10k Training: Week 1

This week started my 10k training and it’s been good so far. I’ve had a couple bumps in the road, but hoping to work at least one of them out in my next workout.

Monday: The plan for my workout was to walk .15 on every mile, run the rest, and then a cool down. My foot actually went to sleep after a certain point and I began walking because I was afraid of falling all the treadmill. It’s aggravating, but it is what it is. Does anyone know why this is happening?

Tuesday: The plan was to run four miles. I was doing well and going to make it until my foot went to sleep again. I made it to 3.5 miles before I realized I needed to walk. It’s aggravating, but I looked into it and I am hoping that loosening my shoes will help next time. I tried to run again after my foot settled, but when I started running again, I became dizzy. I know that doing more miles means I will have to change other things as well, such as, diet, but I didn’t think I would need to this soon. I am keeping tabs on my water though so that’s positive. Water intake and tracking can be hard at first, but it definitely becomes a habit after a while.

I do feel positive that I’ll make it to the 10k. With God, all things are possible. God has given me this ability and I am grateful and motivated.

Wednesday: Sadly, I didn’t get up and do morning miles on this day and I didn’t do anything later either. But…..I had an amazing Bible study session with my best friend that evening so that’s the positive that I am taking from this. We are reading through the book ‘Anxious for Nothing’. If you’re reading that right now or have before, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Thursday: Since I have been having issues with my foot going to sleep after I hit a certain number in my miles, I just walked on this day. I think I also just walked because I was tired and didn’t want to workout to start with. When you don’t want to workout at all, tell yourself to just go for a walk. It will at least get you going. If you’re like me, most of the time I will get some running in after I’ve gotten started. πŸ™‚

Friday: No morning miles this day either. I have honestly been struggling with this. I got off track a few weeks ago and haven’t been able to get back on it again. I also haven’t been reading my ‘Good Morning. Good Life’ book as regular as I want to either, but….I have been reading my Bible and doing Bible study things at lunch which is great!!

I do need to get back to morning miles for this week though. I have great things planned in the evening and so I really need to get up and get my runs in early. Plus I am working on that 10k, so I need to get my runs in more so now.

Also, one of the girls in my youth group had a birthday on this day, so I am wishing her happy birthday once again. πŸ™‚

Saturday: My workout was not a full count, but I am counting it because I am definitely sore today. We took the church youth group to a trampoline park and wow! If you’ve ever been to one, you know how much of an actual workout they can be. You honestly don’t know how hard you truly are working because you’re having so much fun, but the day after, you’ll know. Tomorrow will be worse I am sure, but you know what? It was worth it! If that could be my workout everyday, I would gladly take it. I did think about getting a trampoline again. Would that be acceptable for an adult??

Ohhh! Happy note. I bought new Asics. I have several pair, but I have a black pair with some white on them that I loved that basically go with everything. But I loved them so much, I wore them out. I wore them to a certain race in 2019 and afterwards, my feet were killing me. So they needed to be replaced. New shoes means motivation right?

Sunday: No workout as of yet. I may do a little bit tonight as far as weight training and things like that. I really need to get that going again.

I seriously feel like I have been saying I need to start back with morning miles and weight training over and over again. I say that and then the morning comes and I just have the hardest time getting going. What is happening? Please share your struggles or your tips for success in the comments. Let’s motivate and help each other together. πŸ™‚

Until next time.

Proverbs 3:5 KJV Trust in theΒ LordΒ with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Pre-Race: Round 2

Here we are. The week before race #2 of 2021.

Monday: Once again, I didn’t do morning miles, but I didn’t have plans in the evening and I knew I could get a good run in so an evening run is what I did. Honestly, I struggled a little bit on this run, but I also did get in the zone and just go. It was mix between the two. Either way, it was good. πŸ™‚ Run because you can.

Tuesday: What an evening run! I upped my speed for the majority of the run and upped it even further for literally a few seconds during my main running song. I think I zoned out probably several times which to a runner is wonderful! If you know what I am talking about, give this post a like! It’s a fabulous feeling. Am I right? I also felt like it took me a while to finish. It just kept going and going. I did check my splits and for some reason, they weren’t as fast as they were the day before. Only a few seconds or so per mile, but I wonder why? I upped my time, so I am not sure, but what I do know is that it felt longer today. Still a good run though. No complaints there.

