|Seriously? January is already over?!|
Ever heard that saying, "summer bodies are made in the winter?" Well, this is how I'm feeling these days:
To be fair, I did have some weird tendinitis-like pain behind my left knee for the last week and a half that has hindered my ability to workout/run. I'm pretty sure it came from doing squats. Yup, by trying to strength train and avoid injury, I hurt myself doing squats. So freaking awesome.
Last weekend was supposed to be a long run for Princess but in order to totally rest my knee, I skipped it. I hate skipping long runs, but, if I've learned anything from my recent history of injury, it's to back off and rest at the very first sign of pain. Had I done that with my stress fracture, it might not have progressed to an actual fracture.
Anyway, that's how training has been going for the last week or so. Good news is- the knee is feeling much, much better and I even managed a run with Jen yesterday. We are planning on getting in our last long run in this weekend before the Glass Slipper Challenge. Only 19 days until we leave!
|Three and a half sub-11 minute miles that felt like easy effort.|
Let's skip this section this week. It's been a rough week, food-wise. During the blizzard, I didn't have any trouble sticking within my SmartPoints budget every day. This past week has been a struggle. There are just some weeks when it feels like I can just eat EVERYTHING. Literally, half of my daily points have been used on coffee creamer and chocolate. Winter eating is such a struggle for me. I crave high-point comfort food more often this time of year. However, with the wedding just a few months away (and the dress already purchased!), I've got to reel some of this wayward eating in if I want to love how I look and feel on our wedding day and honeymoon; which I absolutely do.
148.6 as of 1/27/16
+1 from last week.
I led two Weight Watchers meetings last week and they went ok! And I just got the news that I'm going to be leading my very own meeting starting on February 15th! It's still hard to believe that I'm an actual Weight Watchers leader. Back when I first started Weight Watchers (2002), it was always a dream of mine to work for the company and now it's actually happening. Pretty cool :-)
Have a sparkly and awesome week, friends!