Strong is the New Skinny

Hay there!

Last night my workout was great!  I got to they gym early enough to run 3 miles.  3 good feeling, fast miles!  Then I did Body pump.  I have to tell you, I felt so strong.  SO strong.

There were 2 dudes in class last night.  I would say the guys were about 19/20 years old and they both looked like they were in decent shape.  Now, allow me and my big head to brag a little I couldn’t help but notice that I lifted more weight than them for everything.  No joke.  I was so proud of myself.

I know it’s not a great trait to have but typically I spend my time checking out other chicks and their bodies.  Not last night. Last night I was watching the weights I used compared to other people and I felt so strong.  I guess it is true, I would rather be strong than skinny.

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Here is a blog post from one of my more favorite blogs.  I think her post was really interesting and probably speaks to a lot of people.  I tried to think about how this idea of disordered eating applies to me.  And honestly, I feel like my eating habits are actually really healthy.  In the morning after a run I always make sure to have some protein and carb (preferably in the form of chocolate milk and a banana) and I never restrict myself from eating anything.  For the most part, I eat anything I want just in moderation unless I am having a fat day and I eat everything in copious amounts.  

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This morning I did 5 miles on the treadmill.  It was supposed to be 6.  1 mile warm up, 4 miles @8:10 and 1 mile cool down.   Well, I don’t know if it is because I didn’t have coffee or what, but it was TOUGH dude. Like, KILL me tough.

I completed 1 mile warm up, 2 miles at 8:00 and 2 horrid miles at 8:06.  They were tough.  I was pissed too because last night I ran 3 miles at 7:43 pace no problem.  Next week I am going to make sure to run my speed workout in the afternoon to see if it makes a difference.  Oh yea…and that 1 mile cool down.  HA.  How about a 0.15 mile walk instead?

I am hoping to make it to yoga tonight at a new yoga studio.  I will let you know how it goes!

Have a good day 🙂

gm

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