Wednesday: No workout on this day. I didn’t get up early like I was suppose to and I had Bible study plans with my best friend after work. This is going to be a really good Bible study and I am really excited about it.

Thursday: I did easy miles today. I ran some and walk some. Just kept it easy to prep for the race on Saturday.

Friday: No workout on this day, but it was a very good day! I didn’t get up too early, but I didn’t sleep in and wake up naturally either. I put the alarm on for 7 am, but snoozed for an hour. :/ That doesn’t sound great, but it’s true. Got up at 8 am to get ready and go pick up my race packet and get breakfast. The packet pick up for the race was at my favorite local restaurant, so we ate breakfast there. I ended up ordering avocado toast and a vanilla latte.

Before we headed back, we went to a new soap store that just opened up. I didn’t do too bad. I only picked up one soap and a stick lotion. I knew I already had several soaps at home and since this store is local, I can stop in whenever I need some and get a new one. Love that!

Ready for the best part. My best friend and I went to carb load for my race the next morning, got gas before our road trip, and then hit the road to see one of my favorite Southern Gospel families. He drove two hours for me to see them and honestly, I couldn’t say thank you enough. Also, I smiled so much. I’m surprised my face didn’t hurt after.

Saturday: Race day! I struggled more for this race than I thought I would to be honest. I was sleep deprived, but for good reasons so it’s okay. It was worth it. πŸ™‚ Towards the end of this race, I was having a hard time, but I thought about how my granny could run now and how she was running on the streets of gold. I thought about how she could run with me now. I loved realizing that! Finished with a minute and 13 seconds cut off my last race time. I’m loving that! Now time for the next race. It’s virtual, but the money goes to an amazing cause and that’s my reason for doing it. Also, it’s a 10k, so it’s going to be a big deal for me. It’s huge that I signed up for it, but it’s also going to be huge when I finish. So excited!

Hope everyone has had a great week! Let me know what you all have been up. I’d love to chat!

Until next time.

Hebrews 12:1 KJV Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

What I Eat in a Day: Pre-Race

Good Morning! Happy Friday! I hope that everyone has had a good week so far and is ready for the weekend! I know I am! I have some exciting plans this weekend. One starting with a concert tonight and a race tomorrow. I honestly I am so excited about it. I can’t really contain it. The closer it gets, the more ecstatic I get. But for now, this is a what I eat in a day post about all the foods that I ate the day before the last race. Time to carb load!

For breakfast, I had my normal coffee with an everything bagel with cream cheese. I love Dave’s Bread, so I decided to try his bagels. These don’t have as much as an everything flavored as some, but that’s okay. They are a good different. But his bread is still my favorite. I believe the Good Seed that is 70 calories a slice is my top favorite.

Snacks throughout the day were a banana and coffee (of course). My co-worker bought us some Starbucks Caramel Macchiato (Skinny :)) to share. How’s sweet is that?

For lunch, let me just rant and rave about this cute, local restaurant that is close to where I work. I absolutely love it! Everything I have tried has been wonderful and there are things that I still want to try. My co-worker got a shredded braised beef salad and wow! It’s on my list of things to try for sure. Below is what I had on this day. Turkey sandwich with chutney, spinach, and feta cheese (sounds different, but wonderful) with their amazing hummus and pita bread. I am not a fan of plain hummus, but their’s is definitely my favorite. Love it so much! I also got lunch from here twice this week. πŸ™‚

Dinner means carb load to the max. Normally this means Olive Garden, but one time we went to Fazoli’s because we love it and it was also right near us. If they do that race again this year, we may go back there if we can. On this evening, I ordered the minestrone soup and five cheese pasta. Amazing! One of my favorite things about racing is the carb loading beforehand. I’m just being honest.

Some things that I have been trying to do the week prior is to stay hydrated and to carb load more than just the day before. As I am writing this, tomorrow is another carb loading to the max because I have another race on Saturday. The weekly post on Sunday will talk about my race prep and next Friday’s post will hopefully be a pre-race carb loading. Is that okay? If not, please let me know what you think and I can rearrange posts. Let’s be honest, I don’t want to bore you. Seriously.

