Saturday, November 2, 2013

Week 1 Recap

I'm a bit early with this, but I won't have the ability to post tomorrow, and I can't get behind.  So, Week 1:

Goal: To not smoke or drink on weekdays

Grade: B-

I broke both of these rules actually. As far as smoking, I only had 3 cigarettes, and that was on Thursday...because I had 2 Manhattans (delicious!!) but I forgot to eat dinner. Oops.  Drinking too much causes me to make bad decisions about my health and forget the hard work I've done. I had been doing so well (I had a drink on Tuesday but that didn't throw me off, I still woke up the next morning and worked out), so I overdid it a little. A few glasses of wine after the Manhattans and Friday I woke up with a massive hangover. Because of that hangover, I treated Friday as a 'cheat' day and really didn't eat healthy. I paid for that too.

However, on the good side, I worked out 3 times this week (I haven't run since last July), two of those times were before work. I never work out before work. I've never been able to do it.  So that's a pretty big win for me.

This morning was rough though. I felt bloated and gross from my 'cheat' day, and my 'run' was embarrassing. I've been following the Couch to 5k plan on my phone (I love it because it's free, easy, and takes you the whole way without prompting you to buy the rest of the plan after week 1. And it works for android and iphones), and though it starts easy, today was a terrible workout.  I ended it 5 minutes early, and even walked through a few sections where I was supposed to run(I say run because I hate the term 'jog'. It makes me feel like I'm not pushing myself hard enough. If you're going as fast as you can, whether it's a 7min/mi or a 15min/mi, you're running).

I probably shouldn't have weighed myself before the run. Huge mistake.  But at least I got out there and didn't make excuses.  And even though I had a mini-breakdown during my workout, 20 minutes after I got home I felt better. I felt less bloated and happier. Endorphins rule!

So, I feel like I did more this week than just try to quit smoking and not drink...because I ran, and I ate healthier. That counts for extra credit in my book.

So, Week 2:

Goal: Continue goal from Week 1; & meditate for 5 minutes a day.

Weight: 228

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