Week in Review #5 2020

Hello friends. Can I say this is a huge accomplishment that I’ve made it to a week in review #5? I’ve been trying to ease my way back into the blogging game, and I thought this was the best way to handle it all. It seems to be working. I hope y’all had a great week. The last week presented nothing special about the week. The big thing on my mind has been dealing with owning a business during these COVID times. It’s been challenging and scary at times, but all I can do is go one day at a time. I know things will get better, and I have to keep a positive attitude about it all. I can do hard things, and this is just one more challenging thing to work through.

My sleeping patterns have been off and on. For the most part, I feel like sleep has improved, but it hasn’t been very consistent. Overall, I do feel rested and inspired to make good content and to live a healthy life.

Food this week:

Week in review #5 2020

Let’s say I grew a bit tired of the HelloFresh meals this week. I did the unthinkable and didn’t even make my third meal. I need easy meals, and I made the mistake of ordering another risotto dish. I didn’t enjoy it, and those meals take too long to complete. I did enjoy my turkey flautas, but I didn’t feel like it was enough food for dinner, mostly since there was no vegetable of some sort. The turkey flautas were suitable for a lunch meal, which I paired with a salad.  

For the rest of the week, I ate turkey burgers with a side salad or ate Lean Cuisine meals. I have decided to put my Hello Fresh box on hold for this week partly because it’s Thanksgiving, and I wasn’t satisfied with my meals last week. 

My workouts this week:

Week in review #5 2020
Some weeks I spend more time running, and other weeks, I spend more time spinning. This past week I did more running, and I enjoyed it. I’ve worked on less walking and more running. I see some improvements, and I’m happy with the direction I took this past week. I quickly learned I need new running shoes; mine are definitely past their shelf life of 300 miles. I know there have been many miles on those shoes. 

Monday: 45 minute Pop ride on Peleton with a 10 minute cool down. I did this ride with Cody Rigsby, who always makes a workout fun. I try to get a 45-minute ride done when I’m alone so I can’t be interrupted. The ride was fun and a great way to start the week.

Tuesday:  3.11-mile run. I was tired on this day, and I did not want to work out. I pushed through and went later in the day after taking a nap and felt better. I set a timer for 30-minutes to rest and told myself I needed to run. This workout was the start of reducing my walking intervals. My pace for this run was 13:43/mile.

Wednesday: 45-minute bike boot camp. Jess Sims always serves up a good workout. This boot camp was one of the most challenging workouts I’ve ever done. I felt relieved to be done but accomplished at the same time. A bike boot camp is a mix of HIIT cardio on the bike and strength work on the floor. This workout was brutal but worth it.

Thursday: Rest day

Friday: 3.11-mile run. This run, I pushed my running. It was the same distance as my previous run, but I pushed my running intervals to build my endurance. It was not an easy run for me, but challenging workouts make us stronger in the long run…along with rest. My overall pace for this run was 13:02/mile.

Saturday: 4.11-mile run. For the first time in a long time, I was able to get up early to run by myself. This run was some easy miles, turned out to be very enjoyable. I want to start building my mileage up again and gain some speed. This is where I start on that running journey. My overall pace for this run was 13:26/mile.

Sunday: REST

Personal goals for the week:

Week in review #5 2020

I am trying to improve my daily outfits. I feel like I’ve been here before, and I never followed through. I have lots of clothes in my closet, and I love to accessorize. I don’t do it. I’m trying to put in an effort in my daily outfit choices instead of going with the “comfortable” option. Three out of the five days, I put together outfits I enjoyed. When I got rushed for time, I did fall back into the trap.  

Like with my healthy habits, I need to take the time to work on this and get more organized by picking out my clothes the night before or at the start of the week. Is that kind of like meal-prepping for the week? Picking out my outfits for the week on Sunday could save time during the week.

Videos this week:

That’s all for this week. I didn’t have any favorites to share with you or any special TV/books/clothes related things to share. This week was simple and done.

What was the best thing about your week last week?

