On Sunday I ran part of the oak bay half marathon in a relay team of 3 other lovely friends I have made through BDHQ’s baby bootcamp class. I can’t believe new mommas can run so fast. We collectively ran 21.1K in 1h45 (that’s a pace of 5 minutes/km) and we were in the top 10 of all relay teams. I’m so inspired by these girls who don’t let their “mom” label define them.
|here we are before the race|
|still smiling and soaked afterwards|
I lost a pound this week but to be very truthful, I had already lost most of this pound and then went on vacation and gained it back. So...it would be accurate to say I re-lost a pound. I ate well, starting in the mornings (I find if I don’t have a healthy breakfast I am more prone to eating sugar and carbs throughout the day). I meal planned and grocery shopped only to my meal plan ingredients. I have never posted photos of my food but thought this week I’d do that since I went back to eating colorful veggies and fruits!
|I try to have this every day for breakfast|
|1 cup frozen berries, half banana, 1 cup fresh spinach, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder or Greek yogurt, 1 tbsp NutraSea lemon flavored fish oil (it tastes pretty darn good), almond milk or milk|
|ingredients for fennel salad|
|1 large fennel bulb and 1 red pepper, 1/4 onion, 3 tbsp chopped mint leaves, juice of 1 lemon, salt and pepper|
|I'm not a fan of selfies but I committed to showing my progress|
I decided I’m going to run another half marathon this fall and keep up with my training. I know myself, and if I don’t have another goal to work towards I have a hard time staying motivated and I won’t lose weight. My goal this week is to sign up for a run club and train with others who can kick my butt a little harder than I can by myself.