Falling off the wagon

Hello Hello!!

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! I feel like I am slowly recovering from mine! Before I share all of that with yall let me go with the recap of last week on the Plan!

Soooo last week wasn’t a great weigh in. I gained 4 lbs… 3 of fat, 1 of water… for someone who  had lost 8lbs of fat in her first week this wasn’t ideal.

However, this summer I have been back in social mode which means drinking a decent amount… more alcohol means lots of empty calories and  a little weight gained. But I have been having a phenomenal summer so honestly I am ok with it.

My stats were:

126.1 overall weight

56.1 muscle mass

23.1 fat

sooo not great but it was the day after the USA lost in the World Cup so I took that one with a grain of salt. I made my work outs awesome and ate really well until Friday when I allowed a holiday break!

I have learned a lot about eating during this plan so far. The fact that it is macros based and not super strict on what I am eating is teaching me how to give myself freedom in my food choices. Tonight I had two slices of pizza for dinner and did not freak out about it all.. I was really smart during the day knowing what my dinner plans were so it worked out great. I gave myself this weekend to meet my macros but do it with foods I may not normally eat because I was at someone else’s house and I didn’t WANT to worry- I just wanted to be at peace with my body.

This week I weighed in this morning and I have lost one lb of overall weight as well as 1 lb of fat- I may not be ideally where I want to be yet but this is just starting week 4. Holiday is over, and I am holding myself more accountable for my results.

Moral of this story is that things happen when you are trying to reach a goal and instead of beating yourself up, take a deep breath and acknowledge all of the factors as well as all the things you ARE doing right. That is all that matters in the end!

So yup thats my Tuesday rant for ya!!!

Peace, Love, and be Sperry!

xxoo

Megan

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Pushing Yourself With Exercise

Hello from my couch where I am pretty sure my body has fused into the cushions because it is so tired! Have I ever told you that my couch is basically the most comfortable couch ever? Well it is… which is not always a good thing!

Today’s workout(s) got me thinking about my history witch exercise and all the different phases I have gone through.

Until I was about 17 I never even went into the gym, because I always swam, and when I was younger played other sports that always kept me active. And I swam so much that it didn’t matter if I did anything else. However the summer between my sophomore and junior year I put on about 10 pounds which is a lot in high school and realized I needed to amp up my working out both to get in better shape and become a stronger swimmer! I started using cardio machines and weights when I wasn’t swimming to balance out cardio and strength which I had never really done before. I found that season was my strongest swim season yet and was further encouraged to work out beyond the pool. That summer before my senior year I really started running and joined the XC team. It was hard, I am not a natural runner, and I am pretty sure I never ran more than five miles but it made me really push myself… even if I was not good (I finished 2nd to last a lot) But even though I was slow… I always finished with a smile!

Once I got to college I had to get used to the lack of a structured sport environment for the first time in my life. I went a little too hard at the beginning and would work out until I almost passed out most days. I lost close to 10 lbs my first two months in college, and probably would have continued only my body put a kibbosh on that and I broke my foot.

Ever since then I have had a much healthier attitude about working out and how much my body can handle! I became a spin instructor senior uear and loved helping my friends get into a form of exercise I love so much! If I have time I will sometimes do two a day especially in the summer, but I don’t over do it! Mostly it will be a cardio workout and then a strength class or workout!

My running really took off when I moved here and learned how much I really do enjoy running.. most days! After I ran my first half marathon things really took off because I was so proud that I had reached an accomplishment that five years ago I would have thought impossible!

Now my second half is in less than a month and I finally am getting up there in mileage! Today I did a ten mile run which was great! Seriously I have not run as much this time as I did for the first one, but this ten miler was easier than before! It may have been my mid run fuel… of swedish fish…. hey it did the trick… I rocked it!  After my ten miler I came home and made teh best egg sandwich potentially ever…

Pesto Muenster Cheese Egg Sandwich

I broiled a sandwich thin and then added two sliced of muenster cheese until they were bubbly! I topped the slice of sandwich thin without cheese with pesto and then added my egg! OMGGGGGGG the flavors killed me… and I wanted another one right away… but I refrained hahaha

I also ate a veggie sausage pattie on the side for extra protein and a peach for some fruity goodness!

After my post run fuel digested it was off to meet my freind Taryn for a spin class! My first spin class at DU! It was a good class and the instructor was really cute.. she had a good range of music including some hist from 1993… the year the freshman this year were born.. I felt old

After abs and stretching at the end of class I jumped into the pool for 20 minutes of cool down swimming…. needless to say today I may have overdone it just a little bit considering my body feels similar to the way it felt after my first half… I will be taking it easy with a yoga class tomorrow.. if I can move…. After my triathalon workoutI enjoyed a box of chocolate milk.. I got this from my favorite running guru.. and a big bowl of cereal!

Now I am off to meet with not one but TWO clients!!! I am so legit 🙂 See ya for dinnah lovers!

What was your workout today?

Favorite workout fuel? post workout fuel?

xxoo

Peace, Love, and be Sperry!