Logging Some Miles

I’ve begun adding a lot more cardio into my training plan than I have been doing in the past. After my half marathon training I just got sick of running without a goal and decided to pick the weights back up to gain some strength back. I was surprised at how WEAK I was! Doing 4 sets, 15 reps of 80lb deadlifts wasn’t as easy anymore! I remember the day I went back to lift…. the next week was PAINFUL, I couldn’t move my legs without being in sheer agony.

Back progress. Thanks Burpees!

Back progress. Thanks Burpees!

Well, now I’m trying to get back into that cardiovascular shape by logging some miles in my mapmyrun app. Yesterday I logged in almost 5 miles of running. Not too shabby, but my runs were broken up. In the morning I ran to the gym, so a little over 1.5 miles. I decided to run home after work too, which ended up being about 3.4 miles. Really easy night time run, not what I expected! I usually DREAD expending any kind of energy after work, but the cool night air felt really good and the rhythm of my feet hitting the ground cleared my mind.

This morning I was supposed to wake up early to run…. but I didn’t. Boooo. You’d think after feeling so euphoric last night that I couldn’t wait to wake up and do it again! I realize I’m more likely to wake up and complete my training when I have absolutely EVERYTHING planned and laid out! Gotta have my outfit picked: Socks, undies, shoes, bra, shirt, and running pants. I even have to have my Bose buds, sitting on my pile of clothes with my house key already off the key chain! To make up for it though I am doing ZWOW #101 and ZWOW #102. I even wrote up a small ‘Booty Burn’ routine I want to try.

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Tomorrow I am lifting! Super excited, I am loving the ‘Derek Formula’. Really pushes my limits and conditions me. I AM running home after work tomorrow too. It’s a short easy run and it seems foolish to take the bus when I can make it home sooner than the bus. Easy way to burn a couple hundred calories! I think I might start doing that more often.

Saturday is BOOTY day! I’m going to be experimenting with drop setting dead lifts, really trying to grow my booty. This damn crease just wants to see what the bikini fuss is all about and I want it to leaaaaaaaaave!

Sunday Hilary is helping me out with posing. We’re practicing for about an hour or so at the L.A Fitness in Downtown Bellevue. She’s going to help me with some posing suggestions, teach me how to sass up my routine a little bit, and work on my strut. I will also be adding another ‘Derek Formula’ workout on Sunday since I feel like I’ve been slacking this week. Missed my run this morning and ate maybe one or two more spoonful’s of peanut butter than I should have…..

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O well, I can afford a couple more grams of fat and carbs right now. March is gonna be the REAL test. Two-a-days on 1,000 calories for 6-8 weeks?! HAAIIIL NOOOOO! But seriously….. I paid over $500 in NPC Card Registration, Emerald Cup registration, competition suit and shoes, 5lb container of protein (which will run out next month), lifting gloves, and tanning?!?! This bitch is doing it RIGHT.

Blueberry yogurt bites 1 cup Plain Yogurt 1/2 cup of blueberries 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 cup of granola (optional) Could also use coconut instead Mash your berries. Add your Greek yogurt and honey; Mix well. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spoon equal amounts of mixture onto the cookies sheet and place in Freezer for 20 minutes

Blueberry yogurt bites 1 cup Plain Yogurt 1/2 cup of blueberries 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 cup of granola (optional) Could also use coconut instead Mash your berries. Add your Greek yogurt and honey; Mix well. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spoon equal amounts of mixture onto the cookies sheet and place in Freezer for 20 minutes

I’m so excited for our Costco shopping excursion! I love meal prep day, so excited to try new recipes! Hope everyone checked out my ‘Healthy Eats’ Pinterest board, there’s some GOOD stuff on there! I want to try the recipe on the right, I have so many frozen blueberries from when we went blueberry picking last summer with Kai. Looks absolutely DELICIOUS! If the honey isn’t sweet enough, you could add a few packets for Truvia, zero calorie sweetner. I have a box of packets in my cupboard but haven’t tried them yet.

Really pumped for this weekend overall! Kaienna is coming, it’s the weekend, Costco shopping, pay day, relaxiiiinnnngggg….. well, relaxing for me means a tough workout without having to schedule around work. This week has been pretty slow at work, but I have been mentally exhausted with questions about my next career move, ‘what ifs?’, and trying to find a way to productively use this over analytic and over active brain of mine. I feel stagnant, un-stimulated for about 8 hours a day. I need challenges, but I also need to make smart choices. *Le siiiiiiigh*

Welp, on that note, I’m gonna stretch my legs! See ya!

~Jess ♥

 

 

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