Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My Fitness Journey Changes

My fitness journey is going to be changing slightly starting Monday. 

I have been working through Insanity and will end my first 30 days Saturday. 

Starting Monday though my focus will be completely on my nutrition.  Some things have happened that are forcing me to stop the insane workouts & change my focus. 

Not forever, I promise.  Probably for about 2 months.  I guess you can say I'm doing my own personal ultimate reset :)

I am looking forward to what is in store for me here.  My diet lifestyle has been - gluten free, dairy free, meat free (I do eat fish & eggs).  What I need to be working on is quantity & possibly late night eating :) 

So, this is me changing things up a bit.  Sometimes we do it on our own & sometimes things happen that force change. 

I am not a fan of too much change but when it's for the best than who am I to argue. 

I look forward to sharing this part of my journey with you!

Please share what YOUR problem area with food is.  Be honest!  My biggie is sugary things.  Even fruit.  I can just eat and eat and eat it.  What about you?
Be Blessed & Live Healthy!!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Insanity - Fit Test #2

Insane.  My life is insane.  Then I started doing the workout program INSANITY.  Now it's REALLY insane!! 

My life is peaceful compared to this workout!  No joke!!

The first Fit Test is pretty much a base.  So you can see your progress from beginning to end. 

I honestly wasn't sure there would be a progression for me after 2 weeks.  Yes I'm pretty much keeping up with the moves each day.  Can I get my knees higher on the "high knees"?  yes, I'm sure.  Well, except for one of the moves in the 2nd Fit Test I was over all my beginning numbers! 

Now I can say I don't see how in the world I will get better in 2 weeks for the next Fit Test but hey, I'm looking forward to seeing.

I also weighed in Monday morning & am 2lbs down.  I haven't seen much movement on the scale at all so that was neat.  I will probably NOT weigh in again until the end though.  Just sayin' 

Funny thing too.  I went for a short 2 mile run on the "dread"mill yesterday after the Fit Test and it made me laugh how even MORE boring it was for me!  I just kept thinking about how I would much rather be out on the road but we gotta do what we gotta do huh?  I started imagining where I would be if I were road-running.  That & Toby Mac helped out a lot!!

On another note, I have thought of another goal I would LOVE to meet this year.  I am seriously considering running a 1/2 marathon.  I love to run & would love to be able to have that accomplishment.  I will let you know when I begin the training for that.  It would have to be after Insanity though. 

What are your thoughts?  Would you ever consider running a 1/2 marathon?  Full marathon?  Have you already?  I would love to know your experiences!!

Be Blessed & Live Healthy!!!

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Some Great Fitness Blogs

I am so blessed to be part of a fitness & healthy living community on Facebook & I wanted to share some of the blogs I follow too.  Hope you like them like I do!! 

Neon Princesses

Movin' It With Michelle

Outrunning The Rain

Team Neon Running

Runs With Hope

Flexing My Inner Strength

Formerly Fat Girl Running

Teresa Runs Miles


There you have it. Go check them out!  Also, you can follow them on Facebook under these names as well.

Do you have blog?  I would love to check yours out as well.  Please leave it in a comment here.

Be Blessed & Live Healthy!!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Check In Time!!!

Ok Everyone!!  Check in time!!

We are almost 14 days into the new year.  How are you doing with your goals?  Eating better?  Exercising more? 

As you know I'm working on a new program my hubby bought me called Insanity (seriously, my house has enough insanity but I wanted more!).  I have completed week 1 & am really loving it!  I think this will ruin me for any other cardio that isn't kick butt, kill you cardio.  I have decided though to add in some weight work.  I do love my weights & really feel like during this 1st month of Insanity I can handle it.  I have added in ChaLEAN Extreme Burn, Push & Lean workouts into my schedule.  REALLY excited about this & can't wait for a couple things. 

I can't wait for the next Insanity Fit Test to see my progress.  I can't wait for the next measurement & weigh in (I KNOW IT!!  Me??!!)  I can't wait to see myself in 60 days!!

Ok, so weigh in here (heehee).  Tell me what your goals are & how you are doing with them.  Comment here if you please.

I LOVE to hear from you!!

Be Blessed & Live Healthy!!

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Goals, New Program

Happy New Year!! 

Ok a little late but still coming from my heart!

I was a good girl last year so Santa (hubby) got me Insanity (Beachbody program).  I am thrilled & got started this morning after finishing ChaLEAN Extreme for the 3rd time. 

Today was the Fit Test & was only about a 1/2 hour long.  I was concerned this would not be enough for me because I normally workout about 1-1/2 hours - 2 hours depending on what I'm working on. 

This Fit Test was INCREDIBLE.  I have to say it had me huffing & puffing & really needing that 60 second rest in between.  I am very impressed with how well I did.  Truly I didn't think I would be able to get any good numbers during this test. 

I'm looking forward to this workout.  I am also looking forward to doing the Fit Test again a few times during the program to see how I'm progressing. 

Before doing these programs I usually take measurements & my weight.  The last time I did that was in April 2013.  I am not happy to report I have had some increase in inches (3-3/4") and gained about 3lbs.  I'm not concerned about the weight gain at all but the inches I don't like.  I do have to say though my clothes don't feel any different so that has helped me not be too down on myself.

I do know the problem area for me is food.  Not the type of food but the quantity.  I always justify the amount I'm eating by saying it's healthy food & my workout was killer.  Calories are calories.  Doesn't matter how you look at it. 

So, on to goals.  My goal presently is adjusting my amount of food I eat during the day.  Especially in the late afternoon & evenings. 

Another goal I have made for myself is not to be afraid to make new friends.  I find myself a little standoffish lately with new relationships.  I don't want to be that way.  I believe people are brought into our lives for a reason & if I can bless someone or the other way around, well far be it for me to stand in the way of that!!  I started yesterday & am very glad I did.  I had a cup of tea with wonderful woman & my daughter got to play with her daughter for a while.  A blessing all the way around.

So, have you made any new goals for 2014?  What did you choose to do?

Be Blessed & Live Healthy!!

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