The Pants Have Arrived

My whole body huuuuuurtssss.

I've switched it up this week, because spin alone was just not cuttin' it anymore. So I did group power (weight training) on Monday and then went to my fave 20/20 crosstrain class at the gym yesterday that I usually have to miss since it starts at 4:30. Also did yoga in the basement Monday night with mom, but really we did a lot more talking than yoga and the yoga poses really consisted more of her complaining about her knees and me complaining that I could barely lift my arms above my head and my quads were too sore for warrior pose (or really any pose) than any actual yoga. So yeah yoga kinda failed but a chat with my mom is always good :) I hadn't been to the other two classes in forever and let's just say I am FEELIN' it today. I am sore everywhere OMG.

In other news, when I got home from 20/20 yesterday, I had this waiting for me:

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That UPS man is a sneaky one I tell ya.

But whatevs, the pants are here!

THE PANTS
umm yes that is a hole in my sock. I hate holes in my socks! why oh why do all my running socks have holes in them?!

They are gonna make me look so hardcore and FAST! I haven't tried them on yet because after reading the awesome reviews, I was afraid they would make me automatically start running and after Sunday's run, I don't think that running is a good idea :( Especially because after Sunday I have had a nagging PAIN in my BUTT (the IT band strikes again! It has progressed from my outer knee up to the right side of my butt!) so not only has the IT band been a pain in my butt the past couple months, it has taken it to a whole new level and now literally is. Awesome.

But yeah, I can't wait to try them out!!!

I have my 3rd Graston appointment today, so I am hoping he can give me some more advice on WHY I AM NOT BETTER YET!!! (sorry I have built-up frustration from not running!) Lots of people have sent me questions about Graston (such as WHAT THE HECK IS IT?!) so I will do a post about it soon and let you know my thoughts on it.

Yesterday I was thinking about my health/fitness/running goals. I briefly joined Weight Watchers 7 day free trial because I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I know a lot of people who use it and love it. I have been trying to eat healthier stuff and I thought maybe it could give me information on what I should be eating. I found out that I am for the most part eating healthy. I know, I probably should not make such conclusions after only using it for 1 day, but I eat pretty much the same things all the time as I am a huge creature of habit.I think my problem is snacking and my sugar addiction. So anyway, here are my goals that I came up with:
  • quit snacking out of boredom... when hungry, snack on fruits & veggies, not chips (Wheat Thins, pretzels, etc) and chocolate
  • mix up my work outs more. Do cardio 3 days a week, strength training 2 days and lots of STRETCHING!!!
  • when I can run again, push myself out of my comfort zone and focus on getting faster!
  • eat less processed foods and stick to shopping mostly on the outer aisle of the grocery
  • get at least 7 hours of sleep a night... preferably 8
  • do sit ups, push ups, planks, squats & lunges during commercials of my favorite 2 hour tv shows (The Bachelor & Biggest Loser)... sorry Josh, but I want to quit fast forwarding all the commercials. It will be good for our health:)
I thought briefly about trying to give up sugar completely but I then decided that I would still like to have a boyfriend and family and friends who actually want to be around me.

Ok, I think that's about it! I will end this post with one of my new fave recipes!

EASY MEXICAN


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Ingredients:
  • whole grain brown rice (I use Uncle Ben's boil in a bag.. super easy and takes 10 mins. 1 pouch is enough, I think it is 2 cups)
  • chicken - I use 1/2 or a little more of the can shown above
  • 1/2 can black beans
  • 1 can Rotel
  • shredded cheese
Cook the rice. Add some chicken. Add some beans. Add the Rotel. Top with shredded cheese. Microwave all together for 1 minute.

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I usually eat it with chips (tortilla baked scoops) but it's also good as a quesadilla!

IMAG0357Pic courtesy of Eva the Evo

The best part is that it's really filling so I usually don't have to eat a lot to get full and there's always leftovers!

Happy Hump Day!
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