Sunday, August 7, 2016

One Year + Weekend Recap

One Year + Weekend Recap
What's up you guys?  I hope you had a good weekend.  My weekend was all good.  I was off my normal routine this weekend and didn't have the best weekend with my eating or my fitness goals, but I'm back on it starting tomorrow.

I did get a mile walk in tonight, but it was burning hot and I couldn't keep going.   I will get back out there in the morning when it's cooler.


I was looking at the MapMyRun app tonight and I noticed that I just recently hit the one-year mark on the app.  I found a chart that shows my mileage each month.

One Year Distance Chart - MapMyRun

It will be interesting to see how my numbers come in for August and into the fall.  Once things start to cool down, I think my mileage will really start to go up again.

I love using these tech stats to motivate myself to keep going.  Keep pushing harder and making these charts look better.  Keep adding to the step counts, the mileage, the calories burned.  That's what motivates me.  That's what this blog is all about.

What health and fitness stats do you track?

Did you meet your fitness goals this weekend?

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Sometimes You Just Need a Cookie (Alternate title: Everything in Moderation)

Sometimes You Just Need a Cookie (Alternate title: Everything in Moderation)
Most of the time, I can eat fairly clean and healthy.  But sometimes I just need a cookie.  We had these cute little soccer cookies at a birthday party tonight.

I wish I could say that I worked out extra hard today so that I could eat this cookie, but the truth is that I didn't.  I only got about halfway to my step goal.  But I will make up for it in the coming days.

soccer sugar cookie bakery

It's okay to eat a cookie as long as you're willing to put in the work to make it right.  Everything in moderation.  That's the key.

What's your favorite treat?

Do you keep up your fitness routine on the weekend?  I tend to take advantage of the days that I can sleep late in the mornings, but try to make up for it on other days.

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Weekly Wrap Up + Ugly Ducks

Weekly Wrap Up + Ugly Ducks
Hey Hey!  I haven't posted in a few days, but rest assured that I've been keeping up with my consistent fitness routine.  I got early to walk every morning this week.  I didn't hit my 13,000 step goal every day, but I got at least 10,000 steps every day.  Now, that's not counting the weekend.  I was out of town over the weekend and didn't do quite as well, but I'm still on track.

Fitbit Weekly Steps Chart

I also completed a kettlebell workout two days this week.  The first day, I worked my legs hard.  Lots of squats, lunges and single leg deadlifts.  The second day, I worked my upper body with lots of one arm rows, presses and cleans.  I did some ab work both days.

For some reason, the kettlebell felt extra heavy this week.  I still used the 25 pounder, but it felt extremely difficult to lift this week.  Isn't it interesting how the same move can feel so different depending on your mood/week/hormones/life at that particular time?  I admit I don't understand it all yet.

Ugly Ducks

So, the neighborhood that I live in has a community pond.  It's home to a lot of different fish, turtles, ducks, geese, and other wildlife.  But there are these particular ducks that are super friendly, but they are also just really ugly.  Sometimes they'll come right up to me while I'm walking.  They won't even get out of my way.  They just stand there like they own the place.

According to the neighbors, they are Muscovy ducks and they're all females.

muscovie ducks in neighborhood
How was your week?

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