Monday, March 12, 2012

Almost spring!!

Ever have one of those totally unexpected terrible weekends?? I'm talking two small kids (4 and 2) with ear infections and a puking stomach virus?? Yea. That was my weekend. Fevers, puke, whining, crying ...insanity. ATLEAST the weather was nice and we were able to get outside a little bit and get some fresh air. I only managed one long run on Sunday (somehow!) and just did weights this morning. Tomorrow, I'll do a longer run on my lunch break since the weather is cooperating this week.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

"Get Ready for the Beach" Update Two

I ran a 5 miler on my lunch break today and couldn't wait for it to be over. I was going to run outside, in the gorgeous 55 degree sunshine but for some reason, I convinced myself to go to the gym on the treadmill so I could watch the latest "Desperate Housewives" episode while I run. ha! We're now into Week Two of "Get Ready for the Beach" and I'm getting used to my normal days worth of blandy goodness. Basically, right now, I'm having high fiber oatmeal for breakfast with 1 tsb of peanut butter mixed in or Ezekial Sprouted Grain bread toasted with PB and sliced banana on it, fruit for snacks (i've been eating an apple, a banana and some melon through out the day), baked chicken and veggies for lunch and some sort of chicken/veg/grain combo for dinner. I also take a multi-vitamin, an Omega supplement and calcium. I'm trying to cut out Diet Soda so I've tried "Zevia" which is all natural and has no fake sugar in it. I drink one maybe every other day now so that's good and I also drink a ton of water every day. I also eat as much veggies as I want and I'm finding all of the added fiber is really filling me up. My candy cravings are finally going away!! (Seriously, I feel like i'm a crack addict except with gummy candy.) We also give ourselves one "cheat" meal a week to keep the sanity. I'm thinking of just having dessert this weekend as my "cheat". How good would a freakin icecream sundae be?? YUM.

I might try running outside tomorrow morning since its supposed to warm again.

Update: I did run outside this morning at 5am and ran 6 miles! The weather is cooperating and it was around 50 degrees this morning!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Weekly update

Well, Week One of "Get in Shape for Bathing Suit Season" was a success...a boring success but a success nonetheless. Who would have thought eating baked chicken everyday could possibly be boring?? Yesterday's 8.5 mile run kicked my butt so Saturday will be my rest day. I think my body is releasing a lot of bloat since I haven't had much salt this week because I've been waking up to pee several times a night. I'm so glad that Spring is right around the corner! I seriously need some sunshine and warm weather. I'm getting really sick of being trapped inside the house with the kids and I know for sure that they want to be outside playing. Not much else to report right now!