I have been serious about healthy living for twenty months, almost two years! I learned in the very beginning that this is a marathon, not a sprint. I am in this for the long haul, for improved health and quality of life for the REST of my life.
I have learned a lot of great, healthy habits that I've been practicing for a while. It's no longer a chore to reach for fruits and veggies. It's no longer a duty to exercise, it's something I enjoy and even look forward to. I am still constantly learning and pushing myself, but I "think" I've reached a place where I am much more relaxed. As Schoolhouse Rock taught me, "Knowledge is Power!"
It was a good week of relying on the knowledge that I have gained.
Fitness: A stellar week! I worked out for a total of 205 minutes. I ran for my fastest overall pace on Monday, plus had a great "long" run on Saturday. A year ago, I was just learning to run and didn't love it. What a year has done! I love running and wake up ready to go on running days. I can't wait to hit the pavement! I only got two strength workouts in due to a busy schedule; I want to do three this week.
Monday: a.m. running
Tuesday: warm up on the exercise bike, followed by legs/core/arms strength circuits
Wednesday: a.m. running
Thursday: exercise bike workout
Friday: warm up on the exercise bike, followed by legs/core/arms strength circuits
Saturday: 4 mile run!
Sunday: rest day
For this week, I'll keep my focus on fresh fruit and veggie, especially more raw produce. My breakfasts this week will be green smoothies - almond milk, spinach or kale, and fruit. They are a great way to start the day!
The Scale: I'm on a break from the scale right now.
Non-Scale Victories: This week, running was definitely a victory! Monday, my average pace was 13:04 for 2.37 miles. And Saturday, I ran 4 miles at an average pace of 13:50! I've stepped up my Saturday running to increase my endurance. I feel strong and I love the way I feel when I run!
Thanks for your continued support & encouragement! I can't do this without you!