4 miles for me today between work and getting this one at school. I told her we had to hit the grocery store but then the rest of the day was up to her! She immediately said she wanted to play soccer with me! I was glad we could get outside because it’s looking like another snow storm is about to hit and a little surprised because she’s never asked me to play with her before. What a workout! Don’t let that bow fool you, she is intense. Super aggressive and fast! I don’t usually post multiple photos but this was a really good day and we laughed the entire 2 hours we played. Mamas, get out there, you won’t regret it! So I’ll leave you with 2 things as you swipe left: 1. I will be sore tomorrow, either from sprinting or that one kicking my shins a hundred times and 2. Clearly if I still played my coach would be telling me to put that tongue back in my mouth! 😜 some things never change! #nevermissamonday #leadbyexample #optoutside #mylittlerunner #marathontraining #fitkids #runhappy #rungrateful #runtogether #mondaymotivation #mondayrunday #motherrunner
It’s Monday, let’s give yourself a THUMBS UP and go reach your goals this week!! 👍👍 I taught a lesson yesterday to the women’s group (Relief Society) at my church @ldschurch
. Part of my lesson focused on the importance of looking forwards and constantly striving to be better. It’s so easy to become complacent with ourselves and not push to become better. At the same time, you also need to make sure you aren’t too hard on yourself! We are our own worst enemy. So every week I’m going find a fun way to give YOU a THUMBS UP 👍 hoping that it will give you that extra boost you need to work towards reaching your goals and be happy with who you are!!! 😊#motivationmonday #plank #thumbsup
YOU GUYS!!!! I worked out today 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 I’m not doing so hot at managing my time and priorities these days so unfortunately my running and workouts are typically what gets put on the back burner. But I’m trying harder to ... what was that saying we always heard growing up... oh right “use your time wisely” 😏 yeah that. I’m trying to do that haha!
*****not the best background **** @thexbands
abs workout in my garage after my run!! I totally had the Monday meltdown after work and didn't want to run or workout but I made myself! Working out after work is so hard!! Just push play and go you will feel better! #nevermissamonday #moveitmonday #moveitmonday
W1D1: Took the day off work 🙌🏻 to spend with family. We went to breakfast 🍳 saw Black Panther 🎥 and my Mom and I went to @orangetheory
💪🏻 Today starts a 12 week training cycle for a #halfmarathon
in June. Is this probably a bad idea because FL will be blazing hot 🔥 then? Maybe. But I’m not going for a PR. I’m just training to stay motivated and working towards a goal, you know?
23 min run/row
0.8 mile run
0.1 mile run/row 100 meters
0.1 mile run at 3% incline/row 100 meters
0.1 mile run at 5% incline/row 100 meters
0.4 mile run
Repeat run/row block above
Lunges, plank spiderman, side plank leg lift, crunches, atomic mountain climbers, alternating front raises, and bicycle with chest press 🏋🏻♀️
Happy Monday friends!
#keepburning #mindovermatter #mindovermatterathlete #teamenertor
spotlight goes out to Amanda! This girl is just hitting PR after PR! She recently won entry to a race series where she lives (uh, awesome!) and the Shamrock 4 miler this past Saturday was the first in the series! After setting a 3 minute half marathon PR 2 weeks ago, she went out and ran a 22 sec 4 mile PR!!! .
Since we began working together in January of 2017, Amanda has come so far in her speed and distance. I love the joy she has in everything she does and how she shares this message inspiring so many! .
Amanda has set PR’s from mile to half marathon while also running her first full marathon in November 2017! .
I am so incredibly proud of everything you have accomplished, Amanda! I cannot wait to see what more is in store for you in 2018!
Don't you just love that good kind of sore? The kind that tells you, 'hey something is happening here'! When you can actually feel your body becoming stronger!?
My abs were still on fire from Thursdays ab workout when i had to attack them after my heavy leg workout today. OMG i seriously almost skipped them! I am so proud though that I did not AND that i feel so much strength coming back! Great changes are happening! I am loving these workouts from @thebettyrocker
(thanks, girl) , they are just the change i needed to bulk these muscles up!
👉👉👉Also, if you are looking for some amazing meal plans using REAL foods, check hers out! They are bomb!
Always trust your gut. Your brain can be fooled and your heart is an idiot. But your gut doesn’t know how to lie.
This is my dog, Charlotte 👋🏼 she’s a 6 year old border collie/lab mix full of energy and love. I’m biased but she’s the best ever. Why am I introducing you? Because I consider myself a dog person...that is until I’m running. Then I become leery of any dog, no matter the breed. I’ve been bitten by a dog while running and have had many dogs come after me. Today, I had a dog jump out of a parked car and run at me barking aggressively, running circles around me. I stopped, put my hands down and out to let the dog smell me. The owner just stood there telling me the dog was friendly. Well, ma’am, I’m sure the dog is but right now it’s not acting that way and I’m scared. I don’t know what it is about running but I have such a heightened awareness of dogs when running. So if I run pass you and your pup, don’t take offense if I give you a nod and then cross the street, I’ll pet your dog when finished. That’s how my easy run today turned into a quicker run with a slightly elevated heart rate 🤦♀️
8.1 | Run Streak Day 3️⃣1️⃣6️⃣
A little cardio
A little strength .
