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Schweaty Sunday #8

We’re back at another Sunday, and not just any Sunday. Today is my last day off before I go back to work tomorrow. While I’m excited to get back to work, I’m also wishing I had a few extra weeks off. I sure am enjoying the time home. I’ve been spending quality time with TJ and the kids and getting in some great workouts. Speaking of, here’s this week’s workouts.

Sunday

PiYo:Core. It was definitely a little tougher than I thought but a pretty good way to spend a Sunday.

Monday

I officially began half marathon training with a 3 mile run. I finished the day’s workout with some PiYo: Upper Define.

Tuesday

It was new workout day!! PiYo: Buns…wow, what can I say! That workout kick some serious booty, but there was something about it I really liked and am looking forward to doing again.

Wednesday

It another 3 miler today that wasn’t bad at all. I maintained my pace, which isn’t back to where I was before taking my little running hiatus but it was still a good run, and fir the first time, I had negative splits. Wahoo!!! I came home to do another round of PiYo: Core for the week to round out my day.

Thursday

It took it easy today. Knowing the weekend was going to be full of tougher and longer workouts, after some PiYo: Lower Define, I called my workout for the day done.


Friday


Today was a rest day from PiYo, but I had another 3 miles on the schedule for my half training. I actually didn’t want to go. For whatever reason, I just wasn’t feeling it, but I went anyway, and I’m glad I did. It went really well and I felt fantastic. It left me with a good feeling for Saturday’s long run.

Saturday

Phew! My first long run of half training; a good 5 miler. My target pace was 11:19-11:40. I didn’t hit but I pushed myself and I was faster than any of the other runs I had this week, so I was quite happy with it. Once I got home, I still had PiYo to do. Sweat was up today, and boy did I sweat. LOL!! My legs were on fire after the workout. Between a 5 mile run and Sweat, I had some shaky legs when I was done. LOL!


How was your week of workouts? Did you try anything new? How about start training for a fall race?

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Schweaty Sunday #7

And we’ve come to another Sunday, which can only mean one thing, another edition of Schweaty Sunday, where I review my workouts for the week. Go on, take a peak.

Sunday

Today was my last day of 21 Day Fix. It was nice doing Yoga Fix for the last time and seeing the improvements I have made since doing Round 1 in March.

Monday

Today stared PiYo! YAY!! I’ve only talked about it for what feels like forever and now our PiYo challenge group has begun. Today’s workout, Align, didn’t really feel like one but that’s because it’s a 45 minute video where Chalene Johnson covers the basic moves and encourages you to try them so you can get a feel for the program before. I learned a lot. It also made me realize I have a lot more to learn and there is definite work to do but I’m ok with that.

Tuesday

I fell instantly in love with today’s workout. It was Lower Define and if you’ve read my blog long enough, you know lower body workouts are my favorite anyway, but the stretching felt amazing. This is going to be an amazing way to end run days.

Wednesday

Lower body workouts may be my favorite and upper body workouts are definitely not on my fun list, except for Upper Define. While this workout was harder for me, I could see the potential I had and can see how beneficial this will be. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but bring on Upper Define. 

Thursday

Today’s workout started with PiYo:Sweat. It’s more of a tradional PiYo class so is more fast paced and again I was a fan. I won’t lie and say I fell out of sync with them from time to time, but I burned some calories and had fun! Today was also the day TJ and I took a trip to Hunting Island, to the place where we got married, to celebrate our anniversary. While out at the beach, I took some time to get an ocean swim in while TJ hung out with Jordyn.


Friday


Today was a rest day and it was much needed. After a busy day Thursday, and not really having a real rest day in a while, I soaked that sucker up. 

Saturday

Today it was back to Lower Define, what is my favorite as of right now. I can already feel myself improving and that puts this girl in a fantastic mood to start her weekend.

How was your week? Did you get some good workouts in? Did you do any celebrating or do anything exciting?

