Halloween was last night and I’m sure many of you ODed on chocolate and candy (and booze) and are feeling the regrets and the grossness today.
October is a big food month around these parts. It’s my birthday month, as well as my nephew’s, sister-in-law’s, and aunt’s. It’s also my parents’ anniversary month, Thanksgiving (in Canada), and, of course, Halloween. So it seems that there’s always tons of food on the go. I did my best to behave, food-wise, but I did indulge here and there (dam you, Pumpkin Spice lattes!!), and for that reason I’m starting back on my Whole 30 food plan this month.
I know not everyone is able to commit themselves to 30 days of eating whole, natural, unprocessed foods and omitting many every day things (like dairy), but I really enjoy the program and feel so terrific while doing it. This will be my 4th time on the program since June.
But, again, since not everyone can – or wants to – make this commitment (I still urge you to eliminate as much processed food as possible) I thought another program would catch your fancy. It’s the Learn to Run Your First 5K.
I never did a training program when I first took up running years ago but many of my friends have joined running groups to learn to run a 5K or 10K and it really seemed to benefit their training. And it definitely is a commitment.
This Learn to Run program is from PopSugar Fitness and it’s a 6-week training program that incorporates core, strength, and flexibility training into your running workouts. It’s a great idea and if you’re a newbie to running – and/or to exercising – this might just be the program for you.
I always feel like November is such a great recovery month – getting over October’s indulgences and gearing up for Christmas and the holidays. I realize that my American friends celebrate their Thanksgiving in November, but you can still use the month as your training guide – taking your rest day(s) to celebrate with your turkeys.
This is also a 6-week training program so it will bring you right into mid-December so even when you’re doing your Christmas baking or already into the parties your body will be conditioning and burning extra calories while at rest.
So, give this program a go and as always, have fun!