Fitness Friday Link Up: JOIN US! Share Your Tips, Exercises & Recipes!

Welcome to 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.

Fitness Friday Link Up: JOIN US!

Join Us!

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:

We’ve all been a bit under the weather this week so once again, things have been a little slow. I’m guessing the weather weather will be warming up a bit now so I’m sure we’ll all get back to our normal selves and get a move on with this ‘fitness thing’.

One thing that has changed last week was that Mike and I came up with a new plan. Since it seems that evenings are not working out as I want them to I decided to start going to the gym during the daytime for myself only. Then when I do go at night with the girls, I won’t care if they rush me off of the elliptical because I will already have gotten in my miles during the daytime. Great plan, huh? Well it’s actually working out pretty well. I only went twice  (by myself) because of being a bit sick and dealing with other sickies – but that’s better than not at all. I still went twice with the girls too.

Here is our workout plan:

Our Workout Plan (with the girls):

  • Day 1: lower body
  • Day 2: chest and back
  • Day 3: shoulders and arms.
  • Each day we will be doing cardio and abs and triceps.

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

  • Diet: Eating has been about the same. I still haven’t been drinking as much water as I want to. It’s hard when it’s colder and when I’m not feeling great. I tend to stick with coffee.
  • Activity:  I worked out twice alone and twice with the girls.
  • Weight: (Same as before…) I started at 178 and was down to around 165 but I’m not weighing myself. I stepped on the scale last Sunday. I am really focusing on my body fat and how my clothes are fitting. My stomach is a big problem right now because I never lost any of the weight I gained while pregnant with Jack – and my stomach pouch is still here. Last week I noticed it was MUCH less fatty so I am very excited about that. I can *FINALLY* see a little improvement! That a great way for me to stay motivated to keep going.

Next Weeks Goals

  • Diet: I would like to work on less food in general – maybe smaller portions? I would like to take in more fruit, veggies and salad this week. I would like to keep track of my calories intake this week to see what I’m taking in. I’d love to get rid of the pop completely and drink much more water.
  • Activity: I hope to workout each day (by myself) and up my miles to over 2 per day. I would like to go with the girls at least 4 times. Hopefully I will manage my time better this week.
  • Weight: I am not watching the scale very much but I’d love to see my stomach come down even more this week. I’m hoping that I start to notice my jeans a little looser this week. I *think* they are getting looser but I want to *know* they are.

Ready to join us

I’d love if you linked up any kind of fitness post or even link up if you have a healthy recipe you can share. Anything at all that has to do with being healthy!



We Have It All


  1. I feel like I have been eating a lot lately and I need to stop because I am going on vacation in 3 weeks! Ugh!

  2. Congrats on your success so far! I too have been doing much better lately with cutting out snacking and getting more exercise!

  3. you are doing great!! keep it up. i’d like my energy back from having strep for so long 🙁 then i CAN work out again

  4. i’ve been eating a LOT the last couple of weeks – NOT good….. 🙁

  5. YAY for your sucesses! i’ve been struggling a bit lately. 🙁

  6. Love this.. The plan is simple and achievable. I’ve found that the simple little changes can make a big difference. I couple years ago I slowly cut the sugar out of my daily coffee. Then I began lessening the amount of milk I put in. This new year I cut out all sugars and dairy from my diet and it has made a huge difference in how I feel and look. – Katy

  7. I feel like i have not eaten is weeks. I am always hungry lately.. I do work out, and try and eat right, but i can never seem to get enough.

  8. Congrats on working out this week! Seriously, I know I can go weeks without getting a workout in and then I feel like crap. And 10 pounds lost? WOOHOO!!! 😀

  9. Every week I see this and I think I need to post some of my work outs, then I space it. Thanks for this every week, it is motivating.

  10. Sticking with it is so hard! Congrats on the success you have earned so far! I agree that seeing little changes in your body (not necessarily on the scales) makes a huge difference in keeping me motivated!

  11. Good for you! The more you work out, the less you should worry about the scale. I find measuring my waist and stuff keeps me more motivated.

  12. I made a conscious choice to avoid the scale and try to just do a weigh in every 30 days. Taking control of my health is a lifelong process and I don’t want to focus solely on numbers.

  13. This is awesome! One day I will join in when my Fridays are freer. I always think people accomplish more out of their goals when they have a support system behind them, like “Fitness Friday”.

  14. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Congrats to all of you who are succeeding at staying fit! I think now that spring is officially here I will be more motivated to get to the gym. That is the plan!

  15. Looks like you are doing great! I am doing good too. Finally going to the gym regularly! 🙂

  16. Congrats to you! It does take great dedication and drive!

  17. I love that you set goals for yourself, that really is so important for success!

  18. I think that is a Good and realistic plan.

  19. I have been running! Trying to a few 5Ks this spring, so I’ve been running 3 miles when the weather is nice enough!

  20. Awesome! My fitness tip would be to eat more protein and veggies and drink more water. I’m working on my fitness goals as well this season.

  21. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Ahhh, this post is making me guilty for eating that big juicy burger!! All kidding aside, thank you for the tips and inspiration.

  22. Thanks for sharing your goals and your workout plan. I really need to create one of these for myself. Hopefully I can join you next Friday!

  23. Awesome, keep up the great work! Your doing a great job!

  24. I hope you’re feeling better! It sounds like you’re on the right track with eating well and a great workout plan.

  25. What a fun link up! I need to get more active, looking forward to the warmer weather too to get back on track. I love walking outdoors!

  26. I used to rotate different muscle groups like that too. I totally need to get back into the fitness thing!

  27. It sounds like you’re really making progress, and good for you to stay away from the scale! So many people get focused on “weight” loss, and that’s not the answer.

    I have encouraging news to share today…I bought new workout clothes today, in a size smaller than before, woot woot!

  28. I need to get back on track like yesterday. I’m going to be such a tubby this summer otherwise.

  29. I did lunges this week and was so happy about it. I was sore for a couple of days, but not overly so, a good sore. I hope to keep that up and add squats to it next week.

  30. I always say I’ll run at night too and then don’t. I need to get better about working out during the day.

  31. I think it’s great that you work out alone AND with others. I’m sure both have their big benefits!

  32. Congratulations on what you have been able to do thus far. It is great that you have the link up so others can be inspired and inspire you as well.

  33. Congratulations, this sounds like wonderful progress! I teach classes throughout the week, including yogalates, flow yoga, and ballet fitness. But I am absolutely craving right now to find the time to take a class for myself!

  34. I have a hard time drinking water as well, and stick to coffee. Great idea on the link…I may have to start adding one!

  35. Great progress. I have a hard tine with water as well. I just downloaded an app that beeps when it’s time to have more water. It’s working for me so far.

  36. I’m doing a gluten free diet right now and I’m also going Coca-cola free. I’ve had a huge addiction to zero coke for years and I never thought it would be this easy to leave, LOL. But truly, gluten free is the hardest thing I’ve ever done and I think it’s been really good for me. Both healthwise and also spiritually, since I’m doing this for lent. And it has given me courage to think I can change other things in my life also. So, after Easter, who knows what I’ll do 🙂

  37. This is amazing. I need to beef up my excercise and nutrition. Unfortunately, I’ve been a little lazy since getting pregnant. Except I work on my feet all the time.

  38. Lve your workout plan. Thanks for inspiring me. I need to get off my butt!

  39. Congrats on your success! I need to get onto regular exercise as well 🙂

  40. Great Tips! I have been a little behind lately with the crazy weather we have in Texas.

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