Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Working Wednesday

It's already Wednesday? Wow. This week is flying past and it only gets busier from here on out :) Don't you just love weeks like that?! 

On Monday, my sister dragged encouraged my to do this workout called The 500 Calorie with her. Ahh! I fully expected to be unable-to-move kind of sore after it but it wasn't as bad as I anticipated. Actually, I was barely sore which surprised me :) It's a great motivator to stick with those hard exercises when you have someone watching you. Reputation at stake! 

Tuesday I did sculpting with weights and ran. My goal was to run 3 miles, but I had to stop twice because of terrible stomach bubbles.  This has happened to me the last few times I've run and I'm not quite sure what's up. In the end, I only went 2.6 miles... Does anyone have suggestions or know ways to make this stop? I really want to run!!! 

{Italian goodness}

This is what was on the menu for supper last night. Delish! So sad to not be able to share the recipe with you all, but I didn't make it. It was an Italian pasta bake which shouldn't be too hard to replicate though :P 

{Supper side salad and apple with cinnamon}

I have a lot of things going on right now and feel it's nearly impossible check off all the boxes on my to-do list. It's a fun phase of life, though! Investments I've made in the past are beginning to pay off and more ideas are in the hatching process :-) 

{This morning's protein shake included a mixed of spinach and kale for added nutrition}

Today I wanted to RUN and thankfully I was able to log 3.1 miles this morning and some good kickboxing. Oh, yeah-- my favorite!!! 

And, I should mention breakfast was delicious! I know I probably way overdo it with my green smoothies, but they are so refreshing!!! They give me a satisfying feeling I can run on till lunch. You can be so creative with it! If you love fruits, well this is a great way to be sure you get all your daily servings. Don't like greens too much? This is an excellent way to hide the taste behind those fruits you love! I encourage you to experiment and join the adventure! 

{The colors of real food are so vibrant!}

Well, folks, that's all I have time for now... Hoping you have a fabulous day and enjoy the sunshine! 

Please feel free share what delicious eats you've been experiencing! I'm always up for new ideas :-) 

6 comments:

Amanda said...

So what is this 500 calorie workout?! And I'm not sure about stomach bubbles? Gas?!!lol
Have a great day!

Heather Thiel-Smolen said...

Sounds weird but cut gluten for a few days! It makes you all inflamed and sometimes bloated... if gluten is the case you and i are in the same boat! But try going g-free for 3/4 days and see if you notice any difference.. you might feel "lighter". Most people have gluten sensitivities and don't know it. Hope it works! let me know how it goes!! :)

Running Junkie said...

Hey!
So I have to tell you that, as a runner, your "stomach bubbles" will only continue to get worse. The higher your mileage goes the more you need to worry about them. They are called "Runner's Trots" and if you ask any long distance runner they can probably tell you. You can avoid them by avoiding eating certain things before your run (particularly anything high in fiber or dairy). Your body will slightly adjust though. I don't usually have to worry about them until I start getting into double digits anymore. Here is an article, you can find a ton more:
http://www.active.com/nutrition/Articles/How-to-Avoid-Runners-Trots.htm

Shu Han said...

That;s exactly what I love about real food, their naturally bright stunning colours. Spring just screams of green to me (:

Claris Leigh said...

Those green smoothies look great! I definitely need to try that for breakfast sometime soon!

Adele said...

Adore green smoothies too & they're soooo good for you!
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