Today was a very eventful day to say the least. I tackled over a 5 mile run in 85+ degree weather with some hardcore humidity. It was a rough run, forgot to put on sunscreen and got some bad tanlines… woof. Then, afterwards made some healthy food for dinner and then worked (lifeguarded) in the hot sun for 4 hours. Pretty much had a laid back day, nothing too exciting, but worked out and worked hard. Proud day!
The run was pretty hard especially in the heat. I decided to run towards the middle of the day, which probably was not a good choice seeing as I have pretty bad tanlines haha. My asthma started to kick in, and i took a water bottle with me, but I had to stop periodically to try and stretch my calves since I’ve gotten some periodic shin splints and my hip and IT band have been really bad. The only thing is that with my hip, stretching tends to make it worse, so only ibuprofen and icing can help. I had to walk a good part of the run, I’m going to be honest, but I hate making excuses so I definitely need to start working on getting this hip back in check!
Warmed up with 8 minutes of yoga and various stretches for my legs since they’ve been hurting pretty badly
Ran 5.2 Miles for 46 minutes and burned between 600-750 calories
According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,070 calories and consumed 1,801 for the day. Breakfast was Honey Nut Cheerios with Milk. Lunch was a mixed greens salad with ranch, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots & shredded mozzarella cheese. Midday snack at work (lifeguarding) and dinner was chicken salad but I used my grilled chicken from earlier in the week with a bit of mayo and half of a bun, cantaloupe and strawberries, whole grain goldfish, Greek yogurt, and then for dinner I had some grilled pork tenderloin and grilled red potatoes. Two oreo cookies for dessert!! Good eats!!
Friday night I ended up going to a movie and calling it an early night. Ended up having to work (lifeguarding) this weekend, the first day of it this summer! I did not workout, I took today ‘off’ from working out and a partial influence on this decision was a time crunch and my IT Band in my left leg has been acting up really bad. It’s more in my hip than anything and I’ve always been a bit stubborn when it comes to taking ibuprofen when icing isn’t enough, and I’m at that point. This is the hardest part of training because this is an over-use injury that you have to treat or it will hinder not only your working out but your daily functioning/lifestyle too. I did end up going out with friends to get drinks/appetizers but I watched how much and what I was eating. I used my Calorie Counter App on my iPhone to track my food intake as usual which helped curb my over eating.
According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,470 calories and consumed 1,840 for the day. Breakfast was decently healthy! I ended up having plain greek yogurt with honey! First time, was a bit rough but ended up being pretty tasty. Lunch was a fun Pinterest recipe experiment; Grilled half of an avocade face down on the grill and filled the little scoop out with salsa and reduced fat sour cream! (This helped to curb my Chipotle cravings) Finally, dinner and midnight snack was a bit rough. For dinner I had tuna salad and salad. Really delicious and healthy! But then my midnight snack screwed it up! I had some boneless wings with bleu cheese and celery, chicken quesadilla/tortilla, spinach and artichoke dip, and a mint chocolate shake. Not to forget the 3 margs…. Whoops. Bad girl!!!
Happy Friday All!! Not only is today the start of the weekend, but we lucked out with the gorgeous sunshine and weather. NEWS FLASH! Not only did I surprise myself today, I found some new things out about myself that I didn’t know until now. I managed to get my ass out of bed and go for a solid run this morning at 6 am before work!! The route I run is a bit hilly, but for good reason! Who doesn’t like intervals?!
Fun Fact: My body has definitely changed and is not what it used to be because I vommed today on my last hill! I was completely surprised that I did, because I have not worked out that hard to the point of throwing up in a long time, but it means a few things. One, I didn’t eat before my run or have anything in my stomach and this affected me because I usually eat a small dinner before each run. Two, my body is starting to react to the training I’m doing, which is good, but by no means do I enjoy or recommend throwing up on a run. Sometimes, like today, it just happens. But recovery is now important with lots of fluids (water) and healthy foods!! I mapped my run on Map My Run.
used my Calorie Counter App on my iPhone to track my food intake as well as
Morning stretching before my run!
Ran 4 Miles for 35 minutes and burned over 400 calories
According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,449 calories and consumed 2,095 for the day. Breakfast was coffee, Strawberry Lemonade & Pineapple juice, a banana, Honey Nut Cheerios and milk. Lunch was a mixed greens salad with ranch, cucumbers, tomatoes, red peppers & carrots, Hot & Sour Soup with an eggroll, Greek Yogurt, and some 7 Grain Kashi crackers. Dinner was 1 1/2 of a burger patty, half of a run, condiments, tomato & lettuce, and some cheddar sun chips. Delicious but went a little overboard on calories.
