Friday, October 24, 2014

consistency is key

happy friday friends! i hope youve all had a lovely day, since its about 7pm here. ive had things on my mind today, and im just sitting with my feet propped up watching Nightmare Before Christmas, so i thought i thought id chat with ya.

when i got on the scale this morning, i was quite surprised. it was a number i hadnt seen in awhile. it was number i barely saw a glimpse of when i did my last whole30. it got me way excited. so i started thinking about how i got to this number.

lately ive been trying to be pretty consistent with what im doing. besides this week (because i decided i needed a break) ive been running pretty consistent in the last few weeks. so i have that going for me. but im also trying to make better food choices. like when the secretary brought donuts this week, i glanced at them and that was it. i basically only went in the kitchen for lunch and water. im trying to cut out alot of sugar from my diet, so it was a no brainer for me to not touch it.

i think alot of it came from meal prepping. i kept to my breakfast and lunches. and i even kept up with dinner. even tonight which is rare for me to cook on fridays. im usually done by the end of the week and just want a break. so im pretty proud of all that. and i can see the results im getting with it.

no, i dont always make the best choices (i had a small piece of pumpkin cheesecake today, but who could pass up something with pumpkin!) but i try to make the best choices most of the time, like passing on the donuts. yes, sometimes we treat ourselves, but treats are becoming few and far between lately. im trying to get back on a paleo diet.. mostly 80/20. the more better choices i make, the more progress ill see. sure, my progress may be super slow, but atleast its going somewhere and the scale is going down. and thats all i can ask for.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

day in the life: my new normal

ive always loved reading the "day in the life" post on other blogs. but my life was always far too boring to even try to do one. it was basically get up, go to work, come home. repeat.

but i actually had a semi eventful day, enough to talk about anyways. so here we go :)

5:00 am: turn off my alarm, and try to decide if i really want to go run

5:02 am: check facebook and instagram to try and wake myself up

5:08 am: get up, go to the bathroom and make my way to the kitchen

5:10 am: eat banana (my normal prerun fuel) and play on phone still trying to wake up

5:15 am: get dressed to run and down some water

5:26 am: head out the door to run. and its colder than i thought.

6:30 am: get home from running 4 miles. super proud that it wasnt as bad as i expected it to be. besides having to dodge big groups of college runners. yay for living behind a college stadium.

6:32 am: chug some water

6:38 am: hubs gets back from his run so i chat with him for a bit

6:42 am: start cooking breakfast. eggs and sausage.

6:50 am: eat

7:00 am: head to the shower

7:12 am: get read for the day

7:42 am: leave for work

8:00 am - 12:00 pm: work

12:02 pm: go to my docs office to get flu shot

12:15 pm: get frustrated that im still sitting there waiting, its just a shot!

12:17 pm: go up to counter to see how long itll be and the lady gives me answer i coulda punched her in the face for, so i told her to take me off the list, and leave

12:20 pm: head to kroger. i need sweet potato for food prep

12:40 pm: get back to work and eat left over hot pocket i had in the freezer (dont judge, i needed something quick that wasnt fast food one day)

1:00pm - 5:00pm: work some more

5:10 pm: get super frustrated at how bad traffic is

5:22 pm: get home

5:30 pm: get to workin on food. put egg and lemon juice in blender for homemade mayo, cut up potatoes and get chicken ready to go in the oven for lunch the rest of the week, brown ground meat for chili the next day

5:50 pm: randomly pick up things around the house, im determined to keep my house clean

6:10 pm: finish making homemade mayo, then make dreamy avocado dressing

6:30 pm: finally start on dinner. pork chops and salad

7:00 pm: eat dinner and watch tv with the hubs

8:35 pm: drag myself into the kitchen to fix my lunches for the week, load the dishwasher, and refill my water bottles

9:00 pm: drag myself into bed and check facebok and instagram again

9:30 pm: make one last bathroom trip then off to dream land i go...

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Monday, October 13, 2014

so ive been running..

the good news is.. my kness arent hurting.. but they sure are bruised all nice and pretty. ah well.

but yes, im back into my running groove. im doing 2 short runs during the week and 1 long run on sunday. this is how my last 3 runs have looked:

yep. i did 5 miles yesterday. never have i done miles before. and it kinda makes me feel like a badass. yes im training for something, but ill keep that a secret for now in case i fail miserably until its closer to time.

i love how with each run my avg min./mile gets shorter n shorter. squee!! i guess training does pay off. and another thing i love:

remember how i wasnt feeling well and wasnt working out. i felt my fitness going downhill fast. and was worried how long it would take me to get back in the groove. well shockingly.. it only took me about 2 weeks to get back into my running pace that i was in. it was the little boost of confidence i need to know that i am doing good and that i can do it. its the little things.

this week im gonna get back into my strength training routine and try to kick some ass.

btw, my hubs is doing awesome on his weight loss.. but i think im getting his weight.. why do i have to love food so much! #thestruggle

well thats all i have for now.. have a great manic monday!

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

an update

yess.. i see the cobwebs and hear the crickets.

ive been having a hard time updating the blog. life is busy. i havent worked out much, and well.. i never take pictures of my food anymore it seems. but as i try to get things back in order, you may see a slight change in the blog. i started this blog to follow my fitness journey, which has been such and up and down battle recently. so the blog just stays the same. but i do have so much more to say. soo ill be talking more than just health n fitness on the blog in the future. home projects, life, randomness. itll be all of me, instead of just getting healthy :)

so whats been going on lately?

well, im trying to get back to exercising and eating right. remember i said i could join another contest? well i took my before pictures, and have been trying my best with it, but we shall see. im almost back to where i was when i stopped working out in august, so ill start the weekly reviews when i get to that point again, i dont want to repeat the posts.

also, my husband has started his diet for work, so its giving me an extra push to get my butt in gear, and create healthy meals for us. hopefully we will both do well over the next few months to reach our goals.

speaking of exercise, i went for a run on sunday. and i was doing awesome, until i tripped and fell.. boo! i busted up my knees, jabbed my phone into my chest (where i have a pretty bruise to show), and scraped up my hands a lil. i still had 2 miles to get back to my car, so i had no choice but to keep going. my knees were hurting by the time i got back! but they are slowing healing, but turning ugly colors.. hopefully this doesnt affect my running this week.

how my knees were looking yesterday

well i guess thats all for now. i have some posts ideas that i hope to be back soon with!

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