Monthly Archives: January 2017

My Week In Workouts and A SNOW DAY!

This week my nutrition was on point! I have been very good with logging my meals, staying within my calorie budget, and staying away from the cookies.
This was especially difficult because I had an unexpected snow day Friday morning.  We only got a couple of inches of snow, but here in the south, that will easily close school and the stores will quickly run out of milk and bread.
It was way too cold and icy to run
So to avoid eating all the cookies in the house, I started off with lots of coffee in my favorite new cup!
Moose played in the snow
And we played games – I am totally loving Pandemic by the way!
All in all, it was a pretty fund day!
My workouts could have definitely been better…it was pretty much a bummer of a week workout wise.  School started back up after winter break and I definitely struggled getting back into my daily grind.  I am happy to have gotten a couple of workouts in and look forward to being more consistent next week.
Is anyone else loving pandemic?
What’s your favorite way to spend a snow day?

Couch to 5k – my 2017 do-over

I am starting 2017 off with a couch to 5k do-over.  Last January, I had an epic fall and was not allowed to exercise for 3 months. By the time my ortho finally released me for exercise, I had gained weight and lost most of my fitness.

I tried to get back into the routine of running and going to the gym regularly, but it was tough to find the motivation.  Everything was really hard and I felt defeated.  My workouts throughout last year were inconsistent at best.  I managed to get through a half marathon in October (barely) but that was it.

I must admit, I am a bit disappointed in my current level of fitness and how I handled last year in general.  I started going to the gym again in mid-November and it feels like I am starting over.  Things that once were easy now feel impossible, but instead of getting frustrated and quitting like I did last year, I am going to be kind to myself (words I preach but rarely live by) and start the couch to 5K workout plan again.

The couch to 5K plan is how I started 7 years ago when I began my journey to lose weight and get fit.  Honestly, it has been around so long I don’t remember where it originated but for those of you unfamiliar with it, it is designed to help the average person to run/walk 3 miles over a 2 month period incorporating intervals of running and walking (gradually increasing the run intervals while decreasing the walk intervals).  You can find a great outline of it here. 

There are also a number of couch to 5k (C25K) apps and podcasts to choose from.  I personally will be running along with my girl Chubby Jones who I have mentioned before.  She has several versions of C25K on her podcast and a great mix of tunes to go along with it!

Have you done couch to 5k?

Do you have a favorite app or podcast that you use to workout?