Phasing off Ideal Protein

So, the day has come and I am in the process of phasing off of the Ideal Protein diet. A lot of factors went into my decision:

  • I have been on the diet for a while now…over 3 years.
  • The cost associated with it wasn’t fitting into my budget (hello new HVAC system.)
  • I need a minute to reflect back on what I have learned and how my life has changed.

Because of all of this I have decided that stepping back for a minute is what is best for me. So, with the help of my Ideal Protein coaches, I am in the process of just maintaining my weight loss.

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Let’s Get Active: Frederick Half Marathon

First of all, I want to apologize…your girl has been busy! Work, life, volunteering, and running has taken. So, the blog posts have been few and far between. Instead of weekly posts, I have barely been able to squeak out something every two weeks. If for some reason you have really been missing my blog posts know that I am working on it. Hopefully, once May and June wrap up I should have some more time.

Ok, on to the real reason we are all here – I COMPLETED MY FIRST HALF MARATHON [cue the band, balloons, confetti, cheers, etc.] In the last 2 weeks of my training I really wasn’t sure if I was going to make it…see my last post for more information. However, I did my best…even with all the odds stacked against me!

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How to Deal: Running with an Injury

Lately, my running has been more of a stressor than an enjoyable experience for me. I have a half marathon coming up in 10 days…and I have a hip/SI joint who are not team players.

Every time I run my hip and back hurt and I need to take 2-3 days to recover from it before I am able to train again. So, needless to say, my training schedule is basically not happening. I am lucky if I run twice a week.

It is definitely a morale killer when something like this happens. Here is what I have been doing to help with this injury and hopefully (fingers crossed) get this half marathon done.

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Let’s Get Active: Mission 10 Miler

My running adventures are continuing! They aren’t fast…I wouldn’t even say they are pretty…but I am getting it done! This past Sunday I survived 10 miles and I was able to check another item off my bucket list! 10 MILES COMPLETE! Thank you to the Frederick Rescue Mission for hosting a great event: The Mission 10 Miler.

During my time running 10 miles…I definitely had some thoughts 🙂 …so I thought I would share them with you!

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