Well, short and sweet. I hope that you enjoyed this post and are looking for to Sunday’s weekly update.

Until next time.

Philippians 4:4 KJV Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

Post-Race Face

Sunday: This was a very busy, but fabulous day! I didn’t get up and do morning miles because I was being lazy, but also because I ran a race the day before and decided to just rest. I needed the rest. Plus, this was a very busy day, so the rest probably was much needed. First, we had Sunday school and church in the AM and then lunch with my best friend and cousin in the afternoon. Afterwards, we went to clean the fellowship hall at church. Good times with my people. That evening, we had our youth Bible study at church. I didn’t workout on this day, but I stayed busy and having an off day may have been a good thing.

Monday: Morning miles. I got up and did a morning walk. That’s a good way to start a Monday, right? I also had plans to celebrate my Papa’s birthday that night, so I needed to get up and get this workout done early.

Tuesday: I want to get up in the morning and have a run, but I have yet to even try it. Alarm went off and I talked myself out of getting up and working out in the morning, so I ended up getting a run in after dinner. This is good, but I also need to try to get these done in the morning. Why? Because I am sure it will be wonderful and also, it would free my evenings up and maybe keep me from being so behind.

I did get a 5k run in in the evening, which I am super happy about. God is so good. He got me back to running and back to races and because of that, I have gotten my motivation back. Because of this motivation, I have another race in less than two weeks and I have also registered for a 10k. My first 10k race. I am excited about it. I have ran a 10k before in my workouts (It’s been while though), but the fact that I am close to completing a 10k race makes me feel so happy! I actually did the 5k last year, but this year, I feel motivated and I think I can do more, so I am going to try it. Plus, one step closer to a half. Yay! If you have any tips for me, let me know. I would greatly appreciate it.

Wednesday: I didn’t get up in the morning because I am a slacker. I have realized that I do better at getting up early in the morning if I have plans in the evening. Maybe that’s the key. Stay busy in the afternoons so that my only time to workout is in the morning. Thoughts. I ended up getting a 5k run in along with a warm up and cool down walk. I did struggle some on this run, but it did get done. I do feel like I am getting stronger and things do seem a smidge easier. Not 100% easy because let’s be honest, running isn’t easy, but the more you run, the stronger you get and I guess that can seem like it’s getting somewhat easier, right? Did that make sense? Please tell me it did. If you’re a runner, please let me know that you feel the same way.

Thursday: Morning miles happened on this morning. I originally had plans in the evening, so I wanted to make sure I got my workout in and done for the day.

Friday: Well, the plan was to do morning miles because I had plans in the evening, but I actually took the day off.

Saturday: Very busy day. First, got up and did a walk, but not a full thirty because I didn’t get up early enough. I had a hair appointment to get to so I had to get going. After the hair appointment, my best friend and I got lunch, got some more shopping done for our church youth party on Sunday, and decorated the fellowship hall. It has been a year since we started our Sunday school class and so we decided to have a Taco Bout Jesus One Year Anniversary party for the kids. We ended the day with God’s chicken (Chick-fil-a). He actually introduced me to the well done nuggets. I feel like I’d heard about this, but had never tried them.

Sunday: Busy day here as well. All good things though. First, no workout throughout this day because I was busy with a lot of things. Church in the morning and taught Sunday school. Later, my best friend, cousin, and I went to lunch, picked up a few more things, and finished up the party set up. Then it was party time! The kids loved the tacos and the cupcakes were adorable! I hope the kids had a great time because honestly, it’s such a blessing to have them there. Also, we have received so much support throughout this last year of our class. It’s amazing. God has been so great! God is definitely in this. He has blessed us over and beyond.

Very busy weekend, but can I get a repeat? Hope everyone else had a great week and weekend. Looking forward to the next weekly update. It will be another pre-race post because yes, I have another race coming up. I have another one after that and I am planning on registering for another one when it comes available (It might be now. I should check that!).

Until next time.

Matthew 24:13 KJV But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Teriyaki Salmon

Welcome back to another episode of Fueling Your Fitness! I hope that everyone has had a wonderful week so far! I’m definitely not struggling as much as I was last week. That was a struggle. I felt so behind. Anyways, enough about me, let’s jump into an amazing salmon recipe that I honestly need to cook again very soon.