Adds up to a total body workout.
"We cannot become who we want to be, by remaining what we are." -Max Depree ⠀
As I keep growing in this journey, I'm so excited to have started my 100 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training this past weekend. I've found adding a Yin practice in addition to my Yang practice to be so beneficial and I want to share those benefits with everyone! I love learning and I love sharing, so I hope you'll follow along on this chapter in my journey! ⠀
PS. I'm obsessed with this @athleta
outfit. So soft and so cute 🤗
#ytt #nerdlife #yinyoga #yintraining #teampixel #yogaheals #doseofwellness #motivationmonday #movemoremonday #dowyoga
CHOOSE to make this a kick a$$ week 👊🏼 Practicing #marchmatness
Day 19 (it ain't a doozy), Jackknife💪🏼
Body Row is a great tool to train for pull ups. You can use a trx, bar, or even your dining room table (if it is sturdy). You can modify, which is what I am doing here, legs in table top. Or you can have the legs out straight, hip distance apart or ankles touching.
I have done 1 strict pull up in my life. Can you do them? It is really hard to train pull ups later in life as a beginner. Especially, with shoulder/neck injury. But you can build and train the muscles necessary to do a pull up, before you try a pull up and pull an ab lol. I have found majority of people use their abs to pull up instead of their back muscles.
I use body rows to start off my training, because no matter what size/strength these are always a good way to wake up the lats and traps.
1 tip Dont take yourself too seriously!
Pull ups do not define you, some people can do them and some can't. I am one who can't (right now) but I still train for them. No shame in my growth game!
He's had the skinny wife, the fat wife, the strong wife, the happy wife, the depressed wife - yet through it all, he has always made me feel like I'm the most beautiful girl in the world. Even on the days where I don't think I deserve to be loved, he finds a way to show me that I do deserve it, and that I am very much loved. #luckyforlife #flexitpink #FIPAmbassador
Hello Monday 🦄
Only 28 more days to go for this girl! Now it's time to start planning. Planning for what you are going to do when it gets tough. Because it will get TOUGH. What is your mental game plan? Your body will get you across that finish line; this is what you have trained for. What will you tell that little voice inside your head when it starts telling you that your legs are too tired to keep going? What will your mantra be? As the hard part of training starts winding down, now is the perfect opportunity to shift the focus to your mental game plan.
My mantra this time around: "You can. You will."
I'll be shouting it all the way down Boylston 💙💛
2/10 miles for #ruckyourdog
which benefits @petsforpatriots
. I carried a lighter pack today after aggravating a nerve in my shoulder during my 5k this weekend. It feels better, but I am taking it easy so I don’t reinjure myself.
Love my new 🐬 medal from the First Watch Half Marathon yesterday! Definitely my biggest medal & I think it's time to get another curtain rod to hang medals on soon 🎉 #medalmonday
✨✨ Lately I’ve been focusing on self love and being happy with myself inside and out. 💖💖
It’s easy to get caught up in macros or the number on the scale, and sometimes taking a step away to reevaluate is NEEDED in order to move forward. 💪🏼🏃🏼♀️
Everything starts within you - if you focus on YOU and are truly happy with yourself inside and out, the rest will follow. 😍😘
Are you living a healthy lifestyle?⠀
What really is healthy living?⠀
I imagine that definition varies from person to person. ⠀
I think a lot of people define healthy living based on how one eats and exercises. If you eat "right" and exercise "enough" then you're living a healthy life. ⠀
Well, what is 'right' and 'enough'? ⠀
I think you're starting to get my point. (I wrote an entire blog post about this. Link in profile) ⠀
We can define healthy living in a variety of ways. ⠀
Simply put, a healthy lifestyle is overall health and wellness. ⠀
It's includes not only the way we eat and exercise but also our mental health, relationships, and our spiritual well-being. ⠀
Living a healthy life means that we know how to adjust and adapt to the ups and downs of life in general.⠀
No day is perfect. ⠀
We have choices and decisions to make each and every day, and some days work out better than others. ⠀
Today I started out with my quiet time and a #MetabolicMadness
workout. I know these things set me up for a good day, but things will come, and I'll have to make choices along the way. ⠀
I'm committed to doing the things that will help move me forward on the path I've chosen. ⠀
Healthy living comes with ups and downs. How do you adjust? ⠀
A healthy lifestyle encompasses more than just eating enough fruits and veggies 😉⠀
Today, rise and grind. Push yourself to the limit. Earn it!