While having babies definitely helped me break free of my all-or-nothing mindset, throw away my scale, and start eating intuitively, I soon came faced with another problem…
I was in a massive running plateau.
After I had my second baby in December 2014, I started running again about 4 weeks later. But, running was a huge struggle. For the first YEAR postpartum, running was something I needed due to postpartum depression, but it was also one of my biggest struggles. What used to be an easy 8-minute-mile run, started to become my hard pace. I was desperate to get back into racing + PR mode, but I just couldn’t seem to get there.
I spent a full year stuck in a plateau. I saw my speeds get better but I was riddled with running injuries (including but not limited to hip issues + a plantar fascia tear). As soon as I started running normally again, I would seem to have a set back. Two strides forward, one step back.
I finally decided I had had enough of being stuck. I knew I needed a change so I completely changed the way I trained. I added in another day of strength training, upping my HIIT workouts to 4 per week. I added in some higher intensity workouts to my training with lower volume to boost my speed. And I completely revamped my nutrition strategy. I had been seeing a ton of fitness influencers who I followed on Facebook + Instagram talking about carb cycling + intermittent fasting. I saw their transformations and I wanted to see what that way of eating could do for me + my running + fitness.
I started doing research – reading books on intermittent fasting, carb cycling, and eventually joined Coach Jasmin’s carb cycling + intermittent fasting program to learn as much as I could to start incorporating it into my diet.
And guess what happened? I busted through my plateau! Running was no longer a struggle and times started coming easier to me. And I was able to set a brand spanking new half marathon PR of 1:34:58, taking almost 3 full minutes off my time I had ran just 6 months prior!
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