What you will need:

Salmon (I get mine from Aldi. If you’ve been reading my blogs, you’ll know I am a frequent flier of Aldi and I love it!)

1 Can of Pineapple Slices

Teriyaki Sauce (Aldi again!)

Bite Size Potatoes

Carrots

Honey

Veggie Seasoning (I actually got mine from TJ Maxx. I know that sounds weird, but this stuff has been so great that I have bought two bottles of it!)

Most of these ingredients came from Aldi. My favorite grocery store.

Here’s what you do:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees for the salmon and if you have two ovens, preheat the other to 450 degrees for the veggies.

On each baking sheet, place a line of tin foil and spray a layer of PAM over the foil. Cut your veggies into bite sized pieces and place on one of the sheets and brush with oil. Add honey to the carrots and your choice of seasoning to the potatoes, then place in the oven for 30 minutes.

Place the salmon on the other pan, brush the teriyaki sauce on top, and then place the slices of pineapple around, underneath, and on top of the salmon. Pull the tin foil over the salmon and place in the oven for about 15 minutes. When finished, set to broil, unwrap the salmon, and brown for 2-3 minutes. Maybe 5 minutes depending on how you like the edges of your salmon. For me, I am planning on browning it even more next time because I love the crunchy bits.

Now, it’s time to pull it from the oven!

I am honestly going to need to get to the store for some more salmon because this recipe is looking wonderful! Am I right? Also, the honey on these carrots made all the difference. I’ll probably be using honey in the future.

What’s funny is that I do need to go to the grocery store. Perfect timing!

Well, if anyone tries out this easy, salmon recipe, please share your photos in the comments or just let me know what you thought. I hope you love it!

Thanks for checking out this recipe! If you enjoyed it, please give my blog a follow. Also, if you want to stay up-to-date with my posts and other fitness updates, follow me over on twitter and instagram at FitandFabYou1. I would greatly appreciate it.

Until next time!

Philippians 4:4 KJV Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

Race Week: Beast Mode

Time to get serious. The week working up to the race means I basically have a to-list of things to make sure I get done and ready beforehand. Not all these things can be done the night before either, so I have to be ready right from the get-go. I am actually considering doing a blog post on my race day prepping. If you would be interested in that, let me know.

Monday: Morning miles Monday! I’m glad that I did it to because during the day I noticed how my rings had moved. It was a great feeling. Race prep: Hydration was completely off on this day. Face palm.

Tuesday: My alarm went off and I was planning on getting my workout done in the morning, but……since I normally get my runs done in the afternoon, I decided that I would just do a run later in the day. I talked myself out of morning miles. I should have gotten up and did a walk and then ran later in the day, but no. But it’s okay because I went into beast mode that afternoon. I had an amazing 5k run with a warm up before and a cool down after. Great thing to because I have a race this Saturday. Race prep: Hydration was great and the workout was wonderful! Gold star!

Wednesday: No workout. I know that this is my active rest day, but that doesn’t mean no workout. I guess every once in a while is okay, right? Also, something I have noticed from last week and this week is that I am struggling. A lot. My mind is in twelve thousand directions. I haven’t been doing morning miles and I haven’t stayed on track with planning. It’s messing with me. I can tell. Like I mentioned last week, I don’t think I did a single morning workout last week and this week hasn’t been great either. As far as planning, I finally did get a good planning session in this week, which is much needed. All these things that I need to plan and keep track of are amazing things. Blessings. Answered prayers. I love every one of them. I just need to figure out how to keep it on paper in my planner rather than filling my brain.

I have mentioned the ‘Good Morning. Good Life’ book by Amy Landino before and it has been very informative. I believe it was in the very beginning of the book, Amy said to just try it. Just try a morning routine. I have before, but this year was a different morning routine. Since I have a treadmill, morning miles are easier to manage, so I tried it and it made a difference. She said try it. Just try it. So now I have tried it and it works great. I have also back tracked and stopped and it has been a struggle. So….like I said before I regret it when I don’t workout in the morning and it’s just not the same, so I am going to need to dig deep this next week and use that for motivation to get me back on track.

Thursday: An amazing run in the evening. This was also my last workout before the race. I pushed myself and got another good workout in, which I am super happy about. Race prep: A great workout!

