Fitness Friday: #MNBchallenge Week 2 with @FitApproach #SweatPink #LornaJane

Welcome to Fitness Friday 2014!

I’m teaming up with Trista from Anderson’s Angels to bring you Fitness Friday. Fitness Friday will be a weekly post where we can all write an update on how our week went concerning diet changes, exercise, weight loss or inches lost, our achievements for the week and our failures. It will also include our goals for the following week.

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Each Fitness Friday post will include a linky. Everyone is welcome to link up their blog, just write a post and share anything you are comfortable sharing. We’d love if you would share our Fitness Friday Button (the code is on the right sidebar). We are looking forward to stopping by your blog to show you some love and encouragement. Not a blogger? That’s okay, just share your progress in the comment section below the post and we will still show you the same love and encouragement by replying to your comment.

This Week:

Ahh… I’m SO SORRY that this post is so late… I was late last week too and didn’t post til late Friday. I PROMISE I will start scheduling these posts for Thursday night so you all can link up on time.

As for me, it was another busy week and the story stays the same… I ran and ran but it’s okay. I ate decent, not wonderful, but okay. I got a few workouts in – quick ones – but that’s okay too. It’s all better than nothing AND…. we’re joining the gym tomorrow (Sunday) YAYAYAYAY!!! Me and the girls have been wanting too but I just couldn’t fit it into my schedule so we are finally doing it! Even though it seems like there isn’t enough time in my day – I’m going to make this happen.

We got Emma’s MRI results in and found out that she HAD Tendonitis so bad and for so long that it is now Tendonosis (aka Jumper’s Knee). So we had her knee taped, she has orthotics and I was taught how to do her physical therapy which includes stretches and strengthening exercises. The exercises we will do at the gym, which will be perfect.

Emma and I are still doing the Move Nourish Believe Challenge that Fit Approach and Lorna Jane are hosting this month. It started on Feb. 3rd. This is our 2nd week. I’m happy to see Emma excited about doing the daily challenges, it’s fun. Each day is a different challenge and you post to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #mnbchallenge #sweatpink #LornaJane and also tag @LornaJaneActive and @FitApproach. The challenges are not too hard but still challenging. This week was “Nourish” challenges, all about food.

Here is what my 2nd week looked like:

Fitness Friday: #MNBchallenge Week 2 with @FitApproach #SweatPink #LornaJane

We had a ‘meatless’ day, a smoothie day, a raw food day, a ‘food diary’ day and a ‘bring your lunch to work’ day. Please don’t look at my food diary. That was one of my really bad days. I lived off of coffee Sad smile 

So here’s a quick run-down of my week:

  • Diet: Eating has been ooookay. I didn’t drink hardly any water so hopefully I will do better this week.
  • Activity:  Emma and I both did Revolt exercises this week and followed along with the Move Nourish Believe Challenge. We’ve been doing okay considering all of our running around this week. The workouts have been at the very end of the night though.
  • Weight: I started at 178 and as of last week I was down to 167 – This week I didn’t lose any at all. I’m not too happy about that but I know that I wasn’t able to do as good as I wanted to so I’m just happy that I didn’t gain any.

Next Weeks Goals:

  • Diet: I really need to get back on track! Hopefully more home time. I’d like to drink a ton more water, get rid of pop 100%. In general I would like to eat “better” – just meaning a good meal or two during the day and no eating past about 7pm.
  • Activity: I hope to workout each day… AT THE GYM!! WooHoo!
  • Weight: I guess I’d be okay with another pound or two but I’d really love to see a 3-5 lbs. loss. I expect to pick up the weight loss this week since I will be doing more physically than I have been doing the at home exercises.

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  1. Yay, I’m glad you had a better week! You’re doing great! I’m sure you know this, but a 1-2 lb. weight loss a week is GOOD! You may lose 3-5 lbs. a week initially, but as you get closer to your goal weight, that’s less likely to happen. I’m at the point now where I just go by how my clothes fit. The scale isn’t going to be an accurate depiction of how I’m really doing.

    Your food diary cracks me up- mine looks just like that on the same day! I had mostly coffee with fake creamer. Not good!

