This is literally my strategy for working out. It works great, too!
Even I’m running on my rest day. Proud! :) Going to the gym instead of running outside because it is over 90 degrees and I don’t want to die of heat exhaustion.
(Source: no-chips-slim-hips, via fitbeautifulhappy)
I have the desire to go out for a run
Shins, meet frozen bags of vegetables….
I’m sitting here watching American Ninja Warrior (which, if you’ve never seen it, is pretty damn interesting…I’m fascinated by obstacle course game shows) and it’s inspiring me to go out for a run and do some more workouts. Problem is, I’m extremely sore from doing the Insanity Fit Test yesterday, and I have another video of Insanity to do later today (Plyometric Cardio Circuit). In addition to this, I have rehearsal later tonight that I cannot be exhausted for. It’ll be a long night but I’m determined to get through it.
For now, I think I’ll just play with my rats a bit and enjoy the sunlight by shooting some hoops or going for a bike ride…something a lot less strenuous than running^_^
because I’m too cool for ice packs.
I ran to Three chapters of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on Audio today :)
Who knew that Hogwarts could be such a great motivator/distraction to exercise!?
And 5 miles, too!
My stomach is seriously unhappy with me
Easter has not done my stomach any good. I started Easter off well with some cottage cheese and shredded apple. I went for a run soon after, and then we had brunch. Brunch was not all that bad and I had one pastry which I wasn’t upset about in the least because it’s okay to indulge once in a while!
Then…we played Canasta as a family. Unfortunately the Easter basket my mother gave me was within reaching distance, so naturally I had some chocolate.
Since then, my eating habits have been a little obscured and my stomach is yelling at me for my slip up.
Regardless, I hit the treadmill today and ran 5k. I still feel like it’s not enough and I have more to burn off, but I also need to remember that I haven’t taken a rest day in a long time…so I should probably take it easy if possible.
I had rehearsal tonight from 8-11pm, and our school gym closes at 11:30pm. I did not want to go to the gym. It took everything in me to put on those running shoes after I’d been in character heels for 3 hours, not to mention the fact that we’d been fast-paced waltzing for the better part of the rehearsal, but I did it anyway. I took myself to the gym, and I ran (against my doctor’s wishes, mind you) for about 20 minutes because that’s all I had time for.
I feel like I’m finally transitioning from the “oh my god I hate running until it’s over please help me I’m going to die” phase, into the “wow, I think I might actually enjoy what I’m doing. I feel good when I’m running, and even better after!” phase. It’s all mental, really, and I like the way I feel after a hard workout.
I’m beginning to take the liberty to eat more because I’ve been more active and not doing well with getting my nutrients. I don’t think I’m getting enough calcium/vitamin c; I keep getting injuries, so I’ll need to up that a bit (whether from food alone or with supplements). For now, however, I shall just ice my shins and watch some Psych. :)