Friday: No workout. Getting ready for race day. The plan was to carb load all day, drink lots of water, and get rest for the next day. Now let me be honest, I did not go to bed as early as I wanted to, but it’s okay. Also, I will end up posting a what I eat in a day that will show you all the foods that I carb loaded on throughout the day to prepare. It was wonderful. πŸ™‚ Race prep: Outfit laid out. Playlist made. Carb Loaded.

Saturday: Race day!! Alarm went off at 4:45. Got up right before 5 I believe. I had gotten all my clothes and Momentum Jewelry ready for the race the night before as well, so getting ready was much easier. Made sure I had my AirPods because let’s be honest, those are very important. I have raced without them before and it’s just not the same. But two bumps in the road happened. One, I forgot to eat a piece of toast as a pre-race food. I totally forgot this until we were on our way to the race. Really? What I think made me realize it was the hunger that I was feeling, so what I did was dig through my purse and found a small chocolate bar that my co-worker got me. It’s all I had. Maybe not the best, but it worked. The other bump in the road was that I thought that packet pick up was at 6:30 to 7:30. Nope. 6-7. Therefore, I worried about getting there on time to even get my packet. Oy vey. Also, I had one hick up the night before when I realized that the starting line and packet pick up location were farther away than what we had planned, so we actually had to get up earlier than planned. I am so glad I discovered that when I did. The struggle is real sometimes.

Sunday: Planning on doing morning miles because I have a very busy day planned. We have church in the morning, lunch, cleaning the fellowship hall, and Bible study with the youth that night at church. It’s going to be a very, busy, but amazing day!

Now, time to start training for the next race in two weeks. Hope you all have a great week coming up. Stay positive. Stay motivated. Stay happy.

Until next time.

Romans 12:11 KJV Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Sunday Eats

Happy Friday! I hope that everyone has had a wonderful week so far. I know that it has been an interesting two weeks for me. My mind is so busy and I haven’t been doing my morning miles and I am just struggling. But…..it’s okay. I am doing better now with workouts, so things are looking up in that department. Also, the race is Saturday and I have start getting everything ready for that as well. I am actually thinking about doing a post about that, which I honestly think would be pretty cool. Race days are not just a day-of event. It’s a process. A journey. I think it would be fun to share my process and thoughts. Just let me know if you would be interested in that. But for now, here’s a what I eat in a day and I hope that you enjoy it!

For breakfast, I had part of a lemon poppyseed muffin from a local coffee shop that I absolute love and my coffee of course. Then we head to church and afterwards, we went to a local bbq restaurant and they honestly have the best Brunswick stew in my opinion. Wonderful!

During the afternoon, I usually find my self finishing up the Bible study for the evening’s youth class, working on some planning, and finishing up my blog post. Also, on this day, I had a bit of coffee because why not, right?

For dinner, now I know that some might be thinking that this post isn’t healthy, well, not actually, but it is real and it is a Sunday so just go with me on this one. πŸ™‚ I had some water with lime this time. I use to drink lemon in my water and for some reason I stopped, but I picked up some limes and thought I would give it whirl. Not bad. Not as strong as the lemon. As I am tying this, I remember I have stopped drinking both again. Face palm. Tomorrow. If I remember, I will try to start back. Deal? But for dinner, I had macaroni and cheese. Now, this is the best macaroni and cheese that can be microwaved, unless you are microwaving the real deal. To me, this macaroni is just so cheesy and fabulous. It’s not healthy, but I haven’t had it since, so that’s good, right? I actually don’t eat these all the time because I know how bad they are, but every once in a while to treat myself. Yes, please.

Not a whole lot to report on this one, but it was a good day of some tasty food. I can say that. Let me know in the comments what you all have been up to or eating lately. Let’s chat!

Until next time.

Philippians 4:7 KJV And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

My Arms Feel Like Noodles

Monday: I had a very chilled weekend. I slept in Saturday and Sunday, but I did get a speed workout in on Saturday and an hour long walk on Sunday so I didn’t completely chill. But….when I was suppose to get back on my morning miles, I just didn’t want to get up. What I did do was a strength training session. I am more of a runner rather than a weight lifter, but I do know how important it is to runners, so I do try sometimes. That’s a very big sometimes. I have probably said this before, but I will get going with core and weights and I’ll feel great about it and then stop again. I just need to figure out how to stick to it. Any thoughts please share. πŸ™‚ My thought after this workout was that my arms felt like noodles. Haha. Good times!

