July 6th, 2013

Hello again, Internet! Seems like I just keep disappearing and reappearing.

Well, it’s July. It’s really hard to believe that I’ll be back in school in about a month and a half. Cross Country starts in a month. Oh no.

I haven’t run very many miles. I haven’t run in forever. Softball got in the way. I know. Excuses, Excuses. I wanted to start running on the 1st of July, but that didn’t happen because of a knee and back injury.

I’m finally feeling better, so I am running some tomorrow. Just Keep Running, Just Keep Running. What do we do? We Run, Run, Run.

The past month was a ruff stretch. Among other things, I was stressing out about softball and life. This caused a lot of binging and the gaining of about 20 lbs. Yay, me. So, I’m officially at my highest weight ever (Probably the cause of some of my back pain) and more motivated than ever to get heathy and happy. The Color Run, however, won’t be happening for me this year. Things didn’t work out… Again.

Goals for tomorrow: Keep up the good work, Run a little, and Survive your second to last softball practice.

Run long and perspire,

~Runner

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April 14th Day 28

It’s the Bi-weekly Wrap-up! For those of you who don’t know, I weigh and measure myself every two weeks. Today is sort of a special day because I’m deciding what works for me and what doesn’t and planning out my next two weeks accordingly.

Start Weight: 156

End Weight: 156

I’ve been at a plateau of 155 for about the past 5 or 6 years. It sucks and it’s very difficult to break out of. I can do it! I know I can!

Start Hips: 38

End Hips 38

Start Waist: 33

End Waist: 32.5

Cardio: 9 hours

Strength: 1 hour

Water: 2-3 Glasses a day (When I say glasses, I mean big water bottles)

Bench: 80 lbs

Clean: 75 lbs

Squat: 115 lbs

Miles: 0

Good Eats: 2/7 —-> 6/14

Workout: 5/7 —-> 11/14

Clean Eats w/o Working Out: 0/7 —> 0/14

Workout w/o Clean Eats: 4/7 —->  6/14

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Eggs with cinnamon and banana

Lunch: Taco soup, green beans, apple, walnuts, cherries

Snack: Granola Bars

Dinner: Ground beef with mustard, tomatoes, apple

Snack: Chocolate Chips, Green tea

Water: 3 bottles

Exercise: None

What has worked for me? Clean eating obviously. Especially paleo eating. Meditation and distractions are amazing. I really need to work on slowing down, enjoying my food, and being able to say no to things. Tumblr is a pretty great motivator. Also, tracking what I eat really helps, too.

What doesn’t work? Going out with friends. Until I either A) get my friends on the healthy train or B) Have a little more self control, I can’t go out with them. It sounds terrible, but it’s true. Luckily, my tennis friend and I have a plan. This week we are stopping at the grocery store, buying a ton of apples, and then eating them at the park. No more ice cream.

I have a calendar at home that I use to mark off workout and good eats day. Red marks good eats. For the rest of the month, I want a calendar full of red.

Run fast, lift heavy,

~RFC

April 13th Day 27

It was prom weekend at my school. And, even though I didn’t get asked by an upperclassmen, I still go to go. Granted I had to take care of everyone’s crap and clear tables, but I still had fun. It wasn’t bad, actually. I got to dance and see everyone in tuxes and dresses. And now I have an idea about what is happening next year.

I’ll try and remember everything I ate…

Breakfast: Oatmeal, banana, and maybe something else

Snack: Apple

Lunch: Stir fry with noodles, grapes

Snack: Granola bar, coffee with a little hot chocolate

Dinner: Chicken breast, cheesy potatoes, corn, salad, cheesecake. By this time it was 10 and I was famished, so I didn’t care about the cheese cake too much.

Exercise: 30 minutes of yoga, 1 hour of dancing

Tomorrow is the Bi-weekly warp up!!!! I’m really excited.

Run fast and lift heavy,

~RFC

April 12th Day 26

Hello there. My ears are making up sounds to fill in the silence that is my life. It’s sad.

Today was definitely a step up from yesterday. I felt better even though there were some things that popped up. Tennis practice was held out in the freezing wind. I lost 2-6 to a senior because it was really, really cold and the wind messed with my serves.

I’ve started meditating because I’m hoping it will help with my stress. It’s really nice, actually. I can get into it really easily.

Well, it’s late and prom is tomorrow. I’m going for the dinosaur exhibit at the place we’re going. Can’t wait! Planning on working out in the morning. Hopefully I can run.

Breakfast: Small muffin, eggs, cinnamon, syrup, PB, Banana, Greek Yogurt

Lunch: Taco soup, grapes, broccoli, walnuts and cherries

Snack: Apple

Dinner: Taco soup, green beans, oatmeal with PB

Snack: Semi-Paleo brownies

I need to stop eating so much peanut butter. I think it might be making me sick.

Starting to plan out a GIANT inspiration board. Send me links to your favorite motivation and inspirational stuff!

Run fast and lift heavy,

~RFC

April 11th Day 25

Today I thought was going to be a great day…. It wasn’t. I started feeling sick in about 2nd block. So, I skipped tennis and went straight home. Then my mind decided that it would be a great idea to eat everything sugary in the house. Because this would totally make me feel better. Yeah. Right.

