Friday, February 6, 2015

Fitness Friday

Checking in!
So I have been trying to exercise 4-6 times a week and have been successful with that goal. I am on pace for 4 times this week. But I was feeling pretty crummy on Wednesday night so didn't exercise Thursday like planned. Which is why I am going to hit 4 instead of five this week.
Although I do daily push ups so that counts as a form of exercise right?

I also realized that to fit exercise in, I may not get a full 45-60 minute workout done.
Sometimes it's 20-30. And this past Tuesday morning it was a 12 minute ab workout.
In the past, I might have just said forget it. A workout that short is not worth it.
But now I know that some exercise is better than none!
For one, it keeps me on track. Once you start missing exercise days, it's easy to just let it slide.
Also, if I do a shorter workout, I try to make it a HIIT workout or strength training because those help boost the metabolism. Then you are burning more calories throughout the day!
So my exercise goal is going well.

Fast Food:
I have been avoiding it like crazy, but once a month I allow myself to have it if I feel like it.
On Wednesday I was running errands all day and decided to treat myself to Culver's for lunch and have my weekly Dr. Pepper.
Once again I realized that fast food really isn't much of a "treat" anymore. Ugh.
Except for my one Dr. Pepper a week, I am drinking mostly water.
I want to add some hot tea in the morning back into the mix as well. I really do like hot teas.
And I had a Pina Colada type smoothie on Wednesday at lunch with my tuna salad. They make the best smoothies at a local coffee shop here.

Yikes! The first three days this week I totally forgot again. But I am getting back into remembering. I have to set the bottles on the counter first thing when I come down in the morning as a reminder.

Sleep (my goal for this past week):
Success! The goal was to be in bed by 10:30 at the latest, lights out at 11pm for sure.
Plus, no screens after 10:30
Well, Monday night I was in bed by 9:45 and lights out at 10:15.
Tuesday night in bed by 10:00 and lights out by 10:30.
Wednesday night I was not feeling great, so I was in bed by 10:00 and lights out by 11:00. I did not sleep well overall that night because my throat hurt but at least I was in bed on time.
Thursday night more of the same as far as success.
I really want to keep this trend up on school nights!


I discovered a seriously fun little craft store called Upcycle Exchange which is only a 5-7 minute drive from my house. In fact, I could probably walk there in about 20 minutes if I wanted. If you bring in items on their "wish list" you get a store credit. Scrapbook items are definitely on the list. Then it's a "pay as you wish" for items you want to purchase.

I ended up picking up a few things but still have a credit left over from the huge stack of patterned paper I brought in. I bought all that you see in the photo for $3.00. A real bargain considering I really wanted that Studio Calico stamp set and it is definitely worth a lot more than $3.00. The little "sorry" flair badge was sent to someone with a Studio Calico kit because there was a mess up in some product in their kit apparently, but I think it will be fun on a scrapbook page.
It was fun to look through the bins and come up with some treasures that were considered giveaways to someone else. :)

So now I just need to make some time to actually scrapbook. Truthfully, I could have the time, I just haven't been making it a priority. Other projects, errands and chores are getting in the way. Maybe this weekend.
Hope you have a great weekend!


  1. Good job on your goals this week!! And that store sounds AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!

  2. It's great that you've been reaching your goals, and yes, a little exercise is better than none! :) Awesome finds from that fun store!

  3. Well done with your goals this week and I love your bargains! Anne xx

  4. Awesome with your goals, letting yourself change things around is great! The "sorry" flair is cute!

  5. Yay for achieving your goals!! :) Give yourself a pat on the back and a big 'ole hug! :)

  6. my goal this year has been to continue my exercise. I never have blocks of time for a full hour workout but my doctor said that it is fine to break the workout into 2-3 little workouts in the day. so i do a 10 minute workout right when i get up, a 30 minute walk at school on our track and then i do a 20 minute run after work. it has really helped me to get an hour in every day.

  7. The only reason I remember to take my probiotic is because I have a migraine I HAVE to take. Haha! What a fun store! !

  8. I really like your Fitness Friday post…as I was reading your accomplishments, I was thinking to myself, I am on track with my goals this week :)
    I didn't have my can of Coke this weekend as I had over my quota last weekend and fought the headaches from withdrawal all week :(
    The store sounds like a fun find :)

  9. Good job on meeting your goals, my philosophy is any exercise is better than no exercise so be it 10 min or 1 hour it's all good. As for fast food I rarely indulge unless you count 5 guys or Smash burger and an occasional Taco Bell only for time and laziness.

    The store sounds like a great find.

  10. You go girl!! Way to meet your goals!! And that store is a great find!

  11. You are doing great on your exercising goals even itf it inst the goal you had planned!!
    WTG!! I have been exercising more too but not as much as I should! I did lose my 3lbs i gained during nov and Dec so thats only1.5 for each month and I had already lost it the 2nd week of Jan so not to bad.
    Im 10 lbs less than I was a year ago so I feel pretty good but I would like to firm up and lose another 8 lbs.
    What a fun store to live close too wish we had one like that here!! Love your new items you purchased!!
    Hope you have a great week!!

  12. Wow, way to go with your goals! And that store sounds so neat!