Category Archives: Fitness

Fitness Friday | Weekly Workouts & Plans for Next Week

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Happy Friday Friends and Happy Halloween! What is everyone doing to celebrate? We are heading to meet up with friends and take our littles trick-or-treating tonight. Tomorrow night we are hosting our annual pumpkin beer tasting party with a small group of friends. So excited- this is my favorite time of the year!

Okay so let’s talk about the workouts this week….

The Goods.

I started back at running this week and let me tell you it feels good but it hurts so bad. I am having to do runs with the kids in the BOB Dualie or get up early/head out late for a run on the treadmill. This week I have only done runs with the stroller and I forgot how much harder it is and I’m feeling sore in a good way. So I have done two runs (Wednesday & Today).

First Postpartum Dualie Run

I have also been going out for a number of walks with the kids and Neil in the evening. We went out for a Sunday evening and Wednesday evening (and tonight we will as well). I also took the kids on a nice long 3+ mile walk Thursday.

The Bads.

No yoga this week. I just didn’t make it this week and I didn’t do any at home practice.

No strength training this week. I didn’t plan for it and now I am wishing I had because I know I need to do more of it.

Only two runs. I would really like to try for three runs per week. P.S. my weeks are Saturday-Friday for the purpose these of these Fitness Friday posts.

Next Week.

Plans –> three runs, (at least) three evening family walks, one yoga class, and two days of strength training.

What are your fitness goods and bads of the week? What are your plans/goals for next week? 

FITNESS FRIDAY| Race Training Plans & DietBet Before

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Let’s start this off by saying I did not follow my workout plan schedule at all this week. I did get out for a few good walks with the new BOB Revolution Flex Dualie but otherwise I didn’t go to yoga or do any strength training or running. Let’s call this week a wash and focus on the next. 
BOB REVOLUTION FLEX DUALIE

So now that we have talked about what I didn’t do this week let’s talk about what I plan on doing over the next 30ish weeks. Yes I plan on taking 30 weeks to train for my quarter marathon because when you have only gone on five runs in the past 12 months getting back to running takes time and for me it takes a good amount of time.

I plan on following a hybrid version of Jeff Galloway’s 5k and 10k plans starting with a few extra slow start weeks. Over the next three weeks I’m starting out slow with the goal to get in three 15-20 minute runs in each week. After that I will follow the Galloway 5k plan and then continue into the 10k plan based on where the 5k plan ends.

Along with training for my race I am making the commitment to myself and my yoga practice. I have a 10-class punch pas with only 1 punch out it so at least for the next 9ish weeks I will be going to at least one class per week. In addition to training and yoga I need to get back to a regular strength training routine so that is on the agenda as well. 

Okay so here is the last part of this post…

DietBet Before Photos

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Now I debated telling you my starting weight and maybe I will but honestly I am embarrassed. I know that I need to be kind to myself and remember that over the last three years I have been pregnant twice and am now nursing so this will all take time. Nevertheless the number is not my favorite. That being said I will tell you my 4% that I need to lose to win is about 9lbs so from that if you really want to figure out the math you can figure out my starting weight. 

As I shared on Wednesday my goal and purpose for hosting and participating in this DietBet is to get myself back on track. It’s to work with others to accomplish our health and fitness goals and if I happen to lose the 9lbs I need to be able to win then great. I am not going to be cutting tons of calories or working out for 4 hours a day (not like I have time). Also first and foremost comes making sure that I keep my milk supply up because feeding Alder is my priority. 

So here I go. The journey officially starts on Monday and will last for 28 days. At the end of it I will share with you just how much I did lose and my final photos. Along the way I’ll check in with how things are going and other related things. 

*These are not my official photos that I submit to DietBet. Tomorrow I will take new photos one of me on the scale airport security style and one of the number on the scale with my weigh in word. You can learn more about that here.

Learn more about the RWT DietBet game and how you can join! 

BODY AFTER BABY| DietBet & My Eating For Energy E-Book

I blogged a few weeks ago about my Body After Baby plans and well I guess now is a better time than ever to jumpstart this process.

