Down and Dirty in 30 - week 4 (vlog)
This week has gone really well. I’ve been fluctuating with 1-2 pounds of extra weight (I’m a chronic weigher, I weigh myself daily many times more than once) but I am not worried because it is water weight. I am on my third week of the Clean program and am proud to say that when I traveled to Birmingham this weekend I stuck to the program!
Sadly, when I went to the movies on Monday with my son I had popcorn and candy so I did falter but I dusted myself off. The lesson learned - always have snacks on hand so I am not tempted! I really am going to take the wheat-free gluten free plunge. I cannot wait until next week when I make my first batch of WF/GF bread! I picked up some at Whole Foods - pricey so I am going to investigate making my own blend at a later date.
I finished up my vanilla Clean Shake so now I am on chocolate. OH Em Gee! Why didn’t I start with the chocolate? It is delicious! I mix it with coconut milk and a few blueberries, it is so good. I was a little afraid because chocolate is not my favorite but am pleasantly surprised that I like the chocolate more than the vanilla.
I know after the Clean detox I will be making shakes for breakfast. I just like the feeling of being light but also full. Protein does that for ya. As far as my weight goes, I am at 149 same as last week and I know I have to get better at drinking water. Getting in the water on a daily basis is my biggest challenge.
Speaking of water, on my 6 mile run this morning I used my new water belt. It went pretty well. There was no moving, I was able to store my iPhone and chapstick in the pouch and with 3 bottles full I didn’t find it heavy. I positioned the bottles on my back - two horizontal and one vertical. I actually think I like the vertical placement the best. I still have to get used to removing the bottles from the holders but once I master that I think I will be golden. No more parched mouth on my runs!
This weekend I am running 10 miles. My longest yet. I am not sure if I will be able to keep up with my running friends but I am going to try. I know they are going to push me with the six minute run one minute walk intervals but I will be sure to let you know how it goes!
And that is my update for this week. Oh and it is official, I have my ticket for Miami so I will be wearing that bikini on this blog very very soon!