Interval fun

Another morning with Jillian Michaels. Jumping jacks aren’t what I would call hard now that I am in decent shape, but I get a headache later in the day from them?! I never get headaches but when I do 30 day shred I notice I do, and my calves feel like they are going to fall out. After 30 minutes of Jillian torture, I wanted to do one of my favorite treadmill workouts from Carrots ‘n Cake but my legs were so sore from Jillian that I ended up creating my own interval workout. Along with an amazing playlist, I had so much fun and 50 minutes flew by! I alternated speeds every 2 minutes for the first 12 minutes, from 6.3-6.7, then I would walk 1 minute @ 4.1 mph, run between 6 MPH and 6.5 MPH and sprint between 7 and 7.5. I normally don’t need to take walking breaks, but my legs felt like jello!

At first I felt really discouraged that holding 6.3 MPH felt hard after how speedy I’ve been, but just getting back into strength training makes me very sore! I had 6 miles planned for today, but I had fun with the intervals and burned a ton of calories! I ended up covering 4.75 miles and pushed myself hard enough where I really couldn’t do more! I felt great 🙂

Breakfast: protein oats with PB obvs, but I added 2 egg whites for more protein now that I’m lifting again!

My break was way too early today so I just had an iced coffee with soy milk, then my lunch later was leftovers from last night: TJ’s chickenless strips (not good tasting at all but i hate to waste food) drowned in mustard & balsamic with spinach, sweet potato, chickpeas and goat cheese. A classic mess.

Snacks included a mini apple pie larabar, and greek yogurt with frozen pineapple & PB. I reallllly can’t wait for summer. Nothing better than a hot morning run followed by a bowl of cold greek yogurt with frozen fruit. Is it really only January? 😦

After work I went to buy new earbuds at TJ Maxx on the way home and ended up buying an organic pumpkin pie bar thing- I really didn’t need it because it had a decent amount of sugar in it, but it was all organic healthy ingredients. Whatever, I was hungry.

Dinner was an egg white omelet with peppers & onion with a side of broccoli with chipotle hummus. I put way too much tapatio hot sauce on my omelet and could not finish it due to my mouth burning; clearly I have been slacking on my hot sauce intake. I also meant to have some tuna with this for extra protein but completely forgot about it- me forgetting about food?! I must be coming down with something deadly.

I am so sore and tired and cannot wait to sleep right now. Tomorrow mornings workout will be 30 Day Shred level 2 and a 5 mile run! I am semi looking forward to it even though one of my toe nails is about to fall off. The joys of being a runner! 🙂

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