Monday, October 31, 2011

A little behind!

I added my October miles to my total miles tab today and realized I need to kick it up a notch the next two months if I want to reach my goal of 780 miles this year.

I'm also starting my challenge to lose some body fat this week. I was going to start last week but with being sick, I didn't exercise hardly at all. I just paid some attention to what I was eating. I was debating posting stats and pictures on here. This is mainly a running blog though, so I wasn't sure if anyone would be interested in seeing them. Thoughts?

Monday, October 24, 2011

A new PR

Saturday was the half marathon I've been training for the past few months. I had a few different goals for this; to finish under an 11 minute/mile and to run the whole thing. Well - I finihsed 2:18:22 which equals out to a 10:33 min/mile! This is also 40 seconds faster per mile than my last half!!! AND I ran the whole thing! I was SO excited! I had a friend join me for the run too - that was really nice! When I started to feel like I wanted to stop, she kept me going!

My supportive hubby was at the finish line to take pictures. He snapped me finishing at the perfect time! He said the couple next to him commented that I didn't even look like I broke a sweat! Ha!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

My lunch bag

I have been trying to eat better for a long time. I have really struggled with the sweets in the past but I feel like that’s slowly changing. With my new goal, I really need to get some more self-control in that area. Yesterday I did really well all day with my eating. After dinner, I met my protein goal and was under my sugar goal. That was the first time in a LONG time that happened! THEN – TBL came on. Last season it was a tradition for me and hubby to watch TBL and have a snack (ironic, right?!?). This season I’ve stuck to the tradition. Last night I had a bowl of Breyer’s Rocky Road Ice cream. So much for staying in my sugar range!

Today has started great and has looked more like what I need my nutrition to be! I planned ahead, which is crucial for success. My pretty new lunch tote was filled with all kinds of goodies.

Breakfast = 1 large egg + 4 egg whites made like scrambled eggs. ½ cup Quaker oats with ½ cup mixed berries

Snack 1 = 5 almonds, 1 string cheese, ½ red bell pepper

Lunch = Whole wheat sandwich thin, 6 slices turkey, 5 strawberries, green beans

Snack 2 = Chocolate protein shake

What are your favorite healthy things to have for breakfast/lunch/snacks?