The Wednesday Word — fitness survey

Gooood morning!

Holy moly…I am¬†too sore to workout – so I decided I needed to take the day off. {Live Fit Trainer has 3 days off at the end of the week, since I have been super sore, I dispersed them throughout the week this week}Since I was so sore this seemed like a nice alternative! Get those sore muscles stretched out… blood flowing into them and wake up the brain!

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So, along with my fitness goals, I really want to get back into blogging more frequently. Once a week, but more than once would be awesome! I thought a cool way to do that would be to implement something I devised {or thought I did… although I am sure I’m not that clever!}, called the “Wednesday Word”. Soo, I will post a new fitness survey, a new motivational mantra or photo that I’ve found… something to keep me {and hopefully you} going and excited about health and fitness! ūüôā #iwill #whatisbeautiful

This week I have decided to hone in fitness. I’ve seen this fitness survey floating around the ¬†web… {Over at¬†Carrots ‘N Cake, etc.} I am not a fitness guru or health nut, so my answers are pretty bleh. BUT I thought it would be interesting to see how my answers change during each phase of the Live Fit Trainer. Since I’m in Phase 1 – here is posting numero uno!

Hope y’all are having a great and productive week!

Five Fitness Things I Can’t Live Without:

  1. iPhone –¬†I¬†cannot workout without music!
  2. Nike Free 5.0s –¬†favorite shoes¬†ever
  3. H20 –¬†hydration baybee!
  4. Motivation –¬†sometimes that means pulling up Pinterest, thumbing through a fitness magazine really quick or even just turning on some of my favorite workout songs!
  5. My HUSBAND! –¬†He keeps me motivated and wanting to stay fit. I couldn’t imagine having a partner who isn’t¬†motivated¬†to stay fit and healthy! XOXO!

Most Embarrassing Song I Listen To When I Workout:

  • Britney Spears? — I will¬†always love Britney. I grew up with her and love her – she gets my heart pumping!
  • Little Mix – Wings –¬†This popped up on my Pandora and I love the beat!

Favorite Pre-Workout Snack or Meal:

Egg {usually 1} and Dave’s bread, toasted with coffee —¬† I usually workout in the AM around 5ish, so breakfast is the first thing in my belly!

On My Fitness Bucket List:

  • Complete all 3 phases of Live Fit Trainer – and stick to it!
  • Complete a 1/2 marathon
  • Complete a color run – seems fun!
  • Lose fat – gain lean muscle!

Must Have Tech Tools:

  • iPhone! –¬†cannot live without my music playlists – especially Pandora!
  • I don’t currently have but totally want…¬†Polar FT40!

Top Exercise Gear:

Seriously¬†love my Nike Free 5.0s. I had a foot injury {Morton’s neuroma – no fun!} a while back and ever since have difficulty with the way shoes fit, and flare ups.. ever since I started wearing this style of Nike I have had ZERO problems! These are my favorite!

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Motivational Mantras:

I have quite a few but two that are true to where I’m at right now in my journey are…

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Favorite Strength Moves:

  1. Squats!
  2. Leg Press!
  3. Lunges! —¬†I loathe them, but I feel and see results… it’s a love hate relationship! ūüėČ

I love leg days – probably because I have the most strength and so I feel the best when I go up to a heavier weight.

What are you favorite things?! Copy and repost – just tag me back so I can read and comment! Happy Hump Day!

Ciao,

xoxo

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Roller coaster ride.

I am tired of the roller coaster. I am tired of the, “I want to get fit… I want to gain muscle and eat lean” mentality that quickly falls to the “OMG that looks/tastes so good” mentality. I am through. Finished. Ready to make a permanent change.

This past year has been quite difficult for me on the fitness home front. My first year teaching was a lot more difficult than I imagined. I thought for some reason I wouldn’t be subject to the first year teacher stresses and struggles. Alas, they got me. And they got me good! The summer leading into my first teaching job (last summer), I worked out pretty hard and started the “New Rules of Weight Lifting for Women” program, which I loved by the way. Then, I was hired and like a whirlwind life changed. I was working 12 hours a day, and some days more to get my classroom together… I was working long days to get my plans finished in between and after meetings while trying to maintain my normal life, also while being infected with 5 year old Kindergarten germs. It was crazy. ūüėČ

All the while I told myself, “Well, next week things should calm down and I can get in a workout or two.” If you guessed that I didn’t do that, then you guessed right! Pretty soon it was December, and the holidays hit, and so did all my favorite sugary treats. Finally come Winter Break I got back into the gym, only to become¬†very sick with the flu. Another road block. Long story short, I am just finally getting to the point where I can regain the right mentality, the right priorities to take care of myself and realize that is the best thing I can do for my husband, my students and most importantly¬†myself.

Today I did a lot of online browsing… I came across a great fitness program that I started today and am SUPER excited about! …click here to check out Jamie Eason‘s 12 week Live Fit Trainer program. Stoked on that. And I also found out about the Under Armour “What is Beautiful” campaign. I joined up on that and am super excited to start some of the challenges. {Pssst… follow me on UA What is Beautiful – HERE!”}

Its late. Its random. I haven’t blogged in… a long time. BUT,¬†I just couldn’t wait to get a post going, to chat about all the things going on inside my head. This post is somewhat of a ramble. But I think it is best that way. I am so tired of living my life “lazy”. “Ugh. I am too tired to work out”, and then feeling disgusting or gross when my clothes don’t fit. BTW, I REFUSE to buy new clothes! And, I also refuse to keep yo-yoing back and forth just to fit in said clothes! ūüôā

My goal is…¬†Complete Phases 1, 2 and 3 in a 12 week program… Change my lifestyle and teach my students to be active!!! #iwill #whatisbeautiful

Fitness is for life. I’m making the change… I’m challenging myself to become a better version of me. I am challenging myself to be the best person I can be, someone my future children can be proud of, someone my current¬†students can be proud of. {Seriously… my kids would rather sit in front of a TV or video game… NOOO!} NO EXCUSES THIS TIME! I want to make a change.

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Well, all I can say/guarantee is…stay tuned for the next installment on this roller coaster ride! ūüėČ

Ciao! And Sweet Dreams… zzzz.

xoxo

Words to live by.

Good morning all! It’s been a while, new updates are to come. I’ve become comfortable with the idea that I’m not good at balancing my blog with graduate school! Ha. Oh well, graduation and my culminating seminar are just around the corner!! It’s already time to start job hunting. Ahh.

I’ve been trying to also get my health back in order. As you can imagine, I’ve been sick left and right due to snotty kiddo noses! Therefore I got sick a lot this year, and my muscles/workout ethic also went bye bye. I’m hoping to start posting some healthy food recipes to balance out my cupcake recipes!

Anyway, I found an amazing motivational piece on Pinterest this morning that I just had to share! I hope you find some meaning in it and have a blessed day!

Happy Tuesday all!

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