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Now on to our regularly scheduled post.
Another week has come and gone. I’d be lying if I said it was a good week. To be brutally honest, it was a crappy week. Both my kids came down with double ear infections, then my husband and I caught sore throats. My workouts were lacking due to some minor aches and pains, and my eating was erratic and borderline gluttonous. There are still some remnants of the coughs and sniffles floating around between the whole family, but I’m making the decision to reel the eating habits back in strictly as of today. Why today? Because today i’m starting the 21 Day Fix Extreme. Yippie!
One of my goals for Spring is to cut back on my “motherhood” snacking patterns. It’s getting out of hand. I’m just giving myself too many “treats” throughout the day. A doughnut here, a cookie there, a hand full of jelly beans whenever I open the cabinet, Ive become a sugary mess.
Aside from eliminating the sugar, I also want to start tracking my calories and measuring my portions again. The 21 Day Fix is the perfect program to retrain my brain, my stomach and my eye balls what a healthy meal looks and tastes like.
All through my pregnancy and these last 7 months of breastfeeding, I’ve been extra lenient with my portions and sugary indulgences. If I am to make the best of my time leading up to marathon training – which begins the end of June, I ought to drop the rest of this baby weight ASAP. I am certainly not at my optimal racing weight. Truthfully, I’ve got about 20 pounds that I’d like to drop before I get into the heart of marathon training. Let’s be honest. We all know how difficult it is to lose weight during training. Focusing on the weight loss this far out from my actual training will allow me to, hopefully, reach a good race weight in time for NYC without having to compromise my fueling needs during the training schedule. (fingers crossed)
So now let’s skim through my nonexistent workouts from last week. (eek)
Monday – Ran 3.1 miles Stretched & did hip strengthening exercises
Tuesday – Yoga & Max 30
Wednesday – REST : woke up with anterior knee pain
Thursday – REST : started feeling posterior knee tightness in the morning with a tightness leading into my hip flexors by afternoon
Friday – light stretching
Saturday – Rest
Sunday – Iron Girl Half Marathon DNS Stayed home with sick babies and nursed a sore throat on the couch with soup and popsicles. (boo)
So yes, I had some irregular leg pains pop up here and there this week. I’m clueless as to what may have triggered the pain. It was so sudden and odd to just wake up Wednesday morning with pain after not having memory of any specific trigger. I texted my old neighbor (the PT) to inquire what she thought I should do. Her advice was to schedule a full evaluation. The main reasoning behind this could be due to the physiological and physical changes my body is still experiencing due to pregnancy and breastfeeding. A combination of muscle weakness and shortening, postural imbalances, or ligament laxity may result in my needing some physical therapy. So let’s just take all this one step at a time.
Tell me, did you have any muscle imbalances or weakness after your pregnancy?
Have you heard of the 21 Day Fix?
When do you start training for your Fall marathon?