Posted in Fitness Journey

Check In – Week Three & Four

Hello Hello Dearies!

It is reflection time on week three and four (I will be doing reflections every two weeks). What went well? What didn’t? Motivation tactics and routines. To say the least, there was a lot of trial and error.

Goal #1. This was accomplished at the end of week four. Still died but I did it haha. I have no intention of increasing the distance goal until I can still breath when I hit the two mile mark. I recieve numerous looks like people are expecting me to pass out which I think is ridiculous because there is noooo way I breathe that hard. Anyways, two miles is still the goal along with not dying.

Goal #2. At first I tried creating my own routine but that failed pretty quick because I honestly have no idea what weight lifting routines help what body parts. So, after that realization, I paid attention to what other people were doing. Again, not the greatest idea. I do not recommend it because they have probably been lifting longer than I have been working out and don’t let the ‘I can modify it’ thought fool you either. Finally, after looking like a fool for about three days, I asked the trainer at the gym for some tips. Highly intimidating but I will not complain on watching him demonstrate the exercise 😁. But all that aside, I now have a weight lifting routine I actually love. I never thought I’d say those words!!

Goal #3. (Fist pump) CRUSHED IT! Seven pounds! How? No idea. I still stuffed my face full of food because some things will never change but with the addition of a weight routine, that may have something to do with it. Honestly, I wish I could tell you.

Goal #4. Ummmmm, nobody’s perfect 😅. Week three, I only went to the gym twice and Week Four was just as bad. So for both weeks, a I was able to get to the gym a mindblown number of six times. So, it’s a work in progress.

Alright, so for the next two weeks. Here’s what I am aiming to accomplish.

  • Not die after running two miles
  • Get to the gym at least ten times
  • Lose five pounds
  • Try a new activity (non-gym related)

XOXO, Kelly

Posted in Fitness Journey, October

Check In – Week Two

Good Morning my dearies!!

First off, I can’t believe it is almost November! Where has this year gone?! I started this journey almost a year ago. There have been many ups and downs, setbacks, and plateaus. But looking at pictures of me a year ago, I can see the difference.

Before

After

This past week I have kicked it up into high gear for my fitness journey. Now, to clarify, high gear to me is probably amateur hour for the die hard gym rats but hey, to each his own right. I still have my gym buddy who is also a fellow Wisco Girl. This past month we have both have not been the greatest at getting to the gym or eating right. Life happens okay. Sometimes you just need to sit and binge watch shows on Hulu or Netflix with a ton of tacos and possibly ice cream :).

So, goal time. What are my goals for this coming week?

  • Run 2 miles
  • Develop a weight routine
  • Lose 2 lbs
  • Get to the gym at least 4 times a week

I also have discovered an app called Tasty. Best thing ever! It has so many recipes and a large variety of each kind. All of my saved recipes vary from Japanese, Caribbean, Greek, and American. There are also diet filters, such as healthy, vegan, vegetarian, and best one yet, kid-friendly. It is also paired with Wal-Mart grocery pick up so its super easy to get all the ingredients in your cart without having to wander the store searching.

So hopefully with this app and my new goals, I can see some more progress towards my end goal!

XOXO, Kelly

Posted in Fitness Journey, September

Fitness Restart: Week One

Hello my dearies,

…Okay. Uh so I missed last week 😅. No point in saying I just forgot to post about it when the truth is I didn’t even go. There are many excuses I could give such as my last two semesters of college are beginning and I have been distracted by that or that my daughter is starting kindergarten after Labor Day or even that I am trying to transition to a different job. BUT, I am only hurting myself because they are just excuses. There are people who are going through hell but still commit to things if they really want change. So with that in mind, I really put my mind to getting out of bed when my alarm goes off and get to the gym. Change will not happen unless I make it. There is one day of workouts that I missed but it is still a step in the right direction.

This week was more focused on cardio. There were two days that had ab and booty workouts but it was not my main focus. The big reason: my running form is not the greatest. In high school, I was on the track team and before we even started tracking times or practicing relays, the coaches made sure we all had the proper running form. And on Monday, as soon as I got off the treadmill, I knew my form needed work. Basically, back to the building blocks.

Alright, so, this coming week, what are my plans? Well, as I sit here typing, I keep looking at my legs and think ‘I need to start toning’. I shall take that as a sign and map out a routine for toning up my lower body as well as continue with cardio. Time to git er’ done! 🏋️‍♀️👍

XOXO, Kelly