One hundred healthy days. That’s what I committed myself to in an attempt to build healthier habits. So how did the first 14 days go?
In all honestly, it could have gone better.
In all honestly, it could have been worse.
I feel confident that I’ve started off well with some of my commitments but I know others I need to concentrate on a little more. Here’s how the first two weeks have gone;
NO BINGE EATING.
I would say I have hit this 85% of the time. There have been maybe two days over the past week when I ended up eating more than I should have, and I think both times this has happened the day after a few too many drinks the night before.
So moving forward over the next two weeks I’m going to make more of an effort to ensure I don’t binge drink and curb myself after those two glasses of wine which I know is my threshold to when I will drink until I’m drunk!
This is one goal I have actually hit. I have ensured that I’ve left the house every day to get some fresh air and get that needed daily activity. So over the next two weeks I need to ensure I keep this one up.
FOUR WORKOUTS A WEEK.
Four workouts a week. Three workouts a week, who’s counting?
I nearly hit this goal but have been 1 workout short a week. So for the next two weeks I’ll be ensuring I squeeze in this extra workout to hit this goal.
Over the past two weeks my workouts have been running, running and more running. I want to incorporate at least one cross training or strength based workout week over the next two weeks.
DAILY STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING.
Another goal that I’ve hit! And one I am seeing the benefit from. Thanks to daily strength and conditioning I am feeling strong in the areas I’m working and my ankle and leg niggles have subsided substantially. This is one goal I’m excited to continue thanks to the small effort but big reward it’s giving me.
Week one I didn’t set any specific goals but week two I gave myself the goal to download the couch to 5k app and use this to help speed up my running.
By going back to basics I have seen an increase already in my pace after week one. I’ve been using the app to run at my aim pace of at least 11:00 for the ‘running’ segment and slowing down to a slow run (or speed walk) during the ‘walking’ segment.
It’s good to see on my Garmin that I’ve been increasing my pace and even hitting a sub 10 pace which I don’t think I’ve ever managed to do previously. It’s giving me confidence that I will be able to knock down my half marathon time this year.
Plan of action, days 15 – 28, week 2 – 3
- Curb the drinking to ensure to binging
- Continue with daily activity but up my weekly steps by 5,000
- Incorporate a cross training or strength based workout once a week
- Continue with daily strength and conditioning but up my reps to continue to challenge myself
- Continue with the couch to 5k app when running as my speed based workout.
What goals have you set yourself recently and how are they going?