Hello! As always, I’m spending some time at the start of my week looking back and looking ahead—evaluating and planning my workouts, eating habits and mental health status.
This is the week I am hoping to ramp my fitness back up to “normal” levels. Last week I started out a little too hot and had to rest more than I was hoping, I did get in a 2 mile run on Saturday and an arms workout on Friday night. I felt good and sore!
Isn’t that the best feeling? I didn’t feel like I stressed my body negatively and I’m hopeful that I can complete a full week of normal workouts.
My Workout Plan
Monday: 30 Day Shred and 30 minute walk in the beautiful sunshine!
Tuesday: Run with intervals 4 miles
Wednesday: 7 miles easy pace
Thursday: Boxing Boot Camp
Saturday: Long run as far as I’m comfortable, over 10 but preferably 13.
Sunday: Active recovery: elliptical, bike, walk.
Last week was kind of off again on again with healthy eating. Overall things went well, but I wasn’t militant about tracking and over snacked on Saturday night well hanging out with friends! Tortilla chips are so addicting!
I have been doing well avoiding dairy. I tried some goat cheese thinking it might be a good alternative to cow dairy products, but it tasted like a barn. Needless to say, I passed my goat cheese on to one of our chef’s here at camp with more discerning tastes.
I have also set a two mini-goals for myself this week:
1. No soda—this should be easier since our soda stream is out of carbonation!
2. 5 fruits or vegetables a day—proud that I accomplished this goal on Monday! It helped that my grocery store had TONS of produce on sale this week! Yay for fresh strawberries and blackberries!
I’ve been a little stressed lately with medical bills, not being able to workout like I want, tax stuff, and just in general. I’m the queen of making mountains out of molehills and ruminating on things that I want to control but are absolutely beyond my control. I need to make space for walks, prayer time, devos, meditation, and yoga. I’m actually involved in a Bible study, but it is very academic and sometimes that’s not helpful for me with my competitive and perfectionistic nature—I miss the forest for the trees when it comes to spiritual truths. I spend a lot of time dissecting the Bible, but never really applying the Bible.
It’s funny how when you’re a tightly wound person how difficult it is to let go and unwind. I wish I was a person that naturally was more easy going and relaxed. Then I feel like I have to “work at” being relaxed and stress free which creates more stress-a very tricky cycle. How do you manage stress and expectations? Like I said more time for prayer, devos, restful walks, and yoga will help me release some of that stress and false responsibility.
What was your favorite (or proudest) workout from last week?
Do you have any health eating mini-goals this week?
What’s your favorite way to manage stress?