Each week I am feeling stronger and more prepared for any challenge that comes my way. This week has been a bit difficult, but overall successful. The difficulty was that I started the week out with a cold. I felt OK but was having a difficult time breathing, which I know when it comes to working out that can be a bit of a problem. I just took the goals I set for the week and stepped them down a bit, I was not going to give up, just be realistic. For me that made the difference in my week feeling like a success and a failure.
This week was another "step up" week for my running. So far my plan has been two weeks the same mileage, then what I call my step up week. So adding a bit more distance was difficult only because I was not feeling 100%. My long run was a 5 mile run. It went well, I felt a little slow, and there was some wind but over all was a good run. The rest of my runs felt good. I knew that I would not be at my top pace, but that was fine, because the runs felt great. Thankfully the shin splints have not been too bad, but I am still taking caution with them ( I am icing my legs as I write this)
I also put my second part of my training together. I mentioned last week that I am doing the 10 Minute Trainer. I decided to do the plan of 7 days a week, 2 of them each day. Some days have been more difficult, but I have made it through each day. I love the fact that in 10 minutes, I am sweating, and I feel that I am getting in a great workout. Honestly when I started this plan I never thought that I would feel this way, I mean come on honestly how much can you do in 10 minutes. Now I know you can do a lot - which gives people no excuses not to get up and move there body.
The last part of my week has been eating. I mentioned in my January in Review blog that I am taking Jodi up on her "no Sweet" challenge. The first day was difficult, seeing as I am a sweet lover, but each day it is getting easier. Honestly I feel better than I thought I would by cutting out the sweets from my diet. I have also been tracking all of the food I am eating and staying on track drinking my water. Each of these is helping me to continue to be successful on the scale. Each week I am losing, and I am going to achieve my goals.
If I can do this, anyone can.
Suck It Up Cupcake and Move It!