Friday, July 29, 2011

Fitness Friday... More Excitement in a Week Than I'm Used To

Fitness Friday Blog Hop
Welcome to yet another Fitness Friday.  Thanks again to Jill at Life As I See It for hosting.  I'm thoroughly enjoying visiting lots of blogs I would have never found without the blog hop!

It's been a fun, but exhausting week.  It's been my first full week at my new job.  It's been my first week "back on track" with my running & my fitness plan.  It was also my first week to try my meal plan... not only to help myself eat a little cleaner, but to help things run smoothly around my home after work when my kids and cute husband think that they will soon die if they don't have something to eat within the next 10 minutes.  I have decided that I follow written plans so much better than having mental plans that I can't look at and be reminded with.  If I ever have another doubt, this week should be my example.  I need to remember to read this post when things get out of control again!

Backcountry Burros.  They may not be glamorous but they did get me $50 worth of gear richer!
A couple of other fun things happened as well.  I was chosen as a contestant in the local outdoor outfitter's "Extreme Picnicker" competition.  I got to compete against 3 other people making a backpacking type meal.  I didn't win.  But that's OK.  It was fun to have family & friends cheering me on.  Mine was the only one I would have wanted to carry into the wilderness for any distance anyway (the rest looked *heavy*!!).  And I did get a $50 gift card for competing (how much Strawberry Lemonade Nuun will that buy me??). 

Then, I found out yesterday that I actually *won* a blog giveaway from Sara at Words to Run By... a month of personal training!  I'm pretty excited seeing as I a) don't win things and b) won something really useful!  I've always wondered what it would be like to have a personal trainer to ask questions and get me going in a good direction... now I don't have to wonder any longer!

Have you ever had a personal training/trainer experience?  Or are you the type to plan your own training?  Do you use a magazine to plan your workouts... or something else?  I'm curious as I am about to dive into having my own trainer... what has worked for you?

 Also, if you are looking for a virtual race.... Carrie over at Family Fitness Food is hosting one for her birthday.  It must include at least one hill and is between August 7-13.  And she has prizes too. Go check it out.


  1. This week was the first time I have tried making a menu on Saturday and shopping for the whole week. 4 out of 6 days I followed the plan... inching my way closer to organized. I think things will be easier when school starts again and brings some structure back to my days. Congrats on your first week at the new job!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing my Virtual 5K! So glad you are participating.

    So cool to win the personal training! Congrats!

  3. Oh my goodness what a good week you are having!! fun stuff about the personal training for a month, that is really nice!!


  4. Wow. What a week! I'm a big time believer in writing a weekly menu. Once you get into the habit of it and it no longer feels like a chore life is so much easier.

    I had a personal trainer for 1 year and loved it. Now I am fine with creating my own plan and happily have been successful with it. I read the magazines and tear out the articles but rarely use them. I guess I keep thinking "just in case." LOL

    Carrie's virtual race in on my calendar and I even have the hill picked out for the run.

    Have a great weekend and thanks for joining Fitness Friday!

    Life…as I see it [Fitness, Health and Happiness]

  5. That has to be the best prize I've seen someone win! I have a personal trainer and LOVE it. She really pushes me beyond the limits I set for myself. I've seen great changes in my body and outlook since seeing her. Have fun!