Today was a littler harder on the food side to say the least! But I managed to curb my appetite and watch my portions very closely! I decided to have some leftover homemade french toast for breakfast, so I had to watch what and how much I ate the rest of the day. Then, an impromptu text from family said that I needed to go to a Happy Hour/Going Away Party. It is unavoidable, I had to go, but I did gladly. Because family is family and they always come first. However, in this situation, I knew a few things… I would not be eating my ‘usual’ for dinner, I would be having a drink and it needed to just be one, and that I was going to have to dig reallll deep to try and find motivation to workout afterwards. I snacked on the appetizers and split a burger, so not to eat the whole thing. Managed to have only one drink! GO ME! The pitfall is that I did not have enough motivation to go and workout or even do yoga. However, I did promise to myself that I would get up and go run before work! I went to bed early and literally set 5 alarms to make this run happen!
I used my Calorie Counter App on my iPhone to track my food intake and saw what damage I did for having gone to Happy Hour. According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,449 calories and consumed 2,535 for the day. I was clearly over with calorie intake for the day especially since I didn’t work out either! Breakfast was leftover homemade french toast, milk, and coffee with cream and sugar. Lunch was a mixed greens salad with ranch, cucumbers, tomatoes, red peppers & carrots, peas, and sunflower seeds, and a grilled Chicken Breast. As I was leaving work, I had been obligated to go to a happy hour for family, so I went! I chose to eat as little as possible, to not get that overstuffed and sick to my stomach feeling that I usually get. I had a small cup of lobster bisque, calamari, baked halibut, less than half of a cheeseburger, and a Cosmopolitan. I managed to watch my portions very carefully, however I did go way over my usual target number for daily calories.
Today was a good day! I kept my lime green nalgene bottle by my side all day, yet again, because I’ve had a lot of muscle soreness and definitely don’t want to be dehydrated. I’ve been fighting off my cravings of wine and margaritas and doing really well! Might have a few this weekend?! I used my Calorie Counter App on my iPhone to track my food intake as well as mapping my run on Map My Run.
Warmed up with 8 minutes of yoga
Ran 5.2 Miles for 46 minutes and burned over 664 calories
According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,000 calories and consumed 1,935 for the day. Breakfast was coffee, Raspberries and Strawberries. Lunch was a mixed greens salad with ranch, cucumbers, tomatoes, red peppers & carrots, Wild Mushroom & Couscous and a grilled Chicken Breast. Dinner was 1/2 of a PB&J sandwich with milk, 1/2 of a grilled tomato and more water!
I was really impressed with what I accomplished today. I kept my lime green nalgene bottle by my side all day, staying hydrated. And although it isn’t particularly hot out, it’s still helping cleanse my body of whatever I’ve put it through the past couple weeks of neglect. I used my Calorie Counter App on my iPhone to track my food intake as well as my Nike Training Club App for my circuit workout. The best part about both of these apps is that they are FREE!
So not only have I kept on task with working out everyday, I’ve been exercising portion control like nobody’s business and I’m feeling great. Weighed in at about 173.5 today!
Warmed up with 8 minutes of yoga
Get Lean/Intermediate/Body Surge/30 minutes
According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,000 calories and consumed 2,181 for the day. Breakfast was coffee, Greek Yogurt, Raspberries and Strawberries. Lunch was a mixed greens salad with ranch, cucumbers, tomatoes, red peppers & carrots, pasta sides creamy shells and a breaded pork chop. Dinner was 1/2 of a grilled chicken breast with squeezed fresh lemon, olive oil, and seasoned to taste, mushroom couscous, 1/2 of a grilled tomato and 1/2 of a chocolate chip cookie.
After taking last week off completely, except for one run, and not watching what I was eating or how much of it, I’m back to it. Hopefully this account of activities will help keep me on track!
After dinner, stretched out and ran 5.01 miles in 44 minutes with my dog. I figured out how many miles and calories I burned with Map My Run. Burned a total of 558 calories (or more). The temperature was in the mid 60’s-70’s yesterday and I ran with running tights and a hoodie. Only challenge before the run was discovering my iPod was dead. Still had a great run. Afterwards, I went on a walk for about 1.5 miles with a friend to catch up, more or less a cool down.
According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3200 calories and consumed 1557 for the day. Breakfast was coffee, Greek Yogurt, Raspberries, and Strawberries. Lunch was a banana, spinach salad with sunflower seeds, cucumber, ranch dressing, turkey, and four kind of large ravioli’s with pasta sauce. Dinner was a peanut butter jelly sandwich with a glass of milk. Most disciplined day when it comes to eating habits.