Oh my gosh, you guys! I had my personal best time for a mile on the treadmill this afternoon! While I know that a lot of people don't see a 7 + minute mile as something to brag about, I was GIDDY! The two miles after were about 8 minutes and 8 1/2 min. miles. Considering I haven't broken a 9:30 mile since Christmas, I'm beyond stoked.
I think the reasoning was two-fold.
1. I've been drinking green smoothies with a small carb (35 calorie bread with a laughing cow wedge) every day. Today's was AMAZING and Emma chugged her glass in probably two minutes. It was a small carrot, a handful of spinach, a handful of kale, about 6-8 strawberries and a small green apple with water and ice. It looked disgusting, but we both loved it. And the immediate energy boost from it is freaking insane. I never really understood it until I tried it. I get it now!
2. I'm partnering with Ellie as an ambassador for their gorgeous fitness apparel and, as silly as this sounds, it's a huge motivation for me to run a little faster, jump a little higher, squat a little deeper. I want my bum to look as good in their pants as the pants do without my bum in them! I haven't received my order yet to show them off, but as soon as I do I'll definitely give an honest review. In the meantime, if anyone wants to check out the goods just click the picture below and you'll get 20% off your order! Just check it out. The prices are great and the styles are ridiculously cute.