Some of you are probably tired of hearing me blab about running…and to you I say I’m sorry and I’m gonna continue to blab about it. 😉
It’s been two weeks…two long weeks since I started my journey to getting back in shape.
I’ve been running a mile every other day and those first couple of runs were HORRIBLE. As in I kept glancing at my GPS to see when the mile would be up, huffing and puffing, and feeling like I was just going to pass out. And no I’m not over exaggerating…I was really that out of shape.
But guess what, it’s getting better. I’m finding that I’m not constantly thinking about when the run will be over, my breathing has become not so laborious, and I’m actually finding myself getting a little excited about running. I’m pretty surprised since I thought that would take a lot longer than 2 weeks.
I know I’m only running a mile so far so I’m not claiming to be an awesome runner but we all have to start somewhere, right?
My only complaint is that within the last few days my knees have started to hurt (oddly enough, my right one more than my left). They aren’t painful, but more of a sore/stiff kind of discomfort. I’m thinking it’s due to straining my ligaments…going from out of shape to pushing myself pretty hard is always a big change. I’m going to give it another week to work itself out and then I’ll have to reevaluate it to figure out what other things might be causing the soreness.
In other news, my husband and I are also making it a priority to eat healthier and look what I ordered on Amazon:
A George Foreman grill…haha! I always thought they were cheesy but after doing some research, I actually learned they are quite a healthy way to make food at home. The grilling plates on this one are ceramic and pop out to clean so it’s been pretty easy to use. Now you might just be wondering why I don’t use our grill, but honestly sometimes it’s a pain to get the charcoal going and it’s nicer to have something quicker for those nights that I don’t have a lot of time.
And what was the first thing we made on it? Grilled chicken with a honey and lime glaze and a side of asparagus and brown rice! Delicious!
Best part is that I’m down three pounds in two weeks. I’m feeling better overall and I’m motivated to keep going! This baby weight will be saying adios in the near future and I’ll be saying hello to my pre-pregnancy clothes…finally!
What are some healthy recipes that you love to make at home?! I need more ideas!