Blush Pink + Week 3 Fitness Update

sweater: chicwish c/o | jeans: 7fam {similar style} | sandals: elaine turner c/o {last seen here} | bag: jcrew {last seen here; similar here + here > on sale!} | glasses: karen walker | bracelets: the shine project c/o, mindy mae’s market c/o, stella&dot | watch: marc jacobs | rings: jewelmint c/o, nordstrom, uo | lips: ‘st germain’ by mac
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My workout progress this week + weekend forecast (Week 3 of 8):

Monday PM: 5-mile run
Tuesday PM: 4-mile run
Wednesday PM: 40-min. tempo run (about 4.5 miles)
Thursday: Rest Day (Aunt Flo sickness)
Friday AM/PM: 4-mile run + weights (legs/abs)
Saturday AM: 6-mile run
Sunday AM: 3-mile run

Please tell me you can relate… I seem to have at least one day per week where I lose all motivation. Last week, it was on Sunday, so I’m happy to report I was able to pull myself together (I give full credit to Matt for his supportive pep talk) on Monday and stay strong through the week. I also expect everything to come crashing down when my period starts (they always wipe me out for a day or two), but this time I tried to stay focused on eating healthy (protein, veggies and fruit) since I couldn’t balance my calories with working out. I always try to eat healthy, but I think good nutrition is crucial for maintaining progress when you’re sick.  
The best part of Week 3 is that I’ve been seeing results in two places: 

My mental and physical endurance (4 miles is starting to feel easy); and 
A couple pounds gone on the scale (since muscle weighs more than fat, I only keep track as a reference if I’m working to build lean muscle while burning fat).

Well, on to Week 4! The one thing keeping me focused and excited for the week ahead is knowing the 4th of July is coming up. I don’t know why, but that’s always been a progress-check date for me. When it comes to visualizing goals/results, mine always seem to take place on July 4th. Lol. 
Have a healthy and happy weekend!



  1. Julie says:

    Congrats on your fitness! Sounds like you're doing great.

    That fuzzy sweater is super cute.

    Style by Joules

    Posted June 20, 2014 | Reply
  2. Love those sandals so much!! So cute! Plus loving your fitness routine!

    Posted June 20, 2014 | Reply
  3. That sweater is just darling! I love it, and your work out sounds like a great idea! I also love the touch of the cute flowers in your bag! Too cute!

    Posted June 20, 2014 | Reply
  4. So in love with those sandals!!! How perfect for Summer? And get it guurl on those workouts…so awesome 🙂

    Posted June 20, 2014 | Reply
  5. That's amazing. I've been running a lot lately too – the furthest I've gotten is 9miles and I totally agree with your rest day this week… Apparently working out while your body is feeling stressed out can release extra cortisol in your system which then leads to dangerous belly fat! Love this outfit and that you're sharing your running schedule – it's super motivating! xx -Kelly

    Posted June 20, 2014 | Reply
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  7. love this outfit, especially those sandals! SO adorable!

    Posted June 20, 2014 | Reply
  8. jacque m says:

    Your sunnies are so cute!

    Posted June 21, 2014 | Reply
  9. Jen says:

    I have that purse and I love it! So perfect for spring and summer.

    Way to go on the workouts! There's at least one day a week where I have no motivation to go to the gym. Usually it's after a rough day of work. I really need to get into the habbit of morning workouts!

    xo, Jen

    Posted June 22, 2014 | Reply
  10. adore these photos and your pretty sweater
    Ladies in Navy

    Posted June 23, 2014 | Reply