Friday, January 11, 2013


I have been running for over a year.  Things started out pretty slow but I have been running 3 - 3.5 miles consistently for the last 6 months or so.  I love to run.  Once things thaw out here and I can get out and hit the pavement, I plan to increase that mileage.  Right now I run on the treadmill because I am afraid to slip and fall on the all of the ice that has accumulated.  The treadmill is alright but I get bored easily. 

Other than running, I didn't do a whole lot of other training.  A week ago I got some workout plans from efitmama on Instagram.  Follow her.  She is a hard core!  I love her workouts. But oh my goodness gracious have I been sore. It feels great though.  She is running a special on her workouts right now.  I highly recommend them.  I am so excited to see how my body changes from adding in the weight training.  Someday I just might be brave enough to share some pictures. :)

Are you trying anything new? 

Thursday, January 3, 2013


I went MIA and here I am to say I'm sorry.  Life got so busy with the holidays on top of life in general. We had such a great time throughout the holidays but I am happy to be back in the swing of things.

I knew going in to the holidays that losing weight would be hard.  I definitely wanted to lose but in the back of my head I knew that if I could just maintain, I would be doing pretty good.  I am happy to report that not only did I maintain but I have lost.  Such a wonderful feeling to see that number go down each week I stepped on the scale.  Could I have done better?  Of course.  But part of my journey to a healthy life is to know that I can have treats in moderation and not deprive myself.

I didn't stop working out through the holidays but my plan right now is to step things up a bit.  Yesterday I actually went to the gym twice.  I'm not entirely sure why I went early in the day knowing that I would be in town in the evening to bring my son to religion and I always work out while he is at religion.  So, I just went twice.  And I felt awesome.

A new little fitness center opened in my small town.  It is not a gym but a center run by a personal trainer who is offering small classes.  I attended the open house yesterday and was excited to sign up for a class.  I signed up for a total body workout class that uses the Step 360 PRO.  It starts on Monday morning and I can't wait!  I will fill you in on how it goes.

Here is a little video about the Step 360 PRO: