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Marathon Training Playlist

Still can’t believe that I am even saying that…”Marathon Training”  – I am def. not 100% there mentally yet but I did a 6 mile run yesterday that felt great! I think my run jams helped me feel great and they did push me through some tough spots. Since I teach Group Fitness classes, my playlists are a pretty important part of my planning for classes. I do the same when it comes to my own workouts, running especially – I am driven by the beat of the music. I’ve caught myself singing out loud during training runs and even more embarrassing, during an actual 1/2 marathon with people all around me!

Here is my playlist for Marathon Training – for now at least. I tend to change it up frequently. I love it, including a variety of tempos makes me push my pace every once in awhile! 15 more weeks until the actual Marathon – I think I will be able to fully commit as my training progresses & I see how my body is doing.

Something funny to share: I found this while browsing some health/fitness websites and thought it was hilarious!

http://www.fitbie.com/2014/07/14/thoughts-every-woman-during-summer-runs

 

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The Gallon Baggie Method – my new & improved Food prep!

Since I decided 2 years ago that eating high protein – low carb was the best for me – I have been prepping my food ahead of time and storing it in a million Tupperware containers. The food prep process is essential if you are trying to eat healthy, make good food decisions, and it’s great for overall preparedness. I know personally, if I don’t prep my food and have it easily accessible – I get stressed out and end up making horrible food decisions. So basically food prep for me is a necessity and I feel a little bit stressed without it!

https://i2.wp.com/33.media.tumblr.com/217e4d54fee8ce143639a9b318b146bc/tumblr_mk87phKzP81ql5yr7o1_400.gifYes I am!

I mentioned in a earlier post that I started following MshellFitness on Instagram – she posted about her #gallonbaggiemethod for food prep and I can’t believe I had not thought of it already! I have done this method for the past 3 weeks and I absolutely love it – I know exactly what I have to eat every single day of the week and it’s all in 1 bag! No more tupperware! It’s also great to only bring my cooler in once a week, one less bag for the bag lady. MshellFitness features a calorie intake of somebody striving for competition (figure/bikini) I have tweaked it to match my goals and to stick with mostly high protein – low carb:

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Monday & Wednesday (high activity days):

  • 1 apple – I keep the PB at work
  • 1 chicken breast and a veggie (mostly creamed spinach, sugar snaps, or cauliflower)
  • 2 string cheese or a hunk of mozzarella cheese
  • Dark chocolate almonds
  • 1/2 of a sweet potato
  • 1 quest bar
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 a cucumber
  • Steak and a veggie (same as above)

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (lower activity days): all the same minus the sweet potato

  • 1 apple – I keep the PB at work
  • 1 chicken breast and a veggie (mostly creamed spinach, sugar snaps, or cauliflower)
  • 2 string cheese or a hunk of mozzarella cheese
  • Dark chocolate almonds
  • 1 quest bar
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 a cucumber
  • Steak and a veggie (same as above)

So far it’s been great and I have seen the scale finally respond as of last Friday!!

 

 

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