Saturday, April 20, 2013

Stick with it Saturday

I don't think I've written one of these in a few weeks.  I haven't been doing a whole lot of exercise to be honest. This week I decided to start running again.  Loved it!  I am using my Jeff Galloway 5K app which I also love.  I only ran twice.  I accidentally skipped Day 1 so I ran twice, but finished week 1. (Each week has 3 days of running, 2 short and 1 long.) I am hoping to stay injury free.  I really love to run.

I have also finally started losing weight.   I dropped just over 5 lbs in the last week and a half.  I was up a bit today but I always fluctuate some and even being up today I am down over 4 from where I was 2 weeks ago.  After not losing since the first of the year...I'll take it!

You can read more about my new approach of combining Trim Healthy Mama and Weight Watchers here and here.

Goals for the upcoming week: Eat the Trim Healthy Mama Way using WW points, complete week 2 of my 5 K app and do this video daily.  I have an enormous diastasis recti that I would really like to see get smaller. I'm not sure there is any hope for completely closing it. (My Dr. said no, but doctors don't know everything.  However, I have had it for many years so he could be right.)  Don't know what diastasis recti is?  You can watch this video to see if you have one.

Link up your own diet/exercise post over at Sam's Noggin
(will update this link later if Sam posts one today)


Sue McGrath said...

Your doing so well!! I too need to loose weight so perhaps I'll join in with you! Cheers Sue

Bethany said...

Hi Karen, I just saw your backlink into Fit2B (thank you for that) because you are leading people to discover diastasis recti (DR) and hope! For you, though, I just want to say keep up the good work. Running might keep your DR from closing, though :( All the bouncing and shaking in the core really stresses the connective tissues of the abs when they're damaged. It's almost the same as running with a sprained ankle, only it's a sprained core, so to speak. I encourage you to wrap/bind/splint your belly when you run to help support your core, and that might help your diastasis "get a grip." Hugs, and keep up the hard work. Let me know if you have any further questions about Fit2B Studio.

Article I wrote about running/DR for a running/nutrition site called Radiant Life Rocks!

Karen said...

Thanks Bethany. I will read that article and think about what you've said.

Karen said...

Thanks Sue! Join won't be sorry!

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