Strength Training Check-In + Breakfast for Dinner

I have still not gotten over my fear of strength training alone in the gym, so I still haven’t gone to the gym alone to lift. Despite having perused this book.

But, on the upside, I’m still remaining conscious of pushing myself to do things other than cardio to keep strong.

Last week:

Monday: Barre Burn

Wednesday: hot yoga

Friday: forgot to blog about it, but I did hot yoga again with Selena

That’s a total of four hours of strengthening. I’ve been shooting for 120 minutes/2 hours, so I’m pleased with that.

It’s been nice not having a training plan since I finished my last half-marathon last month, but I think I thrive on training plans, so I’m going to start training this week for my upcoming sprint tri.

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Courtesy of my man Hal Higdon.

The race isn’t for another 10 weeks, but I’m starting early and just doing weeks one and two twice each. I’ll be doing Physique for my strength until I run out of classes. I have an incredibly busy month of travel–by June 1, I will have spent time in: NY, NJ, MA, MD, DC, NC and possibly RI–so I’ll likely have to move some of these workouts around and possibly forgo a few. I’m totally doing this race for fun, so I’m okay with that. I don’t know much about triathlon-ing, so I don’t know what a good time is or isn’t (and don’t want to know!)


I had a turkey burger, brown rice and broccoli for lunch today.


When I got home, I realized I didn’t have much food (being in NJ yesterday meant that I didn’t get to go grocery shopping), but I still wanted to challenge myself to cook. I’ve been spending too much money on eating out lately. I made an easy egg wrap for dinner. I scrambled two eggs with a bit of almond milk and threw in some salsa. Boom. Dinner in less than 5 minutes.

One of my things that’s been on my blog to-do list for a while is to put up a FAQ page. So what do you want to know?

9 comments on “Strength Training Check-In + Breakfast for Dinner

  1. Lizzy

    Okay, here’s my question. Whose your favorite blogging buddy from American U?

    Great job on strength training- that is sooo impressive. Oh and also. I bring my weight lifting book around with me at the gym. Do it!! All the cool kids are doing it!

  2. Aly

    I know you gave some general guidelines of how you ate when you lost weight but I’d like to hear more specific foods and maybe some daily menus (from during you big weight loss period)

  3. Sara

    Instead of thinking that you have to get a full lift in by yourself, start with pieces or small chunks. Next time you are at the gym for a cardio workout plan to do 3 lifting exercises (or maybe just 15 minutes) by yourself. Something like bicep curls, overhead press, and squats. Or maybe upright row, chest press, and calf raises. Once you get comfortable just being there, then you can add in more exercises/time. No one ever said you have to hammer out 60 minutes of iron pumping for it to count.

  4. Rachel

    I don’t know if you’ve ever posted about this – but if you could talk about what equipment you like to run with – sneakers, iphone/garmin, water bottles and how they’ve helped you that’d be great. I’m looking into buying a garmin but I can’t decide if it’s worth it! Thanks.

  5. Emily

    when i was getting into strength training i made my much smarter brother make me a spreadsheet with explanations and I brought that to the gym with me. I don’t care if I looked like a tool to the dbags that kiss their biceps in the mirror.


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