It was a good week, not stellar, just good. Here's my recap.
Exercise: Cardio 6 days out of 7. I'm training for my first 5k, so I'm running three days a week. I'm up to 6 min run/1 min walk. I'm feeling strong in my running and I'm really enjoying it. Don't get me wrong. It's still challenging, but I really do enjoy running! On alternate days I did a combination of Pilates, the Walk & Tone workout (see my review & giveaway!), or a power walk.
Thanks for all of your input last week regarding running within my neighborhood or running out on the road. Because sunrise is getting later, I've decided to stay within our neighborhood until I can get more reflective running gear. Need to stay safe!
Food: For the most part, it was a good week of eating. I did allow myself a few cookies as Aunt Flo made her presence known. I love SparkPeople's new summary calendar feature. I challenged myself to get a gold star every day meeting my minimum calorie intake. I got a gold star 6 days out of 7! I also started to measure my food again. Just making sure I don't fall back into the bad habit of portion distortion.
Here is our healthy menu plan for the week.
The Scale: I didn't go near the scale this week. With Aunt Flo, I know I've been super bloated, so I'm saving myself some grief.
A friend stopped me at church yesterday to say that she noticed that I've lost weight. It's nice to know that other people notice, but she was also checking to make sure nothing was wrong. I shared about the changes I've made in my eating habits and that I'm exercising and training for a 5k. It's so much fun to share that with friends!
Hope y'all had a good week! I'm looking forward to reading everyone's posts. Congrats to Janice (@fitcheerldr) for being chosen as Sista of the Week! (I'm using her 5k training plan and she is such an awesome encourager!!) Janice rocks!
Thanks for your support and encouragement!!