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It’s a good thing I wasn’t expecting much out of this run because it was ROUGH. I hit the ground running yesterday and my legs are insanely sore. I’m thinking even if I hadn’t done quick fit they would still be super sore, but doing quick fit on leg day was just dumb. Haha. So my quads were so right I almost fell down the stairs. Then fitness fusion today was a bear too. So needless to say, the legs were less than stable.

But I was determined to get in 30 minutes today. I knew it wouldn’t be fast, but I wanted to get back to it. So I’m not at all upset. I got my run in and proved to myself that I can run on crazy tired legs. So I’ll call that a success. :) now to ice and heat and go to academy. Yaaaay having to buy new gear I can’t afford!

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At girls night last night, we painted our nails. And for the first time ever, I could actually pull my foot up into my chair and paint my toenails myself. I know that seems like nothing, but I can’t describe to you how exciting that was. There are all of these seemingly meaningless life things that I’m finally able to do and they are all really quite exciting.

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I told you I’m going to be better about photographing what I eat!

Monday, 4/15

Breakfast:

tangerine

chicken sausage patty

plain steel cut oatmeal

small brown farm egg

kombucha

Snack 1

red pepper hummus

carrots

celery

Lunch

PB&J on ezekiel bread

ak-mak crackers

pineapple

Snack 2

banana and tangerine

Dinner

delicious beans/greens/cheese/sausage/rice concoction

Y’ALL. Let’s talk about my made up recipe for this one!

I got andouille sausage and cheddar at the farmer’s market. And I had rice and red beans and a bunch of spring mix that was about to turn. SO here’s what I made:

Beans/rice/sausage/cheese/tomato heaven

1 bag frozen light red kidney beans

1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes

grape tomatoes

spring mix

red onion

brown rice

andouille sausage

cheddar

garlic

salt

pepper

paprika

tony chachere

preheat the oven to 450, then pour your grape tomatoes on a lined baking pan, drizzle with olive oil and spices and bake until you forget they’re in there but hey it’s actually perfect and they are roasted and amazing.

Put a little bit of olive oil in a pan, add a whole red onion and lots of minced garlic. Then add the spring mix, let it wilt, decide you want to use the entire container of spring mix, pour that in there too. Add the can of roasted tomatoes, let it simmer a while. Add frozen beans, sausage (cut into small chunks) and cheese (also in small chunks) and let it all stew. Remember the roasted tomatoes, burn your hand grabbing the pan, avoid cursing, then dump them in the pan too.

Oh yeah, while you’re doing all of this, put some rice in the rice cooker. That thing is the bomb. Also, it helps when your awesome friend Rebecca comes over to hang out while you’re doing all of this.

Pour the concoction over the rice, do a happy dance that Rebecca will laugh at you for, then enjoy.

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Quick Fit (4/14) aka Theresa’s an idiot

What he wanted to do was do 3 exercises, then cardio, then 3, then cardio, etc etc. Instead we had a billion people in class so we just did a giant circuit twice:

chest pass

squat throw

med ball V-ups

burpees

stability ball push ups

sb hamstring curl

sb plank

mountain climbers

wall sit with ring

chest squeeze with ring

ring leg lift

jumping jacks

divebomb push ups

lunge

back extension

high knees

Hooooo haaaaaa my legs were feeling it. They are a hot mess today.

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Fitness Fusion (4/15) aka Theresa look at your life, look at your choices.

Legs = jello. Theresa = determined

We had a ton of people in class today too! It was awesome.

Each circuit 3 x :30

squats

push ups

burpees

plie squats

tricep dips

squat jumps

lunges

plank press ups

high knees

side lunges

inverted push ups

box jumps

It was intense. But again, awesome. I stretched A LOT after that. And my legs don’t know what to do right now.

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We are calling this resumption day.

Today is the day I officially, fully get back at it. I’ve resumed my 5:30 am wake up calls, protein-packed breakfasts and lifting. I’ve resumed having the right attitude and being committed to living a healthy lifestyle.

