Is it April yet?!
Happy Monday, y'all! I don't know about you but I am so ready for summer weather- it snowed this past week and yesterday the low was 19 degrees. Gross.
Monday- Rest day
Tuesday- Rest day
Wednesday- 20 minutes on the bike, 4.6 miles, foam rolling, planks
Thursday- Rest day
Friday- Rest day
Saturday- 5 freezing cold miles, 11:10 pace
Sunday- 30 minute hill workout on the bike, 7.19 miles. Runner's World Core Workout, planks
5 total miles
Yeah... so it was another light training week. But honestly, after Shamrock last weekend, I was ok with taking the week to rest and regroup. On Saturday I had an absolutely awesome run- keeping an 11:10 pace felt so good; almost like I was never injured. Here's to hoping this trend continues!
|While I love these pants, I will be happy to trade them in for shorts.|
On Saturday, I slept in, snuggled with Koda, and then made some delicious 5 PPV chocolate-peanut butter-banana pancakes. I have heard other Weight Watchers peeps talk about making pancakes with the WW Smoothie Mix and I decided to try my own version:
1 pack WW Chocolate Smoothie Mix
3 egg whites (or 1/3 cup all whites or egg beaters)
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp PB2
1/4 cup sugar-free syrup (if desired)
Whisk all ingredients together (minus the syrup) in a small bowl. Cook like regular pancakes. Top with bananas. Easy! One word of caution- they do NOT bubble like most pancakes to let you know they need to be flipped so you just have to keep an eye on them.
I would think that you could use any type of smoothie mix- it doesn't necessarily have to be the WW brand. Maybe I'll try that next and let you know how they turn out!
|Yummy and exactly what I needed pre-run on Saturday.|
140.6 as of 3/24/15 weigh in
+.2 from last week
-49.8 since January 2013
-61.4 since HW
Y'all know the drill by now- I lose, I gain, but hopefully by the end of the month the overall trend is down. We'll have to wait and see.
But! I have good news! My non-scale victory this week: fitting into a size SMALL pair of shorts at Express! I've never even shopped at Express before- I always thought their clothes were too small for people like me. But on a whim this weekend, I walked into an Express and tried on a pair of small shorts and by some miracle, they fit! I might have danced a little in the dressing room :-)
Even though the scale didn't say what I wanted it to this week, that doesn't mean it was a bad week. A wise WW'er once told me, "the scale isn't failure, it's just feedback." So I'm taking that feedback with me into next week and focusing on making progress towards my goals: reaching goal weight, finishing marathon-training, and increasing cross-training.
What goals are you currently chasing?