I kicked off the first day of my first full week back in the weight loss program saddle with a 30 minute cardio session before work. Since I usually leave for work before 6:00am that means I got up early and hit the treadmill for 30 minutes. That’s a good sign of my renewed committment.
Another good sign for me was I had no problem handling the first day of Week 6 of the Couch to 5k plan. That is where I was at before my hiatus, but I had suspected that coming back after a month long break from running would cause me to take a step or two back. Instead, I was able to plow through the session with my heart rate exceeding 160 only a couple of times. The highest I saw was 167. I’m still not happy with my pace (12:45 minute mile) and have a goal of getting that moved up to a 10:00 pace over the next couple of months.
After I got home from work I put in a strength training session, which really felt good. It’s been a month away from the weights as well.
Finally, on the diet side I had a good day. I had a small portion of leftover Egg Bake and a glass of water for breakfast, a decaf coffee and a banana for a mid-morning snack, a Burrito Bol (with no dairy) at Chipotle for lunch, a banana and some almonds for an afternoon snack, and a Slim Fast shake for dinner. I’m sipping on some late night decaf and I feel very satisfied.