Fitness Friday: 1/24/13

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I totally forgot about today being Fitness Friday until I saw some other bloggers posting! So here’s a quick update of my week.

Diet: ย (BTW, when I say “diet,” I’m using the original definition. It’s what I eat on a regular basis, my lifestyle. I’m not following any strict, crazy food regime.)

Overall, I stayed within my calorie limit, and ate mostly healthy foods. I went to see a movie on Tuesday with a friend sans children. I decided that obviously Tuesday would be my “cheat” day, so I could partake in theater popcorn, mmmmmmmmm. Then the next day, I had trouble reigning things in. I do feel that’s a problem for me. If I eat a ton of food one day, the next day I’m really hungry if I don’t do the same.

So next week, my diet goal would be to have better self control. I also didn’t feel that I had enough veggies this week. In addition, I probably need to eat more protein, as I’m trying to build muscle.


I’m still holding around 152 lbs., which is fine. The weight on the scale could go up or down, as I build muscle. I didn’t take my measurements. I’ll do that once a month. My goal is still to build more muscle.


It was tough getting good workouts in this week and runs, because it’s been so cold. We actually had snow this week for the first time all winter. I think last winter we had maybe 1/2″ one day that melted immediately? It snowed here Tuesday through Wednesday, and it’s still on the ground, along with ice. So running outside hasn’t been an option. I don’t have shoes for that. Also, I think Baby J would need a face mask, because of the wind.

Monday– What’s crazy is the day before the snow- it was in the 60s! That day I did a total of 7.2 miles outside. I jogged/ran about 5 or 6 miles of that, and walked the rest.

Tuesday– Once I decided to go to a movie, I’d decided to forego my workout, since it was now my “cheat day.” NO WORKOUT

Wednesday–ย I’d planned to go a nearby naval station gym. They have a family workout room, where your kids can play behind a gated area, while you use machines and weights nearby. Well, they were closed all day because of 2″ of snow. -_- Seriously. I drove up there and everything. NO WORKOUT

Thursday– I finally made it to the base gym. Did a little over two miles on the treadmill and another two on an exercise bike. I’d planned to run a lot further, but man…running indoors is tough! Very boring.

Friday– Met a friend at her gym this morning. We did a variety of calisthenics and weight training exercises for about an hour, and then did some cardio for 20 minutes. That was my YMCA freebie, so I probably won’t be working out there again, but my friend showed me some exercises I can do at home and at the base gym.

So to recap- I exercised Monday, Thursday, and Friday. I have yet to meet my 4-day workout goal, but I’m planning on heading up to the base gym tomorrow morning. I’ll be sore after today, but I need to at least walk on the treadmill or do 30 minutes on the elliptical.

Next week, the weather is going to be cool still, but a little less cold (30s instead of 20s). Monday is supposed to be in the 50s, so I’m going to take advantage of that. Monday I need to do a long run outside. The half marathon is coming up soon. My other fitness goals for next week would be to do more strength training than I did this week (do at least 2 days).

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So I did okay. Not awesome, but okay. How about you?

Did you meet your goals this week? What are your goals for next week?

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  1. I don’t “diet” either. I eat certain foods and don’t eat certain foods… and leave it at that. And WOW, that gym was closed for such a small amount of snow?!? That’s crazy!! Even though you didn’t do as much as you wanted, you still did great. Especially the day you ran 7 mi! That’s awesome! And you have some great goals for next week.

    Thanks for linking up again, I like following your progress ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Annie, thanks! We did sets of push-ups, the windmill (the one where you lie on your back), and the reach & pass with a stability ball. Also did some sets on a tricep machine and then used free weights for biceps and more tricep exercises. Oh! And did traveling lunges with weighted discs. I think that was it. I’m very weak still, so I really can’t do a lot yet!

      1. It wasn’t the best week for me. Was out of town for the first half of the week, drove to the gym on the first day that we were back, aaaaaand I was the only one there. Didn’t occur to me at all that they would close the gym for a little bit of snow and ice. Friday ended up being my only legit workout of the week.

  2. At least you got a nice long workout in outside before the snow came! We don’t have any snow right now but it’s been pretty cold. I usually run on the treadmill in the morning because I don’t like to run alone in the dark.

    1. I definitely wouldn’t want to run in the dark either! I hate running alone outside, and if I do, I don’t wear headphones. I’m always paranoid I won’t hear a car or someone coming up behind me.

  3. I have not my goals this week but did make a purchase to get started better for next week. I am hoping to really get things ramped up this next week. It is a challenge every day. We will keep this up together.

  4. I have a 4 day workout goal as well. Yesterday I was feeling tired so I skipped it, which is okay I was already at 3 and I will have a double workout today ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Jennifer, thanks for commenting. I skipped the treadmill and gym this morning. ๐Ÿ™ I was so incredibly sore after lifting yesterday! When my son’s up from his nap, we’ll go walk around the mall for a couple/few hours. Monday is supposed to be a nice day, so I’m going to tentatively run outside (woohoo!).

    1. Thanks, Diana! I still feel like I have a long way to go, but I try to remind myself how far I’ve come in the last year. Any progress, even if it’s slow, is a good thing! I don’t know what your fitness regime is like, or if you have one, but I lost most of my “baby weight” just by walking.

    1. Hi Daisy, you’re welcome and I’m sorry to hear that! You’re welcome to join in every Friday, and you don’t have to be a blogger. Just post in the comments how you’re doing with your goals.

    1. Hi Peachy, glad to know I’m not alone! I haven’t researched it at all, but I wonder if it’s a metabolism thing? Maybe the binge one day kicks it into high gear? It would be interesting to find out.

  5. The weather has been crazy where I live, too! Most days have been between -20F and -10F… I can’t wait for summer ๐Ÿ™‚ You had some great workouts this week!

    I’ve met my goals for this week so far, but I do have a hill workout that needs to be done this afternoon ๐Ÿ™‚ Tomorrow is the Saturday long run!

    I found your blog on the Fitness Friday Link-Up. Very nice blog!

    1. Hi, Amy, thank you! Brrrr it’s freezing where you are! I’m hoping to get a long Saturday run in tomorrow as well. I think enough snow melted today that the path I usually take should be clear enough for my jogging stroller!

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