Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Mid-Week Check-Up

How are you guys doing on your 30 miles in 30 days? We are doing good, though I wouldn't say it's easy. I'm just not a runner so it has been extremely difficult for me. I just keep reminding myself that every run will get easier. Here is what my schedule has looked like so far:

Friday - Core. I did Jillian's 6 Pack in 6 Weeks and forgot how much I adored this video. It was refreshing to do so many different moves and my abs were aching.

Saturday - Run 3 miles. Garth and I ran Saturday afternoon and it was hard. I ran the first mile without stopping, but then I had to walk for a few minutes, run, walk etc. It took me 45 minutes to do 3 miles. Aye! In my defense, we did do the hills in our subdivision. I was sore the rest of the day!

Sunday - Rest. We did the Shred Level 1. I know resting is important, but I gotta work on my endurance for this 5k! And working out with Garth? I can't resist. Running is easy for Garth, but workout videos are his struggle. We are so opposite, but we encourage each other on.

Monday - Run 1.5 miles. I hate working out after work but it's too dark and too cold to run in the mornings so we went after work. I thought I would be able to run the whole thing without stopping. That was my goal. But my shins started burning and I got a horrible side ache so it ended up taking me 25 minutes to run/walk 1.5 miles. Gah! I'm so slow.

Tuesday - Strength. Garth lifted weights in the basement and I did Jillian's Ripped in 30 video. It was a nice change from The Shred and I'm feeling it.

Wednesday - Interval 1.5 mile run. I did this on the elliptical this morning which is much easier for me than running outside and it felt good.

As for dinners this week, we have been following the meal plan I created. We just switched up which meals we ate when.

Sunday - I made my breakfast casserole with turkey sausage and low-fat cheddar cheese for breakfast Sunday morning. I like to make this on Sunday so I can eat the leftovers all week long for a hearty, protein-packed breakfast.

MondayGrilled Chicken (and onion) with Lemon Vinaigrette Asparagus (not pictured). It was delicious and filling. We used the leftover chicken for lunch and made Chicken Caesar Salads.

Tuesday Crockpot Balsamic and Onion Pot Roast. Yummy! For only 240 calories a serving, this was healthy comfort food that warmed us up on a crisp late winter day.

Wednesday - Leftover Pot Roast. I grew up dreading when my mom said we were having leftovers for dinner. But now? I think they taste even better the next day. And to not have to cook? Priceless.

We will have the  Pesto Ranch Crock Pot Chicken tomorrow night. I'm anxious to see how this turns out. I saw it on Pinterest and knew I had to make it. How are you guys doing? Do you have trouble sticking to your meal plans? Are you flexible with when you eat the meals you planned?


The Pink Growl said...

You are doing great with your miles girl!! Keep it up! I'm only at 5.5 total today so I'm feeling a little behind. That breakfast casserole looks yummy! I love breakfast foods!

Anne said...

Isn't it crazy how much harder running is?? I feel like I can do exercise videos for hours, (not that it'd be easy, but easier than running!) but running I can just never get over the hump of 3 miles!!