Happy February! January went by so quickly. I did not do as well as I had planned. I just could not stay healthy. I am still not 100%, but I am pushing through it. I am not one for conspiracy theories BUT I am almost convinced that this year’s flu shot made me sick. Each time I recover, I get different symptoms. Now I am battling a sore throat and upset stomach.
Weights. I laid off the heavy weights because I just did not have the strength. I’ve been picking up the dumbbell here and there. I’m going to try to hit the weights tomorrow.
Plank. I planked the entire month! I got up to two minutes. My goal is to do a five-minute plank, at least one time in my life. Last week I struggled to do one minute. Not sure what’s up with that, but I am going to continue working on it. I know having a stronger core is going to help my running.
Pushups. Last week my friend Bianca invited me to do 22 pushups a day for 22 days for Veteran Suicide Awareness. The first day I did them I almost started crying. It is so hard to imagine that each day 22 veterans commit suicide. Each day I dedicate a pushup to the memory of a veteran and his or her family. Yesterday, I figure I will have done a push up for 484 veterans and their families. It is a very humbling and sacred experience.
Running. I started my Couch to 10K a couple of weeks ago. I completed Week One no problem. I have had on and off days with Week Two. I completed the first session with no problem. The next time I could barely get to the halfway point. I almost completed the third session. Yesterday, I made it to the halfway point and walked the rest of the session. I am not moving on until I can complete all runs in all three Week Two workouts.
Swimming. On back burner until I am feeling well and it is warmer!
Nutrition. I am feeling really good about my nutrition. Today I made quinoa vegetable “fried rice.” Last week I made quinoa veggie patties. Yummy stuff!
Fitbit. Well, I decided to go with the FitbitSurge. I need an extra-large band so it on back order. I can’t wait to get it!