Happy Monday everyone!
How are you? I hope you had a great week last week. Are your kids back in school? My kids have 1 more week until school starts. Our school board typically starts back the first Tuesday after Labour Day, so my kids are enjoying their very last week off. This week instead of camps they are spending their days with their best friends and we’re busy getting their back-to-school clothes and supplies.
Last week was a busy sports week for our household so the only time I had for my workouts was first thing in the morning. UGH! I have a love/hate relationship with 6 am workouts. Waking up for them is so hard, but once they’re done it feels great to enjoy the rest of the day with no more pressure to fit in a workout. Sometimes by 8 pm I’ve forgotten that I already worked out that day. I am honestly NOT a morning person at all as shown by what it takes to get me out of bed:
Thankfully I have two friends to workout with in the mornings. Juliette and Becky are awesome for making sure I haul myself out of bed to run or workout with them. In addition to running with them, we’ve begun to do strength workouts that we stream from DailyBurn on Juliette’s TV in her basement. Last week we woke up FIVE days in a row and either ran or worked out together! Aren’t workout buddies the best?!? I love those two ladies!
Here’s what my fitness looked like:
Monday: 6.5 k run before work
Tuesday: “Animal Core” workout from DailyBurn
Wednesday: 7.33k run before work (My legs felt really sluggish and heavy)
Thursday: Pilates Core + Stretching from DailyBurn
Friday: 7.67k run before work – legs felt great!
Saturday: Rest, but still hit 100% of activity goal according to Polar M400 thanks to housework, mowing the lawn and vacuuming the pool
Sunday: Kettlebell strength workout
I feel like I owe you a MyFitnessPal update. I’ve been logging my meals fairly consistently over the past month with the exception of my vacation week. I was doing well with working off the extra pounds I put on training for Ironman 70.3 Muskoka until we went on vacation where I managed to put 3 out of the 5 lbs I lost back on. Last week was my first week back after the vacation and I lost 1 lb. Overall I have lost 3 of the 8lbs I put on while training, and according to my FitBit Aria Scale I am down 2.3% body fat. Truthfully I care more about the body fat percentage changes, but the pounds are easier to track and are less influenced by how hydrated I am, how much food is hiding in my intestines etc.
Here is this week’s training schedule:
Monday: 45min ride on my indoor trainer (gonna have to take a cue from Cynthia at YouSignedUpForWhat?!? and hop on my trainer after the kids go to bed)
Tuesday: 7-8k run before work
Wednesday: DailyBurn bodyweight strength workout
Thursday: 7-8k run before work, 45min ride on my indoor trainer when the kids go to bed
Friday: DailyBurn stretching video
Saturday: Race day!! 30k bike
Sunday: Kettlebell strength workout
Once this weekend’s triathlon is done I’ll be going full steam ahead with my half marathon training. Next up is the ScotiaBank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon where I’ll be representing Burnbrae Farms as an ambassador – I can’t wait!
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