Hey friends! Happy Sunday!
Didn’t do much of a workout yesterday. Taught boot camp at the park. Favorite move of the day was this one.
One-leg rows with a sandbag.
You can totally do the same move with weights instead. I would do as many as you can for a minute, do a HIIT move for a minute (jumping jacks, jump rope, burpees, etc.), then do rows with the other leg up for a minute. Then finish with one more minute of a another high intensity move (jumping lunges or any of these moves).
Oh, and um, yes, if you must know I did sleep in those Pro Compression socks.
And I’m really like the Mizuno Ascend trail running shoes for different activities.
After my lengthy run to the beach, Friday night looked a little like this (we were at Tutu’s house hanging with the family).
Then at home it looked a little like this.
That chocolate bar by the way, freaking delicious.
So I read this the other night from One Thousand Gifts, and it made me think a bit since I’m always saying that I just don’t have time to do everything.
I don’t need MORE time, I just need to figure out how to be better about using the time I DO have.
Sounds so easy.
I’ve been struggling lately with my schedule and figuring out where I need to focus on my priorities. For so long running wasn’t in the picture, so just getting healthy, dealing with my injury and being mama was number one.
Things are changing a bit now that I have a training plan, a couple races scheduled and some busy weekends ahead on the fall. Instead of taking a bazillion pictures of a roasted kabocha boat, I should be recording my workouts in my training plan and focusing on taking care of everyone around here on the home front, including myself.
So, make the time.
If resting is what’s important to you. Make the time to rest.
If training and being healthy is important to you, give up something else to make the time to focus on that. (I’m telling myself that right now.)
If trying to do it all and be Superwoman is important to you, well, then, I’m a little lost as to what to tell you because my multiple attempts have failed miserably. Seriously. (Although I do have a really great super hero tot.)
So, instead of making any more excuses, I’m making use of the time I DO have to do what’s important.
Dang me and my deep thoughts this whole darn week.
Some of you have been asking about how things changed since the STUFT Detox and everything.
At the end of the detox I felt THE BEST I’ve felt in a very long time.
Truth is though, while I’ve been sticking to a lot of the changes the majority of the time (with the addition of more carbs and fats and now that I’m back to running), if I’m being honest, lately I have really not been making the best food choices. I’ve been letting things slide in here and there and well, it’s just a slippery slope for me. Once I start just letting a few things slip in, I just want more. I have a sugar addiction and it’s just not pretty.
I won’t bore you with details, but let’s just say that I’ve had one too many Quest Bars (most of them in the Quest Tart form) over the past couple of weeks and have let more than just a few big dessert nights mess with not only my stomach, but my energy levels.
STUFT Daddy and I even went all out last night with these.
Man, they were darn delicious though. No, we didn’t eat them all, but we did some damage.
But, that on top of a few other not that great choices throughout the week made not only getting out of bed a little rough this morning, but my run earlier today a little difficult too. I had to have a little tough love chat with myself while on the treadmill.
Thanks to a little Food Court Wars, I got through my 8 miles though.
Random side note: I don’t know about your gym, but at ours we have some pretty cool doormen
and one of them is even a super hero (who really wanted to play basketball with the big kids).
I love that superhero.
I’m going to stick with a whole “STUFT Detox for Life” kind of approach.
Staying as far away as possible from processed foods.
Very limited dairy.
Limiting gluten containing grains (I think gluten messes with my tummy).
No Splenda or artificial sugars.
Pretty much more of a Paleo-ish type diet, but with more carbs to help support my training. I feel like that kind of diet had a major role in my healing and I’m not about to risk more inflammation, getting reinjured, etc. by eating too much of the wrong things. That would be dumb (and so something I would usually do). Not this time.
So, in my head my little STUFT Detox for Life has officially started today (after that ice cream last night of course).
I’m focusing on training healthy and figuring out what kind of a LIFETIME diet works for me.
Okay. Enough on that, I totally did not mean to talk about that just now. But hey, if you want one more reason to ditch processed foods, read this, “Why You Need to Ditch Processed Foods Now” from my girl Jillian Michaels.
And since we’re talking about time and all, being healthy and planning ahead take a lot of time. Obviously it’s not going to be easy. Then everyone would do it, right?
We’re focusing on planning ahead again this week at the STUFT house so earlier this morning the boys and I spent our time in the kitchen. I keep saying I’m going to do food prep on Sundays and plan out the meals for the week and then, well, I don’t.
So today we were all about it.
We were also all about baking.
We made a big batch of STUFT CHO Muffins.
I experimented with a new grain free, seedy bread.
I’m pretty sure it’s a winner, but I’ll make sure with just a few more slices before sharing the recipe.
Look who decided to make a special kitchen sink appearance for you.
And, well, I have to use the rest of my time tonight wisely and do some travel planning for the fall (can’t wait to share the news by the way), finally put away the clean laundry that’s been in the basket for a couple days (yup, that’s how I do it) and make some dinner.
Enjoy the rest of your night!
Anyone else struggle with having time to do it all?
What is one thing you really want to make more time to do?
Anyone else do a little baking today?