It’s so easy to find excuses and reasons to not work out, or justifications for eating foods that aren’t good for me. Having someone to answer to – besides myself – makes it a bit harder.
I’ve been participating in the Mamavation #2weekchallenge, and I just love that if I don’t check in reporting on my workout, I get a friendly tweet from @MrBookieboo asking me if I’ve done it yet.
So I’m building in some accountability for myself right here.
In addition to reporting on the week I’ve had, I’ll set some goals for each week and report on them the next.
It’s so important to me to be as fit as possible – not just because I want to look good in a bathing suit. I want to be a good model for my children, and I want to stay healthy as I get older. And I do also want to look good in a bathing suit!
Fitness: I ran three times for a total of about 10 miles – 4.3 on Monday, 3.2 on Thursday, and 2.6 on Saturday. My long run this weekend was 7.4 miles on Sunday, which makes my overall weekly total just over 17 miles. I was feeling like a slacker for not wanting to run last week, and that made me think I didn’t do much. But right now when I look at what I did I feel a lot better about it. I’m not a slacker after all!
Food: The stress of work (it’s almost Packy’s birthday!!) was my excuse for not eating all that well. Also, I was a little resentful that it was Spring Break and I had to work. Nobody told me I had to work – I could have taken the week off. But it’s not like the tasks get done if I’m not there. And did I mention Packy’s birthday is coming up? So yes, I ate whatever was in front of me. And the spring break resentment somehow translated into me not planning out my lunches and snacks. On the plus side, I’ve kept up on juicing – mostly carrots with oranges & fresh ginger. It’s a great snack replacement. I also created a delicious and healthy meal. I covered some fillets of white fish with a curry paste I made up with turmeric, Chinese 5 Spice, and coconut oil. I broiled the fish and served it with a fresh pineapple salsa that I made with cilantro, green onions, and a drizzle of agave nectar. I think I’m on to something!
Fitness: I need to run at least 3 times during the week, Monday through Friday. I’ll be working Rabbit Romp on Saturday, so I have to get my running in during the week. 10-12 miles should be good! My long run next Sunday (Easter!) will be 8-9 miles.
Food: There’s no way around it, I’ve got to start tracking my food intake. It works. I know it works, I just need to do it.
So that’s my plan!
I would dearly love it if you would ask me about my goals later in the week, and share your goals with me. Let me know how I can help you, too.
This post is sponsored by Fitness Made Simple and hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women, and I have been entered into a giveaway.