This past week had some success and some short comings with my goals. I wanted to run/walk every day in order to assist my Quidditch team to the finish line and provide the winning pot of money to Back on My Feet. I was also going to continue to write everything down and make sure I eat at least one fruit and one vegetable every day. So, let’s start with the fitness portion.
- Saturday: ran 5.1 miles
- Sunday: walked 2 miles
- Monday: ran 4.8 miles, walked 1.1 miles on lunch
- Tuesday: ran 5.2 miles, walked 2.3 miles on lunch, walked another .5 mile when I got home after a long day at work. This was the night my team crossed the finish line and everyone was pushing themselves to their limits
- Wednesday: Rest day
- Thursday: Rest day- wasn’t feeling the greatest
- Friday: Walked 3.2 miles
Overall, I would say a successful week with workouts. The longer distances were a nice steady pace on the treadmill and I was getting used to completing longer distances. After doing it a few times this week, it convinced me that I was ready for a 5k race again where I would be challenged by others.
Now, the food portion of the week was the less than ideal part of the week. I started the week writing down what I was eating, but I stopped/wasn’t dedicated to it by Monday. Then there was the fruit and veggie challenge. The first day I fell short so the next day I made sure to get at least one in by the end of the day. After the weekend the goal was just to start the process of eating healthier. I had three salads this past week. That is a huge improvement. I hadn’t consumed a salad in quite a while before this week. So, I’m going to just set this week behind me and start fresh with fresh fruits and veggies this week. It definitely has to do with the preparation. I went to the grocery store Friday and stocked the house with fruits and veggies that could be easily packed. Over the weekend I will prep the food and make some food for my work day lunches. I plan on making overnight oats for breakfast and adding some fresh fruit.
Overall, I saw success in some areas and some areas that clearly need improvement. I didn’t fail necessarily, I fell short a few times and that’s okay. I have an area for growth and I plan on focusing on that this week. I’m going to continue working out in the morning and I’ll be adding back in a few days of weights. Finally, I will be running a turkey trot race in my area on Thanksgiving. I’ll be dusting off the old running watch for the first time in almost two years.
What are your goals this week? Is there a Turkey Trot in your area that you can participate in with family or friends? What types of foods do you like to pack for lunch to ensure healthy eating throughout the day?
As always, be confident, be fit, be you!