Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wiggle War Recap: Week 3

Week 3 was a good week.  I didn't quite hit my mileage goals, but I did: eat at home, have a lot of fun, feel really good, and I'm less than 5 pounds of my 'fighting weight' (total weight loss: 4 lbs)!  

The Dirty Details:
Miles: 6
Week 3 included my return to the indoor track and 400 meter repeats (to build speed).  Unlike last year, I have a new tool in my training arsenal - my Garmin Foot Pod.  I like it, but I think it's going to take a little tinkering to get the calibration right. At any rate, I was really pleased by my splits for the workout since they ranged between 8:16 and 8:52 pace.   I definitely need to improve my mileage over the next few weeks.

Other Activities:  2 
I had yoga on Tuesday night and I went to a sledding party on Saturday night.  I love when a fun activity like sledding can double as a workout.  Lots of dashing up the hill was involved.  I was sore after that party! Fortunately the hosts planned ahead.  A friend of theirs is a massage therapist and she was offering massages for $1/minute.  She managed to loosen up my slightly strained left hamstring and she got all the knots out of my back and shoulders.  That may be the best $30 I've spent in a while!

Eating: I mostly ate at home this week, which is a huge improvement.  I indulged over the weekend, but not nearly as much as I have in the previous 2 weeks.  Menu planning has definitely helped in this department.

Overall, I'm calling Week 3 a win! 

How are your health/fitness resolutions coming along?


April said...

Condrats on your week three win! I've added clogging (dance) to my weekly routine one night a week. I really want to walk on my lunch break at work, but my need to eat wins out in that battle. You've seen the delicious lunches we have at school so by the time I can get out of the building I'm ravenous.

I'm jealous about the sledding. Nothing but rain here. :(

BeringSeaJunkie said...

Aww sounds like you're doing so well!!

Well my 'Quit Smoking for 2012' is coming along... I used to smoke 20-25 cigarettes a day, easy... made worse when I'm sat on the computer writing. I'm currently down (on a bad day - they act as my stress relief, still trying to find something to replace them!) to about 10-15 a day... on a good day though... under 10!!

I'm proud of myself anyway, saving loads of money... I'm hoping that within the next month... I'll be smoke free (Keeping it realistic!!)

Anyway... I think you're doing better than me, and like April... I'm mildly jealous about the whole sledding party, I'm not a big fan of snow... but it sure sounds like it was fun!! :)

Mary said...

Baby steps are good. They mean you're moving forward!