Fitness Post Update!

I know my posts have taken a non fitness related turn, but I’m back with some updates! I know its been a while since I’ve shared a workout or progress photo, so here it is:

Update

Welp, that’s me! I’ve been working out an average of 4 times a week; some hectic weeks 3 times, and other weeks where I’m on top of the world 5 times. It’s been fun! I’ve been switching it up with Zuzka videos at home, running home from work since we’ve been having great weather, and working out with Derek at the Vo2 Performance Center doing the ‘Derek Formula’.

Today was actually the first day that I went to the gym and used the squat rack in 2 months! Needless to say, I’m pretty weak sauce, but that’s okay. It’s not my goal to push heavy weight, I need to be pretty light in order to keep running. I’ve made such huge improvements on my speed and endurance with my running! When I first started long distance running after competition training, I felt like I could hardly lift my feet, my quads felt so damn HEAVY!

I weighed myself for the first time in months last week. I’m sitting at 123lbs, definitely not my marathon training weight of 118lbs or my competition weight of 111lbs, but I’m okay. I’ve got abs, a juicy butt, defined hamstrings, and toned arms so I’m beyond happy and blessed.

I haven’t been a freak about food, I still use myfitnesspal for my own awareness. I don’t count my macros or kick myself when I east one more cupcake than I should have. I eat when I’m hungry, stay pretty consistent during the week and splurge a little on weekends.

I’ve been able to swing working out with full time work and full time school, this quarter is pretty mellow so far.

Right now I don’t really have any larger fitness goals on the horizon. I really want to run a half marathon for Thanksgiving and I’ve been entertaining the idea of a full marathon next year. My main focus is on my education right now and working towards my goal of becoming a wildlife conservationist.

I’ve actually been selling a lot of items on eBay and I just discovered how to link a percentage of my earnings to my favorite charity. I am donating to the Defenders of Wildlife now! So excited to be doing something beneficial for wildlife, even if it’s a small amount.

Anywho guys, that’s what I’ve been up to! Stick around and perhaps I’ll post a workout this week!

~Jess