This is my Mamavation post for January 11, 2010.
Another great week down! I took the time every night this week to pack a healthy lunch and my running gear before bed and I found it really helped. I also didn’t bring any loose change to work, so I couldn’t buy any coffees or muffins (my biggest distraction). Planning & packing ahead really helped me to reduce stress, gave me no excuses for missing my runs and kept me motivated.
This week I ran 22.48 KM. I had planned to do 25K, but this morning I woke up with a migraine. I tried running, I was supposed to do 8K as per my training plan, but only did 3.93K – my head was pounding! I came home and took a three hour nap to sleep it off.
Hubby has been inspired by my new found motivation and took the dog for a walk once this week – we normally just let her run around the backyard, He also took the kids sledding on Sunday while I ran. He did all of the grocery shopping last week and this, and didn’t buy any chips, cookies or frozen meals – all fresh stuff!!! He’s really supporting my efforts, and I hope he starts an exercise program soon too. It would really be nice to have a fit pal.
Hubby and I aren’t very good cooks and we’ve relied a lot on quick to prepare foods ie: macaroni & cheese, hot dogs, frozen pizzas etc… And we want to start actually cooking! I started the week off with a turkey chili that I made in the crock pot on Sunday, and he finished the week by doing a pot roast in the crock pot. I was wondering if any of you had some recipes that you’d like to share? If so, I’ve added a form to my site so you can share your recipes with me, yanno – help me and my family become more healthy. If you do, I’ll post the recipe, credit you and give you a shout out in my Mamavation Monday post for the week.
Unfortunately despite all of my running and healthy eating, the wii fit scale wasn’t my friend. It told me I gained 1.8lbs over the past two weeks. Muscle gain? A bad last week of eating in 2009? Water retention due to ahem… hormones? Who knows – I just hope the wii scale likes me more in two weeks from now (I’m not going to weigh myself every week).
What else? Oh I tried doing 100 sit-ups and push-ups once and found that the sit-ups were no problem, but the push-ups were a problem. My low back is weak after the two ribs I cracked 2 months ago. That will improve with time though.
This week… This week I’ll continue to stick to packing a lunch of fruit, veggies and tuna, and packing my running gear. My half marathon training plan is the same as last week:
Mon – 5K
Wed – 7K
Fri – 5K
Sat – 8K
On my off days (Tues, Thurs & Sun) I will be doing the #team100 workout: 100 sit-ups, 100 push-ups, and 100 second planks. I hope to also add 100 burpees to it too.
How was your week? Did you stick to your plan? What obstacles did you overcome? What could you have done better? What’s on your plan for next week?
Have a great week folks!
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