Sitting here waiting to pick up kids from school so I can run them to their tumbling classes. I’m currently running 2 households this week! Yes, 2 families.... 6 kids, 2 schools, one husband and a dog! This is normally the “crash time” of day. But even with the extra responsibilities this week, I’m still going strong, thanks to this amazing (and beautiful) “magical patch” 😍😍😍 #grateful#blessed#busy#ivegotgoals#lvlife
I’ve been 100% on my nutrition! Getting every workout in! Doing decent on my sleep, most nights get 7-8 hours of sleep!
Today was hard! I have a clingy (almost) 2 year old! Him and I only got about 4-5 hours of sleep last night.
But he only made me push harder today. On the push always he literally made me push him away! He added extra weight and resistance!
I love getting obsessed!! #day9of80#80dayobsession#fitmommy#autumnscoachtestgroup#ivegotgoals
A little over two weeks ago, I spent an early Saturday morning getting a PRP injection. PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma and the injection is used to treat chronic tendon injuries (like high hamstring tendinopathy) and acute ligament and muscle injuries. After my blood was drawn amd spun in a centrifuge, the concentrated platelets were reinjected into my hamstring at its point of origin, which is the ishial tuberosity (or sitting bone). The procedure took an hour and then I was on my merry way to go home and start resting.
So far, my pain management doctor is pleased with the amount of improvement that has been made, but I still have a way to go in the recovery process. It will be another 2-3 months before we know if the procedure was a success. My next follow up is two weeks away, and at that appointment I may find out if a return to physical therapy is in my future (no offense to physical therapists, but I really hope not). And when I might be able to resume doing lower body exercises. I don't just mean squats and lunges...yoga has been off-limits too. In the meantime, I have been working towards a modest weight loss goal, started my classes for my next certification, and started painting to help occupy all the time that I spend resting.
When I first started my journey I HATED eggs but they are such a good staple to have in your diet. I found a recipe for egg wraps and I’ve been in love with eggs since. This is such an easy meal that quickly goes together. Today I did 3 Egglands best eggs, 3tbsp egg whites—beat together In a mug. I added rosemary, parsley, oregano, onion powder, and salt/pepper. Pour into skillet, cover with lid, I like to flip mine for the last 20 secs just to seal the deal. Add whatever you please. My grand total for this 552 calories 56g protein. 😋 #flexibledieting#dontstopgetitgetit#ivegotgoals#eggcellent
With 12 possible half marathon events that have caught my eye for 2018 I think these are the ones that I truly want to focus on. It comes down to dates and distances apart from each event. The goal is a half in each state as possible with QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC and SA making the list! Fingers crossed my leave from work gets approved!! The others that caught my eye is ▶️Western Sydney Marathon ▶️ SIDS Stampede ▶️ Carmens Womens Fun Run. These are "see what happens" events...also still no events for Nov!! #imarunner#halfmarathons#ivegotgoals#letsdothis#halfineachstate#RDU#ASICSFRONTRUNNER
Post workout meal or DINNER!!!! ❤️💚💛🥄 BLT - Turkey bacon, lettuce, tomato on whole grain sandwich slim and olive oil on my side salad.
Staying within the meal plan means I still get to eat and NOT diet food!
This is not a diet! It’s a way of life!
A happy, healthy life!
Day 7/80 (yesterday) REST DAY!!! Just because it is a rest day doesn’t mean you can ignore those sore muscles. I pulled out the old foam roller and smoothed out some trigger points. My IT bands are always one of those trigger points, which is how this foam roller got in the picture. Today, I had many more spots besides my IT bands 😂
The cool thing about this program is that it incorporates this day for those that need it and it is encouraged. It’s call “Roll and Release” and it runs through how to use the foam roller and helps loosen you up. Who out there uses a foam roller?
Somedays you're proud of your progress, other days you're just proud you got it done!! 💪 Thankfully I have a pint-sized motivator to workout with me (even if she would prefer I do more "jumping workouts").
This isn't about perfection. It's not about reaching an end goal and then being done. I'm continually fighting and striving to maintain a healthy body & healthy lifestyle. Some days that means I'm DRAGGING BIG-TIME and need a little extra push to get moving. I'm ever so thankful to the fitness family I found that keeps me motivated & inspired everyday!!
So if your just not feeling it today, Ok. I get it. But do something. Even if it's just a few push-ups to knock off the cobwebs 😘
Let's face it....Monday's can suck. Why not make it suck less by getting a workout in-it can't possibly make things worse 😜
Day 8 of 80 Day Obsession got me like a snowman on a hot summer day-big old puddle of sweat. Happy to have increased weight already on some exercises! Total Body Cardio done!
Often times we often under-estimate what we're truley capable of. - Thinking we don't have time for self care.
- Thinking we can't eat healthy or that its too hard.
- Thinking we don't have time for exercise.
- Thinking our current workout length is long enough and we can't last longer.
- Thinking our current "long run" and average pace is all we've got. - Thinking we aren't able to do X, Y, Z.
I thought those 15s were too heavy.
I thought I needed some 12s.
I tried to buy some this weekend and couldn't find the ones that match - we have two type A peeps living here, they HAVE to match!
My awesome husband gave me a pep talk of sorts and this morning I tried those 15s for the things I thought I needed 12s for... GUESS WHAT? I ROCKED those 15s.
I had to fight for a couple reps, but that makes me STRONGER!
I had one move I made it through half the reps and had to switch out. But now I have a goal to make it further next time!
Stop under-estimating yourself! We're capable of so much more than we TELL OURSELVES. ❤