Why I “fell for” Running initially & Why giving it up has been one of the best decisions I’ve made

“Lasting change is the result of a transformed identity.” Since college, I’ve been a “runner”. I got into running mostly just as a way to stay active and stay in shape. I grew up as an athlete and played softball in college so it was a new “sport” that I could do. I signed up for a marathon & began training. As with most people, … Continue reading Why I “fell for” Running initially & Why giving it up has been one of the best decisions I’ve made

I gave up running 16days ago… here’s what’s happened

Weight lost (Calories have stayed the same) inches lost from waist & thighs Gained time and energy Feel like I’m in control of my diet versus fearing those moments where I get ravenously hungry (due to running/overtraining) & have very little control over my eating I posted a lot in my IG story today (@rebekahclementson) and will finish the post out here with those photos. … Continue reading I gave up running 16days ago… here’s what’s happened

I haven’t run in 13days – reverse diet & training update, new routines

I’m on Day 13 of my “no running ” challenge. My macros/calories have stayed fairly consistent (discussed below) & I am essentially the same weight as day 1 ( I was .6lbs up today technically – from 127.4 to 128).Benefits so far: more time to sleep , more energy for work & life, less “runger” (aka the insatiable hunger feeling from running), plus a new … Continue reading I haven’t run in 13days – reverse diet & training update, new routines

Quick Update- no running & Reverse diet

My weight- the same as my check-ins last week This week, Amber had me keep my macros the same even though I dropped all running. I’ve averaged about 9K steps a day (my goal is just 5k) & that’s been from the steps/jumprope during my workout, & walking Nike 🐶 a couple times a day around our block (3/4mile) This is the “reverse diet/cardio” progress … Continue reading Quick Update- no running & Reverse diet

Why I’m Giving up Running

Today is Day1 of my 28-day “No Running” challenge. I’ve had a bunch of messages on insta from this post I made in my story so I wanted to address it here as well. I think my struggle must be something that a lot of women battle internally. This is the blog entry I read (referenced in photo above)- http://www.sirenabernal.com/stop-running-lose-weight-and-feel-better/ Here is an excerpt from … Continue reading Why I’m Giving up Running

Workout & Nutrition update- My workout Hybrid: 80 day Obsession, Insanity Asylum, T25 ; & new macros

After a couple weeks of adding lifting back into my workouts, I am feeling great about that decision. I’m down 2-3lbs since starting & macros have stayed consistent – approx 2100kcals – my nutrition coach upped them today and those are posted towards the end of the post. I want to share my workouts first. Workouts I posted a couple weeks ago about starting 80 … Continue reading Workout & Nutrition update- My workout Hybrid: 80 day Obsession, Insanity Asylum, T25 ; & new macros

Summer Fitness Plan: 80 Day Obsession, 15K a day & Macros , The Quest

Good morning! I’ve started a new fitness program this week and really am enjoying it, so I’m committing to doing it this summer. My goal is just to stay fit & work on building strength & muscle definition 💪🏼 These are my starting photos (which I’m happy with already btw) Starting point: I weigh 130lbs and my starting macros are 145p 265c 52f (2108kcals). I’m … Continue reading Summer Fitness Plan: 80 Day Obsession, 15K a day & Macros , The Quest

Improving VO2max – Workouts & Nutrition; Goals for Summer & Rest of 2018 (running, and life)

Apparently the apple health app tracks VO2max & mine has improved. VO2max is the maximum amount of oxygen one can use during vigorous exercise. A VO2 max between about 34 and 42 is considered fair and 43 and 51 good. Anything over 51 is excellent.**   I posted the above graphic (snapshots from the health app) because I thought it was a cool stat (an NSV – non-scale … Continue reading Improving VO2max – Workouts & Nutrition; Goals for Summer & Rest of 2018 (running, and life)

Week of Macros & Training: Importance of Belief & Being Consistent

Hope everyone is having a safe Memorial Day Weekend. I’m just relaxing here, thinking about the last week & what was good & how I can improve next week. I checked in with my coach today & I’m feeling really energized with the macros she has me on. I was up a pound today from last week but have been feeling great in workouts and … Continue reading Week of Macros & Training: Importance of Belief & Being Consistent

Celery Juice & Chocolate UCAN Chia Pudding

Morning! One of the things I’ve been doing this past month is eating 50-55% of my carb macros in my pre and postworkout meals. Since I also get 40-50grams of protein in my post-workout breakfast, this means my day is “front-loaded” with macros which I talked about here. This has been working really well for me.  I am having much better workouts and my body … Continue reading Celery Juice & Chocolate UCAN Chia Pudding