I haven't done one of these posts in a long time, so I wanted to update you guys on what I do, where I am, and where I'm going.
Right now, I'm in a transition period. You may have seen that Tanner and I are living on friend's couches until we can get our living situation figured out. NYC can be difficult, and we have the dogs so I honestly just feel like I'm imposing on everyone every second. But, it's just temporary for this week and then we will be good.
During all of this transition, I got very behind on many things, and so I've been playing catch up for the past few days. This was supposed to be time that we were training for the ultra. I'm honestly really glad we took that pressure off of ourselves because it would have been WAY too much. I also obviously don't have my own kitchen, so food is not the same but it's totally fine. I'll tell you what I've done.
First, grocery store stop! Preparation is key no matter what your circumstance. I honestly would rather grocery shop, as I don't want to spend all of my money eating out.
Grocery List (this week): totaled about $80 for the week
- Quick Oats
- Rice Cakes
- Bread (Light Style Pepperidge Farm)
- 0% Plain Greek Yogurt
- 2 Avocados
- Bag of Brocolli Stir fry veggies
- Quest Bars
- fat free cheese
- coconut oil
- peanut butter
- tuna packets
- arctic zero x 2
- cucumbers, lettuce, salsa
- popcorner chips
I'm sure I'll have to stop in and get more stuff here and there!
Yesterdays Meals (Totaling 225g C 55g F 155g P)
Prepare yourself. Here goes:
Coffee with vanilla latte creamer and 2 mini reese cups
Protein Waffles (#duh) with 1 tablespoon PB
3 egg whites with 1/4 cup oats and 1/2 tablespoon PB
2 pieces of light style pepperidge farm bread with 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil, 1 tablespoon avocado and salt on each
2 egg whites, 1 piece FF cheese, 2 pieces same bread as above sandwich
1/4 oz nuts (I didn't weigh this...I just ate a few nuts)
salad-tuna packet, lettuce, cucumber, salsa, mustard, salt
0.5 cup arctic zero
0.375 cup 1% fat cottage cheese with 70g banana and 1/2 tablespoon PB
3 oz chicken, veggies, 1/2 cup chickpeas, 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
0.3 oz popcorners (like 5 chips that I grabbed)-yes I count my nibbles
2 more pieces of bread with 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil and 1 tablespoon avocado split between both
skinny cow sandwich
I posted this for my team to see and realized that I actually ate another sandwich and greek yogurt but oh well, you get the point and maybe add some ideas for meals!
*I really take it day by day right now. I get in what I can, and I don't worry about the rest. I may miss one of these days, and I don't care, so this is just a general outline of what I plan on doing. Maybe setting this plan out will actually help me to do it.
Tuesday- hot yoga + shoulders and chest
Wednesday- 8 miles planned
Thursday- leg day + Dance class possibly (if time)
Friday- 6 miles + Bis/Tris
Saturday-10 miles and yoga
I know you probably all wonder what the heck that I do with my time that I work. Well, first and foremost and most all of the time I'm answering emails and creating programs for clients. This is what I am "doing for a living" right now. I want to really expand beyond coaching though. I'm in the final stages of preparing my first tank top to be released for my apparel line, guest blog posts from some really awesome people, and starting my first contracted blogger job with Azumio. After answering emails for hours every morning, I normally write my blog post and would on blog expansion!
I also am trying to get more active in the community and reaching out about starting to do some public speaking events (if you would have me, I'd come hehe). I'm wanting to start up a sponsorship/advertising section of my blog. You would pay just a small fee to be able to have a slot on the side of my blog. I have around 100,000 page views per month (am I allowed to announce that, I know that's like a blog no no but I'm just being open).
I'm wanting Katiesfitscript to almost be like a boutique in the fitness industry. I know there are boutique fitness shops, but my vision is to have it all including a workout log that I'm starting to create that will be along the quality of Kate Spade or Emily Ley planners along with very very cute, monogrammed workout attire and yoga mats. I would love to open a shop in downtown Shelby eventually, but maybe I'm just dreaming here. I have said I want a clinic with pharmacy too, so who knows which route I will take. We shall see. I dream a lot and just wait for God to open doors.
I want to start bootcamps and a run club with a devotion before or after. I've wanted to do that since I was like 5, so I'll start it eventually.
These are all very tentative and just events I'm gazing upon (other than the half ironman because that's pretty set in stone). I actually plan on doing many more events, but I just have to figure out where I'm going to be first.
July 11-Grandfather Mountain Marathon
Oct 17-Beach to Battleship Wilmington Half Ironman
November 14-Asheville Half Marathon
I will always try to stay in shape for a half marathon so that if there is one that I really want to do, I can hop on board. Depending on how the half ironman goes is going to be my deciding factor of if I want to do a full. I just don't know. Haha! It will be fun to see where this year leads me as I normally have many things planned, but this year I don't really yet. Tanner and I are planning to go out west to Colorado and climb some peaks if we can this summer (really not sure on that yet though). We would love to be able to go back for a ski week this next year so we may just wait until winter to go. This summer we want to hike, camp out, rock climb, and boulder. I would love to do an ultra before the year is over, and I want to get a Ragnar event planned sooner or later. This is FUN for me, so I promise I'm not crazy. ;)
With love and the fitness prescription,