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Schweaty Sunday #6

Happy Sunday! How was everyone’s holiday weekend? Mine is going well, but I am SO excited for this week. Not only is today my last day of 21 Day Fix, I start PiYo tomorrow and I start the 3 Day Refresh tomorrow (be on the lookout for a post about it in the morning) but TJ and I will be celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary! 

But onto this week’s workouts, shall we? 



Sunday

Oh Yoga Fix, how I needed you! It was a much needed active recovery day after a busy weekend with family in town.

Monday

And we’ve reached the final week of 21 Day Fix, which can only mean one thing: PiYo starts next week! I love 21 Day Fix but am SO excited about starting a new program that will help me with my half marathon training that begins in just 2 weeks!

Tuesday

One of the things I love about repeating workouts in workout programs like 21 Day Fix is that I can measure my improvement. Sometimes it’s the number of calories I burn, but today it was a particular move. I’m still horrible at push-ups and need to work on them, but today I noticed I did more “real” than I ever have before having to move to my knees. Progress!!!

Wednesday

Today’s workout was probably my favorite workout to date. Not because it was Lower Fix (and leg day is my favorite) but because Jordyn joined in for more than normal. I even snuck a little time away from the warm-up to catch a few pictures.

Thursday

Today’s Pilates Fix workout was another workout where I could really see the progress I have made. My form is better than it has been and I felt great! And after pilates, we headed to the pool for a little family swim. It wasn’t anything crazy and there was a lot of just chilling out in the pool playing with Jordyn but I made sure to take some occassional breaks to swim while TJ played with her.

Friday

I had every intention on doing Shaun T’s Live 4th of July workout but right before it came on, my internet went out. It did come back but was spotty for a while so I gave up. However, I was glad I had already gotten some Cardio Fix beforehand so a workout was complete. The rest of my day focused on some one-on-one time with Jordyn since Dylan is still visiting his grandparents and TJ was working.

Saturday

My last Dirty 30 workout. This is my favorite workout in the 21 Day Fix program. It doesn’t burn as many calories for me as others, like yesterday’s Cardio Fix but there’s something about the I love. TJ pretty much gave up on the program yesterday. He was SO close to finishing but his knees were really bothering him from a run he went on a few days ago, so he skipped out on it. This morning, I didn’t even ask him but I knew he was ready to be done with it, so I just did it on my own. That meant I got in a much earlier workout than I normally do, which I like. I love finishing my day’s workout by 8 or 9 am. It gets me pumped for the day.

How were your workouts for the week? Does how you eat affect your workouts? Do you workout with a partner and how do you like it? Talk about it in the comments below.

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Schweaty Sunday #5

Happy Sunday! How is everyone today? I hope you’re enjoying your weekend. Summer kicked off with a bang yesterday. It was hot, hot, hot outside. We’re talking high 90’s with heat indices above 104. It was great day to practice some of those tips I shared Friday. But on to the real reason you’re here.

Sunday

Today was a rest day. I worked a baseball tournament, which can always wear you out and then one of my best friends stopped to visit on his way to Jacksonville. 

Monday

This morning kicked off another round of 21 Day Fix. What’s going to make this round so much better? I have TJ right there next to me doing it as well. I’ve been wanting us to workout together for a while, but it seems like the time is never right. What I realized was we just weren’t making the time to do it together. So, I asked him if he’d do it with me this time. Since his work schedule varies, I decided I would adjust my workout times to match when it was convenient for him. It’s a little odd not working out first thing in the morning but I loved working out with him so I’m happy to move it around. And you know what else? Even the kids joined in for parts of the workout in their own kid version, so it ended up being a family affair. I loved it!

Tuesday

Today was Day 2 of 21 Day Fix, which was Upper Fix. Upper body workouts are not my favorite but that’s probably because I need it the most. Working out with TJ is great. He makes me work harder. Even without his crazy antics and encouragement, I work harder with just him being there. And once again, the kids joined in for part of it to try and workout. I really should get pictures but when you’re all working out there’s no one left to hold the camera.

But seriously, it was a great workout that I’m sure will leave my arms really sore in the morning.