As you know (because I won’t shut up about it), I’ve been sidelined for almost 3 weeks because of my sinus infection, the antibiotics wearing me out and the disc protrusion in my back making everything ridiculously painful. Oh, and I have a cyst on my tailbone that makes laying on my back impossible. Long story short, I’ve been a hot mess.

It was important for me to derail for a bit, honestly. It showed me that I can screw up and it’s not the end of the world. It also showed me how important eating right and lifting are to me. Not just because I’m still trying to lose weight but because I don’t feel like myself without them. I like feeling strong and I like feeling good about what I’m putting in my body.

As you can see by my breakfast, I’ve ended my vegan run. I went for about 3 weeks, and I could have gone longer, but I’m just not at a moral place to make a vegan diet necessary. It did force me to reevaluate what I’m buying, which in turn led me to spend a good amount of money at the farmer’s market. But I’m happy. The meat, cheese and eggs I bought came from farmers I could meet personally, from farms where I can verify they are treating their animals well. It’s going to be a little bit more expensive but at the end of the day knowing I’m making the right ethical decisions for myself is a lot more important than having an extra $20.

I have added lifting back into my workout routine, too. Just straight up strength sessions. They make my heart happy and my legs like jello. It’s a win-win. Mondays are leg day. It was quite a punch in the face welcome back.

Thanks for sticking it out with me, guys. I know I’ve been REALLY unpleasant the past few weeks. Today I’m going to add a tab up top detailing what my workout regimen looks like, and I am going to do my best to photograph as much of what I eat as I can. It’s going to be a throwback to the beginning of this blog, when I talked even more than I do now. Lord help us all, it should be fun. :)

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Today is the day I was determined to get back at it. I haven’t done any real physical activity since last Tuesday. And if you’ve been following this blog, you know I haven’t handled it well. At all. But today is the last day of my antibiotics and I finally have a little bit of energy. All of this forced time off seems to have helped my disc protrusion a little bit too. Regardless of all of that though, I was determined to run today.

I came at it with the lowest of expectations. My goal was to hit 30 minutes. And I wasn’t going to allow myself to do more than that. There’s a time to push yourself but the first run in two weeks at the tail end of antibiotics is not that time.

I’m really pleased. It wasn’t my best run by a long shot, but I finished it. I was slow and awkward and sweaty, but I ran the whole thing.

I know the next week is going to be rough as I ease back into lifting and physical activity in general. I’m going to get frustrated and my back certainly isn’t as strong as I’d like it to be. But I’m going to press on. All of the poor eating choices I’ve made in the last two weeks don’t matter. What matters is that I restart from here. I’m not starting from scratch, I’m not starting over. I’m basically hitting resume.

Thank you for putting up with my horrible attitude. I’m ready to be Theresa again. And she’s really freaking awesome.

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fatgalfitness:

Hoo ha. This is probably my least favorite one so far. But it still isn’t TERRIBLE. The bolthouse farms daily greens makes anything taste horrific. Haha but the fruit makes up for it. Plus, I don’t really like chai to begin with so I was setting myself up for failure.

Oh well. I’m still going to drink it. And then I’m going to try to go for a run. It’s the first physical activity I will attempt since last Tuesday. To say I’m nervous is an understatement.

I lied. It was kind of delicious. Sorry chai and greens. Didn’t mean to be so hurtful.

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Hoo ha. This is probably my least favorite one so far. But it still isn’t TERRIBLE. The bolthouse farms daily greens makes anything taste horrific. Haha but the fruit makes up for it. Plus, I don’t really like chai to begin with so I was setting myself up for failure.

Oh well. I’m still going to drink it. And then I’m going to try to go for a run. It’s the first physical activity I will attempt since last Tuesday. To say I’m nervous is an understatement.

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AND I got pink running tights. AND I feel kind of sexy in my oversized PFG. Yeah. Theresa is back, y’all.

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Size 14 SHORTS. Shorts. Shorts. Shorts. Not capris. Not Bermudas. Shorts. Size 14. Fourteen. I have hated myself the past two weeks. Felt like a failure. But you know what? I had dinner tonight with an amazing person who encourages me, and I’m wearing something I never thought I would. So life is good and God is amazing.

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