HIIT and another run!
Last night after I got home from work, I did a strength training workout. The plan was tough but quick.
The whole thing only took 17 minutes and my shoulders were absolutely ACHING when I was done. Plus I was sweating like a crazy woman. I took Zeus out after I was done with that, and I went out in just my shorts and tank top. In December, in Ohio. So yeah, that is how hot I was after this workout. I think I might do it again some other times, maybe with different strength things. The 5 lbs were a little light, but we didn't have 8s or 10s at home, and I felt like the 12s would be too heavy for such an extended exercise. Next time I would like to try it at the gym, using the 8s, I think.
After my workout, I fed the dogs and myself. I ate some leftovers from when we were out with my mother-in-law for her birthday. It was a wrap with lettuce, grilled chicken, granny smith apples, and a small amount of brie cheese. It was just half of the wrap, which was Jenny's (my MIL), and it was pretty tasty. I ate it cold because i didn't want to heat up the lettuce or the apples. It was pretty good.
Yesterday was a very good day food-wise for me. I ended up at around 1475 calories, with 137 grams of protein, 48 grams of fat, and 107 carbs. Yes, the carbs are a bit low. But, I felt good. And I got on the scale last night, after a full day of eating and drinking, and my weight has been steady, despite all of the cookie attacks that I have been faced with recently. So that definitely helped me to feel good.
Related, when I was getting ready to shower this morning after my run, I was looking at myself in the mirror, and I felt pretty good about what I saw. I am continuing to build muscle, I will continue to work on that as well as eating good, clean foods, and my body will continue to become what I want it to! I am happy with myself and my progress.
This morning was another run. I officially start marathon training in only 12 days, so I am getting excited and nervous about it. I am looking forward to having a real plan with real goals again. I am considering setting up PLANNED strength training as well, which will help me to know exactly what I should be doing day in and day out. Today's run looked like this:
So in the half hour I was on the treadmill I covered 3.2 miles. That is up from yesterdays 3.11! :) I am pretty focused on getting my legs used to the 4 days/week of running that I am planning on demanding of myself during training for the Pig. I could have run outdoors this morning (and probably could have easily covered 6 miles if I did!) but it was raining, hard, when I got up at 4:30. I am hoping it stops soon. I would like to do tomorrows run (and Saturdays too!) outdoors.
Overnight oats for breakfast today! (I bought yogurt yesterday when I hit Target at lunchtime, hoping to buy J's last gift!) They were so good. I always miss them when I don't have them for a week or something.