Breakfast: Oatmeal, banana with PB, Greek yogurt

Lunch: Steak, broccoli, grapes, walnuts and cherries

Snack: Coffee with cookie and creme hot cocoa, 3 graham crackers with PB and frosting, 5 or 6 small muffins

Dinner: Taco soup with cheese and crackers, grapes

Exercise: None

Water: 2 Glasses

Tomorrow. Tomorrow I’ll be back on my feet and feeling better… I hope. Hopefully we’ll be back on the tennis courts because I am sick and tired of salvos in gyms. I’m going to start practicing will power and keeping my head around my friends. They help me make 70% of the bad decisions that I make. It’s not their fault… Directly at least.

Run fast, lift heavy,

~RFC

April 10th Day 24

Breakfast: Eggs with salsa, 2 biscuits, greek yogurt, green tea

Lunch: Chicken in peanut sause (Homemade…mmmmm….), BROCCOLI, nut mix, banana

Snack: Ice cream

Dinner: Steak, green beans, salad with little dressing, apple with PB

Snack: More nuts

Water: 2

Exercise: Tennis, salvos, weights. Got in to an argument about squats. Guess who was right… Me! They still don’t believe me.

Feeling stressed out. I need to start doing yoga and meditating in my free time. Going to bed now.

Run fast & Lift Heavy,

~RFC

April 9th Day 23

Almost didn’t post tonight because I’m really tired.

Breakfast: Oatmeal with cocoa powder, maple syrup, cinnamon, greek yogurt, protein bar, mandarin oranges, 1/2 bagel with PB, green tea… Yeah I wanted to eat everything in sight.

Lunch: Chicken with noodles, green beans, mandarin oranges, walnut mix

Snack: Apple

Dinner: Ice cream from Kum & Go, Subway sandwich, oreo brownie, chocolate milk

Water: 3 Cups. One of the downsides to this is having to go to the bathroom constantly.

Exercise: Tennis and 2 hardcore salvos. Still sooo sore.

Going to bed. Yay! Sleep!

Run fast, lift heavy,

~RFC

April 8th Day 22

Today was HOT. Really, really hot. Hotter than it’s been in a while. But, I shouldn’t get used to it because it is supposed to snow on Thursday. Great.

I hate those days when you’re doing great and eating right, exercising even… And then your parents of friend are like, “Oh, yeah, let’s eat at this pizza place.” And then you go to the pizza place with the oily cheese-y pizza and that dessert pizza you can just never resist. That was my night. Although, I did pretty well, even if I did fall for 2 pieces of pizza and a slice of dessert pizza.

Breakfast: Big double serving of oatmeal, banana, greek yogurt, green tea

Lunch: Rice with beef and broccoli, granola bar from nature valley, walnuts with cranberries and dark chocolate, melon, green beans

Snack: Apple

Dinner: Salad with eggs, onion, spinach, feta, ect., and light thousand island dressing, peaches, BLT slice, corn, green beans, Beef slice, dessert pizza.

Water: 3 Bottles

Exercise: Tennis (Singles competitive 30 min), Salvos, Weights (20 minutes)

Speaking of weights, guess who squatted 115 pounds and benched 75? That’s right. This girl! Getting closer to my goals every day. I’m tremendously sore from yesterday’s Nike Training Club workout. I can’t walk or run like a normal person.

Run fast and lift heavy,

~RFC

April 7th Day 21

WEEKLY WRAP UP! I love weekly wrap ups. 

Today the foods that went into my digestive system were:

Breakfast: Biscuit with PB, Greek yogurt, granola bar

Lunch: Beef with broccoli from chinese restaurant with rice, walnuts with cranberries and dark chocolate covered seeds, granola bar

Dinner: Mushrooms with spinach, chicken with cream cheese, pineapple, granola bar

Snacks: bananas, oatmeal

Exercise: Mean Machine Nike Training Club- Apprx. 228 calories, 45 Minutes

Today was pretty good for a weekend day.

Minutes of Cardio: 8.5 Hours

Minutes of Strength: 1 Hour

Miles: 0

Average Water: 2 Bottles

Good Eat Days: 4/7

Exercise Days: 6/7

Mistake-filled Days: 3/7

Good Eats without Working Out: 0/7

Working Out without Good Eats: 2/7

Notes on Week and Goals: All in all, this week was an average week for me. I’m really happy I’ve completed 6/7 days of working out. This means that I’ve completed one of my goals! The reward that I put down was 3 new iTunes songs. My workout playlist is needing an update. If I complete another week of 6/7 workout days, I get one of the Aromatherapy soaps from Bath and Body. My main goal this week is to keep upping my bench press. I made it to 100 pounds in my squat, now I need to get my bench up there, too. Do that and I get a cookbook or a new workout top. My second goal is to get to 1 full week of clean eating. My reward for that is a new workout DVD. I also need to start drinking a lot more water. 

Run fast and lift heavy,

~RFC

April 6th Day 20

Today was no better than yesterday. It was a bit better, but not really.

Breakfast: Casey’s bacon breakfast pizza, blueberry muffin, parfait, coffee with hot chocolate

Snack: Puppy Chow

Lunch: Pretzel with Nacho cheese, cheese pizza, cookie

Snack: Cookie, Orange juice

Snack: Chai Late from Starbucks, 1/2 cinnamon chocolate bread

Dinner: French Steak, cheesy potatoes, apple sauce, corn, bread, cake

Snack: Apple with Natural PB, greek yogurt

Exercise: Rest Day! Sore from weights yesterday