Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer 2014 update

Long time no blog!

We are in full planning mode with our wedding, I have been down a staffer at work, and we just recently bought our first home! Needless to say, life has been busy and I haven't had a second to post an update or any new recipes lately. I'm hoping that will change... but not likely until after the wedding :-)

Speaking of.... we have less than 5 months to go. Woo! My to do list is getting shorter by the weeks, but there is still a lot to be done. I seriously can't wait. My dress is perfection - that's all I really care about ha!

So with 5 months to go I have started my version of "Bridal Bootcamp". Time to get in the best shape ever! I started working out at a new gym called Frank Nash Training Systems (check it out!) and I am LOVING it! They provide nutrition support, personal strength training sessions, and classes like team conditioning.... an intense 30 minute workout.

In between gym days Matt and I are running a lot. I typically do around 3-5 miles, but Matt has been doing 6-7.  We have been having fun exploring different routes and paths in our new neighborhood. As much as we miss the city it is nice to be able to run on much less busy streets.

As far as my diet goes, I have been sticking to a max of 1200 calories per day, which hasn't changed the actual food I eat much, just the amount. Matt and I have always tried to stick to clean eating, so lean protein, organic produce, and I have to limit my intake of grains. The Italian in me hates that part, but it will all be worth it. I already feel much stronger, but don't get me wrong.... the first few workouts at Frank Nash were intense. My sister and I could barely walk after! It always amazes me that no matter how much I run I am still not using so many of my leg muscles. Kettle bells and squats all the way!!

I'm hoping all the strength training I'm doing will also benefit my running so I can finally make it to race a half marathon! The last two times I was almost there... 9 miles down, then something happened. Gotta love running injuries. I'm sure that getting stronger throughout will help prevent that this time.

I had Matt take my "before" pictures for this time around... hoping for awesome results! And I also can't wait to compare to my original before pictures... that should be good!

I'd like to do another post on Frank Nash Training Systems and give some more detail about the workouts, so that will be coming soon!

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