Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Soreness, more veggies & ALL THE LEMONS!!!

Week 2 of half marathon training is in the books!!

& it was the first week in awhile that I got in six days of working out!
Go me!

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Monday - a good little run on the treadmill - where I once again got in 30 minutes of straight running!  I've giving credit to Friends.  It's been on during my runs after work.  I never tire of Friends. & all the mental power it gives me running.

Tuesday - I'm holding weights in the picture because I was intending on upper body, but this was the day I had TWO crowns done on my face & I was in PAIN... so I didn't want to get the blood pumping too much so I ended up putting the weights down & doing a Pilates workout.  My abs thanked me.

Wednesday - Treadmill run & yes, I usually start off with a sweater on in the basement.  But I don't know if it was the emotion from yesterday, much less the pain, because I wasn't feeling it one bit. I was dragging.... I mean DRAGGGINGGGG along.  I ended up going back to intervals for this run. 

Thursday - Beauty & the Beast - NO WORKOUT

Friday - Total Body Fix to get in some full body work. Again, don't know if it was the effects of emotional wear & tear from dental work but I was struggling.  & SORE!  Oh my gosh, at the end, I was hurting pretty good.

Saturday - Run 3.15 on the treadmill.  Again, the struggle was real.  WAY too real!  The only good thing about this one?  I put on Netflix & started watching Making a Murder ... a good distraction for me.

Sunday - Yoga!  I did it. Finally - stretched those muscles after a week of hard work.  I needed it. & found that I'm getting more strength in doing the Sun Salutations.  Maybe Yoga won't be such a pain in my butt in the future?  ... far off future that is...

It was crazy because after my run on Saturday, I was stiff. Like, it hurt to sit down & stand back up. The back of my legs & my inner thighs were crying.  & this was only my 5k run... This may be a tough go on building up the miles.  That's OK - I'm up for a challenge.

The best part of last week?  I hit my first goal I've been wanting to reach!!!

I lost 35 pounds! That is the same as 140 quarter pounders.:


Now its onto the final 25 lbs that I want to loose.  I know I'm on the right track now, that's for sure!

So if you are familiar with the 21 Day fix, the plan I've been doing, its all about containers & how much of each container you are allowed each day. 

Well, my struggle always has been & continues to be, the green container... VEGGIES.  Which may be weird to some since I'm a vegetarian, but I basically live on rice & beans ... carbs. I live on carbs.

So this week, I've been really trying to sneak them in when I can & this past week, I've been doing good by adding in 2 servings of veggie for my breakfast. 

Adding in a HUGE handful of spinach & freshly chopped mushrooms...

It's been really easy - put on some olive oil & pile it in while I'm getting ready for work - that spinach pile cooks down to nothing... & then I'm ready to come in & put in 2 eggs (1 red container) & viola - a HUGE breakfast that keeps me full all the way till 1:00pm & I eat this at 6am ... protein is key in staying full. I've learned that.

Top with some hot sauce & its been the best breakfast that is helping me get those veggies down easily!

1 yellow - 2 green - 1 red

On a side note, I posted this picture the other day...

LEMONS!  I am so obsessed with Lemons lately. 

When I was sick with this sinus thing, I got on a kick of drinking green tea with honey & lemon... & the lemon kick has been continuing.  I am cutting up a lemon every day to put in tea & especially in water...

So here's just some reasons why its a good habit to have...

Some Benefits of Lemon in Water

1.    Rich source of Vitamin C which helps protect the body's immune system.
2.    It balanced to maintain the pH levels in your body.
3.    Drinking early in the morning helps flush out toxins.
4.    Aids digestion & encourages production of bile.
5.    Helps reduce pain & inflammation in joints & knees as it dissolves uric acid.
6.    The potassium content in lemon helps nourish brain & nerve cells.
7.    Helps strengthen the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes
8.    Helps the skin to prevent formation of wrinkles & acne.
9.    Help maintain the health of the eyes & helps fight against eye problems.
10.  Lemon juice helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session

You can read so many more benefits of what lemons can do... & I don't think any of it is bad... so why not pick up a bag & start squeezing away.

