So what has gone on since I last bogged?
I officially received my monthly pass for Weight Watchers!
I've weighed in twice, the first week I lost 2.4 lbs and this past week I gained 0.4 lbs. I'm not too upset by the small gain, because for me 2.4 is high. I think this past week was more of an equalizer, that and well my diet was a little off for a few days and for me that shows up on the scale. I have very little wiggle room, and I think that's why I have such a hard time. Getting into the mindset to eat, sleep, and breathe a narrow line is very hard too!
I'm continuing with my C25K program, today I completed Week 6, Day 1. It's starting to feel a little easier running the longer intervals, and it has me covering more distance now. I've taken to running outside as much as possible now that its gotten nice.
Saturday morning, I should of been smart and ran on my treadmill, but I couldn't face it. So I went outside shortly after 7am where it was 22c with a humidex of 28c. Oh my goodness, I felt like I had just gotten out of the shower within minutes of setting off it was so humid (super sweaty after that run)! Not only have I started running outside, but I've been taking the time to drive to a nearby trail and I'm just loving it! I go through forest, wetlands, and fields all within a 5km round trip! The trail isn't just lovely, but it is a little more challenging than the route I have here in my village. There are several changes in elevation and there's this one hill I dread every time! It's not long but incredibly steep! So far every time I've come approached this from the uphill side it has always been on one of my running intervals! Murphy's law.
The frustrating side to this running thing that I'm finally starting to enjoy/crave? My plantar fasciitis seems to be acting up again, and I'm afraid so is my Sinus Tarsus Syndrome. I'll be upset if that X-ray guided cortisone injection I had back in March only lasted two short months!!!
I made another positive move today, I went into the gym to set up my new membership that was starting on June 1st. With signing up I got my key fob to gain entry, a t-shirt and a new gym bag... Which is packed for my first workout tomorrow! It was at about this weight, in the 170's when I first joined the gym, the weights and cardio really helped get me down to 145 and shape my body in a way I really liked. I'm hoping that this will do it once again. I really wish I could be fortunate enough to afford a personal trainer, but it's just beyond my reach... So I do the best that I can. I look at the people working with trainers with envy and I daydream about all the awesome things I could do with the guidance of one.
For now it's just a "when I win the lottery" dreams (along with my chef, cleaning lady, Audi R8, and personal massage therapist on call!).
- thanks for reading!