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Friday Fitness Recap – February 8

8 Feb

Happy Friday!! It’s almost the weekend… it should be a good one. The hubby’s birthday is tomorrow so we’re going to attempt to celebrate. Though snowstorm Nemo may have other plans. We’re right on the outskirts of where it’s projected to snow, so I guess we will see.  I went grocery shopping yesterday to stock up juuust in case. 🙂

Anyhow, I want to start recording weekly recaps of my sweatin’ activities, so I thought I’d do it on Fridays so that I can reflect on how I’ve done. I don’t know if I’ll keep it up forever, but it’s something I want to start doing, at least for now. 🙂

So without further ado, the first Friday Fitness Recap (I know, totally original title right? ha).

Saturday – Rest
Sunday – 8  miles on the treadmill, easy
Monday – 3 miles on the treadmill, middle mile a speedy one
Tuesday – 3 miles on the treadmill, easy
Wednesday – kickboxing
Thursday – 3 miles on the treadmill, easy. yoga over lunch.
Friday – 30 Day Shred DVD

Total miles: 17
Total time: 7 hrs

I’m bummed I missed Zumba this week, but I’ll be back next week. I also started doing Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred this morning. I’m not planning to do it daily, but since I do want to incorporate more arm and ab work into my routine, I’m going to try to do either 30 Day Shred or my EA Active (for the Wii) Arms and Abs routine. My goal is to do one of them Tuesday and Thursday. I really enjoyed 30 Day Shred this morning though. It was challenging and my arms and abs burning, just what I need. 🙂

Have a good weekend guys!


Thursday randoms

7 Feb

Gooood morning! That is me trying to be enthusiastic that it’s only Thursday, ha!

I’m feeling good about my runs and workouts so far this week.  Though I’ve been stuck on the treadmill, I got in three 3-milers, and I do feel like I’ve been able to go a little faster than usual, so that’s a nice feeling. Having the pace shown on the treadmill screen is a nice motivator. 😉

Kickboxing yesterday was awesome. The instructor told me that I can start working on speed because my form is there, and wow that felt good! Kickboxing is totally out of my comfort zone and for a while I would even get nervous before class. But I feel like I’m really starting to get it now, and my muscle memory is getting better, so much so that I don’t even have to think about it much to do the combinations.

I did have to miss Zumba Tuesday night, but for good reason. I got to see Chris Powell talk! If you haven’t heard about him, he is the trainer on Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition. He was totally inspirational, and I’m working on getting a post together to share what he had to say.

In other random news, I made a pretty awesome smoothie this morning.

020713smoothieYes it’s half gone. I don’t pretend to be a good photographer, or have much patience. 🙂

My standby concoction is usually peanut butter + vanilla protein powder + spinach + ground flaxseed + Almond milk. But today I decided to mix it up. I was sort of craving some fruit after my run. So I took spinach + frozen pineapple + frozen strawberries + vanilla protein powder + ground flaxseed + Almond milk (I use original unsweetened). It took me a few tries to get it to blend well in the magic blender, I think because of all the  frozen stuff. But I just kept adding Almond milk and it came out deeelicious! It almost tastes tropical which is a nice since it’s 19 degrees outside.

That’s all I’ve got. Have a good Thursday!