Keeping it real
I initially wasn’t going to participate in What I Ate Wednesday this week. I was feeling VERY unmotivated and disappointed in myself yesterday. I was supposed to run 6 miles today. I probably could have gotten it done. But to be running 5-6 days a week for 16 weeks is too much for me. I need to change my half-marathon plan. I am very comfortable with running 4 days a week. I find that if I don’t do any strength training (which is what I did with my first half) my body feels very weak and it is that much harder for me to recover. So I think gradually I will add mileage to my runs for the first 4 weeks. After reading a few inspiring posts from fellow fitfluential bloggers, I know I just need to do what feels right for my body. I really needed to get that out. I feel much better now. Let’s move on to what I have been eating.
Breakfast: Apple with almond butter, steel cut oats, oats minus the oats, and kodiak pancakes (I still can’t get enough)
Lunch: leftover Pei Wei, mediterranean chipotle quinoa pasta, mixed greens, veggies, egg whites and beans.
Dinner: red beer from date night (it’s been way too long), salmon “burger”, sweet potato fries, grilled kale, cauliflower and asparagus. Put together with mixed greens and black bean pattie.
Workouts this week:
Monday: 3 miles, strength training
Wednesday: 3 miles, yoga
Thursday: 6 miles
Friday: Shed & Shred DVD
Sunday: 9 miles
I started browsing a fitness professionals handbook my friend gave to me more than a few months ago. It is going to be a challenge learning and studying to be a personal trainer, but I am determined not to let anything stop me from achieving my dream. Someone found my blogging by searching “I’m scared to be a personal trainer”. You are definitely not alone! I am learning we all have insecurities and struggles everyday. As long as we take it one day at a time and support each other, we will succeed!