So if you've been reading my blog long you know I HATE running on a freaking dreadmill (treadmill). Its painful and just plain awful. I have no idea how people do it. I rather run outside in -10 degree weather or 105 degrees than run on that stupid thing. But yesterday, I knew I needed to get my workout in and I've been dying to run and I knew I wouldn't get a chance to run outside. So, I ran on that stupid thing and surprising I felt amazing.
My mom and dad own a treadmill. It sets in their living room right in front of the T.V. so I knew if I wanted to run Miss O would have something to watch and entertain herself.
Right before lunch I headed over there got her bottle ready, turned on cartoons and started my workout.
I ran/walk 2 miles then I walked the last half mile. My legs were killing me. I was mad I couldn't run the whole thing but I felf amazing. There's not a better feeling that after I get done with a run. Even thought I'm slower than a turtle some days, it just makes me happy.
I really wanted to buy this popcorn but I didn't.
I was a good girl! But doesn't that look/sound amazing!
Yesterday's challenge for Elf for Health was to eat the rainbow. I did great! I did better than I thought I would since I hadn't been grocery shopping for the week yet.
I'm really loving Elf for Health. Remember you can sign up for the second half by December 6th so go sign up!
I've seen this challenge floating around the Pintrest world so I thought I would give them a try. Since I couldn't do my 100 burpees for my elf challenge I thought I would give this a try. Mainly I couldn't do them because I've never done them before and because they suck! Ha
So since its still early in the month jump on this train with me.
If you guys are looking for another blog to read go and check out my friend Jenn. She just started blogging again. She's amazing and hilarious! She just joined a CrossFit box and loves to run too. Give her some love and follow her story!
Last week was the first week of Elf for Health and every day there were different challenges I completed.
The first week was a great week. My buddy is so sweet and nice. Go check her blog out here!
She's the sweetest and so supportive. I can't wait to get to know her more!
Back to the challenges. They were great nothing to hard until yesterday when I had 100 burpees to do...
Here's how the week went.
Monday: Go Meatless.
I usually cook meat a lot just because that's how I was raised and my hubs likes meat at every meal. But I was determined to stick with the challenge so I went meatless all day. It was great! I'm thinking about doing a meatless night once a week. For breakfast I had eggs and some fruit. Lunch was potato soup and a salad and for dinner I had zucchini pizza which was delicious! I made this recipe and plan on making more of it. It was so good!
This was pretty great I cleaned out my Facebook friends and "likes" and cleaned out all that junk mail I keep getting emailed to me. I unsubscribed to 189 emails. I know crazy! I used to site unroll.me to help find everything I wanted to unsubscribe to. Go and do it yourself.
Wednesday: New Workout.
This one pretty amazing. I did a new workout I found on instagram. Go and follow @workoutroutine they are always putting workouts on there. This is the one I did. I've done a few of the moves before but I loved this workout!
Thursday: Make a phone call.
This one was super hard for me to do because every time I tried calling someone they were calling me to wish me a happy birthday. I never got the chance to call anyone but at least I talked on the phone more than once this day!
Friday: Track Your Water Intake.
I did this and drank a crap ton of water but forgot to take one dang picture! My mom, aunt, cousin and great aunt all went shopping Friday afternoon and I forgot about taking any pictures of my water intake but I did track down about 70 oz.
Saturday: Treat Yourself.
This is something I usually don't do because I know there's always something I could/need to buy Miss O. Especially this time of year I'm buying her and the hubs Christmas presents. But I decided to treat myself to a little something. Something I knew I would use and needed.
I got two new workout shirts and a new water bottle!
Sunday: 100 Burpees
Holy cow this one was hard! Up until yesterday I had never done a single burpee and didn't even know what they were. Totally looked them up on YouTube. I started out doing 10 every half hour then it went to 10 every hour and I only got about 50 in before I felt like I was dying. They are so hard and I might hate them a little. I know a few girls that did all 100 at once. If I could be that girl!
Also, this winter I have signed up with Kristen aka The Running Mom do run 100 miles this winter.
Yep, throughout the months on December, January and February I will run 100 miles.
That's only around 33 miles per month which is only about 9 miles per week. I can totally do that!
Plus, it will help me with the holidays. Since I'm still trying to lose weight and I usually just quit during these fabulous holiday months. This year I'm not quitting I'm going to run my little heart out!
Sign up here to do 100 miles this winter with me! Plus you can win prizes.