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Friday, April 22, 2016

Fitness Friday...April 22nd Edition!

Happy Friday y'all!!! This week flew by for me! And I'm not complaining! That makes it only 4 weeks of preschool left...and then time for my summer break!!! I'm ready! But with only 4 weeks of school left that also means I'm super busy at work. The end of the school year for a teacher is always crazy!!!

So one of my goals this last week that I wrote about in the Weekly Chase is to eat less calories each day. I've seen the scale creep back up some and I won't allow that to happen. I worked too hard to lose my weight and don't want to gain it back. I always do better when I have a meal plan. So this week I cooked every night! And I tried to cook as healthy as possible. This meal of pork chops, broccoli, and corn on the cob was one of my favorites this week! And it was only 228 calories!!!

Even though I was trying to eat less calories, I still had some indulgences this week as well. I have learned that if I don't indulge some then I end up sabotaging my weight loss. My indulgences this week were frappuccinos from Starbucks (I know you are surprised lol)! I went every day this week for two reasons: 
1) they were awarding double stars starting at 2pm. 
2) I had signed up for a star dash and needed to go at least 4 days in a row to earn 40 stars. 

A lot of you ask me what I ordered at Starbucks because you don't understand how I can lose weight and still drink frappuccinos. Well...I order a Venti Coffee Frappuccino Light....and it's only 160 calories! I count it as my afternoon snack and only get one if I have the calories for it. 

That involves planning all my meals for the day to be sure I can indulge! 

So I greatly enjoyed my Starbucks this week! And double stars and an extra 40 stars was icing on the cake!!!

Nothing major happened this week. I DID go on a girls night out to an antique store with my friend Kirstin on Tuesday night. We shopped some and they had wine and appetizers. But I don't drink wine and I didn't eat any of the appetizers since I'm watching my calories AND since all I could think about was how many people put their dirty hands into those food bowls! Yes...I'm weird like that lol!

I also took my preschoolers on a field trip to the elementary school for a kindergarten tour. We had so much fun! But that field trip wore me out lol!

Now it's time for Fitness Friday! Guess what day of my running streak I am on today???? Day 700!!!!!! I can barely believe it!!!! It's getting close to being 2 years of running at least 1 mile every day! :-)

  • Friday- #plankaday 2:05, 2.36 mile run in 19:17 average pace 8:11

  • Saturday- 7.26 mile run in 1:01:05 average pace 8:25
  • Sunday- 2.56 mile run in 20:35 average pace 8:03
  • Monday- #plankaday 2:05, 1.92 mile run in 15:32 average pace 8:06

  • Tuesday- #plankaday 2:06, 2.36 mile run in 18:49 average pace 7:58

  • Wednesday- #plankaday 2:10, 2.21 mile run in 17:47 average pace 8:03

  • Thursday- #plankaday 2:15, 2.31 mile run in 18:43 average pace 8:06

So I had a great week of runs! My best run was on Tuesday morning when my average pace was in the 7's!!! It was the high 7's but still! I've done that in a race but it doesn't usually happen on my every day runs. I was proud! 

This weekend I plan on running 6-8 miles. It's nice just getting out there and running the mileage I feel like running. No plan...just running for fun! I love it!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

QOTD: What was your best run or workout this week?



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