Hi there! How was your weekend? Mine was great! On Saturday I participated in my 2nd Dirty Girl Mud Run. It was so much fun! If you never experienced the Dirty Girl then I HIGHLY recommend you put it on your bucket list. It is not an over the top “marathon like” competition. It is more about empowerment and working together as a team. It is about fun with your girlfriends and running for a cause! Don’t get me wrong the Dirty Girl is a 5k, filled with obstacles, so you will be challenged and probably sore later that night. But it is a good sore. One that says, “hey thanks for getting off the couch, go girl”. I love that kind of sore. Oh and you will get muddy. That is my favorite part! Well not my favorite part as I am slugging through the mud, because I do get grossed out thinking about mud, worms, and stuff, but afterwards I feel like a freakin warrior. Ha! Here are some pictures.
I am pretty sure I felt a worm here.
I think this was my least favorite obstacle. A dark tunnel filled with mud. I am positive something was crawling on me.
I was trying not to lose my headband. I am serious. I love that headband.
The slide was my favorite! It is awesome!
Love my dirty girls.
This is my warrior pose. Haha! I remember thinking “I hope I don’t have mud in my teeth”
In my car heading home. Can’t wait till next year!
Before I get to my meal plan and exercise schedule I want to do something a little different. I want to also include my weekly weigh in. In the past, I would post my weigh ins on Tuesdays, in a separate post, but I stopped because I felt like I was saying the same things over and over again. I would let a few weeks go in-between weigh in posts but eventually I just stopped. Not good. Anyway, I want to get back to posting my weigh ins. I know you all like seeing how much I weigh (some of you actually emailed and told me that) and honestly it keeps accountable. I need to be held accountable. Trust me.
So here we go. The last weigh in I did was on March 4th. Excuse me while I hang my head in shame. Wow I had no idea I let that much time go by. Oh well no point in dwelling but I am determined not to let that happen again. Weigh ins have been an important part to my weight loss. I need to remember that.
My last weigh in was 139 pounds. Today when I got on the scale I weighed 145lbs. Ahhhhhhhh!! Now I don’t want to freak out and won’t. Well maybe a little. No I will stay calm. I can’t forget that even with a weight gain I still sustained over a 30lb weight loss since starting 4 years ago. That’s huge. But I still can’t deny the fact that I gained 6lbs since March. I know my weight gain is the result of not tracking like I should and slacking on exercise. It is also the result of life and being human. I am not perfect, have the same struggles as you, and know that weight loss is a life long journey. Not one that ends at my goal weight. But I do know I can do better. Much better. And that is what I am going to do.
Here is my “official” weigh in:
Starting weight (October 1st, 2010) – 177
Goal weight – 135
Last weigh in – 139
Current weigh in – 145
Pounds lost – +6
Okay now lets get to exercise. Last week I did pretty well keeping up with my exercise routine. Plus, like I said earlier, I participated in the Dirty Girl Mud Run, which worked muscles I did not know I had.
Here is my exercise schedule for this week.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
- Treadmill 45 minutes (run for 25 of those minutes and powerwalk at incline for 10)
- 16 modified girl pushups
- 16 bicep and tricep curls using resistant bands
- See more arm exercises here.
- 100 crunches
- 30 second planks
- 30 – 60 second Russian twists
- See more core exercises here
- 50 Squats
- See more booty exercise here
Weekly Meal Plan
I typically do a lot of prepping on Sundays but just did not have the time. I plan to prep tomorrow. I will update this post with my prep pictures then.
Make ahead tips
- Smoothies will be made the morning of. However, apples will be cut up and frozen ahead of time. You can also make smoothie freezer kits.
- Steel cut oats will be made and frozen ahead of time. Instructions are here.
Make ahead tips
- Eggs will be made tomorrow for the week.
No Mayo Tuna Salad with pita and vegetables
Turkey roll ups
Make ahead tips
- Tuna will be made tomorrow for the week.
Veggie snack packs
Make ahead tips
- I still have almond snack packs in the freezer.
- Veggie snack packs will be prepared tomorrow. I still have a few in the fridge from last week that are still good.
Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos – new recipe
Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Peppers – new recipe
Open Faced Buffalo Chicken Subs using slow cooker buffalo chicken
Chipotle Bean Lettuce Wraps – new recipe
Artichoke and Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups – new recipe
Homemade Pizza Night
Make ahead tips.
- Ingredients for the slow cooker recipes will be prepared the night before and stored in the refrigerator.
- Lettuce wraps and lasagna roll ups will be made the night of.
- Pizza dough will be made tomorrow.
**new recipes will be posted after they are made and if they turn out.
What’s on your menu plan? Have a great week everyone!
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