After PR'ing in the Memorial Day 10k and last week's Independance Day 15k I have been in need of a little respite from running. I was sore and my legs were tired on Thursday and so why not call Friday recovery too! I did Jillian Michaels & a short Insanity workout (Cardio Abs) on Saturday and found myself sore again!
Today and tomorrow I'm doing a detox/cleanse that Dr. Oz had in a recent People Magazine. I know, great place to find your health advice. But I've been a fan of Dr. Oz for some time now, so why not.
Let me tell you, the hardest part is all the work involved in the food! First of all the grocery shopping. Then organizing the veggies for each recipe. And juicing for the first time. And chopping veggies for a soup that was literally to the brim of my crockpot.
But it's one day down and just one day to go and since I've done it all once, it should be easier. I convinced my mom and sister to do it with me too. I haven't seen many "detoxifying" signs, but then again I'm not sure what they would be.
What I do know is that I haven't had any processed sugar. Or junk food. Or wheat. Or Diet Coke. Although I did have half a cup of coffee with a splash of my Natural Bliss creamer. I'm not dumb enough to skip coffee AND eat practically no calories in a day. I get terrible caffeine withdrawal headaches. A girls gotta do, ya know.
After tomorrow, I plan to stick to natural foods for a few more days to continue on with better eating habits. I'm just such a sucker for sugar and starchy foods. Hence the 10lbs I can't seem to lose.
I really want a PR in November's half marathon. And I feel like one major boost to reaching that goal would be being fitter. I will start a training plan mid-August.
As much as I love running and I can see my runner's legs, it doesn't help me lose weight. In fact it can do the opposite if I'm not careful. I gained 5-6lbs while training for the full marathon. For the next several weeks I am going to focus on my eating and Insanity and just throw some runs in for my sanity and maybe a double workout day.
I'll keep you posted.