Week in Review #4 2020

Week in Review #4 2020

Hello, friends. I feel like I just did this post, probably because I was late putting the last week in review up. It’s been a week. I’ve tried to stay off of social media due to the nastiness of what went on. It’s been nice to have a bit of a break. My Tot had some sinus issues this week, which made her a bit whiny. That’s mom’s life, though. She’s feeling better, but it’s made me work that much harder.   The blog suffered a bit, but I did get my gift guide for runners.  I worked hard on this…

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Week in Review #3 2020

Week in Review #3 2020

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Week in review #2 2020

Week in review #2 2020

Hello, friends. This week turned out to be a good week. We came back from a very long road trip on Monday, so we spent that day driving through all the southern states. The week was a bit more hectic because the week started a day late for me, so laundry, grocery shopping, and catching up on things took the week’s forefront. I had the LONGEST to-do list on Tuesday, but I managed to get everything done. But I did a post on the blog three times and got my videos up. I had big goals for this year, and…

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App review: The Peleton Digital app

App review: The Peleton Digital app

Peleton is a huge success and came onto the scene with that insane bike that people are raving over.  I’m sad to say that I don’t have one, but I want one.  I can probably justify getting one now that I’ve lost one of my cycle classes. I do have a cycle back in my living room so I did make the decision to try the app.  I’ll be real with you, I tried the app a while ago and it was $12.95/month.  I thought it was insanely expensive to pay that much for the app.  At the time, it…

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Preparing for Christmas

Preparing for Christmas

I missed blogging yesterday because I was just too tired. From Tiny Tot’s birthday and now planning for Christmas, I kind of screwed the pooch on the blogging thing. I did have a very productive day yesterday which has eased up on my Sunday a bit. Normally I would tell you about the meal prep I would be doing this week, but that’s isn’t going to happen today. I can’t fit any more food in my fridge. My fridge is packed to the brim with things for Christmas dinner and some essentials we need to last until then. It’s been…

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Walk (or run) a mile a day

Walk (or run) a mile a day

Walk (or run) a mile a day with me.  I’ve been pushing my Together We Move Group really hard but I think the internet has been hiding my messages.  Streaking was not really my thing but this year I decided to give it a try.  I really needed to get back into running and a streak was exactly something I needed to give me a push. I’ve started a group and we’ve been on a streak since October 1.  But now is the perfect time for you join in the group and walk or run a mile a day.  I…

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Group fitness etiquette

Group fitness etiquette

I don’t really talk about a bunch on the blog, but I am a group fitness instructor.  I am a HUGE advocate for group fitness for many reasons. There has been a surge in group fitness over the years with Crossfit, barre, spin, yoga and many other choices. If you’ve never been to a group fitness class, here are some tips before you go. Show up to class on time. I know it’s hard sometimes and there are times when you’re just running late.  Just because you’re running late doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to get your workout on.  Access…

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Focus is real

Focus is real

To put this into words is hard because I have been extremely focused lately.  I’m the person you come to for motivation and inspiration to tackle your dreams and lately I’ve just been focused on chasing my own stuff.  It’s been hard for me to put it into words to post here on the blog. I’m still here.  If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve still been around. The goals I’ve set for myself aren’t visual goals.  That’s why I haven’t had much to post on Instagram (besides in my stories).  The goals I set are kind of…

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Tips for new runners

Tips for new runners

It’s about time for me to get back on my blogging game and provide some useful information. Right now I’m about to start my marathon training for Chicago so running is on my mind. Plus, I feel like I’m starting all over again so this is the time for me to share tips for new runners since I feel like a new runner…again. 1. Build your base. It’s easy to get super jazzed about running. It’s easy to get caught up in comparing yourself to others. You have to put all of those things aside and just build your base…

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Forgotten Five Things Friday: Halo Top, LilleBaby and …

Forgotten Five Things Friday: Halo Top, LilleBaby and Kinedu

Happy Earth Day!  I wanted to get out and run this morning because I haven’t run in two weeks due to concentrating on returning to work at the gym.  I’m ready to get back outside and I thought Earth Day would be the best time to do it.  Well, life had other plans and I didn’t make my run.  It was just too warm for me to get out there.  I’ll try later because I’m not going to waste the day. I missed my Five Things Friday so I’m going to give them to you on Saturday today.  Normally, I…

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