Thursday, January 17, 2013

Fitness Friday: Week 3

Fitness Friday
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Welcome to Week 3 of Fitness Friday!!!

Danielle from We Have It All and I have decided to team up and encourage each other in becoming healthier and we are hoping you will join us!

Every Friday, Danielle and I are going to post an updates which will include things like our diet changes, weight loss, inches lost and activity goals along with the failures or achievements of our past week. Hopefully for me, this means losing enough weight to fit into back into my size 6 pants that I wore before having Sweet Pea… and hopefully a more fit and healthy body over all.

This is Me - 
NO I don't look that big but I am hiding a tummy and waist under that shirt that I don't like LOL


Each Fitness Friday post will include a linky. Anyone who wants to join is in getting healthy can write a post and link up, that way we can all stop by each others blogs and show some love and encouragement. If you are not a blogger, we would love to still hear from you; you can post your goals and or failures in the comment section below the post and we will still show you the same love and encouragement!

The rules are simple!
Just grab our button and put it in your Fitness Friday post or on your sidebar and add your link to our linky! Post however much or however little you’d like. If you are not comfortable posting your weight online, then don’t. If you’d like to share a photo – great! Either way, we hope that this encouragement helps us all to become more healthy. Visit as many as you can in the linky below and show them encouragement!
Please make sure that you are writing your own Posts!! It is fine to use another persons format but do not copy their posts and only change a word or two...

I will try my best to post on Thursday nights and the linky will be open for the whole week

Week 2:

OK here we go! This is currently what I dislike and am currently trying to work on… I do not like how big my stomach, thighs and sides are getting. I really hate that people keep coming up to me and asking when I am due and I'm not pregnant. Though we are trying to conceive baby #4.  
  • Current Weight: I currently am weighing in at 137.8 lbs.  Which means I am up 1.2lbs since last week which isn't that much but I went up not down so guess I need to be more active.
  • Activity Performed during the week, accomplishments or failures: I did a lot of stairs this week and also about 5 minutes on the exercise bike for about half the week. My hubby is also wanting to lose weight and get fit as well and will be participating in Fitness Friday too with his blog Cowboyz and Angels. We are hoping to be a good help to each other but with him working until 5 everyday it is hard to find time to workout together.

  • Diet Changes, accomplishments or failures: I do not diet! I do not like the word I think using the word sets you up for failure. But I do like to change things about my diet to help make myself healthier. So far I have cut down on the pop I drink and also switched to caffeine free pop for while at home and even while at most restaurants. I have been trying to drink more water which is hard for me because I am not a fan of water. Another thing I have been doing is not eating after 8pm. This week I have been doing awesome with not eating after 8pm! But if I do eat after 8pm I try to get something healthy like fresh fruit. I also started to try to find ways to make my meals healthier by cutting down on the fats and sodium I put into my food. I also have been trying to cook more from scratch and by using fresh produce so we aren't getting all the preservatives and additives. I am using a meal planning site that is giving me natural and organic recipes as well.

  • Goals for the following week:
    • Weight – I’d like to be 135 but any amount of weight that I lose will make me very happy!
    • Activity – I would like to do at least 10 minutes of using the exercise bike each day. Seems easy but it's finding the time with 3 kids, housework and blog work that all need my attention through out the day.
    • Diet – I’d still like to work on cutting down on the pop…I'd like to just have 1 per day. And more water. No eating past 8pm…

      Please join us, the more we have participating, the easier it will be to keep going and reach our goals! Be sure to visit as many as you can in the linky… and encourage one another.


  1. You are so adorable standing on that scale looking all "Do I have to take this picture?"

    Keep up the hard work. It will be worth it!

  2. I'm plugging away. I'm hoping it will be worth all the hard work! Right now I'm having trouble walking, but as soon as my knees are better, I'm right back on my treadmill!

  3. Good for you for cooking healthier meals with more produce! I'm trying to do the same! It does get old though, so I've decided that one meal a week, I'll make something fatty like lasagna or pancakes...just for something to look forward to.

  4. I love that you don't diet! I don't either - I find it just sets people up for failure. I think the goals/changes you have planned will be great for you in the long run :)

  5. What a great idea for keeping healthy! My husband tried to begin a diet last week and has already stopped. lol! At least with other people participating, you have support and encouragement. Good luck! I can't wait to read your future posts.