The Incredible Shrinking Woman takes the Summer Shrink Challenge!
This week I've been on a hiatus of sorts. I've been reading books on my new iPad like it is going out of style, I've celebrated my son's birthday and enjoyed my family visiting from out of state. I've been relaxing my mind and my eating habits too. Having cake and ice cream in the house has triggered the "I love ice cream" area of my brain and I've had copious amounts of ice cream and cake over the past few days. Today that all ends. I have to get back on track with eating, the summer is just around the corner and I am running the Race and Relax 5k in about ten days. Plus, today marks the beginning of another challenge at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans - the shrink into summer challenge.
This morning I weighed in at 158.6 pounds. I am less than 10 pounds away from my goal and I think if I focus over the next few weeks, I will make it to 150. Sadly I've had a little glitch in my exercise this week, I have soreness in my left hip when I walk and it started on Monday evening after my run. I rested yesterday and iced my leg, I am hopeful that I'll be able to run this evening. If not, I'll just walk because I don't want to be idle. I am going to play it by ear because if walking is too much I may just resort to yoga (if I am able). I don't want to injure myself and be unable to exercise at all for the long term. I know rest is the best thing for me so if necessary, I will rest for the duration of this week and pick up my training next week before the race. I think if you'd told me last year at this time I'd be forcing myself not to exercise I would have thought you were crazy but here we are, I am saddened that I'm injured but know that healing will come quicker if I rest.
I keep reminding myself that this is a lifetime of health and fitness, a few days will not stop me from continuing the good habits that I've developed. I will just use this time to reflect and think about what new and lofty goals I can set for myself- like losing this last 8 and a half pounds!