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I am a creature of habit, with everything, especially food. Especially when trying to eat healthy. I've been drinking my smoothies for breakfast, a piece of fruit for a mid morning snack, a salad with chicken or turkey for lunch, crackers or fruit again for an afternoon snack and then supper. Usually, I'll make us a protein (fish, chicken, steak or pork) along with a vegetable and a starch for Kevin.
Well guess what? I'm sick of it all. Every once in a while, I crave a hot lunch and these salads are just not cuttin it. Next week I really want to try some new, healthy recipes to broaden my menu beyond all the same stuff I've been eating day after day. Time to shake things up a bit.
I like running. There. I said it. I've admitted it to you and to myself.
I literally just took a giant deep breath because I normally despise working out, but, with my C25K workout, I look forward to running every day. Well, not every day, it's usually every other day. Let's not get crazy here.
My running gives me time to clear my head, to think about nothing and just...be. Beyond that, it's given me a goal to work towards. I've finished my second week of the program and will start the third week tonight. Even though the first day of the week is always challenging, it's made me push myself further than I've ever pushed my body. My legs are getting stronger and I know I can do this. I'll be ready for this 5k in April. I will. I have to.
This week I'm down another 2 pounds. I'm still not impressed with these tiny numbers but a loss is a loss. No complaints there but like I said above, I would really like to overhaul my meals. Getting Kevin to eat more veg with his dinner would be a plus too so I'm thinking a great veggie lasagna should be in the works? Mmm...oh yeah.
Now that I'm running 3/4 times a week, I really want to look into purchasing some workout DVD's so I can concentrate on my core on the days I skip the gym.
I've heard rave reviews about Jillian Michael's 6 week 6 pack, so that's an option:
If I have the slightest chance of having those abs, I'm sold.
How was your week? Did you indulge last night? I did. :)