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Making Me Move!

Posted Mar 27 2014 2:16pm

Hello! My internet and TV were down yesterday so I wasn’t able to post, but they’re working again today (super slow) so I’m back. :)

On Tuesday night, we made a stop at Whole Foods. There are few items that I love from Whole Foods that I don’t mind paying a little bit more money for – salmon, pineapple, and PB2. Actually, Whole Foods is the only store near me that I can find PB2. And why is their pineapple so delicious? It’s just pineapple?!

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I also got some Annie’s smoky maple BBQ sauce to try out – looks good!

Yesterday morning, I took Jaden to the allergy doctor.

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His allergies has been terrible the last few days and he has been sniffing non-stop. He gets allergy shots every few weeks, so I guess with the pollen in the air and allergens in the allergy shot, it was like an overdose in his body.

My poor child and his never ending allergies.

After his appointment, I dropped him off at school. I had about 45 minutes to kill before I had a dentist appointment, so I went to the gym. Usually, if you’re short on time, a HIIT workout is the best thing to do.

High intensity interval training is  a workout that alternates bursts of high intensity cardio followed by a less intense recovery. This will help you burn more calories and build endurance.

After my workout, I went to the dentist – I have no cavities and clean teeth.

Breakfast

Breakfast this morning was peanut butter chocolate chip protein pancakes.

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You can’t see the chocolate but it’s in there! I only use about 1/2 a tablespoon of chocolate chips.

Today’s Workout

  • 3.5 miles – indoor track

While yesterday’s workout was short and intense, today’s was slow and steady. My calves have been getting really tight lately which makes running not so fun. It takes about three miles for them to loosen up, and by then I have to leave to pick up my niece.

This was the last day that I’ll run before the Shamrock Shuffle 8k. While I’m not prepared to run the whole thing, I think I should be good to walk/run it.

Fit Bit

I have been wearing my Fit Bit for about a day and a half so far and I am really liking it.

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I did notice two things:

  1. I obsessively check the data all day long.

Since there is a Fit Bit app, I can check my stats from my phone anywhere, anytime.

2. It makes me move more.

Being able to check my data makes me more accountable. Yesterday, I went grocery shopping and ususally I try to carry in as many bags as humanly possible at one time so I don’t have to make numerous trips. But yesterday, I decided to only carry a couple of bags into the house at a time so I purposely had to make many trips that way I could get more steps in.

I was really close to my goal of 10,000 steps last night so I walked back and forth in our room so I could get in some more steps. Danny just thought I was nuts.

I do think the Fit Bit makes you realize that you need to move more during the day, and I really like that about the device.

After I ran today, I was super close to 10,000 steps by 11 am. By 12 pm, I had in my 10,000 steps for the day. Then, Fit Bit sends you a nice email congratulating you on being awesome for getting in 10,000 steps. So far, I’m liking this little guy :)

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In dessert news, I found these Kim and Scott’s frozen juice treats at the store. They are only 60 calories and perfect for after dinner when I am craving something sweet.

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Did anyone else use to freeze juice as a kid and scrape it up to eat like a slushy? Or was that just me?

Tomorrow is Friday and then my kids are on Spring Break! Let the craziness begin!

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