Friday, January 17, 2014

Five on Friday - Health and Fitness, Diet Bets + EXCITING NEWS!

(ONE) Like always, I'm trying to refocus myself with eating better and exercising more. Last week I said I was going to come up with some strength training to start this week. Well, my friend's husband (who is super into fitness) made a circuit type workout for me to do and I plan to start on Monday with a 10k training plan. I decided I need to come up with a plan and try to stick to it, otherwise I keep making more and more excuses. I know I can run a 10k, I obviously did last week and I don't want to commit enough time I do a true half marathon training plan (which I also know I can run) so figured I'd just mix strength training in with a 10k running plan and I found one online which seems exactly what I am looking for. I figure even on days I don't feel like running, I will at least walk the miles that I'm supposed to. I also plan to switch a few things up: take 2 rest days instead of 1 (by removing one of the cross train days) and start my week on Sunday instead of Monday. As long as I do 5 of the 6 things listed for the week, I think that'll be good and way better than what I'm doing now which is only cardio (1-2 times per week). Oh yea, we got a weight bench/multi purpose bench for Christmas and went to put it together on Tuesday night and it was missing a dang screw, so now we're waiting for the company to send us one (should be here any day) so hopefully we'll get that finished and can finally "finish" our home gym.
the original plan
my modified plan

(TWO) To help with my motivation for the above, my celebrity crush, Chris Powell, and his wife Heidi (who is also pretty awesome) is hosting a Diet Bet. It's $30 to join and you have to lose 4% in 4 weeks (28 days). Everyone who meets that goal will split the pot - which is currently at $10,680 ($30 x 356 participants). And there are still 11 days for more people to join (well before it starts, apparently you can join late but you still have to lose 4%, so that'd be tough)! I know I can do it and I told myself that with my winnings (which hopefully will be a decent amount as I can't imagine everyone will make it - I'm guessing it's about 50%) I'll get a FitBit (or something similiar, haven't done enough research yet). I know they are the trendy thing right now, but I want one! Everyone I know who has one, loves it. Wish me luck, competition starts on Jan 28th! Want to join? Use this link: 


(THREE) It's a beautiful day out, weather wise (a little chilly), so I think today is going to be the day that I ride my bike to pick EM up from day care. It's just about 3 miles each way, all on sidewalks and trailing the bike trailer is a piece of cake. 

(FOUR) Today is my off friday and we have Monday off for MLK Day which means I have a 4 Day Weekend! The only actualy plans I have are on Saturday (a baby shower and a birthday party) unless you count the mound of laundry I have to do. Looking forward to what will hopefully be a relaxing weekend (minus the laundry). G is 


(FIVE) Super exciting new!! In two weekends, my sister and her hubby are  finding out the gender on their baby and having a small (family only) gender reveal party! I'm so excited!! Can't wait to see if I'm going to have another niece or nephew!! and a plus, my cousin from NY happens to be coming that weekend too so I'll get to see her, haven't seen in probably a good 9 months!


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