Twelve more weeks to go until June 1st. Twelve more wonderful weeks to lose the weight and feel great! I can't believe I've already made it 40 weeks. I was off my routine this week, but I had lots of time to be with family and enjoy spring break. I ran 2.5 miles on Monday with sprint intervals. I got over-zealous at one point and sprinted up a big hill. Bad idea: my hamstrings were super sore for the rest of the week. Despite my discomfort, I went for a 5K run on Wednesday. I'm prepping for my first ever 5K race this Saturday!!!! I'm really excited.
There was no boot camp this week due to the spring holiday, so I did lots of little bursts of push ups, sit-ups and other strength training at home in the odd hours. Oh, and this weekend I also built an 8X3 foot raised bed in my backyard and planted a vegetable garden. You can read more about it and see photos HERE. I've never had a veggie garden, so I'm crossing my fingers for a good yield. Any gardening tips from the experienced Texas natives out there?
Thanks to everyone who commented or emailed after my last post. Negative self talk is not something that I like to share about, mostly because its humiliating. Sometimes I feel that I should know better - I'm a smart girl, I know how to avoid the pitfalls of self effacing commentary. Wrong. It turns out, I'm just like everyone else. A perfectionist who is trying to meet somebody else's standard of perfect. I once read a wonderful quote somewhere - "Perfectionism is self abuse of the highest order". I don't remember who wrote it, but I think its true. Thank you especially to my friend Mallory for her beautiful response to my post on the Positively Fit Lake Highlands Facebook Page.
I want to share some links that I found inspiring this week:
Fantastic article about self compassion.
Found this from Mallory at Positively Fit Lake Highlands. Its a fantastic group of exercises!
"If you want to fly,
you got to give up the shit that weighs you down."
- Toni Morrison
The "I Did It" List
ran 5.75 miles this week on my own
built and planted a vegetable garden in my back yard
did some strength training every other day on my own
went on a date with my husband to Kalachandji's - a marvelous veggie restaurant in Dallas