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 I was approached a few months ago about hosting a DietBet game and at the time I wasn’t taking on a new projects but after lots of consideration I have decided to host my own DietBet starting October 27th!

I’m at that place where I know all of the things I need to do to help lose the weight but more than that get myself back to that healthy state that I once was in but I could use a little support. I know the health changes I need to make (ie. improve eating, get my body moving more, drink more water, take more time for myself, ect.) and I know that when I have the support of others I am more likely to achieve my goals.  

That all being said I have been a health coach for four (almost five) years now and I have been working to support a number of individuals to achieve a variety of health and fitness goals and after taking a little bit of time off from actively working I’m ready to get back at it. So my first goal is to help guide my DietBet team through this journey by providing health coaching support through healthy living tips, recipes, e-mail support and weekly check-ins and hopefully you’ll find support from each other as well.

DietBetting is about believing in yourself and investing in your health. It’s not about crash diets or other unhealthy modes of weight loss (I would like to make it clear I do not support or endorse unhealthy modes of weight loss.) It’s about saying that YOU ARE WORTH IT! You are worth the small $25 and you are worth the time. Who’s ready to join me and the others who have already signed up? Still unsure? Keep reading. 

Sign up today and receive my Eating for Energy E-Book. 

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This book is filled with tips on how to increase your energy while making improvements to you diet and lifestyle. Learn what foods help to increase energy and what foods decrease energy. Also included is a delicious energizing menu to help you get started. So are you ready to join me now? No? Well consider this then creating an account is free and they can join a game and check it out for 7 days and still get a full refund if they decide it’s not for you. 

I hope that you join me and we can spend the next 28 days working together to accomplish our weight loss and health goals. Don’t worry this game will end in plenty of time for you to weigh in before heading out to Thanksgiving dinner (and you won’t have to worry about it during the Holiday). 

Have you ever participated in a DietBet? Why did you or why have you decided to participate in the RWT DietBet game?

September 2014 (I'll post my before photos this Fitness Friday)

September 2014 (I’ll post my before photos this Fitness Friday)

So why did I decide to host and participate in a DietBet? Well it’s no secret that I’d like to lose a few pounds (or 60+ in the next 24 or so months). While I’m not sure that I will lose 4% of my body weight (that’s around 9lbs) I do think that it’s a good way to jump start my postpartum weight loss. My goal with this game is to create a community of players who can support each other with the main goal to be to create healthy eating and workout habits.

While winning the game would be great I think that is really just a bonus. I want to focus on eating well, working out and taking care of ourselves with the support of each other. Sometimes we just need to connect with others to help us jump start or maintain our healthy habits. So rather than thinking about this as a weight loss game I would like you to think about it as an opportunity to connect with others and find support to help lose weight. I would like to be clear that I do not support or endorse unhealthy measures to lose weight (ie. crash diets, diet pills, eating disorders) this game is about making healthy lifestyle changes to help you reach your weight loss goals.

Disclaimer: I received a credit to participate in this game. Neil is also participating and he paid for his own admission into the game. 

TRAINING | First Postpartum Race | Hippie Chick Quarter

I did it. I registered for my first postpartum race and I am so excited.  Back last late April I participated in a Fitfluential twitter chat with Hood to Coast Race Series and I won a free race entry to the 2014 Hippie Chick Quarter and Half Marathon. Since at the time I was about 7 […]

Fitness Friday | Grokker

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Grokker. So it’s no secret that I am really making an effort to get back to regular workouts.  One thing that I am finding however is that getting out of the house to workout is a bit of a challenge to coordinate with two […]

BODY AFTER BABY | THE REAL PLAN

I call this “the real plan” because back in June when I wrote my postpartum weight loss plan those were all just ideas of what I would like to do. Now here we are 7+ weeks postpartum, have dealt with my postpartum realities and I’m ready to take on the task of refocusing on my health. […]

Run Edith Run!

Neil had his second of three 5 dollar 5k‘s this past Sunday. At each of the 5k’s they have a kids fun run to kick off race morning and at the first 5 dollar 5k we just watched but this time Edith wanted to run. We woke up bright and early, got out the door 15 […]