I went for an asthma checkup last month and the kind nurse checked me over. She took my peak flow measurement (450 which is higher than the national average!), weighed (76kg and measured (5’2.5″) me. It was quite funny she said I had grown since the last measurement by 0.5″ but of course I was probably slouching last time! She suggested that I increase my inhaler intake for a bit and maybe wait until it warms up again before trying running again.
Hubby is going well with the running though. He’s now into Week 4 of the Couch to 5K and is enjoying it.
If I’m being honest, I feel like I’ve completely lost momentum on the running front. The fact that I’ve not been able to and hubby’s ran off ahead has knocked my enthusiasm. But I will try again soon – especially now the days are getting longer. The trouble I have at the moment is that I work until 5pm, don’t get home until 6pm. If I go for a run straight away then I don’t get anytime with the girls. So I may have to confine myself to running at weekends. Later in the year then I can go running after they’ve gone to bed.
The food front has fared slightly better. I’ve stopped eating sandwiches for lunch and have swapped them for either fruit and yogurt or a salad box. Occasionally I have leftovers for example today I have chicken stir fry leftovers.
But I will admit that the last week of January was a bit of a write off – it was so hectic at work and then travelled to the recording of Red Dwarf so munched on so much junk food!
I’m still keeping track of my eating by using a spreadsheet. I keep it on OneDrive so I can update it from anywhere.
So that’s my latest Fitness Update! Unfortunately not as good progress as I’d hoped!