I was invited to yoga and shopping by Athleta. I was given a pair of compression running socks by Fitness Foundations in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are mine alone.
WOW! How things have changed since I last posted Fitness and Health Friday! I have been doing something that resembles consistency. I’m so very proud and excited!
I finished week four of the Couch to 5k program this week and started on week 5. The program only calls for running three days a week, but I prefer to run at least 5—so, I have! I have been running 5 days a week and swimming also. This is something amazing and I’m so surprised at how much I am looking forward to going for these nearly daily runs.
There’s a beautiful trail that runs through my city. I’ve started running it in the morning with my loyal companion, my Vizsla Obi. We’ve been taking the trails that run along the river, which is tree-lined and peaceful. We’ve come across a turtle, birds, ducks, squirrels, a gopher, and probably a few others have been too shy to greet us. After our run, we head over to the dog park, where Obi is learning how to be a more independent dog. It’s been a great experience for both of us.
I got these new compression socks to wear while I’m running and I got a chance to try them out yesterday. I really, really love them! I’ll have to share more on this later though.
I finally bought myself a new pair of running shoes with some really cute colors. I hadn’t even realized how much I needed new shoes until I went out for a run in the old ones. Funny, my shoes sort of match my blog.
Saturday, I went to yoga and then went shopping for running clothes. It felt so good to get some cross training. Mr. Bear and I have decided to join a gym again. We haven’t been members of a gym since we bought our treadmill a few years ago. Our local gym, Chuze Fitness is offering a gym membership for both of us for $20 a month! I’ve been thinking about taking some classes throughout the week to cross-train when I’m not running. I would really like to get some yoga in, a few times a week. It’ll be great for Mr. Bear and I to lift weights together, like we used to do so long ago—before we became parents.
Nutrition has been a real struggle for me. I’ve tried to make dinner really count and be healthy, but during the day, it’s really a crap shoot. I’ve been trying to do a better job making good choices, but MAN! It is so difficult! I don’t drink, I don’t smoke. My biggest vice, is eating the wrong foods or too much of the right ones. This next week, I’m going to commit to eating breakfast every day. I bought some Kind bars to have on hand. I want to be sure I have no excuses for making poor choices.
My weight has stayed the same for the past four weeks. This has made me incredibly frustrated, nevertheless, I’m not going to let it change the exercise I’ve been doing. I know I’m building muscle and the weight will take care of itself. I’m working towards overall better health. That matters to me more than anything.
Did you have any successes this week that made you proud?
What were you passionate about this week?
What are your plans for next week?