I finally did it…for the first time since October 7th…I ran outside. Sure I’ve done some HIIT workouts on the treadmill that of course included running but as for taking it to the pavement, it hadn’t happened until last night. Now, it was nothing momentous, I walked 1 mile, ran 1 mile, walked 1 mile, ran 1 mile for a total of 4 miles. My quads are feeling it today and so is my appetite. Running just makes me so hungry and since I haven’t in about 3 months I guess 2 miles was enough to get it going again. Gotta be honest, I didn’t enjoy how hungry I was last night and it makes me appreciate even more how much I’ve been loving yoga and toning workouts that have slimmed me down and not made me want to eat everything in sight. I don’t mean to exaggerate, I wasn’t going to eat a cow or anything after 2 miles, I’m just saying I could tell a difference in my appetite between when I run and when I do other forms of exercise. Anyways, maybe I’ll stick to shorter HIIT workouts for now!
Maverick came with me on the walk/run and he was killing me on the running parts Was ahead of me and would look back like COME ON LADY! It was clearly no problem for him but I think he was happy to be back in the warm house and snuggling with his favorite stuffed animal, Piggy.
I finished off my evening workout with two TIU workouts, Beach Barre and the Fine Toning Arm Routine. I was going to do my Physique 57 DVD but I can’t seem to find it after Mike and I cleaned…oh well it’ll turn up sometime. The Beach Barre workout is similar style to that though, which is why I picked it.
Dinner was lean, green, and clean! Grilled chicken and green beans over chopped spinach and kale with some balsamic vinegar and a little bit of olive oil and sea salt. So yummy! I have the same thing for lunch today with the addition of some carrots and hummus. Yes I’m already excited for lunch.
My morning workout today was the Sweet & Sexy Valentine’s Day workout video. It’s a really good toning workout for the thighs, booty, and abs. This afternoon after work I’ll be heading to the gym to do some Secret Admirer Cardio.
Breakfast today (and all this week) has been oatmeal made with almond milk, chia seeds, blueberries, and blackberries. I’ve sprinkled some Perfect Fit protein powder in there too for a lil protein boost. It’s just been so cold out that warm, cozy oatmeal has been exactly what I’ve wanted.
My first pvBody workout outfit! I may or may not have done the workout this morning in the leggings and I’m still wearing them at work right now So comfortable.
pvBody is running a January Promo I wanted to tell you all about. As you know, I recently became a pvBody ambassador and really love the idea of getting workout gear every month for way less than I’d pay regularly. The outfit above would retail for over $100 and as a member, you’d get it for $50 a month. The outfits they send are so cute and at such a discounted price. Pretty awesome. HOWEVER, if you sign up through my link, you’d get 20% off. For full disclosure, I do get a small commission but that just means it’s win-win for both of us. As for the January Promo, if you’re interested…
They are offering every pv.body babe that signs up this month access to the 30 Day Challenge to kick start their resolutions! The pv.body 30 day challenge provides you with your own personal dietitian and trainer to help you meet your fitness and health goals. Everyday, you pv.body babes will be given a new challenge that they can share with friends! Challenges include workouts, recipes, meal plans, group activities and more. Wanna join?? Here’s how:
1. Sign up here through my link and receive 20% off: http://pvbody.com/try/bessbefit
2. Take the pv.body 30 Day Challenge here to kick start your New Year resolutions and receive tons of fun prizes: http://pvbody.com/challenge
(IMPORTANT: Please note that you will not receive the discount though this link; you have to sign up through my link above to receive the 20% off, then go to the 30 Day Challenge link.)
Let me know if you have any questions!
Alright, time to get this Friday work day crackin’ so I can get to the gym asap Looking forward to my afternoon workout and the WEEKEND! Have a wonderful day my friends