I can finally say those words and believe them! I’m running at 4 miles a day, which may not seem like a lot, but I am actually enjoying it when I do run. I’m to that point! I’ve craved to be there for a really long time. To feel like my day is not complete without a run. Loving how it feels when I run and loving the challenge of doing it. And I love the feeling I get when I’m done. And I love the shape my legs are getting in, the changes I’m seeing. I get excited to see how far I can go one day or how fast. And now I’m doing 2 5ks in September.. I’ve never done one before and I am finally confident enough with my running to do them! I’m excited to see what else my running has in store for me.
I’ll take it! Especially after a week of no running and eating not so great… :/ Maybe it’s my body telling me I have lots of extra calories to burn, but I haven’t run this far since high school! 6 miles… :)
My best friend graduated from college today and is having a party in 2 weeks to celebrate. My roommate and I wanna get her something nice or make a cute little gift basket, maybe spend around 40-50 dollars. Do you know of any ideas of things we could get her? Either a nice gift, or stuff for a graduation gift bag? Please let me know! ‘preciate it!!
I went to the gym this morning and walked 5 miles on a 15 incline at 4.0. The treadmill SAID I burnt 1000 calories. I put it into myfitnesspal but I just don’t know how accurate that is! But tonight I pushed past 3 miles and went 4! So according to all that, I burnt 1400 or so calories today. I only ate a little over 900 today so far, so now, I’m eating, eating, eating! Right now, a piece of baked chicken and a berry smoothie with skim milk. It’s gonna be a long night of studying, so I think I’m gonna work on a study guide for nursing management, pop in a movie (I’m thinking Maid of Honor :] ) and eventually make a cheese quesadilla. By then, I’ll be at 1750 calories and 94 grams of protein. Beast!!
Any idea? I don’t wanna over do it, but I’ve been doing a lot lately.
Not that I’m on a “diet” or anything, but obviously I’m working out and trying to eat healthy and what not. But I think to up the ante a little bit, I’m gonna start cutting out alcohol, except for very special occasions every once in a while, maybe only drink 1-2 x per month, if that.. and after 4 pm… no carbs. I mean, obviously I’ll consume carbs in some form, like through fruits/veggies, but no carby carbs like pasta, bread, cereal, crackers, etc.. I’m gonna try to eat between 1200-1500 calories a day (maybe more depending on how much cardio I do). I was thinking of making my dinners consist of a salad with some form of protein, most likely chicken, fish, or beef and do different things with them by seasoning. I’ll bring granola bars with me to work/clinical and have one mid-afternoon, then I might have a snack at night too or another salad with protein. We’ll see how this goes.. I’ll keep you updated! Also, I think for the rest of the month, I am going to focus hard on cardio, then start lifting again and cutting out my walking in June. I’ll still run 3 miles at least 5 days a week, but add in lifting on 3 of those days, maybe walk on days I don’t lift. I’m ready to see results!
Started off OKAY. Had 2 pieces of pb toast and some grapes. But then went to olive garden and got a linguini marinara.. not TOO terrible, but I most def. ate the whole thing, 2 or 3 breadsticks and some salad. Killed it. Didn’t have dinner, but did get an ice cream cone and have a few chips. Bad move. Tomorrow I’m starting over. Getting up early for a run with my roommate, having lunch after, gonna keep it healthy, then heading back to my apartment up at school so I can get to work tomorrow night from 7-11:30. Eek. I think it was a combo of shark week, mother’s day, and being bummed about gaining 2.5 pounds since last week (may be water weight, may be because I drank 2x..) despite working out HARD 4-5 days. Ugh.