Educational Exercise
Race shirt for the St Patty half Marathon!

Race shirt for the St Patty half Marathon!

Boom! Domination!

This weekend: Speed Work!  I’m not really following my plan to a T… Hopefully this first one wont be too terrible I have 5 weeks till 1/2 Marathon #1!  Speed work I ran 3.8 miles at 7:45’s!!!  (it’s a loop I have around town, idk why I didn’t just make it an even 4).  7:45’s are really good for me so I was happy that I was able to maintain that for that long :)

Training Thus Far

So I’ve put in about 10 miles last week.  It was hard to get to the gym with the recent snow storm that went through.  But I managed to do a couple HIIT from Bodyrocktv.com and a couple strength training sessions. 5.5 mile run on Sunday after the super bowl, I felt strong!  Strength Training Circuit Monday and taught 4 Spin Classes.  Strength Training tonight and an 8 mile run is in the plans!  37 Days til Race Numero Uno of 13!

Snow Day doesn’t stop me!  8 mile treadmill workout.  Not so Dreadmill after making a new playlist :) #13halfsin2013

Snow Day doesn’t stop me!  8 mile treadmill workout.  Not so Dreadmill after making a new playlist :) #13halfsin2013

Snowed in at home all day! Trying not to eat out of boredom.  Cooked up a veggie bowl for lunch! Extra filling, lots of fiber, to keep me full without the calories! Kale, onion, eggplant, mushrooms, and turkey.

Snowed in at home all day! Trying not to eat out of boredom. Cooked up a veggie bowl for lunch! Extra filling, lots of fiber, to keep me full without the calories! Kale, onion, eggplant, mushrooms, and turkey.

Week 1 work outs: Today Cross Training.  45 minute spin class and 15 of HIIT from @TheDailyHIIT.  Kicked my butt!  Excited for 4 miles tomorrow!

Week 1 work outs: Today Cross Training.  45 minute spin class and 15 of HIIT from @TheDailyHIIT.  Kicked my butt!  Excited for 4 miles tomorrow!

Follow me as I run 13 half marathons in 2013!  Doesn’t that just sound cool?  I am excited!  My race schedule is posted!  Follow on Twitter @educationalexercise

Follow me as I run 13 half marathons in 2013!  Doesn’t that just sound cool?  I am excited!  My race schedule is posted!  Follow on Twitter @educationalexercise

Easy low calorie way to make sandwiches, Red cabbage! It molds well and holds whatever toppings you put on it.

Easy low calorie way to make sandwiches, Red cabbage! It molds well and holds whatever toppings you put on it.

New Years Resolution

My Goal is (specific, measurable, time sensitive and relevant):
My goal is to have more perfect days than good days and more good days than bad days.  For the next 3 weeks I would like be a sugar free as I can.  Then after than have more perfect days than good days and more good days than bad days.
How will achieving this goal make me feel? Affect my life? What happens when I DO reach this goal? I think viewing my nutrition this way will help me overcome the perfectionist side of me.  This will help me feel more accomplishment about my progress in nutrition rather than feeling like a failure every time I slip. I will know that I have reached my goal when I don’t feel failure or guilt when I have a splurge moment.  

My Plan of action: Positive rewards (unfortunately with a splurge, it really is the only thing I really want!) 7 Perfect days with one shot of tequila at a bar I work at (they always take shots and I always sit out, if I am perfect for 7 days I will allow myself the one shot).

If I have 50 perfect days, and more good days than bad days for the remainder of the 15 days.  I will allow myself to vacation over Spring Break.  If not I will work.  I will keep track on a chart at home.  

What defines a Perfect day: precisely that no artificial sweeteners, no grains, no wheat, no dairy, no sugar added anything, no dark chocolate
What defines a Good day: Perfect but made ONE slip like hazelnut flavored creamer in my coffee, or a thinkthin bar, or a piece of dark chocolate if I can come back from a small splurge and have a perfect day then I consider it a good day.
What defines a Bad day: more than one splurge, ate starchy white goods, had something way off course

How will I know when I reach my goal? If I make it to 50 perfect nutritional days by spring break.  Also if I don’t feel guilt of failure after a splurge but get right back at it.