Morning morning was ROUGH. Tim and I woke up after going to bed far too late and managed to get our tennis shoes on and out the door. Before we did that I made Tim his delicious peanut butter English muffin and I enjoyed the unstoppable duo of Almond Breeze Almond Milk and Puffins.
I realized that this weekend I have a 5K to support tissue and organ donation so I knew that this week I would need to challenge myself and get my butt moving. Tim agreed to change our mind set this week to mileage instead of minutes. So we decided to do a little walking warm-up and then headed out for a full 2 miles run. I get that doesn’t seem like a lot but I am just trying to take it one step of a time here to get myself moving.
We took a route today that put us past Tim’s mom’s house and we laughed when we saw her light on. She was either up waaaay earlier than I have ever known her to get up or she never went to bed. Turns out…she hadn’t even bed to bet yet! She had been out of town and hadn’t gotten into bed yet from her long trip but gosh it made me tired! Knowing she was about to get into bed to go to sleep. So yea, anyway, the run was pretty good until about 1.5miles. THEN I started to get very tired but I still made it. The route we took was a pretty bad one though because we had to go through a bunch of circles and back track a bit which just makes you feel like the run is never going to end. Still, after a long weekend of beer and ice cream it was a more than needed run. Did I mention I ate 2 scoops of ice cream? Oops!
So got home from the run and finally headed out to work after a smoothie! I picked up a 5lb bag of frozen strawberries at Sam’s Club over the weekend so i was ready to use some of those delicious treats. I had no idea that the workday was going to be so incredibly busy but it was which made the day go by pretty fast. For lunch I took the left overs of the jambalaya from Sunday nights dinner. It was just as tasty heated up and I put it on a bed of lettuce again. Other than that I had some fruit snacks and an apple and called it lunch! It was just enough to take me through the rest of the day and head out to my parent’s house for a kick-butt workout class.
So rowing/CrossFit class we did a lot of things! My mom had an open rower so Tim was able to come and I really enjoyed that. 2 workouts in a day with him! What a treat right? So after doing a 10 min warm-up we did a mix of a lot of exercises for 15 seconds on, 10 seconds off for 2 min. Here is what we did….
- TRX Bands Hanging Knee Raises
- Olympic Bar Curl
- Reformer Curl
- Squat, Curl, Press
- Med Ball Clean
I was sweating SO BAD. It was such an amazing workout. In workout class tonight I got to see Faye who I had not worked out with in a long time! It was great seeing her… she always inspires me and pushes me to work harder. Angie was also in class tonight and between her and Kari I was working to do my very best. Angie got stuck doing most of the workouts in-between Tim and I… poor thing haha. She had to listen to our terrible jokes and laughing about nothing.
After the workout I also got a B12 shot, which is supposed to give you more energy, sleep better, and speed up your metabolism. My mom had a nurse in to give shots to some clients and I had gotten one last month and I felt like it bad a difference so I decided to get it again. Do you/know anyone who get B12 shots consistently?
After the shot Tim and I had dinner with my parents. We had grilled chicken with a bunch of seasonings on it along with red potatoes and a frozen veggie/pasta mix thing. It was pretty delicious and kept me full all night long. Mom and I checked out some wedding dresses online and tried to get a better idea of what we both like so that was fun! I LOVE so many of the “beach” dresses that are short and cute but I still want the beautiful big dress. There is just something about having the wedding dress of your dreams that you can’t stop thinking about! Tim and I made the journey home and watched some of the Bachelor Pad (omg this is a crazy show) until I was too tired so we hit record and went to bed! Not an exciting Monday- but a pretty productive one!
Goodmorning! That B12 shot must have really helped because I sprung out of bed this morning and was ready to run. When I first looked out the window I thought it was raining so I was half disappointed/excited but was pretty happy when I realized it was just left over wetness from the morning rain. Tim rolled out of bed and walked downstairs to a peanut butter English muffin (he sounds spoiled doesn’t he?) and I enjoyed a handful of Puffins. I love just those little bit of Puffins in the morning… it is just a few puffs but it is just enough to get my metabolism going and put something in my tummy.
We did another 2 mile run after a few minutes of walking and I was feeling fast and good throughout the run. Tim was complaining today though so the B12 shot must not have worked for him very well! The hills were touch but my legs were feeling great and my breathing was pretty steady. I hope I can keep this up on Saturday when I am in the race. I am not looking to win but I certainly want to do the very best I can and I know training for it is the way to go. So I made it this morning and realized that I think I am on week 4 right? Well, this has gotta be becoming a habit. My neighbor told me if I keep running I will become addicted to it… gosh I hope so!
Got ready for work and left myself time to pack my lunch and make some breakfast. This morning I had an egg white sandwich on a everything bagel thin with muenster cheese, of course, and this time I didn’t have the tomato but did enjoy a piece of bacon. I know I know I should not substitute a questionable fruit/veggie with bacon but it just sounded good this morning! My packed lunch consisted of some tuna, lettuce, tomato, salsa Sun Chips, and a mix of blueberries and blackberries. I ate lunch with a few girls from work and finished my afternoon up and finally got in the car with Casey and headed home!
When I got home from work Tim and I headed to the grocery store to pick up a few goods for a little girl get-together I am having this weekend for a few friends! I am making this mango black bean salsa that I hope will be delicious. Then we came home to make dinner together…. And we made a killer dinner! We made some chicken fajitas. So we made the chicken with dry fajita seasoning with zucchini, squash, onions, peppers, and lots of cilantro. I put mine on top of lettuce; see I told you I think a bed of lettuce can make anything a meal, with tomatoes, some salsa, and a little fat free sour cream. Tim put his on a tortilla, which looked exactly as tasty. Then as usual weekday nights go we settled in to spend some time together and I wrote this blog as Tim did some work! We are just a really exciting bunch hu? Enjoy a happy healthy week! Make sure to catch up with me after this weekend; I think I’ll have a fun post to read about!