Today I also realized that if I keep up my daily minimum of exercise at 3 miles (walking, running, jogging, whatever) that in a year’s time I could clock over 1,000 miles! Now I’m not ready to set a goal that big yet, but it’s still encouraging to know that while the numbers may not always go down on the scale, my body can do incredible things just by walking!
In other big news, starting Sunday, March 1st, a friend and I will be committing ourselves to 3+ daily miles of cardio as well as starting the Catching Fire BodyRock.tv challenge! The new Real Time Challenge starts on the 24th, so we are going to get warmed up with the CF challenge and then HIIT right into the 21 day RT Bootcamp! Who wants to join us?!?!
So venting time. Isn’t it super frustrating when you feel like you’ve been trying so hard to workout and eat fairly healthy and after steady progress, this happens?! Arrrgggggg!!!
I’m trying my best to just drink tons of water and nutrient load with lots of produce-filled smoothies and juices and lean meats for the remainder of my month. I’m sure it’s just a bit of bloat, but man is it irritating!
What do you all do when you hit a rut like this?! How do you keep your head up and keep going? I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon, but could use some ideas for increasing motivation!
Workout: 3.5 mile walk around the park with baby and pup that I work with.
Time: 53 mins
Calories Burned: 352
What I’m Craving:Red Pepper Cauliflower Mash
2 sweet red peppers, chopped
1 head cauliflower, chopped
1/2 cup water
1/4 stick butter or 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
Sea Salt and cracked Black Pepper, to taste
In a saucepan, combine peppers and cauliflower with water. Boil until fork tender. Transfer to a blender and mix until puréed, adding boiling water if necessary. Mix in butter, salt, and pepper to taste. Serve hot.
Variation: roast the peppers over an open flame instead of boiling to add a smoky flavor.
This sounds a little crazy, but I made some today and fell in love, which is saying a lot figuring I’m not normally a fan of either main ingredient!!
Workout – interval run with the hubby. Tracker says we went 3 miles, but I’m pretty sure it’s closer to 3.5-4
Calories burned: 276
Morning Weight – 145.9 lbs (too much sushi fun last night?! Haha)
Pounds to Goal – 20.9
Workout: Walked the pups on the same route as yesterday. Tracker says I went 2.3 miles in 42 minutes with a 10mph pace….I’m no mathematician but that doesn’t add up to me….needless to say I’m pretty sure that my tracker needs an update and I’m going to redo the same walk later with a different GPS app to see the true mileage.
What I’m craving: My favorite “Tropical Island Smoothie!”
1 large handful baby spinach
1/2 banana, frozen
1 cup frozen pineapple
~1 cup 100% orange juice
Layer ingredients in the blender as listed and then blend on high until smooth. Add more OJ if needed to reach desired consistency.
As you can see, my smoothie made a little extra today!!
Hope you all have been working hard and enjoying your weekend!
Workout: 2.5 mile leisurely walk at the zoo + pushing a stroller up the hills
5K walk at 16 min. pace at park with my pups
Calories burnt: ??? Didn’t set the tracker for these. Used my legs as a gauge that I was working hard 😉
Thought for today: everyone should have a workout/accountability buddy. A friend of mine and I try to get out and clock some miles every day together, but on the days we can’t get together, we at least text each other what we did on our own. One time this week we have each pulled it together to go workout since the other one mentioned it. What a great motivator! No rest days for us!!
I hope you all have a great weekend filled with fun activities!
Workout: 3.78 mile walk around the park with baby and pup that I work with.
Calories burnt: 318
Isn’t it so great having someone to workout with even if it’s just a little one or your canine companion?! I definitely burnt more calories than my tracker said though because I was pushing a stroller the whole time too, so I think 400 cals is more like it 😉
Today my legs were feeling it and I thought I walked closer to 4.5 miles, but I can’t complain as long as I’m putting in at least a 5K every day! Each day is one step closer to a strong, healthy me!
Workout: 4 mile neighborhood walk with the pups
Calories: ??? Forgot to set my tracker! Arghhhh!
So maybe it was because I weighed in this morning before my normal routine or maybe it was the guacamole I ate with dinner that increased my morning weight. Either way, my legs are already feeling stronger!
What I’m craving: Spicy Guacamole Crema ingredients
4 oz. 0% plain Greek yogurt ( I used Fage)
1/4 cup guacamole ( I used one Holy Guacamole mini cup)
2 Tbsp. Enchilada Sauce or 1 tsp. Sriracha ( I made enchiladas last night so I used the sauce)
Mix them together until smooth and use as dipping sauce for dinner or as a snack with pita/rice chips/veggies.
Super protein packed, high in good fats, and deliciously indulgent without the guilt!