Too Sore!

20 Jul

Happy Friday!  We’ve made it to the weekend once again.  Yay!  Smile

Today has been a great Friday morning so far.  The baby woke us up around 5:10 this morning and I was able to have a relaxing morning.  I drank coffee, checked emails and watched a little news for the first time in while.  I tend not to watch the news as it is just so depressing and I don’t need all that negativity in my day. 

But, with that being said I want to acknowledge the horrible and unjust events that happened in Colorado.  I’m sending all my love and prayers to the victims and their family and friends.  What a disgusting act by a sick individual.  It honestly just sickens me to think about it…



I am so so sore!  I ran intervals yesterday for 20 minutes followed by lifting my pecs, triceps and legs.  I did walking lunges and I normally do three sets, but yesterday I challenged myself and did six sets and towards the end I could already feel that my butt was sore.  Sure enough this morning I woke up and can hardly sit it hurts so bad.  In addition to my glutes being sore, my quads are also extremely sore.  My triceps got sore as did my pecs, but in a good sore type of way!

I was planning on doing yesterday’s workout of the week,  interval and plyometric workout today but that didn’t happen.  When I tried to do one jumping lunge, I was in pain so I knew doing 50 followed by 50 jumping squats and intervals wasn’t in my cards today.  I’ll probably try and get it in on Monday, or maybe Sunday if I’m feeling ultra motivated and my soreness has subsided a bit.  So today I just did 45 minutes on the elliptical.  It was warm in our house so I got in a really good sweat and I followed the cardio with some stretching.  Since I haven’t been doing my yoga, I can really tell a difference in my body.  I’m making a mental note to start it back up again, even if it is just twice a week for 15 minutes!



Yesterday I ate healthy, here is my breakdown:

  • Breakfast- Decaf coffee + 1/2 Ezekiel English muffin with egg, spinach, cheese and salsa
  • AM Snack-  Clif Mojo bar (post workout)  + 1/2 Ezekiel English muffin with peanut butter and fig butter (about an hour after I had my bar, I was starving after my workout yesterday)
  • Lunch-  Spinach PB2 smoothie bowl
  • PM Snack-  Eggplant hummus and Amy’s pita chips
  • Dinner-  Salad with spring mix, cucumber, green bell pepper, chicken, red onion, cherry tomatoes and gorgonzola cheese

My one eat picture from yesterday


Here are my eats from today so far:

  • Breakfast- Decaf coffee + Ezekiel English muffin with egg, spinach, tomatoes and cheese
  • AM Snack- Clif Mojo bar (pre workout) + 1 scoop peanut butter (post workout)
  • Lunch-  Spinach PB2 smoothie bowl  <—I haven’t had this yet, but this is what I’m planning on

I’m not sure what we’ll do for dinner.  I took out some ground turkey breast for turkey burgers either tonight or tomorrow night.  Since I want to lose 5lbs, I’m going to be a lot more cautious with my weekend eats.  Typically I eat pretty similar to how I do during the week, but there are definitely more splurges (glass of wine) and sweet treats that get consumed.  Until I reach my weight goal I’m going to try and just stick with what I know works for my body.  I don’t like the thought of working hard all week only to splurge too much over the weekend so all my hard work is out the window.


Yesterday I did something kind of drastic and spur of the moment.  I went in to get my hair colored and cut and when my stylist went to trim my long hair I told her I wanted it cut off so it is shoulder length.

Once she started cutting it, I immediately felt the dread and regret filling my body.  This always happens to me, I make rash decisions with my hair and then later regret it.  I think it looks good, but I just feel better with long hair and I love it a lot more.  I had been contemplating doing this for about a month since my hair had gotten so dry from the AZ weather, so long and has been falling out due to post pregnancy hormones.  I was thinking I’d get it chopped and then really take care of it so when it regrows out it will be in great condition. 

Anyway here is what it looks like:


Well that’s it for me!  I’m waiting for the TV fix it guy to come back over, her fixed out TV, but now the sound doesn’t work.

  I hope you guys have a great weekend and I’ll see you back here tomorrow!  Smile



  • Do you like long hair or short hair? 
  • Do you ever make any quick decision when it comes to your hair?
  • Do you typically eat more over the weekends of stick with how you eat during the week?


15 Responses to “Too Sore!”

  1. HollieisFueledByLOLZ July 20, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    Well first, your hair is so cute that way. I assume you have already had lunch :-), how was the spinach PB2 bowel. I have never thought of adding spinach and peanut butter but that sounds really good.

    • Trainer Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life July 22, 2012 at 6:41 am #

      Thanks Hollie! The spinach PB2 bowl is so good! I love them! I make them by blending 1 cup almond milk + 1 scoop vanilla protien powder + 1 heaping handful of spinach + a handful of ice + about 2 tbsp PB2 (I’m using the chocolate PB2 right now). Blend and enjoy! 🙂

  2. Kailey July 20, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

    Loving the new hair do!!
    Oh ezekiel english muffins – they taste great and are super doughy, which I love!

  3. katie July 21, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    I think your hair looks great! Plus it will style faster which is a time saver for a new mom. Where did you get your dress? It is really cute!

    • Trainer Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life July 22, 2012 at 6:39 am #

      I think it takes longer to style since I need to spend time blow drying it and styling it so the ends wont flip up! But, I am starting to like it! I got the dress from Macy’s last month!

  4. Corrie Anne July 21, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    love your hair!!!!!! that’s beautiful and so perfect for summer. i love that dress too!!!! hot!!!!

  5. sweetlyvegan July 24, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    You look gorgeous! I love your hair! Love the pink dress too! I know what u mean about hair falling out from those damn prego hormones – I have that pretty bad too 😦

    • Trainer Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life July 25, 2012 at 5:59 am #

      Thanks! I still love long hair better but it’s nice to change things up a bit! Hair falling out is the worse! I hope it stops soon, I feel like I’m always cleaning out my brush!

  6. Jenny July 25, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    Good to know I’m not the only one who avoids the news at all costs. I do the same thing with movies too. It’s one thing to be aware, but those graphic, violent, depressing movies just make me want to crawl into a hole! Romantic comedies are all I ever watch. And TMZ and E! News are all the news that I need. 🙂

  7. rissarose80 July 26, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    love reading your eats from the past few days…motivating me to eat MUCH better, hubby and I sort of slacked off these past few weeks but are back on track! keep posting so it gives me great lunch and snack ideas!
    Your hair looks too cute! i like long hair, ready for mine to grow back, but change is also nice!!

    • Trainer Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life July 27, 2012 at 6:12 am #

      You motivated me to keep posting! I’ve been slacking off from posting this past week! I’ll put up a new one today and try to keep them coming daily!

  8. Alicia July 30, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    OMG you sound like me! I do the exact same thing when it comes to getting my hair cut! But seriously it looks FAB on you girl! 🙂 I cut my a month or so after having Aiden, and totally regret it bc I wish it was longer now. Oh well! lol Now if I can just get over losing 100000 strands per day.. haha

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