See, I got my badge and all ;) I won't lie, I had a mini panic attack when I clicked the submit button. I'm so not ready for this. But I'm determined to be ready for it in 160 days. That means more running, more strength training and eating for fuel. I am planning on starting off running on the rebounder, going to the treadmill, then hitting the streets and adding hills. For strength training I need to definitely just strengthen everywhere, but especially by upper body and shoulders. I have Brendan Brazier's book Thrive which I plan to read again this weekend so I can try and figure out how to properly fuel my body for increased training. I didn't waste any time and started with a 90 minute workout this morning :)
For my workout I did two routines from this Beach Babe DVD from the ladies at Tone It Up. I love their workouts so decided to get the DVD and definitely have not been disappointed! These workouts are tough!! I did the 20 minute HIIT the Beach workout (high intensity interval training workout) and the 40 minute Bikini Sculpt workout (full body toning) followed by 30 minutes of running on my rebounder. It was really tough on my shoulder and I'm really uncomfortable now so I'll have to figure out how to adjust but it felt good to get a great workout in to start the day!
I hydrated myself during the workout with this Vita Coco pineapple coconut water. This is the only brand of coconut water that I like so I grabbed a few when they were on sale.
After my workout I had a Blueberry Muffin Smoothie with protein powder.
My late morning snack was some of the best watermelon I've had in a long time! So sweet, yum!
For lunch I enjoyed some unfried rice. This one has peas and carrots, 1/2 cup brown rice, zucchini, onions and tofu. It is simply seasoned with a little tamari. It is SO delicious. It's even better than the first one I made because I got to eat it fresh which is always better than having to bring it with me and eat it room temp. So good!
My afternoon snack will be one of the raw cookies I got from One Lucky Duck! Can't wait to try this!
For dinner I'm going to pick up a chopped salad. I have VERY limited produce in my fridge, not even enough for a salad and can't get to the store until Thursday so I'm scraping things together until then. I'm planning on having some greens, carrots, cucumber, portobello mushrooms, sundried tomato and chickpeas in the salad :)
Working til nine tonight and I'm sure I'll be exhausted when I get home. I hope that you all have a great day today!