Monday, September 23, 2013
First thing first.. I went clothes shopping today.. and I was able to buy clothes out of the Juniors section! Size XL but I'll take it. I haven't been able to shop in the Juniors section since I was in 7th grade. So yeah.. I'm excited.
So the past few weeks have been super stressful for me and despite knowing better I was stress eating. After getting a home inspection on the house we were about to buy, we decided not to get it. We decided to stay in our apartment for 6 more months and save up to get a bigger down payment. Our lease isn't up until March anyways.. so we are saving by not having to buy out of our lease.
Anyways.. my stress eating consisted of a lot of sugar, and I actually ate fast food like 3 times. Which I NEVER do. I don't even like fast food really, it makes me nauseous. But that didn't stop me. So for 2 weeks I not only battled stress, but also fatigue, stomach aches, and bloating. Remind me never to do that again. I need to find better ways to deal with stress. Luckily, I've been working out like a champ so I really haven't gained at all. Just maintained. I should be losing though. It's annoying to know I've put in soooooo much effort in my workouts and it's pretty much all for nothing.
Today was a good day for me though. I ate super healthy all day long. Tons of veggies. Lean protein. Totally clean. And I resisted doughnuts at my Grandma's even though the rest of my family was eating them and they looked so good. I decided I'm done with the crap food. I eat crap- I feel like crap. NO MORE! To top it all off I went on a nice long run 4.2 miles, then walked another 3 miles. It felt so good.
I'm running a 5k in 2 weeks to raise money for a local school. Pretty pumped for that. I'm thinking next year my goal will be to run an official 10k. Pretty soon I'm going to start training.
In other news my friend and I have decided to change our workout schedules a little to make sure we are getting enough strength training in. Instead of doing 30 minutes strength training 6 days a week like before, we've been doing two 90 minute full body ST sessions a week. It's exactly the same amount of strength training we would be getting if we did the 30 minutes 6 days a week.. but this way we actually get it done. There are a lot of days we work different schedules and we aren't able to workout together.. and on those days we usually end up skipping ST and just doing cardio alone. We are cardio junkies. (There.. I admitted it lol).
So this forces us to do what we need to and build those muscles. Then the other 4-5 days we can focus on our one true love.. cardio. We tried it last week and it worked great. We did ST Tuesday and Friday.. we were very sore after. I'm loving it.
Here's my workout plan this week:
Sunday: Run 4.2 and walk 3 miles. ~ DONE
Monday: 90 minutes full body strength training
Tuesday: 30 minutes treadmill- 3mph, 15% incline
30 minutes elliptical, 30 minutes sprint intervals 7mph:3.5mph
Thursday: 90 minutes full body ST
Friday: Run on treadmill for 3.2 miles, then walk 3mph, 15% incline
Saturday: 30 minutes walking outside, 30 minutes climbing steps at the McKinley Monument
My eating plan is all about detoxing... eating clean, lots of fruits and veggies, lean protein, whole grains. No sugar, nothing processed.. no junk!
2013 is almost over.. I've met 2 out of the 3 goals I set already.. I can do 5 man pushups and I've ran several 5ks now. My only goal left is to get to Onederland. I know I can do it.. I'm ready to finish out this year strong!