Monday, July 06, 2015

Back from Mexico!!

We are home now from our family vacation and I am ready to begin a new challenge today! I will most pics of the trip and details later on but for now I wanted to focus on the task at hand....getting back on track!!

The challenge runs from today, July 6th to September 3rd. 60 days of watching my foods closely and logging my workouts etc...

The plan is simple.

1. Eat Clean. No junk or anything processed.
2. Lift lots of things. Balls, bars, ropes, sandbags etc...
3. Move!! Move slow. Move fast. Just move.
4. Log my goods on Myfitnesspal and keep water around a gallon a day.

For my training - Milage goal is set at 500 miles, SBRW - swim, bike, run and walk
Pushup goal - 3,000
Burpees - 2,000

It's easy to set goals, its another thing to get out there and get it done! Here we GOOOOO!!!!!

Monday, June 01, 2015

Training 6/1 - 6/9

Monday 6/1 - ST circuit and 3 mile RW
Tuesday 6/2  -  5 mile RW
Wednesday 6/3 - Off
Thursday 6/4  - RW 5 miles
Friday 6/5 - Spin 60 mins
Saturday 6/6 - RW 3 and ST circuit.
Sunday 6/7 - Off
Monday 6/8 - RW 5 miles
Tuesday 6/9 -  Spin 60 mins

I am heading up to Dallas on the 9th to see my family and I look forward to getting in some runs around the lake and hopefully some ST as well.

Happy June!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Farewell 37...

If I had to have a final workout before my birthday tomorrow then this was a rocking one! I pushed it hard on the bike and loved every minute of it!!!!

20 miles with hill intervals 
Main set - Gear 13 -15 and climbs were G 18 -21. 
670 calories 
AHR - 163 
MHR - 180 

Recovery protein shake with kale and spinach. 

An early birthday present to me!!!

I turn the big 38 tomorrow but apparently in this photo, with no makeup I look 29!! I will take it �� 

Rain! Rain! Rain!

Another strong storm came through last night. Crazy! We have more rain coming through today. I am ready to see the SUN!!! Today's training will be a ST circuit with treadmill intervals. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Staying strong!

M1 - roasted veg frittata and coffee with almond milk 
M2 - Wild cod and fruit salad / small amount of each. S1 really. 
M3 - GF beef with zucchini noodles 
M4 - GF beef and a salad. 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

5/23 to 6/23. A new challenge begins!

Straight to the point...

1. Drop 15 lbs 
2. Log foods daily 
3. Miles - 300 RWB 
4. W30/Paleo 

A good day!

The operation clean out the attic is in full swing and its gong well. No training today but logging my meals and did well. 

M1 - Ez bread, peach and coffee 
M2 - black beans and cornbread. Did not agree with me. No more beans for now! 
M3 - Spinach salad with goat cheese and walnuts with chicken wings. 
M4 - banana chips and cashews. 

For a treat tonight. Homemade coconut berry sorbet! 


We are spending today going through the attic making stacks of things to give away and it is bringing back a flood of memories for us. It's hard parting with baby clothes, toys and some memories from our travels.

have made a few memory boxes for super special items but still, it's so hard! While we were going through boxes, Michaela started dancing to the theme song of How to Train Your Dragon and I stopped to capture the moment....

I am emotional mess today and I am trying to cherish all I can. Seeing her little shoes and clothes is just another reminder of how fast this time goes. So happy I made the most of her precious first few years. 

Thank you God for the blessing of my family. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Finding Joy in the Journey!

It's been forever since I have gathered my thoughts on my journey. What it was, what is has become and what I want for the future. While my time spent to my training has decreased, my passion and determination is strong. One thing I loved about this journey was looking back to my training logs and seeing the details. Reading what I did well and seeing areas where I can improve. So much has changed since our move back to the US.  I have only raced once and my focus has shifted from endurance training to more of a crossfit/bootcamp style of training. I do not even know where it fits in the "fitness mold" anymore and that is ok.

As most of you know I gained quite a bit of weight since 2012/2013 and it has been a struggle to get the weight off and get back to a good, lean weight like I was a few years ago. Things change. We change and I am learning that it is ok. It is ok to be heavier than before. Better perhaps in some respects. If I keep chasing this ideal weight in my head I am afraid it will only set me up for disaster as I train.  Instead, I am trying to lean out over the next 30 days a few lbs then go from there.

It's a struggle, a big one for many of us. We must realize that it is ok. It is ok to be as we are, working hard to better ourselves but we must live in the now. If we chase and chase after the ideal body, we will miss this moment that is before us.

Let's work hard every day to find joy in this struggle, through the challenges, let's find happiness in this moment where we are NOW...not the someday.

Today was another step forward in the right direction for me. Here's to another strong day tomorrow as I start on this new 30 day challenge :)

M1 - Eggs, steak and guacamole and coffee
M2 - EZ bread and coffee with almond milk
M3 - Black beans, cornbread and Wild cod
M4 - Protein shake with super greens blend, grapefruit and homemade berry ice cream made with coconut milk and honey!