weekly workouts – 9/30


the sofie shakes


barre3 60min, yoga 30min, treadmill hiking* 45min, stationary bike 15min 


Unintended rest day (just dog walking)


run 35min, barre3 60min, yoga 45min


walk 45min, yoga 25min, weightlifting 40min 


run 45min, barre3 40min, treadmill hiking 20min, stationary bike 20min


treadmill hiking 20min, stationary bike 20min, yoga 25min, run 45min


treadmill hiking 20min, stationary bike 20min (clearly need to switch this gym routine up…), barre3 60min, free weights 30min, yoga 45min

*treadmill hiking is my version of hiking indoors. I usually do a 15% incline at 2.3-2.5 mph. I like to run outside right now before it gets so cold, then I might continue running on the treadmill during winter

As far as eating goes, I’ve been sticking to 2-3 meals per day (skipped lunch on Monday and Tuesday because it’s way too complicated to eat while dog walking during the day, so I had an early dinner instead). I was eating beef jerky for breakfast (Krave & Slant Shack are my favorites), chicken soup & salad for lunch, and then for dinner, either more soup or baked chicken with veggies. Or my sister’s ratatouille, along with a little protein on the side (a chicken sausage or such). We have a ton of apples from apple picking, I’ve been having one apple a day, and then some days, treat myself to frozen grapes or strawberries. But mostly I’m trying to stay away from consuming too much fruit/sugars, because if I eat too much, I notice myself wanting more sugar (chocolate, candy…) and that’s not good for me right now.

I’ve been eating really clean for a couple weeks now, and it’s actually amazing – I have little to no cravings for anything. I really think sticking to a basic, clean diet, has just made me want only un-processed foods. Pretty cool. I don’t even feel like my willpower is ever being tested. When giving the opportunity to eat something clean as opposed to something not-so-much, it’s become a no-brainer for me because of how great I feel after a day of eating just meat, veggies, the occasional fruit, some nuts (and coffee obvi). Tonight was the first time in a minute i’ve had something crazy. Two hard ciders and sweet potato fries from Yard House that came with an out-of-this-world dipping sauce – maple bacon cream. It was the perfect lil late night bite.


(image – http://aht.seriouseats.com)

This was the perfect amount of “cheat” for me. When I go to town on treats, it makes me feel sick because I haven’t been used to eating like that for awhile. I’ve found my body/stomach responds fast to super clean eating – I stayed away from gluten for a few weeks during the summer, then one night proceeded to consume glutenny/grainy treats and….. oy……


Also, I’m taking an iron supplement every other day, as well as Chromium Picolinate as I read about in Practical Paleo. I keep forgetting to take measurements and it’s been almost two weeks (9/23) since I’ve been enforcing my plan – so, not good. But hopefully I’ll get around to it sooner rather than later, and also hope to see a change in pictures! Such a huge motivator for me. That’s it for now!



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