I'm not throwing in the towel, I am accepting my present limitations.
The first week of course I was all gung-ho and did it perfectly but the second week was a major fizzler. Week three is going to be all about acceptance and adjustments! I cannot stick to the meal plan exactly, I have a family to feed, and am way too busy to cook seperate meals. So I am adjusting the way we eat as a family. Healthy lean meats plus vegies or salads and then carbs for dinner for the boys but not me. I have my carbs at lunch so I have the energy for my exercise and to make it through the 3pm slump (carbs are of course as complex as possible! lol). I'm not going to give up, but I need to learn to solder on even when the excitement and gloss has worn off. This is gonna be the rest of my life so I need habits, not motivation!
My running is going great - I'm finally increasing my distance and finding I can run faster on the shorter runs now which is what I was aiming at. One thing I have learnt is that to acheive something you have to push the boundaries. In order to increase my 5k speed, I have had to run further and further rather then just keep repeating the same 5k over and over. I need to try and get some speed intervals happening this week too!
special K with low fat milk and blueberries
sandwich with roast lamb from last night, mustard, tomato and snow pea sprouts
500ml of water
I've got a 150g tub of baked beans for afternoon tea
and dinner will be home-made pizza
I have a fast 5k run planned for 5pm this afternoon!