@1 day ago with 4 notes
Woohoo! Another badge! #fitbit #fitmom
I am tired and my shins are still sore. I used my foam roller last night and I suppose I can tell a small difference but overall just sore. I was going to go out for a run today but I think I’ll just make it a walk to stretch my legs and not over do it. Yesterday was a true rest day and I spent all morning on skype which was wonderful.
Today is the first day of my quitting coffee and all my added sugar addiction in the morning. My green tea is just not as yummy at all but it is warm. I don’t really know if I’ll go back to morning coffee after December or not, I honestly haven’t thought that far in advance. I just know lately I’m tired all the time and I’m eating too much sugar.
November goals. I did not even remotely meet them. I’m not sure how I feel about it. I’m disappointed that I didn’t write like I wanted but at the same time I clearly understand why that didn’t happen and I’m ok with that. Looking back on November the word frazzled comes to mind and I just feel like I was overly stressed out the entire time. To be melodramatic, I felt like a rope that was pulled so tight it could snap at any moment, too much tension. Obviously, I didn’t snap, but having that much constant stress is just not good for me and I’m really feeling it now.
Stop Stressing! I think that is going to be my biggest priority. I am going to take each day as it comes and not worry about things I have no control over. I am going to pay more attention to myself and relaxing as well. It might not happen by the end of the challenge but for sure by the end of the month.
Keep up with my new food plan. I’m quitting coffee, added sugar, bread/gluten, and really only eating fruits, veggies, and high protein meat sources. I’m not eating boxed anything, no pre-made mixes, and watching my dairy intake. I know this is going to get interesting with baking for the holidays and such but I’m only baking for my Husband and plan on just boxing everything up as soon as it cools. I have my meal plan for this week and if it works I’m just repeating it for the next.
Workouts. Doing them. I’m unsure as to the wind aspect of my plans or how the babysitting schedule is going to impact things at this point. But my plan is to get in at least three runs a week with the goal of four overall. One day of yoga, one day of weights, and a rest day. If I do only three runs then I need a day of cardio for that missed run.
I’m feeling A LOT more confident about December currently. I can see what stress is doing to my body. We’re at the Half-Way mark for Deployment and its all downhill from here, the worst is over. I have my nanny coming at the end of the month without the added drama so that’ll work well. Then its January and I have a lot going on in the new year. This month will go quickly. I will fit into my goal pants by this time next month and will have kept up with my goals.
@3 days ago with 2 notes
#fitblrpush #december goals
I actually sat down and meal planned for the week! I’ve decided I’m going to work my fat off for December and really get back to where I started this journey food wise. I have been slacking majorly in the clean eating department, here and there, little bites, and I can feel it taking a toll on me. I hit my 100lb loss mark and it was like the light shut off even though it isn’t my end goal and I have a ways to go. In the back of my mind I’ve literally been holding onto this idea that it would be for nothing because we’d probably be attempting for a baby. Why would I want to get a six pack, bust my ass for it, only to have it ruined immediately? Needless to say, its been holding me back from achieving my potential.
I am still open to the idea of a third baby, but even more open to the idea of waiting. I used to be dead set on having all the babies out of the way by 30 but I’ve realized in the past couple of weeks that I’m in the best shape of my life and only getting better, so why am I letting 30 be the end all of everything? So we’re going to enjoy life when he gets back, hold off on baby attempts, and focus on the girls and us.
And now I have no excuses. I have nothing holding me back. I’ve been evaluating food options and I’m going gluten free for December. I’m quitting coffee cold turkey. I will also be watching my dairy intake, drastically less cheese in my life and only almond milk. I realize it is pretty sudden and extreme but I have goals and I am going to meet them. I’d say I’m mostly going to be eating paleo but I haven’t done enough research on it to say for sure. I just know I’m mildly lactose intolerant and through all my different eating lately I’ve noticed the more bread I eat the more bloated I am. I have no hate for bread, I love bread, but I want to see if eating really cleanly without bread/rice makes a big impact.
I’m excited for December. I’m excited for food again. I have a goal to fit in those damn pants by the end of the month and I will be reaching it. I’m taking all my measurements every Sunday for the month and I can’t wait to see how it works out for me!
@4 days ago with 2 notes
#fitblr #paleo #gluten free #december challenge #meal planning #clean eating
I went for a super cold jog this morning with the ladies because it wasn’t super windy. I had attempted to go out yesterday morning when there was significantly more wind and that was just a huge fail. I got the wind shield for my stroller but haven’t used it yet and apparently it is horrifying to the ladies. Miranda calmed down but after a block and Claire was still hysterically screaming I decided to turn around and admit defeat. So yeah. I’m not sure if this is a permanent reaction but if it is then its possibly going to throw a huge wrench in my training plans since I had anticipated being able to use the shield and go out in whatever snow or wind. Sigh.
They don’t mind the cold though, it was around 38 this morning and they were totally fine. Miranda even fell asleep about 2 miles in. I am just going to have to stay on top of the weather and make an executive decision each day I suppose.
It had been 20 days since I’ve been out for a jog and my body is feeling it. My legs, abs, and back are achy now. But, it felt amazing to get out again. I discovered a huge need for gloves and possibly a headband to keep my ears warm. I am not going to go shopping for those things until not today. I do not do Black Friday. I am going to grumble about having to go out soon though because I still have to buy the girls sweaters and shoes for our Christmas photos on the 7th. I just have no patience for the crowds and it isn’t worth it to me.
@5 days ago with 3 notes
#fitness #fitblr #jogging #half marathon #training