September Highlights

One could probably say that September was my first month of “legit” blogging, even though I started in July. It was a really exciting month and there was much to talk about! With that said, here were some of my favorite events of this past month, as well as some blogging highlights.

Biggest Accomplishment:

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Finishing my first sprint triathlon!

Biggest Blogging Accomplishment:

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

These Paleo Pumpkin Pie Muffins. You have no idea how many times they’ve been repinned on Pinterest…

Personal Fav Recipe:

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These Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites. I’m eating 5-6 right now…

Biggest Thing that went on that apparently I missed:

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Breaking Bad Finale.. I just watched the first episode yesterday….

Favorite Workout on le Blog

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Try it if you haven’t! Remember I did it with a run followed by spin class.

Fav workout not on my blog: this Yoga Flow that I did last Sunday.

Fav Gift: These Lululemon Speed Tights. They’re super warm and ideal for running.

Fav Thing I read: This Bean Bytes post on TheLeanGreenBean.com. Every Monday Lindsay rounds up a bunch of great blog posts from the previous week – appropriately titled “Bean Bytes.” For some reason I really enjoyed this particular weeks links. Thanks, Lindsay!

Fav New blog I found: Deliciously Ella. My Aunt introduced me to it a few weeks ago. I love the clean design of the blog and the recipes all look delicious! Plus she clearly knows what she’s talking about.

And thats a wrap! I’m curious to see what will show up on October’s top list!

Weekly Workouts

Hi all.

I’d say “good morning,” but it’s actually seriously late when I’m writing this and I’m not in a super “good morning,” mood, to say the least. I dread the thought of morning right now.

Also, I need this shirt

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But I digress…

So it’s been a while since we did my weekly meal/workout plans on here. The break was all apart of my effort to talk about myself on my blog without being narcissistic. Yes, that’s kind of an oxymoron. It’s also an art form. I think.

Anywho, here’s my workout plan for the week – complete with a new workout for you! Yay!

  • Mon: 30 min Bicep workout, 20 min plank circuit
  • Tues: 4 mile run, leg strength circuit, spin
  • Wed: NEW Arms n Abs (see below)
  • Thurs: 3 mile run, butt workout, spin
  • Fri: Shoulder workout
  • Sat: Legs and Abs; cross fit??

Heres the new workout for ya:

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Let me know if you’re unsure of how any of the moves there work.

Enjoy your day!

Back to School – Meals and Tri training

Having a really awesome weekend just makes Monday that much harder. I got to go on 2 bike rides, eat a lot of peanut butter, and celebrate my birthday. I didn’t even mind that I had to work because, um, hello– 2 bike rides.

I also did a lot of online shopping (my fav kind of shopping– no eye contact with sales people who want to pressure you into giving them more commission by emptying your wallet. Also, no trying things on.)

Hopefully it will all arrive this week so I can give you guys some reviews – I ordered a jacket from Lululemon, a grey running/ yoga tank (also from Lulu,) and tri shorts and a jersey from REI since they’re having a massive sale for Labor Day.

Also, I signed up for a Sprint Tri! I only have a couple weeks left until the race so heres my training plan for the week to try to get ready in time:

Monday: Triceps Workout

Tuesday: Lower Body Circuit; Run a few miles; maybe bike

Wednesday: Treadmill 4 miles of intervals; weights

Thursday: Rip and Ride (I think that means spin class…. Ill find out soon I guess!); Swim 20 minutes

Friday: Maybe pull out an old p90x DVD for old times sake

Saturday: 15 mile Bike ride; Run; Bike 15 more miles

Sunday: Yoga

I have no idea when I’m going to be around this week with school starting again and everything, so meals are a little nuts. I do have a few things that I really want to make though:

  • Gluten Free Meatballs
  • Spicy Turkey Burgers
  • Mashed Cauliflower (how have I not tried this phenomenon yet??)
  • Coconut Almond Butter cookies (this is going to be an experiment)
  • Mixed Berry Tarts with Almond Crust (another experiment, if I have time)
  • Mango Smoothie (that frozen mango is still sittin in the freezer)
  • More Energy Bar Bites

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And the rest is probably going to be salad with Sabra hummus and carrot sticks (my go to when Im busy.)

Question of the day:

How was your weekend?

Any big races coming up?