Bess Be Fit

A former collegiate athlete's journey of trying to stay and get as fit as possible in life after soccer!


Spontaneous Dance Party?

Today I went on my first longer-rish run since my half-marathon.  It was only a 5 mile run, so not really “long” but relatively long for me over the past month and a half.

Before my run I had breakfast:

oats with chia seeds and a scoop of dcdpb!

Then I took some front door self portraits a la Skinny Runner.

Mav wanted in!

okay fine Maverick 🙂

It wasn’t hot out but very muggy and I was drenched in sweat afterwards.  I completed the 5 miles in about 43 minutes…pretty good for not having run more than 3 miles off and on with Mav since March 20th.  When I do run with Mav, its borderline not really even running for me…he likes to trot around at about an 11-minute mile pace and if I’m not training for something I don’t mind just joggin’ it out and walking sporadically.

I also listened to a pretty awesome playlist that helped keep me going and caused me to want to break out into a spontaneous dance party in the middle of the street.

  1. “Where Them Girls At” by David Guetta featuring Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj
  2. “Written in the Stars” by Tinie Tempah
  3. “Till the World Ends” by Britney
  4. “The Edge of Glory” by Lady Gaga
  5. “Dirty Dancer” by Enrique Inglesias ft. Usher
  6. “Give Me Everything” by Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, and Nayer
  7. “Judas” by Lady Gaga
  8. “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
I had to replay song #6 a couple times because it was making me run faster but really REALLY made me want to do this in the middle of the street:
Haha…no worries, I fought the urge to dance.  I did, however, finish off 3 boxes of Kashi Cereal when I got home…

I am a cereal champion.

this bowl was humongo.

I almost lost my spoon in the bowl!

And a few hours later now I’m hungry again!  Gunna have a little snack of some sort before figuring out what to have for dinner…

What are your plans for Friday?!?

Do you ever have the urge to have a spontaneous dance party in the middle of your workouts when you are listening to good music?


I like food.

Perhaps you heard that yesterday was national cereal day.  This could have been very detrimental but luckily for me I had only 2 servings of Honey Bunches of Oats left in the box and it was the only cereal I would have been wanting to eat to celebrate the day.

So for a late lunch/snack I had a big bowl of cereal.

Then I spent about an hour and a half or so on the treadmill just mixing up walking, jogging, running, sprinting, hills, no hills, some hills, etc.  You get the idea.  Total of about 7.5 miles.  That is sort of what my workouts over the past few days have been….all while watching Bravo on the treadmill.

For dinner I had a turkey sandwich and a Smart Ones lasagna.

I think the WW food happens to be really good…and I had some of it for dessert too…

That would be a satisfying healthy alternative for a strawberry shortcake and a brownie that still tastes good!

This morning I changed up breakfast and had peanut butter, greek yogurt, and honey on whole wheat bread.

I really like this combo…it is yummy 🙂

Packed some snacks for the day as well…

Apple, cheese stick, some turkey, and 3 hard boiled eggs (I will only eat the whites, not a fan of the yolks hard boiled)

And lastly here is What I Wore to work…

Clearly there was no hair-doing this morning…ponytail time.

Black & White Tank: Francesca’s

Grey Sweater: Alloy

Black Pants:  F21

Boots:  Frye

Do you like to eat frozen pre-made meals? Obviously yes, I do.  I think there are worse things I could eat because for the most part they are decently healthy enough and when I don’t feel like cooking I think they are an okay option!  I don’t do it all the time but quite often I do and its fine with me!

What is your favorite way to eat an egg? I like pretty much all the different ways just depending on the day…when I was younger I thought scrambled was the only way you were supposed to eat an egg but now I like them all different kinds of ways!