Weekly Workout Wrap Up

Last week was a bad week for fitness and macros. Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday were fine, but Wednesday was “Date Night”… followed by several days of laziness, bad eating, and a general lack of motivation. It happens. Normally, when I spiral out of control, I spiral for weeks on end. However, this time, I’m happy to report that I was back in the gym and moving by Monday.   Continue reading

Weekly Workout Wrap Up

I started Livefit Trainer Phase 2 this week, and oh em gee, it’s no joke. I’m now at the gym lifting six days a week, with 4 days of cardio added to that. I also have a four year old who doesn’t want to go to sleep anymore, so I’m not getting to the gym til 10:00 pm. It was a rough week, but I did it!

I’m really enjoying the intensity of the workouts and the variety of exercises. If I’m being honest, I have been sticking to the same strength training exercises for the last couple of years, so it’s been really great for me to branch out of my {very small} comfort zone and try new stuff. Also, the people working out at my gym have been really great and always willing to answer any questions I have regarding a certain machine or move. The more willing I am to ask questions, the less intimidating everything becomes. Go figure.  Continue reading

Weekly Workout Wrap Up

Well. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Weekly Workout Wrap Up (and you know, blogged at all), but I was thinking it might be best to just jump back in and go.

So…. Hi! I started recounting my macros back in March after gaining way too much weight during the fall and winter. I was counting macros and running, but my knees were killing me and I wasn’t quite seeing the results I was hoping for, so I decided that I was going to put running on hold and start focusing on my lifting again.  Continue reading

Weekly Workout Wrap Up

What a crazy week. Last Sunday I was diagnosed with an inner ear infection that definitely put me out of commission. I ended up taking Monday off from work, having my mom come over to watch Dax, and being a lazy bum in my bed. It was glorious. Because of the illness, it wasn’t a super productive running week, but I did get in two runs.  Continue reading

Weekly Workout Wrap Up

gym-workout-motivational-quotesI mentioned in Saturday’s post that my fitness took a major dive when I started my new job in August. I tried to get back on track during the holidays by taking part in the #RWRunStreak, but ended up have to take Cipro {an antibiotic} for an infection. Turns out you can’t do any strenuous activity {read: run} while taking Cipro because one of the side effects of the drug is tendon rippage.   Continue reading

Weekly Workout Wrap Up

I’ve mentioned before that when it comes to diet and exercise, I can only do one at the time. I managed to prove myself wrong last month when I took part in the Fit Girl’s Guide #28DayJumpstart. However, as I become more focused on running, the insatiable hunger has come back like a raging beast.  Continue reading

Double Weekly Workout Wrap Up Part 2

Last week began the two week break between Fit Girls’s Guide challenges. My momentum was still going strong though, so I bought their cookbook, made my own meal plan, and kept up with my workouts. Here’s the daily break down:

Monday, May 18, 2015IMG_3061Lower body strength training during my break. It was a great workout and I could really feel the burn.  Continue reading

Double Weekly Workout Wrap Up Part 1 {And #28DayJumpStart Results}

Life has been crazy. Between the awesome exercising, Summer Reading quickly approaching, and a few other personal side projects I’m starting, I have not updated my blog in two weeks. No Workout Wrap Ups and No Reading Challenge Check Ins. 🙁 So, I’m going to try to double post and catch up on both today. Let’s start by catching up on the fitness…

Monday, May 11, 2015IMG_2930Monday I worked on upper body strength training during my lunch break.  Continue reading