Sometimes times are tough

So I haven’t been posting on here as much as I should because times have been a little tough. I have been going through some things and my life has been a little hectic. I have still been working out about 5 times a week but only once a day and not as hard as I could be. I hope this will change too because I can tell a difference in my appearance and my mood. So bare with me you guys! I have mainly been busy because I’m studying to take the GRE and figuring things about because I plan to move soon! Which I’m so excited about but both of these things are stressful and I’m moving to a place where I don’t know to many people but I think change is good and it can bring about great things so wish me luck!

I know this isn’t really a fitness related post but I figured I had to put it out there!

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Look at all my swag

So in case you can’t tell I have some goodies to show off today! I stopped by my local Vitamin Shoppe to use a coupon I had because I was out of protein. GASP I can’t live without my protein drank and I found some more goodies while I was there, of course.

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I picked up:
Isopure Zero Carb banana flavor- this is amazeballs. It has zero carbs, packs a protein punch of 25 grams per scoop and no aspartame. thumbs up!
Quest bar white chocolate raspberry– this is Quest’s new flavor and oh em gee it’s so good! May be a new favorite
Quest bar chocolate brownie– this is my favorite flavor and it tastes fabulous when heated!
If you don’t know about quest it is packed with protein, fiber, low sugar and it’s not full of processes junk like most protein bars!
Ostrich jerky – I haven’t had this yet but I have been trying new forms of protein lately and this little piece packs 15 grams! Sounds good to me.

As far as my personal life goes I went to New Orleans for my first time everrrrr this weekend! So much fun. So I will leave you pictures of some of my escapades.

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Red Dress Run

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This is a grilled gator sandwich I ate open face. Gator has so much protein and is delicious!

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I had a blast and can’t wait to go back!

Back at it

Hey you guys I’m back at my running game! The other day it wasn’t hot as Haiti so I decided to give running a go and see if my shin was acting up still and it didn’t! Whoop whoop. So I am sticking to the elliptical at the gym and trying to run more and build my endurance back up. So there’s the good news and for the bad news as soon as I realized I could run again it’s been monsoon season again in the afternoons. Soooooo frustrating! But what can ya do.

On a side note I create an amazon creation today. I don’t know how it happened or why it came out this way but my protein smoothie this morning tasted like a McDonald’s Oreo McFlurry if I were to guess ( just kidding I used to be obsessed with those things).

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What went in it:
1 scoop chocolate protein
1/3 cup spinach
1/4 cup orange slices
1/2 cup almond milk

Maybe I have weird taste buds I’m not sure but this tasted just like one to me I swear I’m not crazy.

And for motivation, this is actually my favorite prayer and perfect for a religious runner or anyone really.

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Almost HUMP DAYYYYYY!

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Treadmill terror

Hey you guys! I need some assistance any and all help would be appreciated. In case you noticed the title you may be wondering what’s up well you see I live in Alabama and during the summer the weather has two choices a) sweltering heat or b) monsoon and it makes running outside impossible so I have been going to the gym extra early to try and get my runs in on the dreaded treadmill. I really despise the treadmill because your staring at the same thing…going at the same exact pace…it’s just not for me, to say the least. Nevertheless, I have been forcing myself to embrace it but it is not loving me back. My left shin has been starting to hurt instantly when I start running on it! I have read that adding an incline may help but so far it is still feeling the same and I can’t run! I don’t know what to do with myself. If someone has any tips that would be fannnnntastic.

As far as my workout today I did my cardio on the elliptical since it’s easy on my knees and shin. I did that for 45 minutes and finished with shoulder and ab work.

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Not too shabby! But I do miss my running. : (