So now, we're heading into week 3 of training ... & I'm just looking forward to my long run of 4 miles this weekend because its supposed to be in the 50's...

I get to do it outside!  Can't wait!!!

Have a healthy week everyone!
Do you like lemons?
How do you get in veggies in your diet?
Ever feel like life just drains your energy?


  1. You're a half marathon queen! (I love all those gifs!) I'm glad yoga isn't TOO torturous. Great job!!

  2. I like your idea of the veggies for breakfast. I believe I could do that. I've been eating apples and bananas this week for fruit, not much in the veggie line. I'm also starting to move more. I got my fitbit Sunday and yesterday was the first time I used it. I was pretty happy with my end numbers. I have a long way to get where I want, but it's a start. Think I'll try to do a 1000 more steps today than yesterday. I think that's a reasonable goal.

    Have a good day.

  3. Go you indeed for working out 6 days in a row!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. Congrats on hitting your goal and getting in 6 workouts in the week! That's impressive :) I've gotten out of the habit of having lemons in my drinks but I need to get back to it.

  5. Get it girl!!!!!! Congrats on hitting that goal!

  6. Congrats on 35 pounds!!! I so wish we had a treadmill or something at home so I could watch Netflix or DVR'd shows and work out at the same time!

  7. When we go out to eat during the winter I usually order a hot water with lemon (I feel like such an old lady..lol).

    That is awesome on the weight loss! You are really working it! From the sound of your previous post it sounds like you would have rather been working out than taking the time to watch Beauty and the Beast..haha

  8. yay! love this post. congrats on the goal weight!

  9. You rock! I've had body aches from climbing a ladder to put some Christmas things up in the closet...LOL! I love lemons and put fresh lemon juice in my water each day. Been doing that for about 2 years now. We buy a big bag at Costco each time we go. My little lemon tree is doing nothing.......

  10. 35 pounds! You are amazing!!!!!

    What weekend is your half? Congrats on all your progress!

  11. So proud of all you've accomplished, my friend...so incredibly AWESOME!!! I got tickled when I read that you started on the treadmill with a sweater...well, I've been wearing gloves. Our treadmill is in the basement and we don't keep the heat running all the time down there, so when I hop on the treadmill in the morning, girl, it's COLD!

  12. 35 pounds!! What?!?!! Go girl!!!!!! And yay lemon water!!! :)

  13. first, congrats on your weight loss and working out 6 days this week! that is so awesome. good luck on building your mileage, i'm right there with you, except a little less right now haha. i have a long way to go!

    i don't mind veggies but i struggle getting them in my meals.2 things i did recently that might help - i cut up spinach into teeny tiny pieces and added it to our pasta. you couldn't even taste it. secondly, i grated 2 zucchinis and added it to a different pasta dish (we eat a lot of pasta, oops) but i know i could do it with other dishes because you seriously could not taste either of them.

  14. I have no doubt you will knock off those last 21 pounds, you've already done amazing with the dedication and weigh loss you have done so far!
    Thanks for the IG share on Ian, LOL I am actually finally caught up, minus the first 3 episodes of this season which Xfinity didn't have saved for me to watch, so I am very much looking forward to watching VD this week and the originals, it's so crazy I used to never be a tv person, but I've had a bit more time lately it's nice to enjoy a good show in the evening:)
    Never thought about veggies for breakfast, great idea though!

  15. you are kiliing it! good for you!! that is awesome!! and i love lemons too.

  16. You are so FANTASTIC! Great job! And I hope there's never a lemon crisis because clearly lemons deserve to be a superfood! :)

  17. Congrats on reaching goals! I can't wait till it gets warmer outside and I can go out again. I'm getting tired of walking on the treadmill.


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