#1: last weekend I enjoyed my first fresh air run since October! Only 2.5 miles, so don’t get too excited with me. It was slow and I was waaaay too sore the next day. My lack of regular running these days showed big time. But I RAN OUTSIDE YOU GUYS. Get excited again.
#2: I’m all about the office workouts these days. Sure, I get up for my 30 minutes at home in the morning, but I also like taking 5:00 breaks throughout the day for some pushups, planks, lunges, really whatever I feel like. I’m regularly getting 15-20 minutes extra by the end of my work day. And no, I have no shame doing pushups in a dress in my office.
Truth be told, my motivation for this isn’t really about the strength building and more about keeping my toes and fingers attached to my body because its f***ing cold in my office. The AC was on in March (we don’t control it). Last summer I used my space heater in July.
The worst part is that I walk to work. During warm months, I dress as work-appropriate as summer clothes allow and am sweating like crazy when I walk in. Only to spend the rest of the day freezing. It’s horrible. #FirstWorldProblems #Inefficient
• A handstand a day really does improve handstands. I’ve been finishing every morning workout with inversions.
These are the days of weekend hikes on the Potomac river, lunches outside and our vegetable garden. Generally just enjoying fresh air while it’s pleasant. Truth: Jon does 94% of the garden work; I just eat and make salsa and take credit where I can.
I’ve also been sewing like I’m paid for it lately. I made this breezy top with open sides and have second one to post about still. My shirt caught the attention of a co-worker, which led to a fabric store trip and I made two more for her and her housemate. I’ve tailored a few of my own pieces, have a few more to do, and have at least two more summer tops to make myself. My machine has a semi-permanent place at the dining table these days.
I don’t need to shop. I just need pretty fabric and an idea. I am in control of my own style destiny.
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So here’s the thing. Jon usually does the grocery shopping, but he made the mistake of sending Matt and I this week. A few chocolate treats may have found their way into our cart. Hellloooo Trader Joe’s mini peanut butter cups??? I can’t resist.
Besides that little detour, my sweet intake has remained controlled and my water hydration is better than ever.
The real question today is about intermittent fasting. The basic idea is that you consume your normal amount of food but in a smaller time period. This way your body goes into a “fasting state” and uses stored energy instead (i.e. burns fat).
Anyone tried it?? Great, good, bad, terrible?
• I’m not a foodie and often forget to eat. Seriously, it happens often. I skip a meal unintentionally at least once a week. This “eating window” idea may keep me consistent.
i’ve also heard that fasting can lead to improved fat burn etc. never tried it though — it seems somewhat extreme! maybe if i didn’t exercise as much, i’d give it a try. nice job on the handstands!
mary @ minutes per mile recently posted…who said running is boring.
I was skeptical about the fasted training thing. Now I think it works for some types of workouts, not so much others. Still experimenting though.
Yes! Keep doing those handstands! Every day is the only way to nail it!
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The handstand will be mine. 🙂
I’ve read up on Intermittent Fasting. With my job it just wouldn’t work well due to my schedule. Also sometimes I just need to eat later at night because of when I get home!
Fortunately it works with my work day schedule. Not so much the weekends or long runs. But I’ve decided I don’t have to do it every day.