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Fitness Goals – Week 5 Recap

Fitness Goals – Week 5 Recap

As I’m sitting down to write the recap of my fitness goals progress, I am encouraged that the hard weeks are behind me. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, then you should take a look at my week three and four recaps. Let’s […]

May 2017 Fitness Goals

May 2017 Fitness Goals

With my first month of consistent workouts behind me and a few other concerns in front of me, I am planning to continue with my current fitness goals with a few tweaks. I am seeing results from working out consistently so I am definitely encouraged […]

Fitness Goals – Week 4 Recap

Fitness Goals – Week 4 Recap

This week has been a whirlwind to say the least. I started out meeting my fitness goals, and then, I basically had to stop my workouts due to some health concerns. I began having heart palpitations and chest pain, which sent me to the ER and ultimately the cardiologist. So far, everything seems fine, but I am now wearing a Holter monitor that monitors my heart rhythm to make sure that I’m not having any irregular heart rhythms.

It’s frustrating to be sort of sidelined. My fitness goals are very attainable right now so it’s hard to fall short regardless of the cause. I am trying to go on walks and do relatively low impact exercises until I have an all clear from my doctors. I am also trying to eat healthier overall with no caffeine and less sugar since I obviously have something wrong even if it’s not my heart. (Side note: My family has a really long history of heart disease so I am not taking this situation lightly.)

Here is a list of the workouts I did this week.

 

Monday

Pilates – Full Body* & Butt*

Fitbit: 8,253 steps

 

Tuesday

Pilates – Total Body*

Pilates – Abs*

Fitbit: 7,221 steps

 

Wednesday

Cardio Workout*

Pilates – Abs*

Fitbit: 8,851 steps

 

Thursday

Cardio Workout*

Pilates – Legs* & Butt*

Fitbit: 7,855 steps

 

Friday

HIIT Workout*

Pilates – Abs*

Fitbit: 7,863 steps

 

Saturday

Rest Day

Fitbit: 6,235 steps

 

Sunday

1 Mile Walk with Family

Fitbit: 8,206 steps

 

*You can refer to the Blogilates Beginners Calendar 2.0 for the specific videos.

 

Results

Goal #1: Workout at least 20 minutes a day on 5 different days per week. Check!

Goal #2: Walk at least 8,000 steps per day. Met 3 of 7 Days! I’m not too happy about this one. Due to being sidelined with health concerns, it’s not that bad I guess. I’m really looking forward to getting back at hard workouts!

Goal #3: Include my kids in at least one workout per week. Check!

 

Concerns

I feel like everything is a concern this week, but I am working through it. All I’m looking forward to is hearing a good health result from all of my tests with the doctor. I love fitness and working out, but I am beginning to remember the point of it all.

Fitness leads me to being healthier, which leads to fewer health problems. Fitness is more than just my hobby. It is the main piece of my health puzzle. It is not optional for me going forward.

Other than my health, I am still having a few back spasms, but that is, by far, the least of my worries. I am encouraged to keep going, and this is just the reminder I needed.

I hope you all have a great start to your week! I’ll keep you updated as I move along my journey.

Fitness Goals – Week 3 Recap

Fitness Goals – Week 3 Recap

Week three…oh, week three. This has been a pretty good week! I completed all of my planned workouts! Yay for fitness goals! The best part is that I felt stronger while doing each of them. Moves that were difficult for me a few weeks ago […]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Fitness Lover

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Fitness Lover

I was looking through a few gift guides today and realized that I rarely find anything on the guides that I would want. So I decided to create one of my own filled with items that I would love to receive for Mother’s Day. In […]

Fitness Goals – Week 2 Recap

Fitness Goals – Week 2 Recap

This week has been a little harder. I made it through, but it has been difficult. I know their called fitness goals for a reason, but I would really love to actually meet them!

Both of my kids have been sick. I feel like I live at their pediatrician’s office lately. It is really tough for me to focus on my workouts when I have sick babies, but I powered through the week.

I am proud of myself considering how crazy things have been. Needless to say, I’m exhausted…

On the bright side, my kids are on the mend, and my body is beginning to show some results. Two weeks down, and my clothing already fits me differently. There’s no motivation like being able to wear your favorite clothes and look good in them again!

Here is a recap of the workouts I did this week.

Monday

Cardio Workout*

Pilates – Body Slimming*

Fitbit: 8,948 steps

 

Tuesday

Pilates – Total Body*

Fitbit: 7,795 steps

 

Wednesday

Pilates – Abs* & Butt*

Fitbit: 7,162 steps

 

Thursday

Pilates – Total Body* & Body Slimming*

Pilates – Thighs*

Fitbit: 8,316 steps

 

Friday

Pilates – Abs & Butt*

Fitbit: 8,867 steps

 

Saturday

Cardio Workout*

Pilates – Legs* & Abs*

Fitbit: 7,390 steps

 

Sunday

Rest Day

Fitbit: 9,122 steps

 

*You can refer to the Blogilates Beginners Calendar 2.0 for the specific videos.

 

Results

Goal #1: Workout at least 20 minutes a day on 5 different days per week. Check!

Goal #2: Walk at least 8,000 steps per day. Still working on meeting this one daily. New plan: I must include more cardio in my workouts to meet this goal. This is driving me crazy! It’s such an easy goal, and I am just not meeting it often enough.

Goal #3: Include my kids in at least one workout per week. Check!

 

Concerns

With my kids being sick, time is an even bigger concern than it was last week. They are not sleeping well at night so wanting to stay up late to workout is getting harder and harder. Sleep sounds so good!

I know I need a certain amount of sleep per night to stay healthy, but I also want to make my workouts a priority. That balance is becoming a constant inner struggle. I need to increase the hours in a day from twenty-four to twenty-eight! If I could, I definitely would!

I just need to carve out more time during the day to workout and include my children in the workouts a little more.

As of the end of this week, I am beginning to have trouble with my right shoulder. To recap from my fitness background, I had surgery on my left shoulder about four years ago. That shoulder has no issues whatsoever. However, I knew when I had that surgery that there was a possibility that my other shoulder would give me the same problems in time. Well, here’s hoping that is not what’s happening.

I’m just trying to take it day by day right now. I am still doing all of the workouts, but I am modifying some of the Pilates moves so that less pressure is placed on my arm during certain movements.

I hope you all have a great start to your week! I’ll keep you updated as I move along my journey.

Fitness Goals – Week 1 Recap

Fitness Goals – Week 1 Recap

This week has been a good one. I have completed one full week of workouts, and I’m feeling great! It has been so long since I’ve worked out consistently that I barely know what this feels like. My motivation is going strong, and I love […]

April 2017 Fitness Goals

April 2017 Fitness Goals

This is the first month I am committing to a consistent workout schedule so I am starting with small fitness goals. My main focus is on just getting some kind of workout in. Life is busy so trying to find time to exercise means getting […]