Sunday, October 31, 2010

Take it outside!

This past weekend my husband and I had a getaway for our one year anniversary. We got a little cabin in the woods and it was so nice!

While I wasn't familliar with the roads to go for a run, we did put on our shoes and hit the trails. The trees were mostly bare already, but it was still so beautiful! Today Chad made a comment that his calf was a little sore. We really need to hit the hills more often!

Enjoy the nice weather while it's still here and do some outdoor activities! Even if it means hooking up your TV/DVD outside and doing your workouts there!

Pictures to come soon! Happy exercising!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

100 Day Challenge 62/100

I’m over halfway through the challenge and things are going well for the most part.
1. Create and maintain healthy eating habits – I’m finding and trying new recipes on a weekly basis, so it’s making it fun and delicious at the same time. I started a new recipe binder that has all of my healthy and yummy recipes in it so they’re not mixed in with the rest of my millions of recipes.

2. Run 20 miles each week- this one is just okay. I’ve reached the goal some weeks and barely made it on others. I’m still trying each week though!

3. Lower BF % - I really thought I would struggle with this one, but it’s actually going very well! I’ve not only lowered it, but have been able to maintain it! I’ll give the final % lost at the end of the challenge!

20 Miles/week goal for last week:

10/18 Monday – Goal Rest – accomplished
10/19 Tuesday – Goal 4mi – 4 accomplished
10/20 Wednesday – Goal 5mi – 4 accomplished
10/21 Thursday – Goal 4mi – fail
10/22 Friday – Goal 3mi – fail
10/23 Saturday – Goal 5mi – 5.6 accomplished
10/24 Sunday – Goal rest – accomplished

20 Miles/week goal for this week:
10/25 Monday – Goal 4mi
10/26 Tuesday – Goal 4mi
10/27 Wednesday – Goal 4 mi
10/28 Thursday – Goal 4mi
10/29 Friday – Goal 4mi
10/30 Saturday – Goal rest
10/31 Sunday – Goal rest

I had a very good reason for skipping my Thursday workout this past week. A friend went in to labor, so I was at the hospital from 1:30PM – 12:30AM… Look how precious Lilly Grace is…

Monday, October 18, 2010


Last week went really well with my miles…

10/11 Monday – 3 miles
10/12 Tuesday – 6 miles
10/13 Wednesday – Rest
10/14 Thursday – 3 miles
10/15 Friday – 4 miles
10/16 Saturday – 5 miles
10/17 Sunday – Rest

21 miles total and I threw in a few Ab exercises and strength training on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

This week is going to be tough but I’m going to do my best. My goals:

10/18 Monday – Rest
10/19 Tuesday – 4 miles
10/20 Wednesday – 5 miles
10/21 Thursday – 4 miles
10/22 Friday – 3 miles
10/23 Saturday – 5 miles
10/24 Sunday – Rest

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A week late...

I wanted to post this last Saturday, but time just got away from me...

My wedding anniversary was last Saturday :) The hubby and I are going on a little get-a-way to celebrate soon and I will be sure to post some pictures from that! The lady who made our cake told us not to freeze the top layer like most people do; that she would make us a fresh cake on our anniversary! How sweet is that! So, we're holding off and will take it with us on our trip! We also had one year photos taken, so when we get those back in a few weeks, I'll be sure to post some of those as well!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Goals for the week…

Last week was really rough for running… Aside from the fact that my schedule was crazy busy, I was sick from Thursday – Sunday. Those days are really hard. I feel like I should be up doing things (if I’m at home, I should be productive) but then I know I need to rest too; it’s really a struggle sometimes.
On to a new week though. Here are my goals for the week

10/11 – 3 Miles

10/12 – 6 Miles

10/13 – Rest

10/14 – 2 Miles

10/15 – 6 Miles

10/16 – 3 Miles

10/17 – Rest

Thursday, October 7, 2010

One of those weeks

Do you ever have one of those weeks that just doesn't go as planned? This is one of those weeks. I'm a bit of a planner, so at the beginning of the week, I plan out meals, and schedule my workouts to make sure I fit everything in. My workouts are usually scheduled during my lunch break unless I'm going for a longer run. Well, when I sat down to do my scheduling, I only had 3 meetings scheduled for this week, so working out was not going to be an issue... I had 5 meetings today alone, and others throughout the week.... Planning, I see you running right through the door! Catch ya next week!

Do you get frustrated when life gets too crazy? I'm learning to not get as frustrated but my body can just tell a huge difference when I skip workouts vs. when I stick to my schedule! Today was good though... While I did have a little time that I could have hit the gym, I opted to go out for coffee with the boss and a co-worker instead. In the midst of my craziness, it was a nice break.

Tonight was the new nutrition class I've been attending and it was SO great. The instructor briefly talked about an article she received on 12 ways people sabotage their healthy lifestyles (or get a bad return for your investment ;) ) I am not sure exactly where she got this from, but know it's not mine :)
1. Not exercising enough
2. Not enough sleep
3. Too much stress
4. Skipping meals
5. Too many calories
6. Portion size
7. Too lax about diet and exercise
8. Weekends (unplanned meals)
9. Being impatient (in regards to your progress)
10. Medical conditions
11. Hit plateau
12. Don't need to lose weight (you tell yourself you're fine where you are to excuse a bad choice)

Yep - I was an epic fail of the test. I'm not getting a good return on my investment!

On the subject - here's how I'm doing with my 100 day challenge...
1. Create and maintain healthy eating habits - I'm trying on this one, but not doing so great this week, I'm starting to let myself slip and that's not a good thing.

2. Run 20 miles each week - Fail for the current week (see above)

3. Lower my body fat % - this one is still good - it's less than when I started

Sunday, October 3, 2010

New Sport Drink?

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Hubby and I re-arranged the office and I now have my own desk/computer. YAY! I was going through all of my paper work and organizing things. I came across an advertisement for Activate Drinks that I took out of one of my magazine subscriptions. I am always on the hunt for a sport drink that doesn't have an artificial sweetner (a big no-no for my stomach) and aren't too high in calories. That is not an easy task. For the most part, I just suck it up and deal with the extra calories, but limit myself on how much I drink. I have tried a few drinks that have a 'natural' sweetner in them, but something else in those didn't agree with my stomach either (yes, I know, SUPER sensitive). I don't want to order online and pay for the S&H if the drinks don't work out for me, but I can't seem to find that they are in any retail stores. Dilemma.

Has anyone heard of these drinks before or tried them? Can anyone give a recommendation on a good sport drink?