Pushing for Those Goals
Happy Monday, everybody! I hope your week is starting off great! 🙂
I went into this past week still dealing with foot pain thanks to my 6.2 mile trail run I mentioned last week. It was a little frustrating not being able to run but I didn’t want a small injury becoming a big one. Instead of running, I just made sure to get out the door and walk a mile each day to continue my my streak for #StreakingwiththeCOOLKIDS.
My foot felt a little better each day until I was able to run pain-free on Wednesday. It was so nice! I was able to run for a few days and then my knee started bothering me again. Today I will be calling my doctor in hopes of getting a referral to physical therapy. It’s been a couple of months of this on and off knee issue and nothing I’m doing is making it go away. I’m looking forward to getting some medical help with it so I can keep running! Here’s a rundown of my workouts this week:
After taking a break from the scale last week, I did end up weighing myself this week out of curiosity. 200 pounds, a 3 pound increase. Not surprising thanks to all the carbs I was eating combined with the diminished amount of exercise I was able to do. I won’t lie, I still snacked a lot this week but not as much and I did a lot better with balancing it by eating really healthy meals like salads. The difference this week was I didn’t feel bad about snacking. I got a lot of encouragement both here and on Instagram in response to last week’s blog post and I was reminded that this is a journey. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. So I thought “it is what it is” and made what changes I could and just kept going.
I got my grocery list ready to go and hit the Commissary yesterday to start my clean eating plan! Yesterday was day 1 and I have to say it was such a mixture of feeling great and rough at the same time! Eating well always makes me feel great. The rough side was caused by lack of caffeine because I’m not drinking coffee during this plan. I haven’t been pleased with the fact that I need 2 or 3 cups just to make it through the day so I’m giving it up. What else did I give up? All those yummy, carby snacks! So not only was I seriously tired and on the verge of falling asleep all day, but I was HUNGRY. But…I made it. I stayed awake somehow and I didn’t eat any extra snacks or junk. Small victories!
Speaking of small victories, I completed my Moms Run This Town scavenger hunt and I’m now in a tie breaker round!
I have to find 15 items while out exercising before this Wednesday the 21st. The competitive side of me is definitely coming out and I’M BRINGING IT. Okay so I really want to win but aside from that, these scavenger hunts have been incredibly fun! I’ve loved the challenge of deciding where to run in hopes of finding an item. I hope our group continues to do this event from time to time!
My goals this week are to win the scavenger hunt (ha!), stick to this clean eating plan and feel amazing, and hopefully RUN! I’m still trying to reach my goal of running 65 miles in the month of June.
What are your goals this week or this month? Have a GREAT one!