Oh, Monday morning…. how I loathe you. There’s nothing quite like the alarm going off the morning after vacation ends.
Today I’m focusing on my intake being as clean as possible and protein heavy, then weights tonight (LEGS and CORE). I have a friend in town this week, but I’ve been very specific that I can only hang out AFTER I’ve gone to the gym after work. I’m probably pissing her off, but I’m feeling so motivated that I can’t bring myself to feel bad about it.
I’m also going to attempt running again. Yesterday was the first time I’d run in about two weeks, and I did pretty damn well considering. I got down to a 12 minute mile, which for me is pretty amazing. Spreading the love and motivation this morning. How are all of YOU?
I’m so glad I always look my absolute best when I run into people I haven’t seen in forever.
That actually means - Why in God’s name did I have to run into two of my ex-sorority sisters while I was mid-run this morning?
I hadn’t seen them since I got into a massive fight with my ex best friend and everyone took her side because I moved away. That was two years ago. I mean, my body definitely looks better but I had no makeup on and was a huge sweaty mess when they spotted me. And that awkward catch up convo fake talk was just no fun.
Thank goodness I can go grocery shopping and hang out with one of my best guy friends this afternoon and just decompress. That always puts me in a good mood.
Also looking forward to the giant salad I’m making for lunch. See? Not all bad. Won’t think about the shit theyre talking about me an instead focus on how awesome my run was.
You’d think I’d have learned to put on sun screen before I leave the house for a run. My shoulders are totally scorched. Need aloe ASAP. But on a happier note, I ran for another hour today!
The little one is tuckered out after our run together.
Totally fucking exhausted from my four mile run. Just walked in the door and am now hopping into the shower. Please excuse my heroin withdrawal looking face. I haven’t had my caffeine yet today haha.
Tonight’s run is going to be SO good. This week has been such a clusterfuck of unnecessary stress and anxiety, and I can not wait to run it out. It also doesn’t help that I haven’t made it to the gym since Sunday.
Tonight, it is ON. Working on a new playlist during my lunch break. Will post later. xoxo.
Pin down at least 30 minutes of your day for exercise :)
Just came back from my 30 minute run. I wanted to go for 45 but I started feeling nauseous, so I stopped short. It’s okay though. I ate 100% clean today and worked it out. It’s happening.
Okay, I think my cold has finally faded enough to get back to the gym tonight and hit it hard! I postponed my personal training session from yesterday and moved it to tomorrow night - since what better activity is there on 4-20 than to spend it sweating with my trainer? - and I’ve decided that I’m going to try the Couch to 5k program on my cardio days.
I’ve never really wanted to be a runner. I loathe it. I was one of those girls who stopped taking gym as soon as I could (aka, 8th grade) and switched to dance. I’m not saying that dance is not athletic, so call off the troops. In fact, I danced well into college and taught it up until last year. However, it doesn’t involve any sort of running. Which was the original appeal. Last night I went and saw a screening of The Lucky One with Zac Efron. Judge me ALL you want. I thought it was delightful. But anyway, the whole movie he talks about how therapeutic walking is for him, and the female lead talks about how therapeutic running is for her. And while exercising is its own form of therapy, I think there’s something really calming about the repetitiveness of running that is missing in the other cardio I do. So, I’m giving it a whirl. Thank you, Zac, for inspiring my fitness regimen.
Also, I’m upping my intake from 1380 (MFP’s suggestion for me) to 1680. I think since I started my training I haven’t upped my calories, and it might be hurting me more than it’s helping me, which is why I haven’t seen any measurable changes. I’m going to try it out for the next two weeks, and we’ll see what happens. Lots of positivity here in the back end of April. MAKING THIS HAPPEN.
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All I want to do right now is stretch. But I have a feeling my co-workers wouldn’t be too enthused about that.
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My ass will look like this one day, right? Haha.