Getting My Groove Back - Eat on the Run

Getting My Groove Back

by Melissa on May 23, 2016

I can’t believe it’s been over 2 months since our wedding.  Shocking really!  Time certainly does fly!  A couple weeks ago, I mentioned that getting back into a solid workout routine was the most difficult transition.  After a little bit of time, I decided to give myself some slack.  For at least 3 months prior, my workout routine was a non-negotiable.  I was working out at an intense level and honestly, shouldn’t sustain that for longer than what I did.

I started to think about that season the way I think about training for a race.  Your priorities and workout load are at a level that is meant to be sustained only for a certain amount of time, and then you need to give your body a rest, re-assess, and then decide on your next goal. 

Since giving myself a little slack, it’s been easier to workout.  I don’t have as much pressure on myself.  And in full disclosure, I did go to the doctor a month ago, only to find out I had low magnesium, which can cause fatigue.  So, it’s been a two fold approach to my workouts.  Give my body the fuel and supplements it needs to recover, and ease back into the workouts I enjoy.

What have I been enjoying, you ask?  You guessed it – running!  I didn’t make running much of a priority before the wedding.  I didn’t have a race on the calendar (except the one down the aisle), which allowed me to include more circuit and interval training.

Now that I’m a part of the Speed and Strength Training Program with Run Farther & Faster, I’m getting back into my running routine.

one mile time trial 

Unfortunately the soggy DC weather hasn’t been as cooperative :(  So, while I went to Boston for a week long conference, I enjoyed the sunny weather and amazing running culture that only Boston can be known for. 

Boston Running

Exploring new cities on a run is probably in my top 5 favorite things of all time.  Chocolate and Devin come in a tie for first ;)

I’ve also indulged my love of fitness classes.  Devin took me to a boxing class for my birthday, which was a lot of fun, but left me more sore than I’ve been in years!  Hitting a bag is no joke.

Title Boxing Rockville

And, to my good fortune, the hotel I stayed at in Boston was attached to a beautiful mall.  And within that mall was a FlyWheel.  I love indoor cycling and the FlyWheel brand and style of instruction suits my personality to a T.  It was great to get in a sweaty class before a day of sitting through conference sessions.

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I’m now finding what a good week of workouts looks like for me, with room to wiggle as things come up and for when I just want to do something different.  It’s important to have a plan to succeed, but you should be able to deviate a little.

This extra time has also allowed me to indulge in one of my big goals.  To write an e-book.  That’s right, you’ll see my first e-manual for healthy eating debut in early June!  I couldn’t be more excited

Paige from Your Trainer Paige and I have teamed up to write an 8 week workout and nutrition guide to get you Sleek and Sculpted!

Sleek & Sculpted  

I’ll post more on Instagram and Facebook for links on where to get a sample and to purchase!  Feel free to message me with any questions! 

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Amy May 30, 2016 at 10:17 am

I love this post Mel! I’m so excited for your e-book, I will def be reading it!! We should plan a race together soon…maybe in a new city we can explore :) Miss you!

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