My Workout Routine: An Update

“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty…” -Theodore Roosevelt

A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” -Jim Watkins

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” – Fred Devito

“It’s suppose to be hard. If it were easy, everyone would do it.” – Tom Hanks in A League Of Their OwnIMG_0404IMG_0407IMG_0414IMG_0417

Just a few quotes that come to mind during my half marathon training journey lately. This is really going to be the hardest thing I have personally ever done. I am hoping to crush it too. I have slowly been increasing my weekend runs. Last weekend I got a 10 mile run in and felt pretty good about it. Tomorrow I will do an 11 mile run! I have continued to do kettlebell strength training every weekday during the week as well as at least a 2 mile walk/run everyday. Here is My Workout Routine post from a few months ago if you haven’t read that one yet. I have started doing 2-3 mile stroller runs instead of walks the past couple weeks. A run with a double stroller and 70 lbs of boy weight is no joke! btw 😛 I am feeling confident that I can run the whole half marathon no problem, I am now just working on my 2nd goal of doing it in 2 hours. Probably isn’t much for regular runners out there but it will be very tough for me.IMG_0396IMG_0347IMG_0333IMG_0330^That wind tho 🙂 haha^ IMG_0438-2IMG_0449IMG_0368

Anyway I thought I would share a little training update with you all. I feel like sharing my journey helps me stay on track if that makes any sense. I also hope to inspire others in their own fitness journeys. #Noexcuses !

 

IMG_0382I CAN DO THIS! 🙂

My leggings / My top / Similar top (and on clearance)/ another similar top  (and also on clearance)/ Loving this crop top

Until next week, XOXO.

A Fitness Journey Story

After I had quite a bit a positive feedback from my own fitness journey post (which you can read here  if you haven’t already), I wanted to give other perspectives on programs and journeys that have worked for other busy moms. I am starting a contributors section of my blog to help share other mom opinions and views on different topics . Sometimes I think it is nice to share other perspectives. This is my friend, Kelly’s, personal fitness journey. She has been training for a half marathon via long distance with me. We have really been inspiring each other and supporting each other as workout buddy’s, moms, and bffs.kelly2-2kelly4-2

My Fitness Journey

My name is Kelly and was asked to share my story of fitness.  I am a mother of two girls, 3 and 1. I also work part time, so making time for me is important, which can be difficult at times. When I gave birth to my first daughter, I belonged to a gym, but found it difficult to get to the gym consistently. After giving birth to my one year old, I decided the gym was not going to work. I knew I wanted to work out, but needed something that could keep me on track. I had a friend who was posting videos of working out from home, using Beachbody. I immediately signed up and found myself being consistent more than I had in years. I pay $100 for a year access to hundreds of programs, which include yoga, pilates, insanity, P90x, and PIYO just to name a few of the programs offered. If you are anything like me, I am always looking for something new to try. Each program gives you a calendar to follow along with nutritional guidelines. They offer tons of recipes to help you stay on track and offer online groups to check in with other women who also have Beachbody. I have always been one to work out on my own, but having this additional support has been great to know I am not the only one who struggles or has bad days. Each program runs anywhere from 21 days to 2 months, so whatever works for the individual. This last year, I have been the most consistent in years because it is so easy to go downstairs and press play. Some of my favorites thus far have been Insanity Max 30, 21 day fix, Shift Shop, and PIYO!  The best part is that often my 3 year old joins in on the workouts with me and sees her mom taking care of herself, which I love. To be honest, most of the time I try to get my workouts in before they wake up or during naptime, but then there are times it doesn’t go as planned. I have included my personal coach website, which also gives you a better idea of what Beachbody offers and types of programs they have. Obviously, you can pick any coach you want or go to the general beach body site and be assigned a coach. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out, as I am always happy to answer questions.

https://mysite.coach.teambeachbody.com/?coachId=647585&locale=en_US-

Her name is Jessica Laska.kelly3-2kelly5-2kelly-2kelly6-2

I hope another perspective helps to inspire all you busy moms out there because I know a non-busy mom doesn’t exist. I want to think my good friend Kelly for sharing her story too. I am so proud of her.

Until next week, XOXO.

 

*This post is not sponsored by Beach Body