to take our 3 year old ice skating! That completely counts as a workout! I hope she enjoys it because the lake is starting to freeze enough to go out. For now, we will stick with the indoor arena.
How did you do this past week? Can you avoid the holiday sweets? Have you started to set goals for the new year?
Until next time, be confident, be fit, be you!