Wednesday

Day 3 of 21 Day Fix: Lower Fix. TJ totally cheated. Lower body workouts are not his favorite so he tends to neglect them a bit more often, so after the last two days of workouts, he was really sore. He took several breaks and just wasn’t as enthusiastic about woday’s workout.

AS for me, I don’t know if I just wasn’t as sore as him or just toughed it out knowing what’s next having down the program before. I am, however, pretty sore and taking Jordyn’s old clothes and baby items to the consignment shop was not easy. 

Thursday

Oh Pilates Fix. You gave me lots of laughter. After TJ “cheated” yesterday, I was expecting TJ to go full force. He complained a bit in the beginning, but once the abs portion started, he kicked it into high gear talking about how he could do this all day. I, on the hand, apparently need some serious core work, because I was struggling just a bit. Not a ton but enough for TJ to give me a hard time telling me I was doing it wrong and not to do any modifications. Then….we hit the booty part and our roles reversed. He kept trying to quit saying it hurt and things like, “Recovery day, my ass. This hurts!” In between bouts of laughter, it was my turn to give him a hard time telling him he was doing it wrong. When it was over, I asked how he liked it. His response? “It’s clear I have never worked out those muscles in my life.” HAHA! Gotta love him.

Friday

Today was Cardio Fix. This workout happened later than our normal workouts. We did it this evening instead of in the morning. We had a few errands and grabbed lunch while we were out. It was not healthy but it was so good. TJ seemed to feel pretty good during the workout. I, however, did not. I struggled through the whole thing. I was just not feeling it and while I love the calorie burn, I was glad for it to be over. It just goes to show that what you eat does affect your workouts. A nice reminder that healthy eating wins every time. 

Saturday

Dirty 30 was up this morning. I was also on my own. TJ works until 4am Friday and Saturday nights (or should I say Saturday and Sunday mornings?). Not typically a big deal but since he was working his other job at 10 am this morning, the best thing for him was sleep. Back to my workout, I definitely didn’t struggle as much today thanks to a healthy breakfast. Dirty 30 is my favorite but it wasn’t as fun this morning without my partner in crime. I’ve lived the good life all week working out with him and I don’t want to give that up. There’s always tomorrow.

How were your workouts for the week? Does how you eat affect your workouts? Do you workout with a partner and how do you like it? Talk about it in the comments below.

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Schweaty Sunday #2

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Welcome back to Round #2 of Schweaty Sunday! I hope you enjoyed the first round. Let’s dive right it in to this week!


Sunday

Starting the day with church and finishing it relazing and hanging out with my three favorite people. Couldn’t have asked for anything better

Monday

This run started off rough, and stayed rough. It was my worst run, by far, and my bad luck streak run continues. I know this happens from time to time and it will pass, but when that next run starts and you realize it will be another bad run, it leaves you feeling deflated. I’m ready for the bad streak to be over. On a more positive note, once I got home I got in a short but effective leg workout that gave left me feeling better.

Tuesday

Nothing fancy. Just a simple rest day that allowed me to get a ton done around the house.

Wednesday

My first speed work workout! I really enjoyed it but I think I ran too fast on the fast intervals. I found myself struggling to finish each interval and having to walk during the slow intervals to recover. I really need to learn about pacing myself better.

Thursday

I am 100% calling this an active rest day. I spent ALL DAY at the high school helping a friend (a different one) set up her classroom. I was up and down on more ladders student desks haning posters, then walking around the school making copies and putting papers together. It was no joke movement all day long.

Friday

I slept poorly Thursday night and was anxious all day waiting on some news (that didn’t go my way but  nothing to stress too much about) and just relaxed for the day. It was much needed for my mental health.

Saturday

Another night of poor sleep gave me zero motivation for a run today but I knew I needed to get something in. I chose this upper arm workout and did 3 rounds of it. I had every intention of getting in some yoga but an unexpected call for help was received and I couldn’t say no, which I’ll fill you in on tomorrow.

