Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Pilates and Food Allergies

I have survived my first weekend of Pilate Teacher training. It was a lot of fun and time really flew by during the class. I am looking forward to getting all of the hours that I need to do be able to complete the program. So exciting!!

On the other hand, my body has been struggling to keep the weight off even with all of the Pilates.  The culprit - food allergies. More specifically, my allergy to dairy products. I thought it was just a lactose issue, but it is turning to more than that. I decided to write it in my professional blog. I have joined My Fitness Pal and starting to log my food and exercise. It is a lot easier than other programs that I have done in the past. I am really excited to start seeing the weight come off especially before swimsuit season.


Reality Bites: Food Allergies and Weight Issues:

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Getting my Pilates on

I have not been blogging on here.  Life has been a little busy still.  I am still doing my writing for my book. I am also still recovering from last running injury. I have not even gotten on the treadmill this year so far.

My goals for March is to finally slowly get a run/walk back into running. I know that I want to get back into it. I just have not had the inspiration yet to do so.

In the meantime, I am in the process of starting a Pilates teaching training program in a week. I started taking up Pilates at the beginning of the year and have been officially HOOKED!  It has been the best thing to come into my life and thankful for it.

Now if I can get a flatter stomach, I will be very happy.

Until next time.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Coming soon.... a bookshelf by you.

"A Journey to Nirvana using Knitting Needles and Running Shoes"

I have a little busy to post because I have been busy writing a book.  I am currently working on the first 5 chapters of the book right now. I am hoping to finish the book before the end of 2014 or early 2015.

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I am slowly getting back to running after another injury during my TCM training in September and having surgery in December to remove my ovaries. I have been enjoying the benefits of Pilates right now so I can regain my strength and flexibility as I run.

2014 will be a fun running year with no big race plans in the horizon. There will be a lot of 5K's and 10K's that I will be doing.  No pressure to do anything big so I can take a break from heavy training.

I will keep up while I am in the process of the book, etc.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Back in HM training....

And it has been an adventure.

I am in the middle of the Runner's World's "Run Less - Run Faster" program. I am running three days a  week. One day is a speed workout. One day is a tempo workout. The last day is the big long run. My body has really taken to the program very well, but wiped out after my tempo and long run days. Those days require a lot of careful planning afterwards. I learned last Sunday that rest is very important after when I went to the Chicago Auto Show afterwards (BIG mistake!!). I am in the 5th week out of the 16 week program.

I also have registered (*gasp*) for the Twin Cities Marathon in October.  My game plan this year to focus on just two big races and some little races in between. Thank GOD that I have a 4 week break between training programs.  I am going to seriously need it!!

School has an adventure. I have been learning a lot. I am looking forward to my first EVER Spring Break week off from school.  Yes, kids, in the years of undergrad and my first graduate degree, I did NOT have a Spring Break or a summer break or a break between semester period. I am surprised that I did not go coo-coo during the previous programs.

Anyways, I really need to seriously blog more. This will be a big help during the course of my training plan.


Sunday, January 06, 2013

Bring on 2013!!

I know that I have not posted in a while. Things have been a bit busy in my life....or I have just allowed life to get that way.

Anyway, I have had some changes in my life at the end of 2012.  A lot of them have been positive.  I finally started a new job - a permanent one and one in my industry.

I also have been accepted into a 2nd Master's program towards a degree in Counseling. I will graduate in approximately in May 2016 or sooner if my transfers go through like I want to.

I am also making positive changes with my running. I will be starting a new HM training program next Monday. I am training for the Diva HM in San Francisco. I can not wait!! I have not decided on any other races, but will keep an open mind once my HM training is done.

I am also making positive changes in my diet as well. Since I already on the GF diet for my gluten sensitivities, I decided to take it the next step forward by starting the Paleo diet.  I am still learning more about it, but slowly making the changes daily. I have done my share of reading a lot about it.

Here's to 2013!