Monday, June 2, 2014

Weekly Recap 5/26/14 – 6/1/14

June Squat Challenge Count: 150

Happy Monday y’all! I have officially added a count for my June Fitness Challenge. It’s only the second of the month so it’s not too late to jump on board if you are up for doing a bunch of squats over the next 30 days!

Also, before I forget to mention it, don’t forget that this Wednesday is National Running Day. This year they are encouraging everyone to walk or run and track it through Charity Miles. The mileage that you do will help fund great causes!

Tell the world why! Claim a National #RunningDay badge for a chance to win a tech running hat http://basno.com/c/2014/nrd

This week has been wonderful. Although we had a TON of rain, and I mean it rained pretty much every day, I still was able to get in a lot of good quality workouts. I did some yoga, strength work, swimming, and cycling. I admit after my strength training on Wednesday I attempted a treadmill run to see how it would feel, and was let down. I felt knee tweaks at a quarter of a mile so I just stopped at that point. It is time to get serious about researching some PT info – luckily, there is a great sports medicine hospital near my apartment so I am going to check it out and see what they can do for me. I am ready to get back to running!

Doing some jump roping for cardio work while the pups played at the dog park!image

Over the weekend Robert and I went to a local farmer’s market. I think I expected something more or different, but it was small and everything was over priced. All the vendors raved about how their products are 100% organic, but things like that just don’t impress me. Good prices are much more impressive for this frugal girl! The way I see it is that I’ve survived for 26 years off of non-organic foods and am very healthy, so I am good if I shop for the less expensive produce and put more into savings or my race budget. What matters to me is eating less processed foods, and focus more on transforming fresh fruits, veggies, starches, and meats in a healthy way.

In other news, we saw Maleficent on Saturday, and it was incredible! The loved absolutely everything about the storyline, and the acting was phenomenal. Angelina Jolie played the most perfect Maleficent ever! If you haven’t seen it yet, GO ASAP!

My Workouts This Week:

Monday: Yoga

Tuesday: Jillian Michael’s Killer Buns & Thighs (40 minutes)

Wednesday: 3 Sets of (250 Jump Ropes + 10 Double Unders, 50 Squats, 1 minute Plank, 25 Stiff Leg Dead Lifts) + 1.1 Mile Treadmill Hike (Pike’s Peak Level 2)
    Note: I held two 8 pound weights for the squats, and two 10 pound weights for the dead lifts

Thursday: Yoga + 30 Minutes Lap Swimming

Friday: Yoga + 30 Minutes Cycling Marching (Level 3 Cardio – totaled 7.5 miles)

Saturday: Rest Day

Sunday: 150 Squats (while holding two 8 pound weights) + 750 Jump Ropes

Monday Motivation – in honor of the incredible Maya Angelou:Happy Birthday Maya Angelou! #inspire

QOTD: Have you seen Maleficent yet?

24 comments

  1. Do you have a Sprout's in the area? I totally agree with you on the organic craze. I understand being healthy, but I can get that without organic or paleo or gluten free. I know they work for some people but I haven't had issues yet so I don't see a need to change.

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    1. We had a Sprout's near old our apartment but I haven't seen one around here yet. We usually go to Kroger which has good deals going every week and fresh produce!

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  2. I spent the whole day yesterday thinking it was May 31st so I already missed a day on the squat challenge :( I'm going to try and catch up today! I want to see Maleficent sooo bad but none of my friends want to and I would feel way too weird going by myself. I'll have to get it the first day it comes out on Redbox, I bet it is amazing!! Did you hear about the new Cinderella movie coming out next year?!

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    1. Have fun catching up! lol

      I saw that teaser trailer for the new Cinderella! I can't wait until it comes out!

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  3. Oh... you're killing me. I'm so mad we didn't make it to see Maleficient!!!
    Look at you still jumping rope!
    Glad you're going to check out your knee issues. Pass on the news!
    Yep - sometimes farmers markets are just as expensive as heading to Whole Foods.
    Thanks for the reminder of National Running Day!!!

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    1. You need to see Maleficent soon! It's amazing!

      I went to the knee specialist today and I have ITBS. Starting PT tomorrow, and recovery should be about 6 weeks!

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  4. Yes! I saw Maleficent with some girlfriends. SO GOOD! Need to go see it again in 3D. :)

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed it too!! I can't watch movies in 3D I always get a headache lol

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  5. Farmer's markets are expensive so I like to visit them only occasionally and for special treats like the raspberry scone I bought in DC close to the White House when I was on vacation. I like to go to HEB and Aldi for good prices on produce.

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    1. Mmm a raspberry scone sounds amazing :0) I haven't been to Aldi before. We tried once but didn't realize you needed a quarter to use the cart and neither one of us had one so we just went to Kroger lol

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  6. Jillian Michaels DVD's are a great alternative to attending class. i love the couple that I use at home. My farmers market is hit or miss, but since we have a big garden this summer, I may be sharing produce instead of buying it!

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    1. I think growing your own produce is such a great idea. In the future when we have a house and a backyard I'd like to try and grow my own veggies and herbs!

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  7. You just reminded me that I want to get a jump rope! Being a nutrition teacher, I have a few things to say about the whole organic vs non organic but perhaps I should save that for a post...lol

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    1. Definitely looking forward to your thoughts on organic vs non-organic!!

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  8. I am really with you on the organic thing! I can't afford organic healthy whole foods stores and I am sure they are awesome. But I wasn't raised on them, and I have a pretty healthy family, and like you said regular food hasn't hurt me any. I do enjoy growing my own garden, and love the fresh produce I get from it. But I have to spray it with bug killer and stuff because otherwise it would not be edible! So I guess even my garden isn't organic, but oh well! I'd much rather save my money and be frugal in all ways, and spend my money on trips and races and stuff:)

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    1. Absolutely! I'd love to grow my own produce someday. I don't have the greenest of thumbs but I'm sure I could with practice!

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  9. I've been getting my squats done. I'm excited to have a challenge this month. I don't buy organic unless it looks really really good. Like the produce is twice the size of the conventional one. I haven't seen Maleficent yet, but I really want to!

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    1. Awesome job getting those squats done! They will definitely help in the long run. You need to see Maleficent, it's soooo good!

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  10. My mom and I are having a date to go see Malificent tonight! I've heard mixed reviews so I'm glad you liked it!

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    1. Awesome!! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

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  11. I totally agree with you about the organic thing (especially putting that $ toward the race budget!). We only do organic for Oliver's milk and occasionally for other things if the product looks better and the price is reasonable. Otherwise, I just give myself a pat on the back for eating produce at all, conventional or organic. :)

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    1. Love it!! Great mindset :0) I am picky about veggies so I have to find ways to season them to be yummy so I'll pat myself on the back for eating them too lol!

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