That about wraps up another Schweaty Sunday. Here’s to a more active workout week this week and a little less active everything else. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!


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Schweaty Sunday #1

Thursday, I shared a new series with that I was starting about my monthly goals (link to August goals post). And today I have another one called Schweaty Sunday, where I’ll share a recap of my workouts from the week. There isn’t much more to it than that, so let’s get started shall we?

First, I want to start off by saying, this is the most pitiful looking start to a Schweaty Sunday series if I ever saw one. Some of these days, life just got in the way this week, and others, well not so much.


Sunday

My long runs used to Sunday, but after last Sunday, I realized that trying to fit my run in before church was kind of stressing me out, so I decided I need to move things around a bit. Trying to adjust that schedule was going to be difficult but I knew it needed to be done. I know what you’re thinking, “Couldn’t you just get your run in after church?” Technically, I could but it’s so hot outside and I really don’t like it. For some it’s just an excuse and that’s ok but for me I absolutely miserable. In any case, to feel less stressed and just enjoy my Sunday, I have decided to move my long runs to Saturday, at least until it cools off and I cna have the option of going after church, which will be a while, but who knows, maybe I’ll end up preferring Saturday long runs and keeping them. I do have to say, I definitely felt more at peace on Sunday. Now if I can just have house cleaning and laundry done before Sunday, I can really have a relaxing Sunday

Monday

I had all intentions of getting up early and going for a run. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. I did have plan though to meet my friend, Beth, at the high school where she teaches to help do some classroom setup. We live in a pretty big neighborhood, and my son’s elementary school and the high school where Beth works are both located inside my neighborhood. Since I didn’t get that morning run in and the high school is close, I decided to walk to the school. It was a short 1.45 mile walk but it was better than nothing (at least that’s what I’m telling myself anyway). And once at the school, we did plenty of walking around and climbing on ladders student desks to put up posters.

Tuesday

Beth and I spent another day setting up classrooms (yup, more than one). Her husband is also a teacher, but a different school and he asked her to help set up his room, so I went along to help her out. The school her husband is at has a lot more resources for the teachers to use than the school Beth works at, with every located in one convenient place, so setup was quick and easy. With lots of time left, we headed back to her school and classroom and finished her room. There was a ton more climbing around and walking but we got it finished. I got home and was exhausted. Who knew setting up classrooms was so much work.

Wednesday

I just took today as a rest day. After a busy two days at the high schools, I just wanted a day to relax and that’s what I did, and enjoyed it.

Thursday

This was an unintentional rest day. Wednesday night, Beth’s husband was in a head on collision and as soon as she called me, I was on my way to the hospital. Before arriving, she had kept me updated, so I knew he wasn’t badly injured but you never think twice about sitting in a hospital waiting room until 1 am when one of your best friend’s husbands has been in a car accident. Thankfully, he was able to go home that night with some major bumps and bruises only, which is incredible after seeing the damage to his truck. Needless to say, after not getting to sleep until 2:30 am, no working out was happening that day.

Friday

I woke up with some back pain. My guess is I slept on it wrong, which happens once in a while, but this morning it was really hurting. I thought about skipping my run, and maybe I should have, but since the rest of my week was pretty void of workouts I had to get something in. 3 miles + strides was on the schedule today. I made it to mile 2 and my back was really hurting, so I called it quits and walked home, which was thankfully pretty close. I’m disappointed I didn’t finish but I am glad I at least tried. To be honest, I went a little farther than I thought I would make it.

Saturday

So it was supposed to be my first Saturday run but life happened…. 🙁 Going for a 5 mile run wasn’t going to happen today but I did want to get something. Well that something turned into a much smaller run than I had hoped. I was hoping for 3 miles, but after immediately beginning my run my calf was on fire. I got one mile in before I realized it wasn’t going on and had to stop. Bummed? You bet but I didn’t want to risk hurting anything so I’m hoping that today will be a good run day.

And there you have it! My first Schweaty Sunday post. Check back next week where I hope that it looks a lot more active than this week!

What kind of workouts did you get in last week?