I haven’t stopped training and I haven’t stopped tracking with various forms of tracking methods. What I have stopped doing was updating my blog weekly with the recaps. To be honest, I think “oh, I’ll just update every two weeks.” But then that comes and goes and I still haven’t updated anyone on my training. So, here goes the few weeks of training recaps as well as the Weight Watchers updates.
Training has continued to be 5 days a week. I have 3 run days and 2 cross training days. I am using the 80 day obsession sessions for the cross training. I actually want to complete this entire series when I am done with my half. I may modify to keep 2 running days a week because I want to keep up some distance running. I’m loving the 80 day obsession workouts because they are hard but they don’t include a lot of jumping and lunges, both of which my knees can’t handle.
My running has increased and my longest run so far completed is 7 miles. I’m actually ahead in mileage for this training plan, but the longer runs skip over 8 and 10 miles and go from 9 to 11. So, by being a little ahead I can add in a 10 mile run with no problem and just inch up each week by 1 mile instead of 2. I ran my 5 mile training run with a
group of people training for either a full or half the week after my race. During that run I met some very nice people and they introduced me to a group called Run Happy. I joined their facebook group and found other crazy people that run at 5am consistently. I was able to join up with them and have a good solid group of people to run with for my 7 mile training run. I plan to join them each Saturday at the crack of dawn to train. It gives me a sense of safety instead of running by myself. Plus, I don’t find myself playing mind games to finish when I am with a group. I keep pushing and telling myself to keep moving forward and make a turn that is further away from your car instead of ending short of the goal.
As for Weight Watchers, I am down 9lbs since I started 5 weeks ago. I am losing slowly, which I am perfectly content with the results. I haven’t completely given up my sweets and I’ve overindulged a few too many times. I’m sure that number could be a little higher, but I haven’t deprived myself from foods that I want either, I have just cut back a little. Over time, I am sure that I will be able to cut back even more to squash this sweet tooth that has taken over my taste buds. I haven’t tracked everything, especially when I know the points will be insanely high. Part of the reason I haven’t tracked certain foods is due to the process. Not every recipe I use is in the system and I have to create a recipe before I can add the points. This can be frustrating when the recipe on paper already tells me the points and I can’t just do a quick add, name the food, add the points and move on. Regardless, I will continue to use the tracker and connect to help make me accountable for what I choose to eat. Only when I am fully honest with myself will I see success.
Goals for this coming week: Keep working through the training plan. Track more consistently and honestly. No CHOCOLATE- decided to give this up for Lent this year and I’ve noticed the struggle, but it is also a good thing. I haven’t replaced the sweet with another form of sugar. I did make egg-less chocolate chip cookie dough on Fat Tuesday and at half of it in preparation.
Be confident! Be fit! Be you!