Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor, registered dietitian, or fitness expert. The purpose of my blog is to share my experiences with food, fitness, and life. I love to motivate and encourage, and will offer tips, but keep in mind when it comes to your health and fitness, do your research.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Holy soreeee

ok, so far I am in love with weight lifting, the Savage workouts, and even the Savage diet! I feel full of energy and completely satisfied throughout the entire day. On Monday I worked my back and bis, Tuesday was legs and abs and today is a cardio only day! Thank god because I basically had to pull myself out of bed this morning. This is all a new feeling to me as I have never pushed myself hard enough to this amount of soreness but I am loving it! My cardio only today is supposed to be a run.....but we will see if I can get these legs to move in a running motion for 40 minutes. 
As far as the diet goes I am eating every 2-3 hours and drinking tons of water. I actually feel full throughout the day. The only time I find myself wanting to snack is late at night so I've been going upstairs and getting out of my kitchen early! 
Breakfast today was a smoothie with 1 scoop of protein powder, 1 cup of spinach, 1/4 cup of oatmeal, 1/4 cup of blueberries and some almond milk! It really hit the spot! One of the hardest things I am finding is having 1/2 cup- 1 cup of veggies in all 6 of my meals.....not easy for me! I took a trip to Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury to stock up on some local fresh grown veggies. Olivia and I picked out some spinach, asparagus, zucchini, cucumbers, blueberries and a couple of peaches! We were sure to take a little ride on the tire horses before we left! its just not a trip to the farm without visiting the chickens and playing on the tire swings! Cider Hill is one of my favorite farms, such a great atmosphere and for a special treat the absolute best donuts around! (I did not have that special treat yesterday I promise!)

 I talk a lot about my daughter Olivia and husband Adam but let me introduce Lance to you all! After reading Julie's very scary morning I realized I don't even talk about my little love on here that much!  Lance is the love of my life....my 5 year old maltipoo! He was given to me as a gift from my husband before he deployed to Iraq and I must say he kept me thoroughly entertained and busy during Adams deployment! I think you will be seeing a lot more of him around here! 

Off to get my morning started and figure out how to keep my Olivia entertained on this gorgeous day! 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane what???

The rain and wind came and it went.....pretty much like any other rain storm we have. Our backyard has some scattered tree branches but thats about it! Yes I am blogging twice in one day because thats just how bored I am! Adam took Olivia over to Nana and Papas house to help them with a roof leak but other than that things are pretty lame around here today.  I' really glad we cleared off our deck for nothing! Since it was such a lazy day today I'm making homemade turkey meatballs for dinner tonight and slicing up a fresh watermelon I picked up at the grocery store today during the "hurricane." Off to watch the special Jersey shore tonight and hopefully in bed early! I start my Cathy Savage workout tomorrow! yay!! Hoping to be very sore afterwards! 

Savage Girl!

I have officially registered with Cathy Savage Fitness. My original plan was to wait until after I ran the half marathon but I figured hey why not get started on the plan a little bit early! It was an early birthday present from Adam! I am on day 4 of the program and so far absolutely love it! The first 3 days consisted of following a list of clean foods and putting together basically my own meal plan using those foods. Eat what I craved on the list when I craved them. Basically Cathy and my coach Jules will access my eating habits and put together a personalized plan for me. I emailed my 3 days log lat night and am anxiously awaiting my plan! I am starting the workouts tomorrow (Monday) I was planning on starting today but some hurricane Irene is cramping all my workout plans for the day. Vinyassa Yoga, a run outside, Bikram.....all cancelled! 
We took Miss Olivia to Story Land yesterday and I had my first real challenge....I know, I know after 2 days already having struggles! We were out of the house all day before breakfast until after dinner which meant I had to do some serious meal planning.  I stayed on track 100% even drinking my gallon of water! It felt so good to accomplish being out of the house all day and still sick to the plan. It made me feel a lot more confident about the whole figure competition.  Packing meals and eating a spinach and tuna salad on a park bench was totally worth Olivia's reaction to meeting Cinderella!
I'm off to brave this hurricane...or tropical storm...or wind and rain since all my relaxing classes are cancelled. I don't know what is worse the hurricane itself or being trapped inside all day with a 2 year old! In all seriousness she is having so much fun "fishing" in the living room with Adam who got the day off thanks to the storm!! 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Holy Long time no post!!

I am still here, still alive, and still doing really well with my half marathon training! I am up to 10.5 miles! If you had asked me last year at this time if I ever thought I would be able to run a half marathon I probably would have laughed at you. Today I would say hell yes I can! I am totally gearing up for this and have about a month and a half left to train! I received my Carrots n Cake Will Run for Iced Coffee Tshirt in the mail the other day! I love it and can't wait for my next long run day (Sunday) so I can wear it! It's super comfortable and lightweight! 
Over the past week I have made some decision.....I am not going to do the Yoga Instructor Training Course until next year. I am too excited and ready to start training for a fitness Competition that it is taking over every thought in my head! I am having a really hard time concentrating on the half marathon training because I am so ready to stat my competition training! I talked to the hubs and we both agreed I work best when I have one big goal on my plate and not a million things going on! That being said I still plan to do the Yoga Instructor Training next year! So the plan is to continue with my long distance runs until the half marathon. Then Oct 2nd I will be signing on with Cathy Savage Fitness! I am so excited and nervous for that! I hope to continue to run just not as much since too much cardio and a fitness competition don't exactly mix! I am truly enjoying running though, it is my me time and lets me just space out for that hour, its almost as relaxing as Yoga! 
This morning I had a hard 4.5 mile run. I didn't get out of the house until after 8am and the heat and humidity had already set it. My legs were sore from the gym the day before but I managed to get through the whole run without walking even though I was done by the time I made it to the top of my street! 
Well happy Friday and I promise I will post more often! I am off to enjoy my cheat meal--Steak Kabob salad from Giovannis and put my mini me to bed! We are looking forward to a weekend with Daddy since he finally has one off!! 
Oh and I see a movie in my near future.......Something Borrowed on Demand will hopefully be happening tonight! Oh and also my cheat meal dessert.......Peanut buttery bars!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Gym Yoga

My body was craving Yoga in a bad way today after my 8 mile run yesterday....YES I finally hit the 8 mile mark on my Sunday long run! I must say I'm pretty proud and impressed with myself. Its one of the reasons I love running so much, I can see my progress through my distances and speeds!
This morning I took a Yoga class at the gym, it was pretty impressive for a gym class since normally they don't even compare to a Yoga studio class. It gave my body the deep stretch I was looking for and I feel more than ready for my 5-6 mile run tomorrow. All this running has been leaving my feet craving for pedicures so I've also been trying to keep up with getting them every 2 weeks or so. Nothing like a nice relaxing foot massage to make me want to run more miles!
Its 8:50 and I'm off to lay in bed and read the book RUN for some motivation for a 5:15 wake up call tomorrow!