Workout – Another speed workout!
Warm up – 2 minutes walk, 3 minutes jog.
1 minute run fast
2 minutes jog recovery
30 second sprint
1 minute recovery
Cool down – 5 minutes jog to walk.
All done at level .5 elevation.
I have to say, this was the first time ever that I was actually able to taste the spinach in my smoothie bowl! So weird! It was still yummy though!
Also, remember those cupcakes I mentioned on Friday?
Yeah. They were a big hit.
I brought them to my cousin’s graduation party yesterday and they got rave reviews!
And I must say, the frosting job also wasn’t too shabby (for me… I’m the worst at frosting things). Very proud of myself!
Last Sunday, I set a few goals for myself for the week. So, I thought that I would perhaps do a little check in and update you all on how I have been doing in regards to reaching those goals!
Goal number 1 was to drink green tea. This was definitely the simplest goal that I set for myself, and it was definitely the one that I had the least trouble accomplishing.
The only downside to all the tea drinking is that as my tea intake goes up, my water intake goes down. I suppose that green tea is hydrating though so it’s ok… But still.
Unfortunately, the whole drink more green tea thing was the only goal that I really nailed this week. I did make some progress I guess, but not as much as I would have hoped I would.
I guess that breaking certain habits and changing behaviors takes time! I should be happy with the progress I am making instead of focusing what the progress that I haven’t.
Two of the goals that I set for myself were to eat more protein and to eat more normal meals. I will admit that my snack plates have still appeared more than once daily for meal… But I have taken a small step in the right direction!
I cooked up this stir fry twice this week for dinner!
And at yesterday’s party, I stepped way out of my comfort zone and challenged myself to some potato salad. I actually really don’t like potato salad at all.. But that stuff was so flipping good! That chicken teriyaki was also amazing (and yes, my food choices completely contradict yesterday’s post… I still don’t know what to do).
I know that it probably seems silly to consider something as simple as eating normal meals a challenge… But it’s something that I really struggle with. I know that my eating habits are bizarre most of the time, and honestly, I am embarrassed by it. I want to live this healthy lifestyle and my disordered eating habits are preventing that lifestyle that I want from being a reality.
I’m not setting many more goals for myself this week. I want to give these things that I am still struggling with all of my attention.
However, I do have one more goal to add to my list, and that is to incorporate more strength training into my weekly workout schedule!
I used to be super disciplined in doing strength training almost daily, but I sort of fell out of that habit when I went away to college and didn’t have my own set of dumbbells.
But now, being home, there really is no excuse.
As a distance runner, it should come as no surprise that I love my cardio. But I know that strength training is a crucial component in injury prevention and in improving my overall fitness!
Also, on the more shallow side of things, I have lost a lot of strength and muscle tone and am just generally not feeling good about my body and want some of my toned-ness back!
So here goes nothing!
Now I have to go work. I’m apparently going to be there until almost 1 in the morning… So I’m kind of freaking out.