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Sunday Stuff

by Alaina on April 1, 2012 · 9 comments

-Only 1 more week until I can face plant into these. Don’t forget the napkins.

-I’ve realized that I love foods with really strong flavors. For example: the super oniony salad at the Chart House and more recently, the veggie sub that I had last week at the house. I love the combination of pickles, onions and mustard. Weird? But I like it.

-I’ve been re-evaluating my fitness goals for this year. I declared before that it was going to be my year of PR’s (I already PR’d twice!) but now I think 2012 will be the year of strength and not as much running. Right now our main focus is having money for the house, so I think I’ll be doing less races this year. I’m already signed up for the Run to Remember 5 miler in May, I plan on signing up to run the BAA 10k in June and the CVS 5k in September, and I also want to volunteer again at the Harpoon 5 miler in May. But other than that, my race calendar will be light this year. Since I started running in 2007 I’ve ran 30 races! I’m in no hurry to do even more.

-With that being said, I’ve decided to dust off the ol’ P90X DVD’s, bring out my resistance bands and get my Tony Horton on. He’s extremely cheesy, but effective. And actually, with some of the workouts, I just go by the booklet and not watch the DVD’s themselves. I find that working out is much more enjoyable while watching my favorite shows. And instead of doing the Cardio X or even the Plyometrics, I’m going to run. I don’t want to stop entirely because I want to be ready for the races that I am running! Plus it’s just fun to get out there.

-And to be held accountable for my new workout plan…

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My before pictures. FYI: I don’t think compression shorts flatter anyone. What I really want to concentrate on is toning the upper body and getting more definition in my abs. And I have pretty broad shoulders so I would love to tone those up too. You all are now my witnesses to this statement! We’ll see how it all looks on May 1st. Smile This morning I did the Chest & Back so we’re off to a good start!

-I’m so glad that Lara Bars are back in my life. For awhile I was having at least one a day and I think I lost my flavor for them. I’m happy to say that they were back in my grocery cart today. Especially since they were on sale, 10 for $10 at Star Market!

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-I cannot wait for the Boston Marathon to happen because that means more hours for me at work! It’s been nice to still have some time off, but we definitely need the money. And hopefully I get to see Christine and Rob when they come back into town!

-I’ve been receiving daily tips and links from the Fitness Magazine website and I wanted to share with you some of my favorites:

-Did I mention I can’t wait until Easter? I don’t know what to make for dinner tonight…