Fitness Friday (& July Recap/August Goals)

It seems like lately, all I have time to write for is Weigh in Wednesday and Fitness Friday. I think that's possibly because the time I usually use to blog (evenings) I've been using for my fitness time. I've tried to do some blogging from my phone, but it's really distracting. I have a terrible plan  new idea to get out my iPad which I don't usually use because our WiFi sucks bad, and use it to blog on. We shall see how that goes.

Moving on to Fitness Friday with ALG, Uninterrupted!

This week I got in two 5K runs. I was a little slower on my second one because the boards on the boardwalk were wet, and very slippery in places. I moved up in my C25K program who am I kidding, I modify my C25K so much now, it's hardly the real program. Also, I have no plans to ever run 20 minutes without stopping to walk a bit. Maybe that's for some people, but I can't really see it being for me. After talking to some really experienced runners, I've decided to probably do what they do and stop every 10 minutes or so for a minute or so to walk. So, I should say that I have moved up to running 5 and 6 minute intervals, with 3 minute walks in between. I was doing 3 and 5 minute intervals with 2 minute walks, but I decided to challenge myself one day to run for the 5 minutes and the 2 minute walk time, and I did it no problem. I'm going to keep running the 5 and 6 minutes for a bit, then probably bump myself up to 5 and 8 minutes. I wish there was a way to customize my app instead of going in every time and modifying it to what I want to do. Oh well.

I've done a few PiYo workouts this week too. I want to say it's going well with PiYo, but my left wrist kills half the time I'm doing it. I hope that it's getting stronger!! It's frustrating to be in pain while trying to work out.

I wanted to look back at my goals for July today as well.

1. Drink at least 90 oz of water a day. Not Quite. 

I drank 90 oz about 95% of the time, but I know there were a couple of days where I didn't quite make it. I can get 80-85 oz without too much trouble. I'm working on it!

2. Move at least 30 minutes a day.  Nailed it!! 

I can't even believe it, but I did it. I did a variety of things, such as walking, running, PiYo, and even hitting balls at the driving range! I'm super proud of myself! I'm actually continuing this one because we're doing a challenge at work for the month of August. I'm gonna win too!

3. Log at least 10 000 steps per day on my FitBit.  Nailed it!

I know I got 10 000 steps every day in July, but you're going to have to take my word for it because on July 15th my Fitbit died and I had to recharge it. I think it was the first time that it ever went completely dead. Totally my fault, as I should have charged it the night before, but I didn't notice.

New goals for August! 

1. Drink at least 90 oz of water a day.

This time I'm going to do it!!

2. Move at least 30 mins a day, win the challenge at work! ;)

There's money on it this time! It's ON!

3. Get through our family vacation without #eatingallthefood

It's going to be hard. We're going to Moncton for the weekend. We're taking Harper to the zoo and to Magic Mountain there, which is a water park.

That's it for this month! I hope everyone has a great weekend!


  1. Awesome girl! I have been doing PiYo the past month and my wrists were really weak at the beginning too. Chalene (the trainer on my DVDs) kept talking that it isn't that our wrists are weak but that they aren't flexible to endure the length of the stretch sometimes. Mine has gotten much better! Hope yours does too! I can't wait to start running after this pregnancy! :)

    1. Thanks! I'm glad they've gotten better! I've been worried about how I'd do with the program if it's been hurting to do any of it!

  2. Love all of your challenge ideas! I took my fitbit off and forgot to put it back on this weekend. Need to really focus on being more on top of that....

    I just got PiYO and am going to start the 60 day challenge! I'm looking forward to it. Maybe try a more "cushiony" yoga mat? I'm going to buy one with extra padding, to make sure my back doesn't flair up, as hardwood is NOT fun to work out on!

    1. I'm loving the challenges too, because I'm way too competitive to actually let myself lose! Haha. I only ever take my Fitbit off to shower, swim, and if it's charging (which I usually do at night or if I'm sitting at the computer).

      I am not sure that a thicker mat would help me, as my wrists often hurt anyway. Even just flipping myself over in bed. I'm hoping to build strength/flexibility in them one day!


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