Two Long Weeks

Some of you are probably tired of hearing me blab about running…and to you I say I’m sorry and I’m gonna continue to blab about it.  😉

It’s been two weeks…two long weeks since I started my journey to getting back in shape.

I’ve been running a mile every other day and those first couple of runs were HORRIBLE.  As in I kept glancing at my GPS to see when the mile would be up, huffing and puffing, and feeling like I was just going to pass out.  And no I’m not over exaggerating…I was really that out of shape.

But guess what, it’s getting better.  I’m finding that I’m not constantly thinking about when the run will be over, my breathing has become not so laborious, and I’m actually finding myself getting a little excited about running.  I’m pretty surprised since I thought that would take a lot longer than 2 weeks.

I know I’m only running a mile so far so I’m not claiming to be an awesome runner but we all have to start somewhere, right?

my favorite running gear: new balance fresh foam and flip belt

Just a few of my favorite pieces of running gear:  New Balance Fresh Foam shoes (super lightweight!), Philips headphones, and the amazing FlipBelt!

My only complaint is that within the last few days my knees have started to hurt (oddly enough, my right one more than my left).  They aren’t painful, but more of a sore/stiff kind of discomfort.  I’m thinking it’s due to straining my ligaments…going from out of shape to pushing myself pretty hard is always a big change.  I’m going to give it another week to work itself out and then I’ll have to reevaluate it to figure out what other things might be causing the soreness.

In other news, my husband and I are also making it a priority to eat healthier and look what I ordered on Amazon:

george foreman grill - healthy cooking

A George Foreman grillhaha!  I always thought they were cheesy but after doing some research, I actually learned they are quite a healthy way to make food at home.  The grilling plates on this one are ceramic and pop out to clean so it’s been pretty easy to use.  Now you might just be wondering why I don’t use our grill, but honestly sometimes it’s a pain to get the charcoal going and it’s nicer to have something quicker for those nights that I don’t have a lot of time.

And what was the first thing we made on it?  Grilled chicken with a honey and lime glaze and a side of asparagus and brown rice!  Delicious!

Best part is that I’m down three pounds in two weeks.  I’m feeling better overall and I’m motivated to keep going!  This baby weight will be saying adios in the near future and I’ll be saying hello to my pre-pregnancy clothes…finally!

What are some healthy recipes that you love to make at home?!  I need more ideas!

9 thoughts on “Two Long Weeks

  1. Caitlin says:

    Hi! I’d a new follower! I also started running/dieting this week! I can do a mile some jogging and some walking. I’m 6 months post partum with about 20 to loose to pre pregnancy and 35 being my actual goal. I too have found myself looking forward to my runs. I also set goals and rewards for each 10 pounds down! Good luck to you, and here’s to hoping we both get in our pre-pregnancy clothes soon!

    • Morgan says:

      Caitlin, thanks for finding the blog! 🙂 And congrats on the running too! I can’t run a straight mile yet…but hopefully soon! My knees have been hurting like crazy since I wrote this post (this is actually the first day they are feeling better) so I’ve had to take a break. I have about 14 pounds to lose to get to my pre-pregnancy weight but still overall about 25-30 in order to be at my happy weight (I was heavier than I wanted to be when I got pregnant). But hopefully it will be easier to get healthy since we are starting to eat better too. Good luck and keep me posted!!

  2. Ashley says:

    I love grilling a chicken breast with Cajun spice on it and making my own Caesar dressing using ( I make this to taste and eyeball everything) 2tbsp plain Greek yogurt, some Dijon mustard, one or two garlic cloves minced depending on your taste, malt vinegar, and salt and pepper. It tastes like Caesar dressing but way lighter and you can control how much you use! Chicken Caesar made lighter and probably cheaper as I always have that in my fridge and don’t need to buy a bottle of dressing just make as needed

    • Morgan says:

      Oh that sounds good! I’m going to have to try that out. 🙂 We’re trying to add more grilled chicken into our diets and I love hearing new ideas. Thanks Ashley!

  3. Jamie says:

    I just did my half yesterday! I wanted to tell you about these knee sleeves I wore, the ones I got were called compressionz (just ordered from Amazon.) They made a huge difference in my runs!! Also when you get to 6+ miles, taking 600-800mg of ibuprofen helps with the pain and post-run swelling. You are doing amazing! Going from zero running to a half marathon is seriously a great feat!!!

    • Morgan says:

      CONGRATS Jamie!! 🙂 Was it your first? And thanks for the suggestions, I’ll have to do some searching on Amazon (I order from that place wayyy too much, lol!). And I’ll remember the ibuprofen tip too! Congrats again!

  4. Liz says:

    Congrats on the first 2 weeks down! The beginning is the hardest when you become a runner. That’s awesome you lost so much! I wish I could lose my weight a little quicker. My daughter is 2 months old and I still have 12 pounds to go!

    • Morgan says:

      Thanks Liz! I’m worried since I’ve taken some time off due to my knees that I’m going to lose the progress I made, but I know it’s better to heal first rather than push too hard. And that’s seriously awesome that you only have 12 pounds to go. I’m at just about 4 months and still have 13/14 pounds and then another 10-15 to get back to my happy weight. But it’ll happen. 🙂

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