This was a rough week of food temptations and a pinched nerve, but I am already back on track for the 5K on September 21.
My trainer recommended a low carb, no processed sugar diet for me and I have been following that the last four weeks with great success. I’ve lost six pounds so far! However, this week was tough. My husband brought home donuts from work and I had a moment of weakness. Before I knew what happened, I devoured the entire thing and it was delicious! About 10 minutes later I had a belly ache.
If it was just one donut I don’t think I’d feel so guilty, but I attended a Whole Foods sampling for my blog on Saturday and indulged again. I also brought home a big bottle of beer to finish off that night. I can tell you, having not had any alcohol in over a month, the beer did not sit well with me. It’s also no suprise that I did not lose any additional weight this week.
This week of food indulgences really made me realize how important good nutrition is to my body and how many years I have ignored what my body really needs. I am committed to continue with the healthier food choices, but will allow myself an occassional treat. I usually feel worse after the treat, so it’s a good reminder why I need to nourish my body with healthy foods.
This week, I started noticing pain in my hip that runs down one side all the way into my ankle. It does not hurt when I exercise, but is more a general ache that doesn’t seem to go away with any amount of stretching. My trainer believes it may be a pinched nerve from the new desk chair we bought this weekend. Who would have thought?
He recommended repeating the week 5 easier training schedule and rest as needed. He also suggested not sitting at my desk for more than 10 minutes at a time and taking frequent breaks to help with circulation. I started doing this already and have noticed the ache is decreasing.
WEEK 6 TRAINING SCHEDULE
Day 1: Easy jog for 5-8 minutes
8 laps on track, fast run on straightaways and walk on curves
Walk to cooldown for 5-10 minutes
Day 2: 40 min hilly walk
Day 3: OFF
Day 4: 40 min hilly walk
Day 5/6: Run for 30 minutes one day and take the other day off
Day 7: Strength training of choice for 30 minutes
What are your food temptations? How do you stay strong and committed to your diet and training goals? Please leave a comment.