Re-evaluating My Fitness and Food

My zero week has come to an end and I am back in full workout mode!

First, I headed to the trail for an easy 6 miler and was surprised that my body did not put up a fight. I must admit that I was pretty lazy for the last 7 days, so I was expecting my legs to feel like led. Luckily, starting up felt like I never stopped.

After my run, I came home to do some squats and ab work. During my break, I had a lot of time to evaluate my current workout routine and what I need to do to improve. I concluded that what I needed to work on most was my normal strength and ab routines. I looked around online to find suggestions, finally choosing to take on a few 30 day challenges.

First, the Squat Challenge...

Today was Day 1 and I will make sure to share results if I see them! On top of the squats, I plan to include glute exercises on my normal strength training days, Mondays and Thursdays. My booty is in desperate need of a lift.

I am also taking on a 30 day ab workout.  I have stuck with the same ab routine for quite some time and figured that I won't get visible abs by doing the same workout.

This is what I did today.

Through out the 30 days, they have different workouts for you to do. They provide a calendar that you supplies different videos to perform. I may not follow this one to a T since it does not correlate with my rest days now, but I should be able to get through 30 days of this. Once again, if receive good results, I will definitely share them!!

Next, I decided to change up my eating habits. At least for the next few weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. I tend to be repetitive when it comes to what I eat, so I decided to find a bunch of healthy recipes to cook this week.

Tonight, I started with Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Squash Boats w Chicken.

I used my own spaghetti squash for this recipe. Made it better ;-] . It may not look as pretty as it did on the website I pulled it from, but it was sooo good! I ate my boat down to the skin.

Tomorrow, I am trying a recipe from Skinny Taste called Cheeseburger Casserole. I will fill you in on the outcome.

Anyway, it is lovely to be back in the game again! I am looking forward to getting miles in this week and adding new workouts! Hope you all have a healthy week!

Are you able to take a week off running and start up where you left off? Or do you feel tired/lazy?

Have you ever taken any 30 day workout challenges? Squat, Abs, Arms? Did it work? Please share your results!

Have you tried any new recipes this week?


  1. cheeseburger casserole is AWESOME! i love Skinnytaste... i dont think that there has been a time that i made something and didnt love it! which reminds me to make something this week!!
    i feel tired/lazy (and then grumpy) when i take a week off..
    no 30 day workout challenges here.. but would like to try one day!

    good luck!

    1. Yes, it is! I made the casserole tonight and was so satisfied! Thank God for leftovers!!


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