Friday, April 2, 2010

Monthly check in.

I did my body measurements/weigh in for the month. This was one of those times where the scale was no longer an accurate indicator. I maintained my weight, but dropped inches almost everywhere. And really, the inches are what I care about. Well the inches and the fitness.

I am now 7 weeks away from the 5k I'm planning on running. I am confident in my ability to run 3 miles....on a treadmill. I really need to move my runs outside, to start building my endurance in the real world. I'm thinking I'll start with one outdoor run a week, but I'm really nervous about it. I get really embarrassed about my lack of fitness when I'm running where people can see me. I don't know why this no longer applies to the gym...but it still applies to outdoor running.

This month is going to be all about kicking it into high gear. Adding additional workouts, and continuing to push my running...slowly. I've also got to get a handle on my diet this month. I eat relatively healthy, but I've been kind of in a diet rut, eating the same foods over and over, with only slight variations. Now that the green markets are open again in the city, I'm hoping to add a little variety into my fruits and veggies.

Any suggestions on healthy dishes to try?


Anonymous said...

Good luck with the outdoor running! I find it much more enjoyable than treadmill running, even if it can be a bit more difficult.

I've been in such a nutrition rut too, lately. I keep eating the same foods and TOO MUCH of them. Need to work on eating a more reasonable amount.

Something that I really enjoy is buying half a cantaloupe, chopping up the insides and re-filling the shell with the pieces of cantaloupe, and then adding sliced bananas/apples and frozen blueberries and some granola. I bet adding a bit of yogurt would be delicious too. It's a gigantic portion of fruit but fairly low-calorie for its size, and it's delicious and colourful! No veggies in there, but fruit is still good stuff :)

- Sagan

Meg said...

Sagan - Wow that does sound great. I'm going to try it! I need to get more fruit in my diet!

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