Tuesday: No morning workout on this day either. I just can’t get back into the swing of things fully. I did walk in the evening though so that’s good. I was feeling like I needed to workout and I wanted to workout, so that’s a good sign. That’s the feeling that I need. Also, a feeling I wasn’t having was the feeling in my toes. It was so cold in the garage that I couldn’t feel my toes at first. Just thought I’d share that. On Monday, my arms felt like noodles and on Tuesday, I couldn’t feel my toes. Interesting start to this blog post.

See this is why I want to do these updates daily instead of all at once. They are so much more real and detailed and I remember little details that happen each day. Just makes for a better post in my opinion. πŸ™‚

Wednesday: I hate to say this, but once again, no morning miles. I just have time in the evening to get it done, so I just decided to get some shut eye instead. Is that okay? Please tell me it is. πŸ™‚ I did get a workout in this afternoon, but I hate to say this, I did struggle to get started. I got it done though and it actually wasn’t so bad. Usually the hardest step is the step to start. Who’s been there before?

Fun note: I found a funny show on Netflix to watch while working out. It’s called ‘The Crew’. It has it’s moments, but there are also a lot of funny moments. But let’s be honest, if Kevin James is in it, it’s probably going to be hilarious. Am I right?

Thursday: This has honestly been an interesting week. I have yet to do any morning miles. All afternoon workouts. Now, at least I am doing something in the day, but it’s still not the same as morning miles. There are days when I just don’t want to workout, but I didn’t in the morning so I need to that afternoon. I miss the feeling of knowing I have already worked out for the day. It’s such a wonderful feeling. I need to get back to that. It frees up time in the afternoon and it’s wonderful. It’s crazy how working out in the morning can change your whole day.

Oh!! I don’t think I told you all this, but I entered to win a free race ticket for a 5k and guess what? I am one of the two who won! I am so excited about it. That’s saves me money which I am happy about, but hey, I won! I’m so happy about it and well, had to share. Okay. I’m done now. πŸ™‚

Friday: I hate to say this, but there was no workout on this day. 😦 I ended up not doing any morning miles and then I had catch up time with my cousin at an amazing coffee shop that evening. We also watched a scary movie later as well. Much needed girl time.

Saturday: I did a walk/run in the morning. It actually was pretty good. I ran a good bit to try to prep for the race next weekend. I also played tennis with my cousin later in the day which was wonderful. I hadn’t played in a while and I missed it. I love tennis. I may not be great at it, but I do enjoy it.

Sunday: I did workout this morning for a little bit. I didn’t get the full workout in this morning, so I may do a few weight and core workouts in the evening to finish it off. I am telling you this last week has been a struggle. I didn’t do any morning miles until this morning and even then I struggled. I have to get back on track this week. It’s a must.

Let’s hope that next week’s post has more morning miles. Please feel free to leave me some motivation in the comments because apparently I need it. πŸ™‚

Until next time.

3 John 1:2 KJV Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

What I Eat in a Day

Happy Friday! Ready for another ‘What I Eat in a Day’? I hope so! This is basically a normal work day eating plan. Nothing fancy on this day. Just normal things.

For breakfast, I had an egg sandwich with coffee. Guys! I love my egg cooker. I mentioned it a few posts back, but I am loving it even more now. It was definitely worth what I paid for it. I recently used the omelette feature on it and wow! I mixed my eggs with salt and pepper, poured them in the tray, and before you know it’s done! At first I was thinking it was just over 5 minutes, but now I am pretty sure it’s at least less than 10. Crazy! Also, it’s the perfect egg sandwich size. I just toasted an english muffin, put the egg and a piece of cheese or sprinkle some cheese on the egg and top it. It’s wonderful. Forget the boring breakfast. I am just saying.

I am trying to be healthier and save money at lunch. So instead of going out almost everyday to get something, I am bringing my lunch. On this day, I had a salad with thousand island. It’s honestly not the most exciting thing in the world and I honestly don’t always love it, but I try to force myself to eat them because I know it’s good for me. I know forcing myself doesn’t sound great, but for some reason, I just can’t make myself love the ones I make. What am I doing wrong?? Also, I had water to drink as well.

