A lot has been going on here lately. Or rather, I’ve been keeping busy. I’m extremely proud of myself and what I’ve been doing lately. I’m starting week 5 of C25K this week. I’ve gone to all the classes at the gym that I’ve scheduled. I’ve kept up with my Believe I Am journal.
A couple of things that I really needed to work on was staying motivated and maintaining a schedule. I’ve always had trouble working out on a regular basis. I’d go out full force, and then fizzle out. I realized that I needed to be consistent. And I have been.
I’ve focused evenly on strength training and cardio. I really want to lose weight (and ya know, get healthy). That’s the main goal. But I want to be smart about it. I want to be strong and fit. And I really feel like I’m getting there. I can see changes and I can tell that what I am doing is working. It’s working slowly, but it’s working.
I’m really excited about running. I’ve written before about why I want to be a runner. And I’m working to get there. I’m a little bit scared of the work it will take to get there, but I know that I can do it. Day 3 of this week worries me. Twenty solid minutes of running -with no walk breaks. It seems like that has really snuck up on me. I knew it was coming, and now it’s almost here. I believe that I can do it.
In related news, I’ve decided I need to take a week off from everything but running. I’ve begun to cringe at the word squat (seriously, I’ve done about a billion in the last week). I know that I’m starting to get a little burned out. I don’t want to get burned out, so I am taking a little break and I’m really going to focus on running and stretching.
Now that I’ve gotten into a routine, I need to focus my energy on eating better. This is a big issue for me, and I know that the best move would be to start small. So my goal for the upcoming week is to bring my breakfast to work four times this week (there is french toast on Tuesdays, and I really love french toast…) and to bring my lunch four times this week. Eating out is a big problem with me, so I really need to focus on that. I need to find quick, easy, and healthy meals that I can use for both dinner and lunch the next day. Breakfast isn’t really an issue, as I usually bring yogurt or something similar and am generally satisfied with it.
I’m ready to tackle the week.