Hello and welcome back for Jelly Belly To Yummy Mummy.
So if you read last week’s post , you’ll be aware that I had to have a rest from running due to painful shin splints and to be honest I was starting to get a little worried due to how I had the most pain in my right leg and I would really hurt walking up and down the stairs. However after resting it all week I can honestly say that the pain feel’s like it has gone. But having said that I don’t want to rush back into running. So what I’m thinking is that I will rest it another week and then maybe trying doing a run or two to start with and see how I get on. I am thinking though that this week I will do some strength training to try to help build up the muscle’s to help lower the risk of getting shin splints again.
Now my husband isn’t a major fitness freak or anything and when I spoke to him about taking that route back into it, he agreed with me rightly or wrongly.
I also said if you remember doing a food diary type post, well I’ve not kept a diary of what I have been eating but let me tell you that it hasn’t been good, we have had way to many takeaways, this weekend alone we have had 2 Macdonald’s just because it’s been crazy busy this weekend for us being out and about. (No excuse I know) I am also on my second tub of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream….
I weighed myself on Friday I think it was and I was at 11st 12lbs, how I haven’t put more weight on is beyond me. What I do know is that right now I feel ready to start eating healthy again. This last week I’ve really not watched what I’ve eaten or how much and I do notice the difference from it. I feel way more sluggish but at the same time I feel re-motivated and feel like I’m ready to make a change to my eating. The main reason for too many take away’s is that we have had a really bad week with Logan’s teething to the point where one night I didn’t actually get to sleep till 6:30 am till 8:30 am for Matt to start work.
What I will say I have noticed this last week with not running or doing any form of exercise is how it has affected me mentally… I have been a lot more stressed out a lot more emotional (Lack of sleep hasn’t helped) and not sleeping well. I really wasn’t expecting it to affect me as much as it has, but it has also given me a lot of motivation to get back to working out one way or another be it running or weight’s.
Not working out has meant that I have been thinking a lot about working out and having a weeks break and looking back over the weeks where I only did running, I think that I’m better off mixing it up throughout the week and maybe do running towards the end of the week and over weekend and just do a couple of runs and then beginning to mid-week do a couple of weight sessions to really help tone up my body….Which is my main goal, When I started doing the Jelly Belly To Yummy Mummy post I didn’t really have much of a goal other than to lose weight. But having a break and time to think has allowed me to think of what I really want to get out of it, and the answer to that is I want to tone up my Belly, after having a C-Section I have a hangover belly which I want to reduce and tone as much as I can. And to just tone up the rest of my body. I don’t mind not losing weight if I’m toning up and losing inches I’ll be happy. I guess it’s just trial and error to see what will work for my body and what I enjoy and what won’t leave me with constant injuries.
So in summary I think having the break has been the best thing for me in terms of refocusing on what I want to get out of my work outs and for giving me the motivation boost I so desperately needed. So in next weeks post I will weigh myself and take measurements of my body but I won’t compare it to previous week’s I’ll treat as though I’m starting from scratch…Frustrating but I think it’s needed.
As always Thank you for reading and until next time.