After waking up by 4:30am five days in a row for early morning workouts, winter break is a distant memory. Oh, how I long for those days of rolling over and falling back to sleep when B’s alarm would sound; the days of spending an hour… or two… or three… running, circuit training, and hitting up a Yoga class; the mornings of getting back from the gym, showering, and getting back into my pajamas. But, alas, winter break had to end.
This week’s workouts boiled down to…
- Monday - Kosama K-Power class in the a.m., 3-mi. run after work
- Tuesday - Total body strength workout (to be posted soon), 3-mi. run after work
- Wednesday - 5 mi. pace run
- Thursday - Taught Kosama K-Strong class before work, Mixed Level Flow Yoga after work
- Friday - Taught Kosama K4 Circuit class before work
- Saturday - Taught Kosama Warrior/Core class, then a Circuit class, then squeezed in a 6-mi. training run before spending the afternoon painting our apartment back to white. (I then proceeded to pass out before 9pm and sleep for nine straight hours.)
- Sunday - On my way to a Mixed Level Flow class this evening!
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been feeling uneasy about my diet. I often find myself reaching for foods out of boredom, snacking when I know I’m not really hungry, and have been going to bed feeling overly-full more often than not. I’ve also been unsuccessful with beating those couple of pounds I gained in the fall. So, I spent a lot of this week ready for a change.
On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday I tried the 1-2-3 Diet by Vitamin Store. I really liked the focus on fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats. However, this diet restricts carbs–like a lot. Carbs from most fruits and veggies are deemed “good carbs.” But bananas, some veggies (like squash and carrots), all potatoes (even sweet!), and any white or whole wheat grains are considered “bad carbs” and should be limited or completely avoided. The diet worked well for me on Thursday and Friday, but after teaching two classes at Kosama and doing a six-mile training run on Saturday morning, I ended up light-headed and nauseous by about 4pm. I decided that, since I lead such an active lifestyle, this was probably not the diet for me. Especially because ”diet” here is not a verb. I am looking to make lasting changes to my eating habits.
Even though the 1-2-3 Diet didn’t work out for me, I’m going into this week feeling encouraged and energized about a new eating plan and a personal challenge. (Details to come tomorrow!)
Books finished this week:
- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
- The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1) by Lemony Snicket
How was your week? Did you fit in the workouts you were hoping to?
Have you ever re-evaluated your eating habits? How did that go for you?