So it’s one week since I made the decision to try and get back into running!
What’s happened so far? Well actually not a huge amount unfortunately. Alas I didn’t manage to get out for a run after bonfire night, It’s been more about making choices and getting myself sorted.
I’ve started reading my Runners World book, Run Your Belly Off that I picked up from WH Smith last week. I’m about halfway through and so far it’s been a good read. I’ll do a full review on this once I’ve finished it!
I’ve also been trying to be more active at work, going for a walk on my lunch and also trying to take a regular break from my screen. This is something that I really struggle with as I have a job that involves me sitting at my desk for 95% of the day!
So making sure I go for a walk at lunch really helps. It also helps with steps on my Fitbit, although I’m still not hitting the 10,000 steps mark on a daily basis.
Here’s my Fitbit steps from last week! Not a bad effort but still work to do!
I’ve skipped a few page in my book it seems the best advice and some of the plans in the back of the book all start with a couple of weeks of simply walking before starting to run so actually these weeks are allowing me to build up on my research.
A Good Read So Far – Full Review To Come!
Now I’m not a big fan of being a calorie counter but thought I should maybe have a go at logging what I’m eating on ‘My Fitness Pal’, especially with it now syncing with the Fitbit app. So I started this last week and actually surprised myself with how well I was doing, although having soup every day for lunch certainly seemed to help on this.
I’m trying to stay under 2000 calories a day, which I did well at the start of the week but unfortunately was just over towards the end of the week. Eating out on Wednesday, Papa John’s on Friday and a homemade roast dinner on Saturday certainly didn’t help.
Although a nice 2 hour walk on Sunday though helped burn some of these calories off!
Sunday Mornings 2 Hour Walk
So into week 2 we go and with a less busy social schedule I’m hoping that things should be a little easier food wise. I’m also hoping that I can get a little more active with my steps and maybe nail the 10,000 mark a few more times this week.
I’m also trying to work out what day and time is going to be my weigh in. I was thinking a morning would be better but need to make it consistent.
Anyway until next time!