Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Adaptation

Hello from the House of Germs! We currently have 2 kids on antibiotics (one with an ear infection, the other with a respiratory infection), plus Mommy on antibiotic eye drops for bacterial conjunctivitis (AKA pink eye). Be glad that you are reading this from the comfort and "germlessness" of your own home...

So, Saturday's run really left an impression on me. I felt completely miserable when I was done, and barely had enough energy to make it through the rest of the day. Granted, I probably had a touch of sickness, but I really think my T25/running two-a-days pushed me over the edge. Too much of a good thing.

This week, I'm making good on my promise to myself to adapt my workout schedule to avoid burnout. I'm incorporating some 21 Day Fix workouts back in since they are lower intensity and more focused on toning, and I'm only doing T25 on days when I'm not running.

Yesterday was day 1 of the adapted schedule, and I could definitely feel the difference during my run! Even though I didn't make it out the door until 8:45 pm (better late than never!), I ran 5.1 miles and felt good doing it! I didn't run significantly faster than usual (although it was a bit faster), but I didn't feel like I had to work as hard. A step in the right direction (no pun intended).



Here's a recap of my first 2 days of my adaptation, plus my plan for the rest of the week:

  • Monday: 21 Day Fix Upper Fix + 5.1 mile run
  • Tuesday: T25 Total Body + T25 Ab Intervals + 21 Day Fix Lower Fix (lower fix was not originally planned, but since both kids were in bed by 8:30, I figured what the heck!)
  • Wednesday: 21 Day Fix Pilates + 5 mile run
  • Thursday: 21 Day Fix Dirty 30 + 3 mile run
  • Friday: T25 Total Body + T25 Cardio
  • Saturday: 8-9 mile run
  • Sunday: active rest day (walking, etc.)
We are hosting our new neighbors for dinner on Thursday night, so it's going to take some creativity (and some early rising) to fit everything in...

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It's a good thing this blog is primarily fitness focused, rather than food focused like my previous blog because I've been terrible at remember to snap pictures of my meals! I always manage to capture breakfast, but there's only so many times you all can look at pictures of my breakfast cookies and chia oats, right?! I'm a creature of habit...

I did manage to capture today's lunch which was kind of a new meal for me. I've recently discovered unsweetened vanilla coconut yogurt, and I love it!

coconut milk yogurt mixed with rice protein, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and walnuts

What new foods have you tried lately?

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