I’m on week 6 of couch to 5k. I’m over halfway done with the app. Tuesday was my hardest running day so far. Do you ever just have one of those workouts where everything seems to go wrong? My compression socks weren’t on the right way, it was my time of the month and my phone wasn’t shuffling the playlist the way I had hoped. Despite all of these mishaps, I finished my run. One thing that running has taught me is how much of a self-motivator you have to become. When I first started the app, it was challenging but not so challenging where I feel like I couldn’t do it. Now, I am running for 6 minutes at a time with small breaks in between. For someone who has never ran before, that was no easy feat. It takes a lot to get out there every other day regardless of what is going on in life and run. Now, I know I can run. It’s not just some pipe dream that I used to have. I am making myself go out there and do it for thirty minutes three times a week.
Food: So, I said I was going to try to be a vegetarian. That didn’t work. Actually, I don’t think I ever want to be a vegetarian again. I don’t disrespect those who are vegetarians, it just isn’t for me, at least, at this time. At the age of 26, I’ve discovered how to balance what I eat and how much I eat. I love making vegan/vegetarian meals, but I also love eating sauteed beef and vegetables over rice. I’m learning how important it is to balance your diet and that cutting out certain foods means finding replacements. Personally, I don’t always want to be looking for a replacement.
What I ate this week: After Thanksgiving, I had to get my life back on track. I don’t usually drink alcohol but I drank because my friend was in town. I made a Thanksgiving meal full of butter, sugar and salt. This week, I have been eating more fish and more vegetarian meals. I’m limiting my caffeine intake to just one cup of coffee per day. My sugar hasn’t been easy but my cravings have lessened over the week. The amount of oil and butter used in dishes has been cut down.