    • LOL yeah, I had a pretty bad day… but… the chicken tacos were SUPER yummy AND not really all that unhealthy at all. It was just seasoned chicken with lettuce and tomatoes. The worst part was the corn tortilla. At least I wasn’t the only one having a “coffee day” haha. Oh and as for the 1-2 lb. weight loss – in my brain, I know that is pretty average. But when I am strict with eating and working out, I can average 3-5 lb. per week until I’m back in shape so it bothers me when I only see a 1 lb. loss. I need to listen to that logical side of my brain haha.

      • The mental stuff is tough, I know. I recently started eating more, and it was really hard for me to do so. I WANTED to keep restricting my calories, but I knew logically my body needed more protein, etc., to build muscle and not plateau.

  2. Love the food diary idea. Keep up the hard work you are doing great!

  3. I really should keep a food diary. That would help me stay on track.

  4. Hi Danielle, great to find you through the Move Nourish Believe Challenge. Looking forward to next week 🙂

  5. if I could just stop eating a cookie after working out….

    but on th plus side…I AM working out at least every other day, and with snowstorms, I count that as daily!

  6. This Fitness Friday sounds really cool! I am a health and fitness coach and love any way that helps people get off the couch and eating healthier.

  7. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. Good luck!

  8. Congrats on joining the gym, I need to do that myself! I have been working out at home just because it’s easier with the kids. Sounds like you are doing fantastic!

  9. Some weeks are up and down. Keep it up.

  10. I workout seven days a week, so I eat pretty much whatever I want to at this point. My workouts cancel out the crap I eat 🙂

  11. I don’t have a fitness post, but I sure would like to eat better and feel better. I admire you and your efforts and I can hardly wait to read what a successful week you’re having!

  12. We just recently started tracking our food again on MyFitnessPal so I’m happy to be back in the groove of focusing. Went for like 600 days without breaking the streak then missed a day and all went downhill. Had sauteed Parmesan cauliflower for dinner tonight and tomorrow will be meatless chili. It’s always nice having recipes that are healthy AND taste good! Good luck on your journey!

  13. I have gotten off track on my diet and on my exercising. I need to start a food journal.

  14. Good for you to stick to it! Like you said, it may not have been perfect, but it’s better than nothing! Keep up the good work of making this a priority in your everyday!

  15. I Don’t Know How You Do It I’m Not A Strong To Stay On A Schedule Like This Your Doing Great!!

  16. Ugh, I often live off of coffee, too. Its such a bad habit and does nothing for my dehydration issue. But I’m glad to hear that you are still sticking to it and motivated! You GO!

  17. Great job! Keep up the great work! My fav go to exercise is running. I don’t feel complete unless I run at least 4 to 5 times a week. 🙂

  18. I really need to keep a food journal it would help me so much! I love to run my favorite exercise and I love doing triathlons too!

  19. I must say the smoothie-ish drink in the mason jar sold me! You have my full support. Anyone who can drink from a mason jar (as I take a swig of sweet tea from my own jar) is a bad-butt mama!

  20. As someone who struggled for so long with major knee issues, I so sympathize with Emma having to tape her knees and do PT. 🙁 Best to her for a speedy recovery! You are doing great with your goals, keeping momentum going whether it’s a “Great” week or just an “OK” week is the only thing that matters!

  21. Even if you didn’t lose, you didn’t gain so that’s a good thing. You haven’t given up so that’s a great thing!

  22. Good luck to all of you linking up and working on your fitness goals. And congrats on those meeting their small goals each week. 🙂

  23. hope to be joining you soon, make on my diet today!

  24. Good luck with your goals next week- those are mine too 🙂

  25. I really need to get on my fitness schedule! With new grandkids, moving, and spring coming, I’ve placed my fitness and weight loss on the back burner. Need to get back on track! Best of luck to you!

  26. I need to be challenged with my fitness! I get so lazy sometimes!

  27. Stay with it! Your doing great at keeping a diary 🙂

  28. Don’t let the one week of not losing get you down. You might lose 2 times as much this week.

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