I got my month kicked off just right last night. Hubs and I went to the gym to get a strength workout in – I was all ready to get a speed workout in on the treadmill to start but alas, all the cardio machines in our tiny gym were taken. One dude definitely used the treadmill til we were near done with our strength workout which I believe was much longer than the 30 minutes the signs say to use the machines for (sharing is caring).
Alas, the strength workout was more than enough for me. My arms this morning were burning when I was getting ready for work though I think I could have pushed it a little harder on the abs workout toward the end and finished stronger than I did. Ahh well. Lessons learned.
Afterwards, hubs and I had a glorious night in of trashy television, and a healthy dinner.
Sweet potato quesadillas inspired by a meal I saw on Tina’s blog last week or so.
OMG. AMAZING. This will definitely be a regular meal in our house going forward! Not to mention it was super easy…except I’m really not good at cooking up sweet potatoes. I need to find faster, more efficient ways to do that – anyone have any suggestions?
I mashed sweet potatoes, added some shredded cheese and black beans to whole wheat wraps and cooked them up on a grill pan. We had some red, white, and blue chips from Trader Joes on the side with some homemade guac that the hubs whipped up.
Weekly weigh in
Starting weigh in: 137.2
Last week: 139.0
this week: 138.0
total: still +.8
This is my “lose a half marathon” mission – losing 13.1 lbs would put me at about 125 – and while my goal is 115-120lbs, a weight I haven’t seen in close to ten years, it would put me so so close to my overall goal by the end of the summer.
At the very least I’m heading in the right direction, though I’m definitely focusing on eating better these next few weeks (I could have done without the chips last night but whatever). I need to be slightly better about portion sizes and drinking more water during the day so I don’t get all peckish and eat empty calories.
workouts this week…
Tuesday: 60 min ride then yoga outdoors
Wednesday: BRICK (12 mile bike, 2-3 mile run)
Thursday: 3 mile run/strength
Friday: 45 min run
Sat: 1 hour bike/20 min run
Sun: long easy ride or just total rest. because i can.
I’m laying off the swim workouts because I’m feeling good about the swim part. I’ll get maybe 2-3 more solid swims in before the race but overall I’m pretty comfortable with my swim. What I want to focus more on in the last few weeks of triathlon training is running, biking and the transition between both.