You've got that song in your head now, don't you? This is a good theme for last week.
1. Even when I have a cold and feel like crap, getting up and moving always makes me feel better.
2. When reaching toward a goal, you're either moving forward or moving backward. Choose to move forward.
3. We're moving this week. Oh.My.Word. I'm surrounded by moving boxes and seemingly insurmountable to-do lists. (Also related, if I'm not around on Twitter much, this is my excuse.)
Here's the week in review:
Fitness: I had a slow week with only 160 fitness minutes. My Tues/Thurs cardio class had to cancel for the week; I started getting a cold Monday night so I chose to get some extra sleep Tuesday morning; I took an extra rest day on Friday to rest my legs before Saturday's 5k.
This will be a full week with moving thrown into the "normal" mix. I know I'll need to get my sweat on to help manage the stress. And by Saturday, I think I'll itching for a run to explore a new neighborhood!
Monday - a.m. run; p.m. power walk (during LB's dance class)
Tuesday - unintentional rest day
Wednesday - a.m. run
Thursday - @fitcheerldr inspired walk n tone workout
Friday - planned rest day
Saturday - Strides for Autism 5k
Sunday - usual rest day
Nutrition: Blergh. The stress has been high, and I did a lot of stress eating this week. I don't keep tempting foods in the house because I know I'll reach for them when I'm stressed. I ate a lot more bread than I should. I didn't eat the fruits and veggies that I usually do. It was a rough week.
This week will be tough with moving, but I will focus on fruits and veggies for fuel and sweat to manage the stress.
The Scale: The stress eating shows, I'm up 2 lbs this week. I'm not going to beat myself up over it. I'm focusing on what I can do this week to make sure it's a better week.
Non-Scale Victories: 1) Continuing to go through my closet to find out what fits and what needs to be donated, I found a pair of size 16 dress pants. They're still a little snug, but I can button and zip them! 2) I can wear a "one size fits most" night shirt. And 3) this past Saturday, I ran my 5th 5k in less than a year.
Blogging Carnival Question: Where are you planning for your feet to take you before 2011 ends? Any races or training plans? That reminds me of Dr. Seuss, "Oh the places you'll go!" I do have racing plans, as a matter of fact. October 22nd is the Coastal 5k, which was my first 5k last year. I plan to CRUSH my previous finishing time. There is a local Turkey Trot 5k, which I may run, depending on family plans that day. There is a Reindeer 5k in December, and a Prediction 5k on New Year's Day (although that's technically 2012).
I'm looking forward to living in a new neighborhood (in town, not out in the boonies!), which will give me lots of new running routes to explore. I currently run three days a week and hope to add another day to help increase my mileage as I look to the possibility of training for a half-marathon in 2012!
As I started this post: "I like to move it, move it!" And my feet plan to do lots of moving before this year ends.
This post is sponsored by Omron Fitness and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women“