Just Keep Running….

Hi Lovelies!

Well, I have been running a few times a week since November and am on week 7 of my official training. Oh my goodness how much has changed! It’s so hard to believe that a few months ago I had to stop multiple times per mile and walk. I ran 6 miles yesterday. Ran. Yes, that’s right, I ran 6 miles straight. For all you regular runners that may not seem like much, but for a girl who hated running and could literally not run a full mile without walking 4 months ago….that is awesome! I stood in the garage after my run and marveled at the fact that my legs had just carried me 6 miles. I really think I could have run 4 more miles after just resting for a few minutes…this half marathon is in the bag!

Now, in terms of healthy eating….that is a whole different story. I have been doing well on my breakfasts and lunches having Fruit or oatmeal for breakfast and a sandwich or salad for lunch. It’s the dinners that kill me…I feel as though it’s an every other day kind of thing. One day I eat salmon and veggies, and the next I’m eating pizza or tacos. I really need to work on the consistency in my healthy eating, but at the same time I need to acknowledge that I am doing so much better than I used to! We only bought one box of Girl Scout cookies this year and they are long gone…I refuse to buy any more! 

Girl Scout Cookies

What is your biggest weakness in healthy living? 

All That Glitters Signature Megan

I Run Because I Really, Really, REALLY Like Dessert

Hi Lovelies!

I know it has been a LONG time since I have posted about working out. Pretty sure the last time was here when I showed you my awesome new work out shirt here…but a lot has happened since then!If you follow along on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, you already know that one of my best friends and I are going to be running a half marathon in April! We have been talking about it for a few months and started running back in November…we didn’t sign up until this last week because we wanted to make sure that we were in good enough shape to start training.Lol! I was told that you should be able to run 3 miles a few times a week before you can start your training, and we are definitely there AND getting so much better! We have even made our very own half marathon training schedule!

Half marathon trainingBeginners half marathon training

I am so amazed at how much stamina I have built up. I can run for 45 minutes straight, burning over 600 calories and still keep going! It’s really crazy how I have turned from someone who hates running into that girl who would rather run than go on the elliptical! I have been MUCH better  about eating healthy (minus the holidays lol), but I could still do better. I have to say though, that is part of the reason I run. I run so that I can have an ice cream or that mac & cheese with bacon:) I also run for the sweet gear! Yes, I know…typical girlie me. These are some of the awesome work out clothes I have accumulated over the past few months.

Great work out tops
Pitch Perfect Tank: Gift for Christmas, I can get more details though if you want them
Keep Calm Tank: Target

Ruffle Work Out Capris: Albion Fit, you may remember these from Instagram

New Balance Shoes: DSW
Shoe Charm: Kansas City Kreations via Groopdealz

Those pants are the most comfy pants EVER and I would highly recommend them. I Googled a promo code for the website and got them for 20% off.

Is anyone out there running a race this year? Any advice for a beginner like me?!

All That Glitters Signature Megan