6 mile tempo this morning. Went into it with some confidence since the workout was similar to last weeks workout. Planned 2x2 mi with the first 2 miles I held strong, but the last two..no bueno. I was dying. I tried my best to stay running but ended up falling short 20 seconds on the 2nd mile. Stopped a few times, then told myself stop to just run it out, it doesn’t matter. I was able to finish fast for the last .5 with 5 second slow of my goal times.
Trying to think positive thoughts and not doubt my training or myself, and remind myself that it takes time and I might not hit every goal pace. But you guys know how frustrating it is to feel like a failure during a workout.
SORRY THIS IS A SAD POST, but trying to share the good and bad workouts with you 🤷🏽♀️
I did do a full body workout 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽 GIVE IT A TRY
Hip thrusts x15 heavy
Single arm press x6 each
Step up jumps x30
Inverted rows x10
Weighted narrow squats x20
Sumo jump jump squats x20
Shoulder press x15
S.a Bent over rows 10 heavy + 10 moderate
Bulgarian split squats 10 heavy + 10 jumps(no weight)
Rear delt flies x15
RDL w dumbbells x15 heavish ••CORE
Machine twists 3x15 each side
Cable crunches x20
S.L. V up x10 each side
Stability ball passes x10 each way=20
No such thing as a bad run, only lessons learned. In the past I used to be hard on myself if I did not pick something up quickly. I showed myself no grace. After todays run as I continue to work on form and threw in cadence work in there, I had to remind myself that it will come together if I keep at it. It's all a matter of persepective and how you look at it. With sore legs from yesterday's strength session and crazy humidity there was nothing holding me back from getting out there on the trail. I could not wait to practice and put what I am learning together. I finished up with some upper body strength training and my P.T exercises.
I CANNOT handle the joy and confidence in these #tightertogether e-mails and posts! It’s only the start of your success— you have the tools!
More than any of the prizes (although come on, this bag? And $1k?), I’m truly grateful to have done it with you and shared in the highs and lows 🖤
Honestly, I don’t even know if I could hold this empty gym bag and fake a smile after today’s upper body day 🙈 The workouts coming to the app are not easy.....I’ll just say that 💪🏼
If you have any questions about finishing out Tighter Together, entering your pictures or the app to come, comment here so that I can answer them in one spot 👇🏼
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I spent a really long time overly restricting my calories. I figured, the less I ate and more I exercised, the more I’d lose, right? Wrong. I was way under eating, like not even enough for my organs to function properly. Which completely damaged my metabolism. You see, when you eat less and less, your body has an impressive way to adapt because your body has one goal: survive. It doesn’t care that you want to drop pounds, it just wants to keep you alive. So if you keep restricting yourself, your body responds by slowing your metabolism: So then you’re starving and miserable and then eventually you crack and binge and feel guilty. Sound familiar? I’ve been there. Now that I’m slowly adding more calories into my diet, I’m not hungry all day, no more binging, my cravings are almost obsolete, I have more energy, and I’m actually losing fat. Eating more food while losing weight? Sign me up.
Currently reverse dieting by slowly adding more calories (specifically from carbs).
🥜 Meal 1: Peanut Butter Overnight Oats in an almost empty jar of peanut butter cup @gbutter . 401 kcal | 42C 17F 25P.
🍰 Meal 2: @lilbuffprotein Red Vel-Fit protein cake with 1 tbsp Tofutti cream cheese, 2-3 tbsp @swervesweetie confectioners and some water. Topped with chocolate sprinks. 316 kcal | 22C 14F 30P.
🥚 Meal 3: Two pieces of toasted @greatlowcarb everything bread, 1oz Tofutti cream cheese, 4 egg whites, @traderjoes EBTB seasoning, with cauliflower Mac and cheese. 307 kcal | 16C 9F 37P.
🥞 Meal 4: Protein Pancakes with @swervesweetie confectioners and @waldenfarmsinternational pancake syrup. 140 kcal | 12C 2F 16P.
🥦 Meal 5: minion macaroni with steamed broccoli and organicville pasta sauce. 240 kcal | 48C 2F 10P.
🍠 Meal 6: 130g mashed sweet potato with 16g @traderjoes unsalted natural Pb, 4oz Baked salmon, 3/4 cup yellow squash noodles with green goddess dressing. 300 kcal | 30C 10F 22P.
Total: 1702 kcal | 178C 54F 139P