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I am a couple days behind on my update thanks to a crazy busy race weekend. There will be a whole other post about that. Right now, I’m catching up on Week 3 of T25…
Last week, I only did T25 three days, but I had to save my legs for the weekend. I was very optimistic in thinking that I could get another workout in on Sunday after my second race, but there was absolutely no chance of that once I finished running.
Here’s how the week played out…
I know, running isn’t T25, but I worked hard for those medals and had to show them off. I also made sure to plank everyday, except Thursday. That one slipped past me (and the plank police caught me!).
I am still loving T25. Little by little I am getting better at the workouts. I still modify when I need to and some are still just plain challenging. But it’s a great workout, I sweat my butt off for 25 minutes, and I know it is making me stronger. On Week 3, Speed 1.0 is still my favorite. I wonder if that will change?
The Shakeology is going great. I am expecting my second month’s supply in any time now. I get the chocolate / vanilla combo box. I have several vanilla left in the first box and no chocolate, so clearly I favor the chocolate. But I do enjoy both. This morning, I put pineapple and mango in the vanilla and it was very good. I love those flavors together.
So, Week 4…. I already started out Week 4 by missing the first workout because frankly, I am sore from the weekend. I ran 14.2 miles in two days and I need to give my legs a chance to recover. Especially since this Saturday, I am running half marathon #8. Probably not the best planning on my part, but I love every minute of it. So, this I will likely do three days of workouts this week, nothing on Friday, and then an easier one on Sunday, along with Stretch. That is the plan, hopefully it works out that way.
How do you handle conflicts in your workout schedule due to scheduling or other physical activities that may prevent you for working out?
I m still looking for 5 more people to be a part of my Challenge Group for March. If you are interested, please comment below or email me at crazylifeofmineblog at gmail dot com. If you are interested in fitness, motivation, and support, than I would love to have you as a part of this!
Wow, last week went fast… It was also a lesson in flexibility. I really like sticking to a plan, but I have to remember to be flexible when life happens. It’s better to get a workout done later than not at all. That being said, I was short two workouts for Week 2.
I started out the week not feeling well so I did not workout on Monday. But, Tuesday morning I was feeling better, headache-free, and back at it. I just shifted my workouts back a day. On Wednesday, I worked out in the morning and the afternoon, an unplanned double day. It felt great to get caught back up from missing Monday. On Thursday, hubby and I went out to dinner so I missed my workout. On Friday, I opted to workout in the afternoon, getting home from work early enough to run 2 miles and do a double. This put me within one workout away from being caught up, which I planned to do over the weekend.
On Saturday, I spent much of the late morning and afternoon with hubby at the Spartan Race in Tampa. It was really fun to play spectator and be there to support him. This also meant no workout for me after going out to eat on the way home from the event.
My Sunday turned into an unplanned rest day as well. I woke up exhausted and decided with races on the schedule for the next two weekends, yesterday would be my chance to sleep in and be lazy. I’m not going to lie, it was really nice, but I did feel slightly guilty. I did, however, go grocery shopping and do food prep for the week.
So, I missed one workout and the stretch for Week 2. Still, I am very pleased with how with T25 I did given how my week went. Speed 1.0 is still my favorite. On the more challenging workouts, such as Total Body Circuit, I am still doing many of the modifications. No shame. Modifying is better than not moving! My one regret is that I only got one run in all week long…
As for my Shakeology, I absolutely love it. Especially after my morning workouts, it hits the spot and it super filling. I have a new favorite recipe now… You will want to try this:
- Chocolate Shakeology
- 8 oz. unsweetened almond milk
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp. peanut butter
Just blend it all to perfection and enjoy. It’s like a milkshake!
On to Week 3! I hope this week stays on track a little better, but I know regardless I will roll with it and do my best!
I am enjoying T25 so much, that I have decided to put together my first Challenge Group for March. If you are interested, please comment below or email me at crazylifeofmineblog at gmail dot com. If you would like to be a part of a group of 5 – 6 people interested in fitness, motivation, and support, than I would love to have you as a part of this!
What a great first week of T25! I thought it would be beneficial to do a weekly wrap-up of my workouts in hopes of seeing improvements and changes on a weekly basis. Next week, hopefully, I won’t be two days late in sharing the week I just finished.
The idea behind Focus T25 is pretty simple. You work out 5 days a week. It’s 25 minutes a day, except on Friday, which is a double so it’s 50 minutes. Saturday is a rest day (love those!) and Sunday is stretch day. Easy as pie, right?
As I mentioned in my post about this challenge I’m doing, I needed a workout that would not take away from my running. That just cannot happen. This 25 minutes a day is just right… Here’s how my first week went:
Run 1 mile - Plank
Total Body Circuit
Run 3.11 miles – Plank
Friday (double day)
Run 9 miles / Plank
My thoughts on the workouts completed this week…. For the most part, I completed each one, with modifiers. That is the wonderful thing about this series. There is a modifier for each workout that shows a low intensity option for most of the exercises. For those of us who maybe can’t move at such high intensity or can’t reach as far, and more… Do not be afraid of the modifications. You are still moving and burning calories. However, I hope to be able to say I “nailed it” soon!
