Friday, November 14, 2014

Fill 'er Up Friday!

Good afternoon friends! Welcome to Fill 'er Up Friday-where I fill you in on how my training is going and whatever else I'd like to talk about! So sit back, relax and get yer fill!

So, this week did not go as planned and it's continuing to not go as planned, so I have let go of the wheel and I'm just going along for the ride!

It all started with the flu last weekend. I guess not being able to eat can make for a pretty crummy workout week. Who knew?.. I also had a very strange, yet strong, craving for mini Twix. Did I cave, and buy some? You bet I did. Do I regret it? You bet I do. Since I'm having eaters remorse, I'm going on a sugar free diet for this weekend. If the weekend goes well, I'll extend this "diet" a few more days. Baby steps folks, baby steps.

Monday: Scheduled 3.5 miles-didn't happen because I had no energy.
Tuesday: Personal Training Session-Went very well! Learned a lot & I'm looking forward to working with my trainer every 2 weeks! He's a rock climber so he knows his stuff when it comes to ab workouts!
Wednesday: Cross trainer-20 minutes + lots of stretching (so sore from the personal training session)
Thursday: Stayed home and did some much needed yoga.
Friday: Scheduled 4 mile run-felt like garbage. Forced myself to run 2, still having some shin splint pain...
Saturday & Sunday: Lots of foam rolling, icing, resting AND eating healthy!

Sugar is the devil!...So are germs...

I'm really loving this app that I get to use since I signed up for personal training sessions at the gym. It's called DotFitMe. It keeps track of all of your food and activities throughout the day and tells you if you are below or above your calorie level. When you sign up you pick what your goal is then you put in your weight, height and all sorts of other info and then it tells you what your daily calories should be. Mine is at 2177 and to be honest, I find it hard to eat that many calories. Right now it is 2:40 pm and I'm at 1044 calories. How am I supposed to eat over 1000 calories with only an evening snack and dinner?? I just simply cannot eat that much so I'll just have to wait and see what my trainer says. I'm not too worried about my weight right now so I think as long as I'm eating healthy and I'm satisfied throughout the day, then I'll be fine.

This app is a great way to keep my bad eating habits in check because if it's not something I want my trainer to see, then I either don't eat it or don't record it. But, I'm honest and I can't leave out something that I ate.

This week I have felt so sluggish and tired. I was thinking it was due to the fact that I had the stomach flu and was living off of crackers and water with a little soup here and there. Then yesterday I start to feel the dreaded head cold coming on! I quickly loaded up on tons of vitamins and started to feel better. What a week! Speaking of things not going as planned, I wanted to get this post up sooner (and veg out on the couch all day) but my sister needs me to watch my 2 year old nephew for a couple hours, so now it's going to be even more delayed...Let it go, let it gooo! Taking advice from a Disney Queen....Nice.

(Ok, it has been about 2 hours since that last paragraph was typed up. I'm back and I have about an hour before my kids get home.)

Here's a bit how my visit with the little man (Colton) went:

He was helping me ice my leg (shin splints)...then he snapped.

Career/School Update:
A while back I mentioned wanting to take online classes to become a Nutrition Consultant or Health Coach. After lots and lots of research, it's just not something we can pull off right now. I have the time, there's no doubt about that. I just don't have money and I do not want to take out another student loan. I payed off my Dental Assisting student loan a couple years ago but I'm obviously not even working as an assistant so (understandably) my husband doesn't think another student loan for a larger sum of money is a good idea. I have searched and searched for grants/scholarships or even federal aid and so far I haven't found any help. I'm taking a slight step back for now, but it still continues to be something I think about every day.

After my pathetic 2 mile run this morning, I was starving but I wanted something fast. I wasn't exactly sure how this would turn out but I tried it anyway and I'm so glad I did! Enter: Banana Protein Smoothie.

I didn't measure anything, because when you're as hungry as I was, you can't wait for things like measuring.

-Frozen Bananas
-Splash of milk
-1 tsp. Crunchy Peanut Butter
-Almost full scoop of chocolate Whey Protein powder

Blend until smooth & enjoy! This would satisfy any sugar craving I could have in the future. I'm so happy I whipped this up today because it will really help me stay away from sugar!

How was your week?

Do you ever just give up on your schedule when too many things keep throwing it off?

I hope everyone has an awesome weekend! (I hope I do too! :-D)

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