A Good Start to the Week

March 17, 2008 · 4 comments

I kicked off the first day of my first full week back in the weight loss program saddle with a 30 minute cardio session before work. Since I usually leave for work before 6:00am that means I got up early and hit the treadmill for 30 minutes. That’s a good sign of my renewed committment.

Another good sign for me was I had no problem handling the first day of Week 6 of the Couch to 5k plan. That is where I was at before my hiatus, but I had suspected that coming back after a month long break from running would cause me to take a step or two back. Instead, I was able to plow through the session with my heart rate exceeding 160 only a couple of times. The highest I saw was 167. I’m still not happy with my pace (12:45 minute mile) and have a goal of getting that moved up to a 10:00 pace over the next couple of months.

After I got home from work I put in a strength training session, which really felt good. It’s been a month away from the weights as well.

Finally, on the diet side I had a good day. I had a small portion of leftover Egg Bake and a glass of water for breakfast, a decaf coffee and a banana for a mid-morning snack, a Burrito Bol (with no dairy) at Chipotle for lunch, a banana and some almonds for an afternoon snack, and a Slim Fast shake for dinner. I’m sipping on some late night decaf and I feel very satisfied.

All in all, a good start to the week.

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AndrewE March 18, 2008 at 1:45 am

Good stuff John. Keep it up.

Cammy March 18, 2008 at 8:05 am

That wasn’t a “good” start; it was an excellent start! Way to go!

Steve v4.6 March 18, 2008 at 10:31 am

Great start for the week. It’s good to see you back in the saddle.

Trail Running March 18, 2008 at 3:51 pm

This is a really good start, showing a total commitment to what you’re doing. Keep up the good work.

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