April 29, 2013

it's my birthday...

... and I'll run if I want to.

No seriously.  Today is my birthday, and I told my mom I didn't really want anything, other than to be able to run AND take a shower and get ready.  Well, then I requested guacamole, margaritas and a dairy free chocolate cake, but seriously, nothing too crazy right?

I just got Elsie back to sleep, so now I'm trying to pump, type a blog post and go for a run all before she wakes back up.  We will see if that happens.  Good news is she did me a solid and slept from 9:15pm - 5:15am.  Not a bad birthday present at all.

This week was lacking in the number of workouts, I only managed three.  A two mile run on Monday, and tabata/strength workouts on Tuesday and Sunday.  I wish I would have gotten at least one more run, but I will say those tabata workouts left me feeling sore!  I loosely followed this one and this one I found on pinterest.  I followed them up with a few more strength moves.  It felt good to be sore for a change an I liked how quickly I could do the workouts.

I'm proud to say I have gone two full weeks without any sweets or chocolate.  I am quite impressed with myself.  I can't say I haven't been tempted, or that I don't want them, but I've done it.  I haven't be 100% about not eating processed foods, but I've done pretty good with that as well.  But you better believe I am cheating today.  What more would a birthday be for right?  Oh I did manage to meet my other goal this week by trying a new vegetable.  For dinner Friday night one of our side dishes was mashed calliflower and turnips.  It tasted pretty good, but the texture was a little too creamy.

 

Well, that is all I'm leaving time for today.  Fill me in on how your health and fitness adventures have been going!  Link up below :o).

10 comments:

Noe said...

Happy Birthday Ashley!
Hope you have an incredible day...and cheating or not you look beautiful.. and that? is all that matters ;)

fifth house on the left | family blog said...

happy birthday ashley! you are doing such a great job! you always inspire me on how dedicated you are once you set your mind to it. you just, do it. my willpower sucks, but this is why i follow your blog, your quite the inspiration! have a wonderful day!

Amber said...

Sending you Happy Birthday wishes and hoping you get some time for that run. You have inspired me to try the Tabata workouts even though I have no idea what some of these moves even are! Hope you have wonderful day!

Ashley | LifeAsAshlet.com said...

Happy birthday mama!!

Lindsay said...

Happy birthday Ashley! It's not cheating on your birthday, its enjoying life! Enjoy life today mama!

Kelley said...

Happy birthday! Hope you get everything you wanted - a run, shower and CAKE. Sounds like a great day to me :)

aredheadsguide said...

Happy birthday!

MandeeFoFandee said...

I'm so impressed with your dedication. I started following your blog waaayyyyy back before you had Ryann (back in the days of the D&R board on The Nest when you posted mostly about home decor), so I know what a journey this has been for you. I'm so proud of you and all the hard work you've done to be healthy. happy birthday! I hope Elsie gives you another great night of sleep.

Amanda said...

I hope your birthday was wonderful!

The "L" in ELF said...

Happy Belated Birthday Mama!! Glad it turned out so well. Also, because I'm too lazy to go post on another post...I'm so glad your hubs will be home. I know all too well how crazy that can be. Enjoy the time together!