There’s no such thing as looking too early..

.. when it comes to dogs! Today we went to go look for my mom’s dress for the wedding, and when we got to the salon the absolute CUTEST dog was there! Turns out it is called a Wheaten Terrier and it is at the top of my list of dog’s to scoop up now! Sure, the rules are now that I can’t get a dog for around a year, because I have to see how this new job is going to do throughout busy season (Jan-April) of next year, and we have to have the wedding and everything and just enjoy us for a time, but it never hurt to look right 🙂

Nothing super exciting happened yesterday! Just the basics. And today’s workout consisted of burpees and pushups. It was a long travel day so I figured I would just do that and call it a day! Not that those are easy, because seriously, they are not.

In other news the weather is starting to perk up, it was 47 in the Cleve today! Here we come spring!!

SO one of my new favorite blogs HAS  to be stuftmama.com ! Go over there and see her diet forreal though. She is healthy healthy and has some very interesting veggies and meals! Also she runs all that high mileage, which is as close that I have seen yet to my all time favorite blog SkinnyRunner, even though alas she has departed from the blog world! Nothing gets my butt out the door faster then reading a post where a woman just ran 20 miles, or over 100 a week. I know that is a little much, but I just think it’s really empowering and it seriously pumps me up. I cannot wait for the day when I can hit double digits whenever I want like it’s no big deal. But wait, I guess I have to run to make that happen..hmm.. my long run this weekend should help! (and by long I mean 7 miles, which is long for me.. haha)

And I know you didn’t think I would leave you without a picture of my new favorite dog breed, did you ? 🙂

 

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This girl is 28 pounds of love, and great for apartment living! And honestly, who could say no to those eyes… I would gladly accept a girlie like this if someone has an extra laying around 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

My First Trip to Trader Joe’s and A Run

So today was a very exciting day. Mostly because A. I think it hit 50 degrees here in the Cleve and B. I went to Trader Joe’s for the first time ever!! My main man has been there multiple times, it’s right next to his work and gym, and it’s only like 15 minutes from me and I have never been. But all that changed today, and I have many opinions let me tell ya.

First of all I shouldn’t have been allowed to go alone, untimed. Good Lord I am a browser and also the worlds worst grocery shopper/ shopper in general. I either buy nothing or all of the things. Most of the time (like today) it’s all of the things. I have heard so much about the great prices, and man was I impressed! But that may have lead me to buy a bunch of super random stuff that I have seen on other blogs and what not so #fail. Price point wise I  still spent what I normally would for 2 weeks of groceries (I try to only go every 2 weeks because of how ya know I spend all of the money on all of things) BUT I do think I probably got more stuff? Yeah I definitely did. Plus the people were SUPER  nice and helpful. So for lunch today (late lunch I just got back) I had approximately one of everything I bought at TJ’s. It’s a;; healthy for you right? No additives? Sike. Oh well it was all delicious and it is getting me away from only eating quest bars for every meal which I did until I ran out yesterday and then swore them off! Ok for at least like a day or two..

Anyhoo so to recap yesterday I did actually go on a run, and guess what! The shin is still hurting in the one spot. So I just decided maybe it needs to be worked out. I am going to just keep icing and foam rolling and running and trying. Also compressing we all know I loveeee that. It was quite the miserable run though man. It was like no degrees outside for one, and the wind oh my the wind! So cold. The lake is beautiful to look at but that wind is a killer. I ran 1 mile. Don’t laugh. It was cold and I really just wanted to start the running party slowly. I feel successful regardless of opinions!

Anyways I am off to put this amazing hummus away so it doesn’t keep staring at me. I hate when food does that how rude..

Here comes my wedding dress

So the blizzard ended and that was fantastic… not so fantastic? My eating. Today was not a good day on that front. I also got a call that my wedding dress came in and I need to try that on soon and I have at least 5 more pounds to lose before that so this cannot be good I repeat THIS CANNOT BE GOOD. I am trying not to be too hard on myself because I try to stay happy with my balance with food and just try to eat to be healthy. I hate total restriction, it doesn’t work for me. And I find it much easier to be successful on my eating plan if I just accept that their are good days and bad days. I am not even going to workout formally today, just do a lot of burpees I think. I do them in sets of 10, and I am going to try to squeeze out 4 of those sets right here as soon as I am done. I thoroughly enjoy burpees actually because I feel they are a good test of my overall fitness. I remember this summer I couldn’t get through 7 without a LONG break and now I can really get through 10 no problem. Today was just an ugh day on all fronts. UGH.

But yesterday! Yesterday was more ok. I have to post about yesterday because I actually have a picture in incorporate. I had a bagel craving like no other yesterday so I drove over in a break from the blizzard to grab one from Starbucks. Then I went all “health food  blogger” on it as I say. Hopefully someone understands what I mean when they see this bad boy.

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So first I put almond butter down (food blogger essential, even though I stress I AM NOT ONE OH MY) then some reduced fat cream cheese. Followed by a nice sliced up banana and some cinnamon on top. Hey at least I made my bagel craving a meal right? If there is anything that healthy living blogs have taught me, its that you mix all of the flavors together. Seriously, all of them. Check check. 

Injury report: not feeling my shin/calf pain anymore, still compressing and taking time off. The lack of running seriously effects my overall fitness happiness. I guess you could say I am officially hooked. I did do some bike and then my leg workout at the gym yesterday where I temporarily hurt my knee. I was being all  dramatic and sad, and then some smart guy I know was all like “hey Tayler, take some ibuprofen” and then I did and since then it has been all better. Go smart guys, they are seriously the best. Long post signing off for the night!

 

This blogging thing..

So I think I am going to dare to take this blogging thing more forreal and not just as a blog to my friend Megan about losing weight for my wedding. The only problem is, I have absolutely no idea what to do. Also I need a better name, I mean couch to run? Because I like the couch? I have no idea what I was thinking. Also I kind of want to take this more seriously because it will encourage me to take pictures of myself/ life which I NEVER  do, and it has always been a dream that I would! I feel like I miss so much because I am uncomfortable in pictures and bleh bleh. So I will start out with one photo I suppose, the only great picture of my fiancé and I together.

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And there we are. Looking like we like each other and everything.

Anywhooo, in running (or I like to say jogging because I am sooo slow) news my shins/calves feel better today! I am still taking time off, because the last time they hurt like that a week ago I took 3 days off and they still hurt when I ran again. I think a week should be sufficient. In the mean time, I am just wearing compression socks, foam rolling, and icing like I am some sort of marathoner or something. I swear it helps. So I guess that does it for today, I won’t tell anyone how my elliptical/arm workout yesterday went, because it wasn’t jogging and doesn’t make me sweat and also it was pretty out and I didn’t get to enjoy it so I am definitely grumpy about it. Life goes on!