Fit Fab Friday: Back to School Edition!

Hi friends!!  It’s been a while since my last Fit Fab Friday- it’s been a little crazy around here with all the trips I’ve been taking lately!

But I had a fabulous time and I’m back to a normal schedule (well, I will be next week when school starts!). 

Last week was very interesting workout-wise.  I only had one scheduled workout.  The roomies and I went to the gym at the hotel and I hopped on the treadmill and did 3 miles.  Other than that we did an incredible amount of walking!  We walked miles and miles every day- especially in New York. (I actually lost 3 lbs on this trip- that’s how much we walked!)

But now that I’m back to a normal-ish schedule I need to get back to my normal workouts!  So I planned my workouts ahead of time this week.  Doing this is sometimes hit or miss for me since I’m a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of gal, but since I just got a new planner I’m kind of excited about planning stuff out ahead of time.

Something new I’m doing this week is adding strength training!  I know, I know…  I say I’m going to do this all the time, but I got a new book and I’m excited to try some of the workouts and I really really do need to start doing some strength training since I’m not working a job anymore that requires heavy lifting!


Anyone used this book?  I figure if I have a plan of attack for strength training when I go into the gym I will actually get something done instead of wandering around to random machines.

So here’s what this week looks like…

Today (Friday): 2 mile run

Saturday: Kickboxing (my favorite thing ever!)

Sunday: Walk at the park with the hubby and the pups

Monday: Kickboxing

Tuesday: Strength training at the gym (I don’t have my actual workout planned out yet- that’s my project for this afternoon!)

Wednesday: 3 mile run

Thursday: Strength training at the gym


What do we think about my plan of attack?  What kind of workouts are you doing this week(I’m always looking for ideas!)?



Fit Fab Friday: Stressed Edition


I had a really bad week this week and I wasn’t able to work out much at all.  Thumbs down

My car broke down Friday evening in downtown Dallas.  We called the roadside assistance and waited (and waited and waited) for a tow truck.  We waited for 4 hours.  Outside with the car because they told us not to leave the car.  4 hours.  The temp has been hovering around 110 lately.  So not only did I not have a car for a few days, but I also think I was quite dehydrated- I’ve been feeling really bad all week.  Tired, sluggish, and overall horrible.

We had the car towed to a local place and finally got home around 11 that night.  So I was without a car all weekend, on Monday and on Tuesday.  I finally got it back Tuesday evening- Hallelujah!  P.S. sharing a car realllly sucks- I had to take the hubby to work, drive to Dallas for school, then go straight to Granbury after school and pick him up from work; leaving the house at 7 am and getting back around 8 pm. 

Needless to say I was exhausted and feeling horrible all week.  Not to mentioned completely stressed out trying to balance all this with the 3 tests and 6 quizzes I had for school last week.  I am one gigantic wad of stress right now and I feel like I’m on the verge of flipping out!  Bah!


The class is over next week, then the hubby and I are headed to Austin for a weekend getaway, then the next weekend is the Healthy Living Summit!!!  So I’ve got some super fun things planned if I can just get through this week!

I only got in one workout this week.  And it was today.  I did the elliptical for an hour.  And it felt GREAT to workout!!!

Next week’s plan is almost a repeat of last week’s plan!  I’ll probably take off next weekend since I’ll be in Austin, so that’s why I’m working out every day this week.

Saturday- Kickboxing at the gym
Sunday- 2 mile run
Monday-  Kickboxing at the gym
Tuesday- Elliptical + weights
Wednesday– 2 mile run
Thursday- Elliptical + weights

Have a fit fab Friday!


Fit Fab Friday!

What up peeps?!  It’s time for another Fit Friday! 

Guess what? 

My broken toe is almost healed!  (I can almost bend the toe now without searing pain shooting through my foot!  Almost.)

And guess what else?

I ran this week!!!  Open-mouthed smile

This week I was able to work out 3 times- one day of walking (2 miles) + weights, one day on the elliptical (40 mins) + weights, and one day of jogging (1 mile).

I’m so so happy I’m able to be more active again!  And I’m totally pumped for next weeks workouts!

So here’s what I have planned for next week… (with the obvious stipulation that if my toe starts hurting then I need to stop)

Today(Friday)- 2 mile run + weights
Saturday- walk (2 miles, maybe 3)
Sunday- REST
Monday-  Kickboxing!  (It’s been forever since I’ve been and now that I can put shoes on for more than a few minutes it’s time I got my booty back there!)
Tuesday- Elliptical + weights
Wednesday– 2 mile run
Thursday- Bodypump (I keep saying I’m going to take this class and then I chicken out at the last minute.  I’m gun shy about these kinds of classes because I went to a S.E.T. class at the gym once and the teacher was horrid and called me out in front of the class and embarrassed me so I haven’t been back to a weights-based class since).  We’ll give it a try and see what happens!

How were your workouts this week??

Hooray for being fit and fab!  Oh, and hooray for Friday as well!!!