Before we knew it, an entire month had gone by since we finished our 15k race. The saying is true, time really does fly when you’re having fun. Tons of fun celebrating our marriage, a few major holidays– and with lots of cheese and great craft beer. Somehow, in the middle of it all, we managed to convince ourselves that we were logging some serious miles.
Only we weren’t running. Not at all.
After a few clusters of migraine headaches, I knew it was time to come clean. So on this brisk January morning, I had to suck it up and perform a factory reset. My reset always happens at 5am, with week four of the Couch to 5k training program. The workout is difficult enough to get my heart pumping, but helps me ease back into a routine without injury.
You got me. This was not my first reset.
But I would really like it to be my last.
Things I know: Running helps me channel my stress and anxiety. Yoga helps me to stretch and breathe deeper. Eating a clean, plant-based diet keeps me feeling energized, full, and focused. And cheese is still so damn good.
Today I will move forward with a plan that includes more intense workouts, increased veg, and a little bit of cheese for good measure. For my own accountability and to share some tips, I’m going to begin posting some recipes and workout plans each week. Now is the perfect time to be healthy again!
This week’s workout: Week four of C25k and Jillian Michaels’ Yoga Meltdown.
On the menu: Spaghetti squash with homemade marinara; kale and eggs; ginger chili stir fry; and chipotle butternut squash soup.
What does your week look like? Leave it in the comments!