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Busy But Gettin Fit

It’s hard to make workouts happen when you are at the mercy of whatever may fly your way from day to day.  If  you are like me, every day is different.  One day you might have time to get in a 1 hour workout and then the next day you can barely brush your teeth without multi-tasking at least one other thing.

I have determined the following things:

  1. If I can get it in. I WILL. No excuses. If I am tired, I will still get it in if the time is there.
  2. If I can’t get it in, I will tell myself it’s ok. Don’t be frustrated.
  3. I will eat/diet like it matters

This is the only way I can stay sane.

7 weeks postpartum:  down 18lbs of the 21! 3 to go, then the vanity 5 🙂 Wee!


4 Weeks Postpartum

The mandatory “no exercise” has been difficult to swallow, but in all-honesty I have not really had the time to actually hit the gym. I have been able to do some upper body at home, but not very long workouts.

I must admit, I never understood moms who couldn’t leave the house because of “baby obsession”…now that I have my own I totally get it!! At the end of my workday how can I resist this face?! Once I start back at the gym, mid day workouts will have to be the plan because once I’m home I don’t think I could leave! 😀

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Couch to 5k: Week 9 FINAL WEEK!

The final week! Stay strong! If you have not already, now is the time to sign up for your first 5k road race! Look for one in your area and register! You can do it!

My favorite race schedule provider: runontexas.com

<<Go to previous week
<<Get Started – Week 1
<<Pick your week

Week Workout 1 Workout 2 Workout 3
9 Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 3 miles (or 30 minutes). Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 3 miles (or 30 minutes). The final workout! Congratulations! Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 3 miles (or 30 minutes).

I am using this C25k schedule for my injury recovery.


Couch to 5k: Week 8

Summer has certainly kicked in full speed – Be sure to drink lots of water before and after! If you have noticed your knees are feeling a little achy, start icing them for 15-20 minutes post-run.

Now is not the time to slack on your diet, be sure you continue to balance your meals and get regular good-night’s sleep – your body depends on consistency in order to operate at optimal capacity.

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<<Get Started – Week 1

Week Workout 1 Workout 2 Workout 3
8 Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.75 miles (or 28 minutes). Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.75 miles (or 28 minutes). Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.75 miles (or 28 minutes).

I am using this C25k schedule for my injury recovery.


Couch to 5k: Week 7

How is everyone doing?! This is fun, isn’t it?! =)

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<<Get Started – Week 1

Week Workout 1 Workout 2 Workout 3
7 Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.5 miles (or 25 minutes). Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.5 miles (or 25 minutes). Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.5 miles (or 25 minutes).

I am using this C25k schedule for my injury recovery.


Couch to 5k: Week 4

Hope everyone is enjoying the schedule! Keep at it! Stay consistent so that by the time the next week rolls around you won’t be dieing on the pavement from the sudden change.  Keep the motivation levels high!

<<Go to previous week
<<Go to Week One

Week Workout 1 Workout 2 Workout 3
4 Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:

* Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
* Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
* Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
* Walk 1/4 mile (or 2-1/2 minutes)
* Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
* Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
* Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)

Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:

* Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
* Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
* Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
* Walk 1/4 mile (or 2-1/2 minutes)
* Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
* Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
* Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)

Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:

* Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
* Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
* Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
* Walk 1/4 mile (or 2-1/2 minutes)
* Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
* Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
* Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)

I am using this C25k schedule for my injury recovery.


Sleep V. Life

I am trying to be purposeful with my sleep schedule, but I must admit I am failing miserably.

man yawning

image from green-alliance uk

My life does not have a perfectly routine pattern, so it is very difficult to

hit the sack at a specific time each night.  I know it is vitally important to my health, metabolism/weight loss, and fitness, but life happens. *sigh*

For now, since I can’t go to bed at the same time every night, I am decidedly waking up at an hour based on when I went to sleep.  I can’t just drop everything in my life just so that I can get good sleep for my fitness sake.  I would if fitness was my career.  But I will certainly hold to the understanding that sleep is important for my health. Be purposeful in getting good sleep.

Make time for sleep. Be purposeful! 🙂


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