Saturday, October 31, 2009

Week Four

Okay, so technically I should be starting my fourth week on my Body For Life program. However, since we decided to start WWOOFing (Willing Workers On Organic Farms) - see my other blog for info on that - it has really thrown a wrench into my workout program because I am no longer able to go to the gym and lift weights......

So, in the mean time I am going back to running two days on, one day off. Gradually I want to increase my distance to 5 miles, but right now I am averaging between 3-4 a day. I have been really faithful to running and have been embracing the challenge of running in the rural country side.

The other big change has been my yoga. I have been really faithful to doing my yoga on a regular basis now. I am doing shorter sessions for now (around 30 min. on most days and then 60 min. on the days that I do "power" yoga) I decided that if I didn't have to do 90 min. then it would be a lot easier to stick with it EVERY day. Some days I even do it twice a day. This has been really big for helping me not be so sore when I'm doing harder outdoor labor. (I admit that I am NOT used to outdoor labor! haha.) Last week there was this one day that I weeded for four hours and my body was so incredibly sore and I just ached all over. I was so tired, but I did some yoga that night and was totally shocked when I woke up the next morning and was barely even sore!!! Yoga is amazing......

My diet has been challenging since we aren't really living in a situation where you can control your food......Basically instead of being able to eat small amounts all through the day, I only get to eat three meals so they are a little larger than I would normally eat. Still very healthy though, as all the places we have stayed so far eat very organic and healthy - lots of veggies!!! YES - Last week the host made dessert each night though so that sucked because it was so good and so hard to stick to my plan!!! (I allowed my self to cheat, but only to cheat SMALL.) Luckily we only had dinner there three nights. - She was a great cook though!!

Not planning to weigh myself until I get back to Napier, so we will see how that works out......Just trying to be faithful to myself and not be too hard on myself either. I won't be posting every week since I really won't have a way to tell if I'm making progress. Just updating on Daily Mile.

2 comments:

Jim Purdy said...

"I allowed my self to cheat, but only to cheat SMALL."

Um ... okay ...

Travis and Teniah said...

To clarify, what I meant is that I induldged enough so that I didn't feel deprived, but instead of eating a whole cookie I only ate a bite, or instead of eating three scoops of icecream I only had a half a scoop......This week has been great because we haven't been served sweets, only fruit - MUCH better!!!