Thursday, February 5, 2015

Five on Friday: Fitness Edition

Vulnerable post alert at #3--if you so choose to read! 

This week flew by! Love it! I certainly didn't plan on making this post health + fitness related, but since I was highly focused on my health this week, why not?! :) I got involved in a FB accountability group, Faith, Food, and Fitness. Shannon is so positive and really focuses on the right thing- FAITH. Where would we be without our faith?! I can speak for myself, and I know it wouldn't be a good place.  She allows everything else to follow! 

I am not a health guru by ANY means and know I have soo much farther to go in my weight loss journey. I'm mostly posting for myself to recall. If you don't want to read, I won't be offended! However, if you do have tips for motivation, I'd love to hear :) 

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1// Over the weekend I got my Fitbit Flex (February goal- check!) and I have been loving it! It's kept me really accountable and each day I'm trying to beat my record from the day prior! Linking up with friends has been great for a little competition, too! 

2// #1800MinuteChallenge : Head over to Erin's blog to read more about the challenge! Basically, move for 30 minutes a day for the next two months & there's a chance to win a prize involved if you complete all 1800 minutes! Fits perfectly with my goals- wahoo! God is so good! 

3// If you've been around the blog for the past year, you may remember THIS POST. I had great success and loved my results. However, I fell off the wagon, yet again until just this week. Since joining said FB group, Shannon has been a wonderful motivator. Her focus is to put God at the center of all of this, because after all He is the reason we live. Once I did that, things really started to shift. Her second rule was to move your body (just do it- don't think about it). Simple right?! Monday morning I laced up my sneakers for the first time since March. MARCH. Am I proud of that? You better believe NOT! (judge me, if you will). I didn't even realize how long it had been until I counted back. But, it's part of my journey that I need to come to terms with. Beating myself up over it will do nothing, so might as well move on. And I continued to work out for the remainder of the week....5 DAYS y'all! This is a streak. Happy tears!! I'm continually giving myself grace through this entire process. Excited for next week to start the 21 day fix meal plan more seriously!  

4// A little motivation/humor never hurt, right?! {via pinterest}
...but like seriously. 

5// Loving my new water bottle + apps... Hey, whatever gets you moving right?! Ha! 
Apps: my fitness pal + fitbit {soon to also be 21 day fix} Social media has played a huge role in my motivation too. pinterest + instagram, you rock! 
If you read to the end, you're a Saint! That has to be the longest Five on Friday post I've ever written! I find motivation + inspiration in others- you never know when you will be an inspiration to someone else! Have a great weekend! xo

Linking up with: Darci, Natasha, Christina, April- Five on Friday | Karli- Oh Hey Friday! | Amanda- Friday Favorites

13 comments :

  1. Good luck on your fitness journey! It's a hard, really never ending road but 100% worth it!! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Good for you for sticking to your goals and doing things that are healthy for you! Ive heard awesome things about the fitbits, so I've been thinking about getting one, too!
    Hope you have a good weekend!

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  3. Love your water bottle! And yes--the "I want to see what happens when I DON'T" quote is the reason I ended up sticking with running last year. I wanted to see if I could really redefine myself. I was someone who COULD NOT RUN. And it was something that I had to really commit to, but it was SO MUCH FUN to redefine myself. And now I hold my runs so sacred because they are something I'm so thankful I can do now. Yay for the fitbit & being fitbit friends!! I love mine!

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  4. I love the 21 day fix! The workouts are amazing on there! Thanks so much for linking up!

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  5. I bought my husband the flex for Valentines Day and I can't wait to give it to him... he loves tracking his steps etc!

    Justine
    www.lifeasabaltimoregirl.blogspot.com

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  6. Good luck girl! I love my fitbit.

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  7. All I have to say is this .... YOU GO WITH YOUR BAD SELF! You are so inspiring!

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  8. What are you using for inspiration to stay on track!? I got a jawbone up and it was all dandy until I got sick a week ago and now I haven't been working out nearly as much! I would love to know your secrets!
    Beardy Heart Beauty

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  9. Wow! I'm loving your water bottle. I wonder if they come in pink? Ha! Great job on the fitness and I agree that MFP is awesome motivation! Happy Friday!

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    1. I think it does come in pink!! :)

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  10. Awesome!! I really want a Fitbit, but I can't decide what model.
    I started drinking a gallon of water day a week ago, so I totally know what you mean about the bathroom trips!

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  11. I need to drink more water!!!! Love this bottle Happy Friday just found your blog love it!
    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

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  12. I need a Fitbit!! I honestly think having a goal to meet would keep me way more active - I'm a competitive person ;) Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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