Please excuse the mess! We will be back up and running this week with a new banner, new content, and a new look!!
Lots to talk about but before we get things under way I just want to wish a Happy (early) Birthday to my pal Siobhan. We took full advantage of 1/2 price sushi night to celebrate. And isn’t she looking gorgeous with her first post-mama makeover? Happy Birthday girl!!!
As you all know, I had a doctor’s appointment last week for my regular routine physical. I got a super speedy call back on my lab work and the doctor said everything looked “excellent”. I feel like knowing I am healthy gives me a green light to push harder with my workouts. I kicked things up over the weekend and am pushing ahead at full speed. My #1 priorities are weight loss and health obviously but I do have a secret….
I have run Disney races in tiaras, themed shirts, and even Cheshire cat ears. However, I have to secretly confess that I have always always always wanted to run in a full blown costume- tutu, crown, and the whole package. I made a little deal with myself that if I met a personal goal I would run the Happy Haunted 5k at Disney as…The Red Queen in this fabulous tutu.
Sure, some might feel like this is silly or stupid, but to me it is a big deal. It is something very normalizing and cute. I am definitely on the right track to making it happen!
And speaking of races- I cannot believe I am only two weeks away from the Shamrock 8k. I cannot wait to get my paws on this medal!
In addition to workouts, I have been focusing on healthy food choices as well. Lots of water, plenty of protein, cutting carbohydrates (somewhat), and nixing any food after 8:00 have all been big steps in the direction I am trying to go. And what is even better? Eating clean has actually been delicious too.
I have also given up diet sodas (other than 1 or 2 on the weekends). I sound like an addict, right? Ugh. However, truth bomb alert, I doubt I can ever give up my morning coffee. Just not happening.
In other random, not actually news news, I have to show off the two cute finds I recently stumbled upon at Target.
My new “Elsa” blue workout shirt…
And this adorable sandwich/wrap container. Give Peas a Chance…Heh
Am I the only one who goes in Target for toothpaste and comes out with 3 bags of stuff? Ridiculous. ;) Anyway, I am off to enjoy the last little bit of this Tuesday! Goodnight!!
Have you ever run a race in costume?
This was the second Saturday in a row I was up well before the sun. In fact, before noon the hubs and I had accomplished all of the following…..
A Visit To the Eye Doc to Order Contacts
A Stop At The Community Market for Farm Fresh Eggs, Local Grass Fed Meats, and Produce
I also scored some honey from a local farm. So delicious!
Shopping For Gym/Workout Clothes
Gift Shopping At a Local Boutique
An Early Lunch At Farm Basket.
And Making A Meal Plan/Grocery List for the week
After spending a couple hours doing our own thing I invited the hubs along for my workout. People seem to be pretty opinionated on the topic of Saturday workouts. Some love a quick workout first thing on a Saturday, some use Saturday for a super sized workout or lung run, and yet others are all about some rest. I was thinking back to my more active days I was certainly a super sized workout kind of girl when time permitted. I decided to get out to the trail for a little hill work.
Luckily, the hubs knows the off road trails from all of his mountain biking so he had the perfect 3 (and some change) mile loop for us to tackle.
It seemed like a good plan in theory but a quarter mile of climbing downhill had me feeling not so sure.
The truth is, this is my first “real” workout in awhile. While Ive been hitting the trail regularly for walks this was the first day I felt ready to really kick my fitness into gear. I was a little nervous as nature isn’t exactly my comfort zone but I certainly wasn’t turning back…So we were off.
First, we climbed up to this swinging bridge. Not my favorite but you cant beat the view!!
Then we hit a walkway with lots of opportunities for hill work. Essentially, these little walkways are carved into the hillside with nothing but steep banks and water below. Its a little unnerving at first, but 100% safe. They take awesome care of this trail both on and off road!
I was so distracted by the cool scenery that the miles were flying by.
And the best part? I was working HARD. I mentioned to the hubs that I was totally hurting- not because I was wearing the wrong shoes or uncomfortable gear but because I was pushing myself. It felt pretty great!
One more swinging bridge to go, and we were coming out on the other side of the trail…at the top. DONE!
I am officially back in business for regular workouts! I cannot wait to keep moving this week!
What is your Saturday workout routine?