Well, the first week of Project 10 has come to a close.
How did I do?
Eh. I did alright.
I definitely wasn’t perfect.
I ate McDonald’s one night. Wendy’s another. But these things happen when you’re the mom of a 2 month old and you’re out at Target til 9pm and don’t want to go home and cook (yeah, I know, I shouldn’t be eating that late) I did buy much healthier foods. Lots of salad fixins (and I didn’t use a gallon of salad dressing either!) I also forced myself to eat breakfast and lunch every day so that I wasn’t STARRRRVING at supper time. I bought SmartOnes desserts so that I could get my sweets fix every day without eating a giant cupcake or a towering ice cream cone.
I walked. Not every day, but I whenever I could. Dave bought me new sneakers. They are my motivator, because I will only wear them walking/running, and I REALLY like them so I want to wear them often. My first day out in them I tried to jog some of my 3 miles and I ended up cutting 10 minutes off my previous time! (I might not finish dead last in my next 5k!!)
I sort of hate running. My body just isn’t made for it. It hurts my knees and I can’t breathe (diaphragm issues) So I don’t over do it. I give myself small goals like “Run to that tree up there” and then I talk to myself “Come on Sarah! You got this” If I make it to “that tree” I try to push myself beyond “that tree” It’s fun and I feel good about myself as I reach or pass each marker.
This week I’m going to push myself a bit harder. The fridge is stocked with fruits and veggies, and my new kicks are waiting to hit the pavement!