Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Getting faster

Best run EVERRRRRR!! I felt so freakin' good on this run. When I say I want to cry. I love running but I thought I would just have to settle for being a slower runner. I had been running about the same pace for a couple of years. I would get a little faster sometimes but never by much. 

Then to further drive home what I thought was my destined speed in my biomechanics class I learned that some of us just have more slow twitch muscles. So, I made peace with my consistently slow pace. I mean, nothing is wrong with being a slow runner, but I wanted to be faster. So as you know I started a program called 80 Day obsession.
Well let me just tell you, I knew that working on my core and my glutes would help with my running but I had no idea that this is what I was in store for.
Today my recovery run was 1 minute and 27 seconds faster per mile than my usual pace. My whole perspective of what kind of runner I am destined to be has just changed. It used to be that I thought getting under a 10 minute mile would never happen for me.....well not anymore.  I couldn't be happier and more pumped right now. Day 40/80 #i❤️running #runningmakesmehappy

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Healtier Baked Ziti

  • 1/2 box of Whole Wheat pasta
  • 1 red container or 3/4 cup of part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 jar of all natural tomato sauce
  • 1/2lb of lean ground turkey
  • 1 tsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 c of Italian shredded cheese
  • 1 tsp each of oregano, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, basil, sea salt, and black pepper.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cook the noodles to desired consistency, while noodles are cooking brown your ground turkey in the olive oil. Drain excess fat after browning. In a large bowl mix ricotta, sauce, spices, noodles and cooked and drained turkey. Stir well until combined. Pour mixture into a 13x9 inch pan. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 20 minutes on 350 or until cheese melted and bubbly. This is by far my fav baked ziti recipe and guilt free.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

End of Phase 1

Sometimes it can be hard to see just how good your doing until you see what others can see. That's why I encourage you to take pictures while on your journey.
Sometimes I let defeatist Diane creep into my head (I stole that term from another thanks Rachel). Defeatist Diane says "Ugh!!! Your working so hard and you still have so much belly to lose" or ugh!! your arms are still so flabby"

What defeatist Diane doesn't say is " girl you killed those lunges the other day even with bad knees" she doesn't remind you that you wore a dress last night you bought too small last year and looked good in it 😏. She doesn't tell you to look at that badass in those end of phase 1 photos and tell me you don't see a difference.
Don't listen to Defeatist Diane, that bish is crazy😂😃. Take pictures, enjoy and celebrate every victory big or small and go into every workout knowing they were designed to help you become the best version of you possible. For the last two weeks of February I will be opening my group for women that are ready to make this the year you make your comeback. Message me to grab your spot. I mean summers coming whether your ready or be ready