It’s crazy how a little motivation from others can pick you up and send you running towards the gym. I didn’t plan on working out today. I planned on laying around watching Netflix, and having coffee with my mom, while diving into bags of popcorn! (Yes, plural) But then I started browsing my Instagram feed; it was flooded with photos of healthy foods, people working out, and other motivational pictures. That reminded me that this trip doesn’t mean “vacation from training” and I really should start focussing on my half marathon more. I have had some road blocks with my runner’s knee, achilles tendonitis, clumsy jams, and blisters that have discouraged me, but I know I’m tougher than that and will get through it! I love to run, I just need to focus more on the goal. Even though I’m going to be away from Detroit for a while, I need to find the time to train every single day! After that rush of motivation, I got dressed and headed down to my parent’s little fitness room.
Sometimes running the same speed over and over again gets boring. I wanted to change things up today and run different paces every couple of minutes. This also brings your heart rate up and down which burns more calories. I ended up burning 310 calories during this workout.
After getting off the treadmill, I took a three minute break and chugged a liter of water. I had a water baby after. My dog is gross, but I’m sure you dog owners can relate when it comes to dogs and their sweat fetish.
I’m not the best looking after a workout, but who really is? Sweaty, no make up, no summer tan, sweaty hair….okay that’s sexy! After taking my little break and water refuel, I did a twenty minute strength training workout! These are my favorite workouts from Jillian Michaels and Insanity. The more strength training I do, the less pains I get in my knee or ankle! My legs are a lot bigger (muscular) and I’m happy about that! I had to toss my skinny jeans out because I’m officially a solid size 4 🙂
Spin class is my favorite too, but I won’t be at the gym for a while, so I’ll have to fit in workouts wherever I go!
My dog has a hard time letting me workout. He thinks I’m playing! I usually have a spray bottle of water when I’m doing my workout videos and he leaves me alone! I don’t even have to spray him, I just lift it and he runs away. He knows what that means!
After my workout, I took a quick shower and then got some fuel in me! It’s important to feed the body so it can repair!
I had a cookies and cream Quest bar with a cup of fresh blueberries!
Now that my workout is complete, I can hop on the couch, watch Netflix and dive into those bags of popcorn!
What should I watch on Netflix? I need a new binge show!