This was the end of week 5 with Sam, my trainer. I'm not making progress like I want, but I know it's my own fault. My eating habits are still not so good. Calorie wise I'm doing fine, but my nutritional content sucks...big time. My sodium intake is HORRIBLE! I know this and I need to take the steps to change this. It's so easy to stop at a fast food place and get junk though. Ugh! Excuses excuses! I have one week until I take 6 week measurements. I'm going to try really hard to do what I'm supposed to do on my own this week. Although, I am not doing everything I need to be doing I can say that I am definitely stronger. When I think back to my week one and the the things I am doing now...it blows my mind.
I'm going to start up my 5k training again. I am signed up for the Mayor's Cup on August 27th. It was supposed to happen at the end of April, but was cancelled due to the tornado damage. My ultimate running goal would be a half marathon. For some reason I have no desire to finish a full marathon. It seems like too much. I've read the blogs of those who absolutely love marathons and afterwards they are in pain and have to recover for weeks sometimes. That just does not appeal to me. You never know and I might change my mind. I know someone who felt the same way I do now, and she has now completed a few full marathons. Anyway, baby steps first...my 1st 5k.
Music really does make me move. If I'm jogging and feel like I just can't do it, certain songs will completely change my attitude. I really need a new ipod. I'm still using the very first shuffle that came out. I've had someone at the gym say, "What is that?" Haha! Yeah, time for an upgrade. It still works though, so at the moment I don't have a large desire to replace it just yet. I think I might start posting a link to some of my favorite workout tunes at the end of each blog.
Today's song is by Janet Jackson. I actually have quite a few of her songs on my workout playlist, but this one always gets me going.
Janet Jackson - Make Me