Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Always over...

Never under, unless it's a race.

I found myself repeating that as I drew close to the end of my run this morning.

How does my Bia know my motivational song?! :)

Gotta love a good sweat line!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Getting back into it

I'm in the process of getting back into things. Both exercise & food wise. Today, I got on my bike & did TrainerRoad Rattlesnake and then did YogAmazing "Yoga for Cyclists". I felt great after! I feel like I need to do an FTP test on the bike. I feel stronger since the last time I did the test.

Someone on one of my Facebook groups posted this picture and it was PERFECT for today.

I've also decided that bento box style lunches will likely be the way to go to keep Jon & I on the wagon for food. I love the idea of them & they lend themselves to a ton of variety without being overly complicated. The following is from

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Need motivation

Lately, I've needed motivation. I'm just not finding it. My weight is the highest it's ever been. I know it's because I'm not doing my cardio workouts and haven't been 100% with my nutrition.

Dedication & willpower are what I'm missing right now. Just need to get it back!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Yesterday's insanity

Yesterday, I decided to play catch up with my workouts. Doing so meant a 2 hr workout. First up, a 30 minute run. I did 1 min run/1 min walk intervals for the first 4 minutes and then 5 min run/1 min walk intervals from 5 - 31:11. (I was being obsessive about the 2.5 miles.)

30 minutes down!
After the run - in Team Tough Chik Colors!
After the run, I was in for a 1.5 hr bike ride. Ouchie! Mostly because of my butt! I got a couple of calf cramps because of the run prior to the ride, but nothing I couldn't power through.

YAY! Done!
I'm supposed to do this same ride again today, but I've been on my bike twice already this week & need a break. So, I'll move it to later this week instead. Jon & I are going to go riding some time this weekend. Should be fun!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Looking forward

I've been slacking off lately. I know it & can REALLY feel it right now.

Last week was body fat measurements with my trainer. Up another 0.5% or so. Doesn't sound like much, but it needs to stop going up! So, dialing back in the nutrition is a must. While Whole30 worked for me as a detox/cleansing/starting over, I don't seem to have the motivation to do another W30 right now. That and I don't feel like it's a viable option for a lifetime nutritional plan. So, what to do?

The goal

I decided last night that I'm going to go Paleo for any time that I'm cooking at home and "just" gluten free for whenever I'm away from home. I need the flexibility of that. I'm sure that sometimes "just" gluten free at home will have to do too. But the goal is mostly Paleo & a little gluten free. I've also been slacking a little on the gluten free stuff away from home, which is probably why I feel like crap lately.

As far as workouts, I NEED to start running again. I've been having a rough time getting up early enough to get it done in the mornings before work. After Jon gets home from work isn't happening, so I just need to make myself do it. I also need to get back on my bike. I was doing well & have just kind of slipped off the wagon.

So, today starts a new day & as I go forward, it'll be what it'll be. I'm learning to give myself permission to mess up & move on!