Yesterday’s trip to the Farmer’s Market was a success! We picked up some sweet potatoes, zucchini, corn, rainbow carrots, and peaches all for $15.
After getting home yesterday, I started thinking about what I really wanted to accomplish in my fitness journey. I began writing a list of goals for July. This is what I came up with:
- Walk 10,000 steps a day on the weekends
- Walk 5,000 steps a day during the week ( Because I work a desk job, most of my days are spent sitting, so reaching 10,000 steps may be unrealistic. This is a goal that I may change and up the number if I see that this can be done very easily. I definitely want a challenge. lol)
- Finish the C25K program
- Strength train 2-3 times a week (this is something I really need to work on. I don’t do this nearly as much as I should and I know how important it is)
- Eat more fruits & veggies. I have already made my menus for the month so this should be easy as long as we don’t stray from the menus
- Photograph each meal & snack at least 3-4 times a week. This is something I have been meaning to do, but remembering to do it it another story. Hope you don’t mind some iPhone and Instagram pics. haha
- Participate in at least two What I Ate Wednesday parties hosted by the amazing Jenn of Peas and Crayons
- Complete a plank and bridge each day
I’m sure I’m jinxing myself, but the weather here in GA over the past few days has been beautiful. The humidity hasn’t been unbearable (and coming from me, that says a lot) and the temperatures have been in the 80’s. It’s been fabulous! This morning, I went for a run and it was 69 outside. Perfect! But before I get to that run, let’s rewind to Saturday.
Saturday, I spent the day outside working at a baseball tournament for a friend. It was the easiest money I ever made. I sat at the back gate, selling admission tickets and checking for a stamped hand if they already paid. But since I was at the back gate, I wasn’t busy, so I got a lot of 50 Shades of Grey reading done, along with some photography ideas and locations written down. This was my view all day. I love that my Nook was able to stay in my lap almost all day.
This morning I decided to go for a run before work instead of after workout. I definitely think that was the right choice. It was gorgeous outside. Today I started Week 5 of the C25K program. There were 3 runs in 5 minute intervals with a 3 minute walk between each run. I really thought this would kill me, but I surprised myself. I paced myself a little better than I have before and did well. I wasn’t dying by the end of that run. My time was a little slower but I’m OK with it because it wasn’t too bad and I’m learning to pace myself in the earlier runs so that I’m not dying by the end. I have hit the point where I’m really starting to enjoy going for a run and am quite anxious to get to the point where I can run longer periods of time.
It’s Friday! WOO HOO! I am so ready for the weekend. I’ve got C25K plans, a bridesmaid dress fitting (fingers crossed I’ve dropped a size since I tried it when it was picked out 2 months ago), and cleaning plans (as if cleaning plans were a surprise to you).
How is everyone’s Memorial Day weekend going? We’re hanging in here and bracing for Tropical Storm Beryl. Personally, I’m not worried. I think we’ll end up with lots of rain and wind but nothing that will cause too much damage, although a few trees have fallen in the city. We’ve been under a Tropical Storm Warning since yesterday morning and it’s supposed to last through Tuesday. This morning they added a Flood Watch too. We’re slightly inland so I’m not worried about flooding at all.
As we speak, the front of the storm is beginning to hit Jacksonville, FL and expected to make landfall in a few hours.
So, I’m not keeping up with this as much as I would like. 🙁 Right now, we don’t have the internet at my house. It keeps cutting out on us so we left AT&T and are switching to Comcast, but they can’t come out til Monday or Tuesday so reading my blogs in Google Reader from my phone isn’t the easiest and either is blogging for that matter.
I started the program with a friend. She wasn’t so sure it was something she could do but she gave it a shot and I think she did great for not being a runner
The next two days were in my neighborhood and on my own. I felt pretty good for both of these days and am excited to move on to the next week.
The last two weeks have flown by and this weekend is just as packed. Well tomorrow at least.
A quick update on my weight loss progress. I have been working out at least 3 days a week and eating a lot better, So far, I have lost 9 pounds! 36 more to go! I am no down to 141. I weigh in again on Sunday, so I’ll let you know how it goes. I don’t expect it to move much though. Curiosity got the better of me mid-week, so I stepped on the scale at the gym, so that loss is already included in the 9 pounds.
*For those you unaware, I know that 141 isn’t terribly high but I stand tall at measly 4’10” so thats WAY too high for a person of that size. I am working hard to attain the proper weight for my height.
Tommorow, TJ is participating in SCAD’s Sidewalk Arts Festival. With 852 squares of chalk art, it’s quite fascinating to see. The participants make up current students, alumni, and prospective students. You walk the sidewalks of the park and on either side of you there are fantastic drawings on the ground all done with chalk. The participants have a chance to win a number of prizes with the top prize being a $1,000. It’s an all day free event with tons of stuff to do for the kids. Check out some of the artwork last year!