Welcome to Fitness Friday!
Fitness Friday will be a weekly link up 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 can also include our goals for the following week, any healthy recipes, fun workouts or fitness products you’d like to share. If you’re a blogger, feel free to write your own post and link up at the bottom so we can all visit your page. If you’re not a blogger, you can share by leaving your comment at the bottom of this post. JOIN US!
My Past 6 Months Looked Like This:
I quit posting Fitness Friday back in April because life got too busy and I had a hard time keeping up with blogging. Of course, assignments came first. Me and my 14 year old, Becca, did a few 5k’s over the summer. June was a busy month, I think we had 3 fun runs. And they were fun!
In July, I started running again. Finally! Becca ran with me and Olivia did too, occasionally. We started right off the bat at 4 miles. We ran 2 miles out and then turned around and ran back home. We did a lot of walk-run-walk-run because of my asthma so we’re pretty slow.
At the same time, Becca and I started eating healthier. We don’t necessarily eat unhealthy, but we could make better choices… and we started to. We did more fresh, clean food and less junky food. I stopped drinking pop – cold turkey. I also stopped drinking coffee and started drinking Ganoderma coffee instead. Needless to say, my water intake FINALLY is better. It’s not where it should be, but it’s much better now that is all I am drinking.
About a month into running, I sprained my knee. That took about 3 weeks to heal so we did Revolt Fitness upper body workouts and core workouts every night instead of running.
Here’s me getting an x-ray in some super sexy hospital shorts haha:
Along with running, I started biking with Mike. We try for 8 miles each time we go out biking. Sometimes we take the bike trailer and bring along Jack and Gracie and sometimes we go out alone. Our goal is to hit 10 miles each time.
Becca came with me a few times:
When we couldn’t run or bike we did the Revolt Fitness videos that I’ve mentioned in past Fitness Friday posts.
From the beginning (July) until the beginning of September I managed to lose 20 lbs. I’m also fitting into clothes that I couldn’t fit into before, so that’s a plus. I took my measurements back in August but haven’t taken them again so I will do that this week. My short term goal is to lose another 10 lbs. but my long term goal is to lose another 15-20 lbs total. Then I will finally be back down to my original weight and size that I used to be before I had Jack.
I think the camera makes me look better than I do in real life!
What Happens When I Slip Up?
These last two weeks have been pretty bad. Jack got bronchitis and I’ve been up ‘round the clock with no sleep so my activity has stopped completely and my eating has gone downhill BIG TIME. Not only that, but one night Mike and I went out to dinner with my sister and her husband. We ATE. And we ate dessert – fondue. CHOCOLATE fondue. That was Monday. By Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I paid for that with a migraine. My face broke out too, really bad. I will not be leaving my house this weekend – I don’t want to show my face haha. This is a big wake-up call that I need to get back on track.
Well, now we are getting into lower temps and it’s like torture for me to go outside sometimes. But I’m going to try. I just ordered a headband that covers the ears. And I have hoodies. So we will see how that works out.
I also landed the T25 DVD’s on ebay for only $35 – and we’ve been playing around with the workouts this week. They’re pretty exhausting! We’re going to be starting the real workout on Monday. I’m trying really hard to get Mike, Emma and Becca to do it too. Our basement is pretty big and we have a 60-inch tv down there so it would be a perfect place for us all to workout each evening.
Oh and I got accepted into the FitFluential Ambassador program! I’m really excited to be a FitFluential Ambassador!
I’m hoping to become an ambassador for more fitness related companies soon.
What Fitness Apps Do You Use?
What fitness apps do you use? I use RunKeeper regularly but I tried MapMyFitness for a bit. I ended up going back to RunKeeper. If you are you on RunKeeper add me! I am DaniiiGRL on RunKeeper.
Join us for Fitness Friday!
- If you’re a blogger, write a post related to fitness, weight loss, your success or failures this week. Tell us what activities you did, what your goals are for next week. Do you have a healthy recipe to share? A meal or smoothie? Please share!
- I’d love if you could share my Fitness Friday button!
- If you’re not a blogger, feel free to leave your comment below with the same info!
- Feel free to post photos on Instagram with the hashtag #FitnessFriday and #WeHaveItAll
The point of Fitness Friday is to encourage one another to get fit and healthy – or stay fit and healthy!