get fit! // fitness update

July 5, 2013 in fitness,goals,health,running,Team Pretty Muddy

I’m down another pound from last week! I’m hoping I can continue this trend.

Plus side? I haven’t been starving myself!

No, I wasn’t starving myself before… but being new to Weight Watchers made me nervous to use any of the weekly points or activity points. Now I know that I can spread the use of those points out throughout the week. It’s worked out fabulously.

I’ve been forcing myself to fit in workouts even when I would rather sleep [which lets face it — is most of the time]. My last three runs have been 4.5 miles, 4.5 miles and 5.5 miles! And last week I fit in one yoga class at Yoga Bliss plus a gym workout at Planet Fitness.

Things that are working for me:

Scheduling my workouts. I put them in my planner; I schedule them on my iPhone; and I let my husband know my plans. If there are conflicts, I reschedule; if I know I’m not going to want to run after work, I fit in a run on my lunch break. And I enter my Activity Points into my WW app as I plan my workouts. That way I’m extra committed to earning those points!

Running. Running is really working for me. I feel good. And most importantly, it clears my mind. It’s nice to get some time alone with my iPod and my thoughts and just go. In the last 30 days, I’ve run 62 miles! That’s 62 miles of clearing my head.

Setting goals. I’m running my first post-baby 5k in 8 days. I’m excited and nervous! I have a love/hate relationship with racing. Eek! But the process of setting goals is just another step in holding myself accountable. 🙂 It also helps to be involved in programs like the Sweat Pink Ambassadors and the Pretty Muddy Bloggers.



I took this post-5.5 mile run selfie. I was proud of the fact that, not only did I run on the 4th of July, but I accidentally ran a mile longer than I intended to!

Goal Rewards:

Of course the “I Run This Body” shirt is sold out until further notice. 🙁 But I did recently purchase the Ohio Pub glasses. So I’m excited about that!

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Amanda July 6, 2013 at 7:20 am

You go girl!!!!!


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