Well it has been a funny old week. I feel like the last few updates I've complained about being ill with something or another and this week won't be any different. Now after all that walking last weekend I expected my legs might be tired (I did about 5 days worth of 10,000 steps in 3 days) they weren't but my back was killing me this week, the first 3 days of the week were agony which I'm putting down to my incredibly uncomfortable, heavy period - I really need to get my metformin dose back to normal as it really made the difference.
Now I didn't slack completely, I managed to keep my steps over 10,000 Monday to Friday but haven't met my mileage goal for the week, I did a work out on Monday but as I was still feeling lousy I rested Tuesday and Wednesday before getting back into it the rest of the week, starting with some gentle pilates on Wednesday. I had a new workout dvd to try out The Firm - 20 Minute Weight Loss - I've just watched/walked through half of it today but it's another impressive workout - I currently do The Firm - 20 Minute Fat Loss at least twice a week - usually one twenty minute section one day after work followed by both 20 minute workouts and the 10 minute one at the weekend. I just love this range of fitness dvds, hard work but totally worth it!
Food wise I've been good, well I haven't gone over my calories - there has been a lot of cake this week as it was James; birthday on Monday and I had ordered him a delicious chocolate cake from Waitrose - we've had a bit most days so at least we haven't gorged ourselves in one sitting! I've also started having yoghurts as a snack in work which has left me feeling fuller meaning I haven't snacked as heavily before working out once home in the evening.
Right now I'm feeling pretty good, I've done plenty of exercise this weekend and I feel nicely worn out.
Short Term GoalsI'm hoping for a bit of a better week with my exercise, hopefully I'll feel slightly more energised, it would be nice to get my steps up slightly more this week too. Food wise I want to continue with what I'm doing, not exactly less calories just from better sources - and more protein.
Long Term GoalsHOLIDAY! I want a holiday somewhere sunny where I can do nothing but walk along a beach and go swimming. In a couple of months time it would be nice to be fitter and able to workout for longer and harder - I'd also like to be lifting more weight than I currently am doing.