Five Things Friday #1

I know it’s not the first Five Things Friday I’ve done but I’m starting over to keep them a bit more organized.  I never know what to call them anyway so a number system will be best. It’s been a long week and I’m pretty sure I’m long overdue for a rest day. It will come.

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My new project is Mom Works It Out. So I started a new blog about being a mom and every other part of lifestyle besides the health and fitness stuff. I fully understand that you are here because you heard our weight loss story. I don’t want to fill this blog with things that you may not be interested in. I want to give you the option to read about it, instead of just shoving it down your throat. If you want to check out my new blog and social media accounts, please do. I’ll be talking about more things than just eating, motivation and working out. It will be a complete life forum for me. Like, how Baby G is tugging on my arm as I’m trying to smash out a blog post really quick.

Blog: www.momworksitout.com
Twitter: @MomWorksItOut
Instagram: @MomWorksItOut
Facebook: www.facebook.com/momworksitout
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I’ve been working on my strength training. It’s amazing how much muscle mass I lost during pregnancy so it’s been my goal to get it back. I’ve been getting my butt up every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the past 6 weeks to go to Group Power. It’s paying off. Within two weeks I noticed a big difference and now I’m just trying to stay with the program. It’s really been helping with my running too. Small changes mean big steps forward! (FYI:  I just realized how dirty my mirror is in the bathroom.  Don’t judge me for that.)

Anyways, I think we all underestimate how important strength training is in our workout schedules.  It’s kind of always been an afterthought for me which is why I’ve been making it a priority lately.  Most days I’m only guaranteed one workout so sometimes Group Power is all I get.  It’s probably the most important workout I have all week.  There’s nothing sexy about it.  The calorie burn isn’t the same as doing high impact cardio but it’s a necessary part of my wellness plan.

Untitled The jogging stroller had a blow out the other day. We were a bit stranded on the street and a neighbor tried to help. I had to get to tube replaced and Graco ended up sending a new front wheel. Basically, I’m going to need to get a new air pump because the front wheel is so small. It’s hard to get a pump head to got in there.

I was super upset when I couldn’t put air in the tire because I like to go for walks in the afternoon if I’m not running. Most evenings I have Baby G by myself and it’s not like I can leave her at home. I was worried this was going to sideline me until we got a replacement part so I was eager to get this fixed.


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I got a new water bottle for travel which has now become my new favorite thing. I purchased a 18oz Hydroflask and I’m in love. I’ve been using a Yeti cup forever but it’s hard to travel with. This Hydroflask can fit in the stroller/diaper bag and everywhere I need it to go. I’ve been using it with my workouts, too.

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The sandwich craving was strong this week. I thought about going to the grocery store to just buy stuff to make sandwiches but I settled on Jason’s Deli roast beef. It’s such a simple thing but it’s so good! It was probably the best sandwich I’ve ever had in my life…or maybe I was just hungry! Whichever it was, I ate it two days in a row.

Here are some things I’ve been digging this week.  What’s been on your radar this week?

Setting my goals for 2017

Setting my goals for 2017

I’ve always said the best way to achieve your goals is to write those goals down and revisit them from time to time.  This will be my place to share my goals with you and you will hopefully keep me accountable to some point.  Things in my life are different now and it’s weird how quickly things can change.  In the past, I would have been talking about collecting states on my marathon quest or that new distance I was hoping to tackle. I feel like I’m in a place of starting over and I don’t mind it at all.… View Post

Five Things Friday: the blog blocked edition.

Five Things Friday: the blog blocked edition.

Welcome to this week’s Five Things Friday. I don’t know if I just have too much stuff going on right now (aka stress) or what but I can’t seem to focus on writing a blog post right now. I’ve sat down three times today to write a post and it’s just not coming. I’m blocked. I never want the blog a source of stress in my life. For today I’m going to let the blog post go. I always want to create content that you can gain something from but today it’s not happening. Instead you’re going to learn about… View Post

My dog took me for a run

My dog took me for a run

This week has been all about getting back into a routine. All the running has kind of messed up my schedule because I’ve had to recover and do it all over again. Guess what y’all? I’m on a two weekend break from running. That means I’m able to get my strength training in. Too bad it’s totally making me hate push ups. Willie told me that you should change your workout up every 2 months or something like that so your body doesn’t get use to it. I really wasn’t feeling it this morning, but I went. That means I… View Post

It’s Christmas week which means things get …

It’s Christmas week which means things get busy

It’s been really busy during this holiday season.  I feel like we’re in a constant moving state.  Last night, Willie said he missed meal prepping!  Isn’t that kind of funny?  He told me so I immediately wanted to spend some time meal prepping when we got home. I made some ground chicken chili in the crockpot last night. I totally forgot about it until I woke up this morning to go to gym. Those crockpots are amazing things. I think everyone should have one. I think I’m going to start making more stuff in the crock pot so that I… View Post