My snacks on this day were a Starbucks Skinny Vanilla Latte because some days call for more caffeine and later, I had my yogurt with strawberries, almond butter, and chocolate chips. I know I have said this before, but almond butter in yogurt is so amazing. I look forward to eating my yogurt because of the almond butter. No joke.

Okay, soooo dinner was not entirely healthy. I am just being honest. I had my favorite Sunday chicken with honey mustard, pinto beans with chow chow and cornbread, and carrots. I think I also ate a biscuit as well and water to drink. At least some of it was healthy, right? To my defense, I had a salad for lunch so I needed substance. Does that count? Just say yes. Please. Haha. We also stopped at the grocery store after dinner and look at these lovely flowers!! Yes, made me so happy, I had to take a picture. What can I say? I love sunflowers and I love taking pictures!

Short and sweet, but to the point. Hope you all enjoyed this post. If you did, let me know by leaving a comment, liking the post, and giving me a follow! I would greatly appreciate it. Also, if you aren’t already, please give me a follow over on my instagram and twitter @FitandFabYou1.

Until next time.

Romans 12:1-2 KJV I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2Β And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

February: Week 2

I’m starting to wonder if these posts are becoming repetitive and mundane. Maybe I’m wrong. I sure hope so because I honestly enjoy writing these. It keeps me up-to-date with how things are going and what works and what doesn’t. I hope that these posts help someone else too.

Monday: Morning workout. I didn’t run any like I had planned to do. I really do need to work on that. I also thought about doing an afternoon workout on this day, but I didn’t. :/

Tuesday: I woke up on this morning thinking my alarm was about to go off, but it didn’t for what may have been hours. This is a good thing when you’re sleeping though, but what’s interesting is I fell asleep and woke back up one minute before my first alarm was to go off. I wonder if I am getting use to the wake up time? I guess I am almost half way to the 90 days, so maybe that’s apart of the journey. These small things that I have noticed along the way are interesting. This is one reason why I like doing these blog posts. It makes me notice the little changes and the small things that happen from maybe day to day or week to week.

Wednesday: Today was suppose to be an active rest day, but I definitely took that term a different route. I actually got the rest part in in the morning by sleeping until my regular time and then got the active part in by doing a happy amount of running in my workout in the afternoon. Not exactly what active rest means, but it’s okay. I walked Monday and Tuesday, so doing this bit of running on this day is great. I really need to do more in the morning so that I can get more training in.

Thursday: Morning miles because I had plans in the evening. Nothing much to report on the workout, but we did get a good bit done on our Sunday school class bulletin board that evening. Only a few things left to do, such as, order some more pictures, get them up on the board, and place more caption pieces. Yay!

Friday: No morning workout on this day. I ended up sleeping until my normal time and then getting more miles in in the evening. I was able to catch up on my Youtube videos while getting a workout done. Anyone else do this? Youtube? Netflix? Anyone? Later, I just ate dinner, watched Heartland (Any fans? Please comment down below. I love this show!), ordered more photos, and worked on blog stuff. The plan for Saturday is to do a good run. I need to get my training in before race day!

Saturday: Pretty chilled day, but I did some speed work on the treadmill for my workout. I honestly didn’t want to workout, but I am glad I did. I think when I don’t have that much to do, I lose motivation, but when I am busy, I get more done and am more motivated to workout. If you know me, you know I am not the kind of person who likes to relax. I like to keep going and doing. Anyone else like this?

Later, I went grocery shopping, picked up the photos that I ordered, and got dinner. We also finished the next two seasons of Heartland that were on Netflix. I almost forgot to put this in, but I did lose a little bit more when I weighed, so that’s a good thing. That’s something positive. πŸ™‚

Sunday: Did an hour walk on this day. To be honest, I didn’t want to, but I did anyway. I’m telling you whatever slump I am in, I must get out of it. Not a fan at all. I am thinking about making some sweet potato fries later just as a snack. For some reason, I am craving them.

Well, that’s it. Hope everyone has a wonderful week coming up. If you’re in a slump like me, I hope that you remember your why and find motivation to stay on track.

Until next time.

1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.