I woke up super early today and since I don’t feel like watching The Brady Bunch, the only other thing on the television is diet infomercials.
Ten channels are currently advertising the plan that involves all of those different color-coded containers in various sizes including a green one you are supposed to fill six times in one day to complete your vegetable requirement.
I am pretty sure that if I tried to measure my Maoz salad from yesterday, it would exceed this six-time green container requirement in just one meal.
And I haven’t figured out which container would be used for last night’s dessert or how one goes about measuring it.
Isn’t my sundae beautiful?! I am back on track with my Cold Stone waffle bowl creations — hit the spot like I can’t even begin to tell you.
I need to change the channel or just go back to bed because I am suffocating just looking at these container restraints.
Pure Barre Mile High & 7 miles
My pace fell naturally and in negative split fashion without much effort which always makes me smile.
- mile 1 – 9:11
- mile 2- 9:01
- mile 3- 8:46
- mile 4- 8:45
- mile 5- 8:45
- mile 6- 8:09
- mile 7 cool down – 9:22
Pure Barre Studio Series & 5 Miles
Half way through the Pure Barre workout I decided I really didn’t feel like doing it.
I was working on my “left seat” in the moment of total disinterest but finished up the “right seat” just so my “seat” didn’t end up unbalanced in its toning.
I skipped the ending section of abs and stretching because, well, I just didn’t feel like it!
Five miles outside in a misty rain. I don’t think I felt much like running these miles either but I ran them, came home and moved on with the day.
Pre Run Yoga & Gym Day
So I am going to recommend this beginner/pre-run yoga routine to you (and tell you again to check out Michele’s Yoga Home Practice Guide if you haven’t already) but I am also going to say that you should remain vigilant when it comes to what your body can handle before beginning a new exercise program.
I never loved the concept of yoga but Pure Barre has made me more interested in exploring routines out of my comfort zone.
Yoga though is a tricky one for me which I think I always sort of knew but never fully realized until now.
Not just because I am far from flexible but because I have low blood pressure (which triggers something called neurological syncope in me) which means I can get real dizzy real quick if twisted or tilted in the wrong position.
Changes in my position, anything that dilates my blood vessels and affects my blood flow, not feeling well or just simply sitting still — can cause me to get dizzy and sometimes, faint.
I enjoyed the sequence of this yoga routine but I realized I was getting dizzy.
I am super careful when changing position when I exercise (I rarely do burpees for this reason) but I really didn’t expect a calm early morning yoga stretch routine to make me feel sick.
There’s so much to say on this subject, so many variables that can come into play but to keep this short right now since not everyone has the same blood pressure issues as me –> I didn’t faint but was definitely light-headed, dizzy and nauseous and will never do this routine gain.
I drank my orange juice (as the doctor always told me to do along with adding more salt to my food) and returned to normal.
I did go to the gym a little while later because I wasn’t sick and was back to feeling myself.
35 Minutes elliptical – > free weights – > 1 mile cool down run outside
I did a little bit of research to uncover that there are a ton of yoga poses beyond what I would know to avoid and have a feeling that some type of post will be coming on the subject.
Pure Barre Mile High & 6 Miles
NEW SHOES NEW SHOES NEW SHOES!
Gosh I just love a fresh pair of sneakers!
My plan is to slowly work these pretty new Energy Boosts in, wearing them only once (okay maybe twice) a week until my old Boosts are completely done.
30 Minute easy run (about 3.25 miles)
I was really tired Thursday night (more than usual) so even when I woke up feeling refreshed, I didn’t want to push it.
I ran three miles and headed home which brought me to right around thirty minutes — perfect amount of time for a quick energizer without overdoing anything especially with a long run on tap for Saturday.
15 Awesome Miles
I really thought I would be running inside on the treadmill since it snowed Friday afternoon/night but at the last-minute, I noticed the ground was just wet, the temperature was right around freezing and only supposed to rise.
It actually started snowing once I was running but only a misty light and wet snow which really didn’t bother me and didn’t stick to the ground.
I fell right into groove after taking it easy the first mile and had an incredible run.
The miles ticked by so quickly that I thought maybe I missed something!
I averaged 8:28 over and over and only started feeling tired after the 13 mile mark.
I don’t know what caused such a great run – maybe taking it easy on Friday helped or maybe it was the Friday late night tag teaming snack of raisins and mini chocolate chips.
Rest day although I am wide awake too early looking for something to do other than watch infomercials!
Maybe I will bake something. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!Watching infomercials & weekly workout recap #coldstone #maoz #running #workouts Click To Tweet
Do you watch these diet infomercials?
Do you get dizzy from yoga too?
Best thing you ate so far this weekend?