My weekly running plan: week 4 + shopping list

This week I've been back on track and
I have finally tackled those four minutes of running.
I'm not going to lie, it has been hard on me.
Luckily fitness improves fast and I am finding it easier
every time I step on the tread mill.

So here's what I've been doing this week:

Warm up: 5 minute brisk walk
Minutes 1 and 2: run
Minutes 3 and 4: walk
Minutes 5 and 6: run
Minutes 7 and 8: walk
Minutes 9, 10, 11 and 12: run (hard four minutes!)
Minutes 13, 14 and 15: walk
Minutes 16, 17 and 18: run
Minutes 19, 20 and 21: walk
Minutes 22, 23 and 24: run

Cool down: 5 minute brisk walk

This week I will be continuing this and adding another 4 minutes of
 running, slowly building up until I am ready to run for FIVE minutes.

So apart from running I've also been eating more healthy.
Later on I'm going grocery shopping.

                                              I always make a shopping list and stick to it.
I usually sit down and make a weekly menu plan first.
That way I can see exactly what I need to buy. I also check my
cupboards and fridge/freezer to see what we still have so I don't overbuy.
Here's this weeks menu.

I do add loads of snacks as the days go by,
but usually they are quite healthy snacks such as
fruits, yogurts or rice crackers.
You may also notice that I eat the same breakfast every day.
I just find the porridge (Oat so Simple with sultanas, raisins,
cranberry and apple) very tasty and filling. I usually have this with
a coffee and have my grapefruit later on in the makes for a
delicious mid morning snack.

On the other side I write down my shopping list
I like to categorise my items by aisle, it just makes it so much more
easier to shop and I don't find myself running back and forth between the
aisles and getting distracted by other items.
 It also makes shopping a lot quicker.

I NEVER go shopping on an empty stomach.
I did once and bought a whole load of stuff I did not need.
Mainly freshly baked hard to resist the smell
of chocolate croissants when hungry.

Linking up

Have a healthy happy week my friends


Amy said...

Good for you with the running! That's awesome! I know I'm slowly getting better at the treadmill too. It's something I was never good at before (I think I did it once in all of about 5 years), so it's been really exciting to watch myself get better at it. I really like your idea of making a menu for the week so you don't over buy. I really need to start doing that! Hope you are having a wonderful day :)

SkinnyMeg said...

Your running plan looks awesome, that's exactly how I started off too! I agree about not going shopping hungry, I end up with loads of crap I don't need :)

Jennifer said...

I also make a menu for the week and create my shopping list from there. You might really like the shopping list I use..I've included the website here:

It is also organized by category, so it makes shopping really easy!

Great tips on your menu:)