Be Well With El

Mom, Wife, Runner and Business Partner regaining her life back

Wellness Wednesday


Thought this was funny!!!! Weighed in at 186.5 this morning. I guess I am gonna do it .5lbs at a time now. I hope not, that would take forever. I am thinking another cleanse will have to be done next month to really  get the scale moving again.  Right now I wanna focus on this training. It is super hard. The sprints are so foreign to me. My body never moves that fast and most of the time I feel like I am going to fall flat on my face. I can already feel that the sprints are helping with endurance with my other workouts and my longer runs. I did my cross training today (Jillian 30ds) and I didn’t stop once. That is a big accomplishment. Now the whole purpose of this workout is to workout as hard as you can for 20 minutes and never stop. Now until today I have at least taken one or two water breaks when I do this video but not today. I was able to keep up the whole time and am super excited about this. Today was an I love you, Jillian day!!!! I have an extremely love/hate relationship with Jill (Yup that’s right, we are tight)  I wish!!! Today was a good day for our relationship, she was right. She even says in the video “just keep doing it and eventually your body will adapt.” LOVE YOU JILLIAN.. 

I have to focus on these non-scale victories as well because than I become obsessed with the scale and we all know that is not good.

To avoid obsessing…..

1. I only weigh myself once a week ( to help with this I do not leave my scale on the ground. I store it in my laundry room and only bring it out on Wednesdays)

2. I also take measurements and Picture throughout my journey to see comparsions!!


So far these two things have helped a lot. I am happy with my .5 loss and even happier with my Jillian workout today. Tomorrow is my first attempt on the all out sprint outside. I think I would feel better if I had a face mask. This workout is gonna have to take place in the AM before the hubbers leaves for work so wish me luck on the waking up early thing and the not falling on my face thing!






Week 2 of 10k training

First week went well. I got all my workouts in!! For me it helps that I write it down so I can stick to the plan and know what has to be accomplished each day. This week is very similar with little changes to the workouts.

Monday- rest day

Tuesday- five 2 minute pick ups and two 1 minute pick up with 1 minute recovery after each.

Wednesday- cross train (Jillian 30ds)

Thursday- Treadmill incline pick ups. Six 20 sec sprints with 1 minute recovery after each. (OH yea i broke my treadmill so i am going to have to do this one outside)

Friday- Cross train (Jillian 30ds)

Saturday- easy run or rest

Sunday- Long run ( 40 minutes)

Last week I found it easier to switch Friday and Saturday because I have more time on the weekends but we will see how it goes this week. Not looking forward to these sprints outside. I feel like I’m gonna fall the whole time.

Food wise I ate horrible on Saturday. We were out and about all day, had pizza twice in one day and maybe even some wine….. Sooooo Bad I know. Never made it to the produce store this weekend so I hope I can spruce up some healthy stuff this week without completely eating horrible all week. Its all about whats in the house. I like fruits and vegetables and when they are in the house I will choose them. I have yet to experience whats gonna happen if I don’t have any in the house. I guess we will see and I will hope I can get to the produce store sometime soon.


Weekend was nice.. Mothers day next weekend…. What is everyone plannning for your mothers or yourself (if you are a mommy)?

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Finally FAMILY Photos

The day you all have been waiting for!!! Lol all 3 of you!!! If you are friends with me on facebook you have already seen the big reveal but for those who don’t here it is.

First and foremost I want to thank my great friend Nicole Butz for taking the photos. She was so great with the kids, even little miss Phoebe who did not want to smile. Everyone tells me I should get her into modeling but there is no way. She is so Camera shy. Well not with my phone anymore but with a real camera and a different person involved. She was definitely a little booger the whole time, wouldn’t let go of mommy.

Here are some single shots of the kids….  Image


And some of the family…



.My absolute favorite shot is them together… Image



#2 on the favorite list is this family shot!!!Image


Nicole did an amazing job. I am so happy with these pictures. I did some playing around because the last time we took family photos was the beginning of my healthy lifestyle change. Here is a comparison.



It is a 10 month difference and 32 lbs on my part. I personally think the whole family looks healthier!!! YAY to us!!!


P.s. Go check out Nicole’s facebook page…..




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Wellness Wednesday

Hi All! I started a new training plan this week. I found the plan in my fitness magazine last month.



This is the first 4 weeks of the program.(sorry about the horrible picture.) It is a 8 week plan. I do not have a 10k scheduled and can not find one as of right now that fits my schedule. I do have a 5 mile run scheduled for June 2nd so I know I need to up my mileage! So I hope this plan will help with that.

Here is this week

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: Ten 1 minute pick ups with 1 minute recovery after.

Wednesday: cross train (which is an easy to moderate cardio workout of your choice for 15 minutes followed by a strength training routine) For these days I am going to do my Jillian Michaels 30 day Shred routines.

Thursday: treadmill incline pickups eight 15 sec sprints with 1 minute recovery after each

Friday: cross train

Saturday: rest or light run (25 minutes)

Sunday: Long run (35-40 minutes)

Already did Monday and Tuesday. Wow was the 10 pick ups hard, after the third one I was ready to stop but I didn’t. I did all 10 and felt like death after. My body still hurts today so you know that was a good workout. I have Jillian scheduled for nap time today and dreading it!!! LOL she is gonna kick my butt. It’s been awhile since I have done one of her videos.

Do not worry I did not forget that today is weigh in day. I weighed in at 187 this morning that is .5 loss. I’ve totally been in maintenance mode all month. I did not reach any more goals this month and wasn’t able to keep up with the arm challenge every day. I did work in strength training twice a week every week in April and will continue that with the cross train days on this plan. Food wise I don’t really have a plan yet. I am gonna start from the beginnning again and write down everything. Hopefully this will help me see what I am doing wrong and I can actually lose some weight this month. It is really hard for me to focus on both training and hard core dieting. I find when I am training I naturally eat better but I dont actually follow a plan. Too many plans make this girl go crazy!!!

New month and I am excited to get started and make some progress. Just keep going!!! Might not have accomplished everything I wanted to last month but its a new day and you have to JUST KEEP GOING. Yes I am giving myself a pep talk. Don’t judge!!! 🙂

If you know of any 10k in June, July or August leave a response. I don’t know if I am gonna be able to find one in the summer. Might have to wait till Fall. If you have any other races let me know. Love having running partners and cheering each other on!!!




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