I have been letting myself get pulled in way too many directions lately and fell like I am barely keeping up.
Running has taken a bit of a back seat. Sundays have become more about catching up than running. I intend to fix that this month... so much to tell you about... let's get started.
First, I have decided to leave my part time work with Weight Watchers. I have been a meeting room receptionist and have loved greeting members at the scale a few times each week, for about 4 years now. And I have also been doing 24/7 chat sessions with members online a few hours each week, for over a years. It is time to wind it all down and retire completely. I have enjoyed the work but actually find it quite emotionally draining to be honest. By mid-October I will be happily unemployed.
We are going to be volunteering later this week at the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon expo, handing out race shirts to entrants. This will be our 5th year volunteering, and our 4th in this capacity. It is a relatively small expo compared to larger races but I love the atmosphere. And we get a good quality shirt in exchange... win win.
I have been wearing a new Tommie Copper elbow sleeve quite a bit lately. It is a great comfort after we play tennis. I wish I had it when I was golfing 4 times a week! Watch for a real review coming up.
I have also been testing some products that I received from Skinny & Co. There is a peppermint flavored pulling oil, a brown sugar scrub, and some other coconut oil skin care products. I will do a more comprehensive review after I have been using all of these products for a few weeks.
On the workout front, I have been faithfully doing following the Metabolic Prime timetable for the past 10 weeks... 2 weeks to go and I will be glad to see it done. Early morning workouts on Monday, Wednesday and Friday have been really good and good for me, I know... I have built some leg muscle that is showing quite nicely and also some upper body muscle... delts and shoulders... but I am getting kinda bored and after 12 weeks will look for something new to tackle with my strength/resistance workouts.
As for my food plan, I am still following the Weight Watchers Smart Points guidelines... but I have also started using IIFYM (If it Fits Your Macros) along with that. I admit to being a numbers geek and all of this detail appeals to me. I love the journalling and have purchased some lovely colored felt-tipped pens to help with that aspect. I have given up carb cycling for now as it has kept me from eating some of my favorite meals and I don't think deprivation or the feeling of deprivation does anyone very much good!
I have been cooking up a storm. Made a huge batch of chili and and also a batch of a roasted kabocha squash and red pepper soup.. lots in the freezer for quick meals. Gotta love that.
So... another week coming up and I have lots on the calendar... The Captain is currently painting a couple of feature walls in our living and dining area, and then we are heading out for walk. It is a lovely Fall day and I want to enjoy it.
How about you? What is on your agenda for October?