It's that time again friends!
So do all of you remember that time I lost 5 pounds for this DietBet thing and then I ate birthday cake for a week straight and gained half of it back?
WELL IT JUST HAPPENED!
Last Friday I shared the fabulous news that I had FINALLY made my goal weight after losing 5.8 pounds for my DietBet and you'd think after a month of re-teaching myself about portion control and making better decisions...I would have been stronger and more motivated to resist all the pizza and birthday cake that's been thrown my way this week.
Not so much.
I think I just went a little overboard on the celebrating and in addition to that, I skipped several workouts because we've been so crazy busy. But enough of the excuses. I did weigh myself at the end of the day yesterday, which is never a good idea, but I think it was the reality check I needed. I did NOT work my ass off for a month just to be back where I started two weeks later.
Plus, it dawned on me this weekend that I have exactly ONE MONTH to prepare for the Shamrock Shuffle 8K. Last year I ran the 5 miles in 55 minutes which was good and a definite improvement from the previous year...but I made a goal that I wanted to run it in under 50 minutes this year (and by under 50 I mean I would be happy with 49:59. ha!)
But if I am going to do that and shave more than 5 minutes off my time, I have to get serious with the running and log WAY more miles the next 4 weeks.
I did run a very hilly 4 miles this weekend and kept a fairly decent pace. But it's still not quite good enough if I am going to get under 50 minutes so I need to kick it up a notch with interval training again.
And speaking of interval training, I did try something new in addition to my Ripped in 30 workouts this week. I found Jillian's Treadmill Workout and for only 10 minutes of running, I worked up a good sweat! The two workouts pair well together and burn quite a few calories for only 35 minutes.
But like I said...I need to start logging more miles too. So my goal for this week is to do my last 3 days of Ripped in 30: Week 4 (with the treadmill interval workout) and then get in one short run during the week and one long run on the weekend. The weather is supposed to be nicer around here too so I am hoping to get outside for both of those :-)
Now...I don't know what to say about HEALTH, other than I totally blew it this week. Ha!
I also didn't do a ton of cooking like I had planned, but that had a lot to do with all the celebrating we did and all the leftovers we had around the house. But all that is going to change this week because the kids and I need a MAJOR detox. As soon as this leftover cake gets eaten at our playdate today...sugar is going bye-bye for a few days. It won't be pretty for any of us...but it needs to happen.
So here is our menu for the week, starting today:
FRIDAY: Buffalo Chicken Wraps (because we didn't get to them last week)
SATURDAY: Dinner Out
MONDAY: Crockpot Chili and Cornbread Muffins
WEDNESDAY: Chicken Fajitas
THURSDAY: Roasted Vegetable Paninis and Homemade Mac & Cheese for the kiddies.
Well I hope you all had a much better week than I did in the Health & Fitness department!! But today is a new day and I am ready to start this week off on the right foot!