So no more running (well, until my next race on 4/24) but really, no more running. That put a kink in my current exercise game plan. I ♥ to run. I feel like I get the best workout running. I sweat like a mad woman when I run. I feel accomplished when I run. I can rate my progress with time and distance when I run. It's just my thing. So the change of pace is hard.
Starting last week, I began using the elliptical. It's okay but not the same. And I used the bike a few times. Boring. So I pulled out my old faithful book.
It helped me get super fit way back in my workout fanatic days. I set me up a strength training program. Might as well get me some guns during my running prohibition. Now I just have to wait to start it. I leave for South Carolina early Sunday morning for two weeks. I didn't want to start it this week, wait two weeks and restart. But I'm excited to get it going.
As far as my eating, I'm doing really well. I've been off refined sugar for a couple weeks now. Sticking with portion control and making good decisions. I've only been drinking water and diet Snapple green tea. Even cut out my Sprite Zeros. Well, I ran out and after a week without them, I decided I didn't miss them. So all is good on that front.
My weight is back to where it was before my slip ups. Well, actually about 0.5 lb lighter so I'm back on track there as well. Just have 20 lbs to lose by July 4th. Yikes!!
I've had a few people ask about my leg since the race. Umm, when you don't listen to doctor's orders, you tend to pay the price. I'm really sore and stiff. But it's still attached so I guess we're all good! Thanks for all the encouragement!
Stop and Smell the Roses
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