Thursday, April 12, 2012

Catching Up on Workouts and Eats

Hello my friends! I do apologize for the lack of regular posting this week. I’ve been a little bummed out lately, but I’m trying not to let it affect me too much. I won’t lie – on Monday there was some major emotional eating going on, but I’ve been doing a lot better over the past few days. My eating has been good and I’ve been getting lots of exercise, which always does wonders for my mood. I think I have a serious case of “senioritis” as well (can you really call it that when it’s my sixth year of college?) and that’s really been affecting my motivation at rotation. Only a little bit longer to go though – three weeks from tomorrow I’m graduating!!

 

Ok, so I wanted to briefly catch you up on my workouts because I feel like I’ve neglected talking about those a whole lot on the blog lately. I’m still doing the NROLFW strength workouts twice a week, and I’m happy to say that I have just about wrapped up Stage 1. All that’s left is the final workouts, where you do as many reps as you can of each exercise using the weight you used during the first workout. I’m looking forward to seeing how much my strength has improved! Then it’s upwards and onwards to Stage 2, which I’m excited about because I am more than ready for a change.

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Next up: running. I’m thinking about running a 5K in a couple of weeks, which will be my first race since the Turkey Trot last November. It’s the Calvin Spring Classic 5K and Eric, Aimee and I ran it last year and had a lot of fun. Since I want to work on both speed and endurance (I am so grossly out of shape that it’s not even funny), I’ve started kind of a weird running schedule. My goal is to do two shorter runs per week at a 6.0 on the treadmill, gradually increasing the distance each run. I started with one mile last week, then on Tuesday I ran 1.1 miles, and today I ran 1.2. I would also like to have one longer run each week at a slower pace, which will probably be around a 5.5. Of course “long run” and “short run” are relative terms. Long run for me = three miles, which might be a short run for someone else. Hopefully one of these days three miles will be short for me too Smile.


Here are some recent eats:

An old breakfast favorite -

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Egg, muenster cheese, and raspberry jelly on a toasted whole wheat English muffin. I forgot how much I like these sandwiches!

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New-to-me protein bar:

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(I was not a fan. Cookie dough flavor never works in protein bars.)


And lunch -

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I’ve been eating this lunch all week and it’s so darn healthy I can hardly stand it Winking smile. Part 1 is a salad with grilled chicken, tomatoes, and feta:

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And for some sweetness, part 2 is Greek yogurt and some grapes.

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I haven’t bought grapes in forever and now all the sudden I can’t get enough of them.

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I definitely go through phases with fruit – so far this year it’s been pears, then apples, then clementines, and now grapes. Won’t be long before I start eating strawberries every day, I’m sure Winking smile.


Now that I’m done writing about my lunch, I’m off to go eat it Open-mouthed smile. Have a great afternoon!

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