My favorite workout this week was Speed 1.0. I love this workout. It’s a challenge, but it’s doable. I also believe it will benefit my running more that anything.
My least favorite workout of the week was Total Body Circuit. It’s hard, plain and simple. My quads and shoulders were both on fire. Again, no shame in doing modifications and doing what I can just to keep moving.
The double workout on Friday was also a challenge. I stressed over this a little. Do I do them back to back? One in the morning and one at night? The answer was made for me when I found out I would be spending the afternoon with my most fabulous niece and I knew I needed to do both workouts Friday morning just to get them done. And I’m glad I did. Yes, it was a challenge and I was like jello afterwards. But, I did it and that’s what matters.
I was happy with the 3 runs I got in for the week as well, especially just coming off a half marathon. I am kind of in shock still that I ran 9 miles Sunday morning so soon after a half and working out hard all week. I certainly felt it, but it wasn’t so bad I had to stop.
I also enjoyed a Shakeology every morning for breakfast. Yum!! Some mornings I just mixed it with water and ice, other mornings I made a blended smoothie with fruit and unsweetened almond milk and fruit… All in all, week 1 of the T25 Challenge was a success! I hope that week 2 is the same!
Exciting news! I am now an Independent Beachbody Coach! If I can answer any questions you may have regarding Shakeology, Focus T25, 21 Day Fix, and other Beachbody products, please do not hesitate to let me know! You can find out more at my Beachbody website!
I am excited about this event! The Color Run is coming to Clearwater! They have announced their 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour which is sure to have a location near you! This will be my first year to participate in it. It will be fun to get out there with friends and have a great time in what is touted as The Happiest 5K On The Planet!
This is an untimed event. It’s all about celebrating healthiness, happiness, and individuality. Thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. The Color Run caters to anyone – first time runners to professional athletes. Over 60 percent of Color Runners are first-time 5k runners and participate as a celebration and capstone of their healthy living accomplishments.
There are only two rules, for this event and the idea is easy to follow:
- Wear white at the starting line
- Finish plastered in color!
The fun continues after Color Runners complete the race with an unforgettable Finish Festival. This larger than life party is equipped with music, dancing and massive color throws, which create millions of vivid color combinations. Trust us, this is the best post-5k party on the planet!
The event in Clearwater is on January 26, 2014 and starts and ends at Coachman Park. But if you don’t live in Clearwater, there are MANY other locations across the country. Click here to find a location near you!
I also have a discount code to share with you, to save $5 off the registration fee! When using the code, please type the code in, do not copy/paste. Register today using discount code COLOR5OFF.
Please let me know if you register for this event and which location! For my local friends, let me know if you will be there as well!
**The Color Run has provided two free race entries for my blog post but all opinions are my own.
Recently, I won a contest hosted by my friend Jenny over at Metamorfit, she was giving away a $15 gift certificate towards a Road ID. I’ve wanted one for awhile – I really should have some identification on me when I run. I was so excited when I actually won the gift certificate!
Road ID has many options available. I went back and forth on which one to buy – it was a toss up between the Shoe Pouch ID and the Wrist ID Sport. I liked the idea of wearing it on my shoe, but ultimately decided on the Wrist ID Sport because I love the stitching on the band and most of all, it is reflective. I’ve been running a lot in the early morning before the sun comes up and I do my best to be safe. This would be a bonus.
Source: Road ID
Their website is super easy to navigate and there are many options. When you enter the personalization for your Road ID, it actually shows it on the screen. There are many color options and you can order extra wrist bands. I decided on a red band and a black band.
When you personalize your Road ID, you include your name, your city / state / zip code, two emergency contacts, allergy or medical info, and then you have one line to personalize with a saying or motto. Mine says Work Hard ~ Play Hard. Perfect!
I ordered my Road ID on Saturday July 20, received confirmation that it shipped on Tuesday July 23, and received it on Friday July 26. I was so excited when it showed up in my mailbox!
The Road ID is very light and fits well. Despite the fact that I have tiny wrists, I ordered the medium / large size because I knew I would wear it loose like I do my Garmin watch. I wore it on my run this morning and I forgot I had it on.
If you run, walk, or cycle, I highly recommend a Road ID. It offers peace of mind, knowing that if something were to happen, people would know how to get ahold of your loved ones. It’s always best to be safe, and safety is worth so much more than the $19.99 this Road ID cost.
If you’d like to learn more about Road ID or to order your own, you can visit their website. I highly recommend it!
Do you run with identification? Do you have a Road ID?
All opinions expressed in this post are my own.