Monday, August 18, 2014

Portland To Coast Week

Let me just start by saying my weight seems to be out of control and I'm taking a week off from obsessing about it.  That said, I had a great week in all my other goals!  I think adding the bike back in to my routine is going to be a positive thing, and not just because it sits in my living room and mocks me when I don't.  The food diary is another tool that I think I need to eventually be successful. 
Here is a recap of my week:
  • 10,000 steps 6 out of 7 days - I made it 5 out of 7 and one day I had over 9,000
  • Log food 5 out of 7 days - I completed 4 days and was only over calories on 1
  • Plank 6 out of 7 days - 1 day then I hurt my shoulder and took the week off
  • Bike 3 times for 30 minutes or more - 3 out of 3!!!! 

Goals for this week:
  • 10,000 steps 6 out of 7 days
  • Log food for 4 out of 7 days - I'm going to be out of town and this is more realistic
  • Plank - I'm taking this week off I don't want to aggravate my shoulder pre-race
  • Bike - 3 times 30 minutes
 This is going to be a crazy week!  I will be walking in the  Portland To Coast relay for the 5th year in a row.  It's part of a running relay called Hood To Coast, which is one of the largest relay races in the world.  This annual event is a fund raiser for cancer and as a cancer survivor it's always a very special weekend.  I am very lucky to have an amazing team and a kick ass group for my van.  As van captain I will be very busy this week getting everything ready, and work is super busy this week too.  I know that eating may be weird this week, so I'm going to try to off set that with consistent exercise.
The scale was starting to bum me out so I have decided to do what I know I need to do and just stop worrying about the number.  It's difficult to behave and see a weight gain on the scale.  My husband keeps reminding me that this is how all my diets start and if I keep with it my body will level out and cooperate.  The problem is I want to have major success after each day of good choices!  I suppose that's not very realistic.  I have to go now, I have to go get some compression pants so my things don't start a forest fire during the race. 

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