Get Healthy Challenge Update :)

Hi readers!

I survived my first week of my Get Healthy Challenge wooooooooooh! I did this by:

1. Completing week one of the C25K running program, which i listen to in podcast form as I run. It felt like i was just going to become a used up lump on the floor after the first run but by the end of the week (which is run number 3) I felt really good and was looking forward to running which really suprised me as I’m not overly athletic. Plus I managed to get my runs in in between all the rain we’ve been having here

2. Did my after run stretching which is getting better as my tight muscles are finally loosening up 🙂 though I haven’t as yet done a yoga session. But that is one of my goals to do this week on top of my running week 2 of C25K.

3. I rode my bike and went Geocaching both of which were lots and lots of fun, despite being hunted by huge blood guzzling mosquitos and some seriously aggressive Jumper Ants which are a breed of bull ant native to Australia and they have really painful stings as my housemate who was with me found out when one of them bit her through her shoe!

Jumper Ant picture courtesy of Wikipedia

Despite our insect attackers we found our prize hidden under it’s rock so were well pleased with ourselves 🙂

4. I have mainly eaten vegetarian for the whole week as that was what I had in the freezer. As I cook big batches of meals and freeze portions to eat when I can’t be bothered cooking which is what happened last week. So I ended up having a meat splurge on saturday with a burger, chips and ice cream for lunch and a steak and veggies for dinner with white chocolate mud cake for dessert. So I felt pretty stuffed that night and wasn’t too hungry on Sunday, so that made it easier to eat my normal food again.

So this week I want to do at least one yoga session along with my runs and taking my dog for her walks, add wee bit more protein to my meals this week to hopefully avoid a big binge on the weekend and have a bit of time to do some meditation to relax my mind which all sounds achievable.

Until later 🙂