Motivational, Metric Monday!

Happy Monday everyone! Make sure you stay motivated, because I know every week it feels MANIC come Monday!
Aside from the usual sweatfests that are my weekend workouts, we did finally get out of the house like we weren’t grandma and grandpa newlywed! Horray, progress! 😉

Photos courtesy of my fabulous photog friend, Radko Keleman
We headed out to the Ritz in Ybor to see one of my favorite bands, Metric, and enjoy some awesome music and adult beverages (and I STILL awoke at 5am to run…my sweat smelled like cupcake liquor 😉
This Motivational Monday’s Featured Sneakers is my pal Jennifer who is another fellow Sweatpink sister, here she shares her love of weight lifting and being a bada**, empowered chick!

Name: Jennifer

What is your favorite way to workout/exercise: I am a big fan of lifting heavy things! I love the feeling that weightlifting gives me; it is very empowering and gives such a boost of confidence.


What is your #1 cheat food: Right now I’m doing a Whole30 program, so no cheats allowed this month, but typically, McDonalds Oreo McFlurries or tortilla chips!

What advise do you have for those starting on a fitness journey: Start with small goals and build up from there. I keep a running “Goals” list on my blog and am constantly adding more items and checking new things off. An example might be to use all of the following on your list: Complete one unassisted pull-up; complete three unassisted pull-ups; complete ten unassisted pull-ups. Or, if you’re a runner, maybe something like: Run a 5k in 36 minutes; run a 5k in 33 minutes; run a 5k in 30 minutes. This way, you have set stretch goals, but also have a more attainable goal that can be checked off in the interim.

Dream destination race/location: I am not a born runner, but I would like to complete a Warrior Dash in Michigan next year!

Favorite inspirational fitness personality/trainer: I love watching Chris Powell. He is extremely motivating, from both a fitness perspective and a mental perspective.

Workout apparel must have (+brand): I am a bargain shopper, so I’m all about finding a good deal. My latest favorite bargain purchase are these Old Navy Active Compression Shorts. I have used them for both running, weight lifting, and circuit training, and I LOVE them! They don’t ride up, and they show off what I’m working hard for 😉

Motivational motto/quote: If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” –Henry Ford 

Twitter: @winetoweights
Instagram: jlhudy

Would you like to be one of my weekly Featured Sneakers? Please feel free to email me HERE and we can make it happen!

* Don’t forget to enter my Handana giveaway HERE also!*

Make the most out of today and kick off the week right! 😉

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    October 1, 2012, 1:08 pm

    Whoo.. thank you, Kat! 🙂

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      October 1, 2012, 1:23 pm

      Thanks for submitting! 🙂

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    October 1, 2012, 1:20 pm


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    October 1, 2012, 1:20 pm

    Happy Monday, Kat! I love your polka dot shirt!! U are beautiful!! Great spotlight as well! Xo

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      October 1, 2012, 1:23 pm

      Thanks Jenna! U should email me to be featured!

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    October 1, 2012, 1:41 pm

    Happy Monday! I like to lift heavy things too 🙂

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      October 1, 2012, 1:44 pm

      U should be featured too then! 😉

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    October 1, 2012, 1:43 pm

    Happy Monday and happy October Kat! Make it a great one!

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      October 1, 2012, 1:44 pm

      Thanks Marcia, you too! 🙂

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    October 1, 2012, 2:28 pm

    You and your hubby are SO cute together (and look nothing like a grandma/grandpa duo)!! Great feature, Kat. I love Jennifer and her blog; she makes me want to become a BA weightlifter and instead of a wimpy runner girl. 🙂

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      October 1, 2012, 2:30 pm

      You’re not a wimpy runner girl! I do dig lifting too, it’s helped me with my running!

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    October 1, 2012, 3:44 pm

    Haha love it, I’m totally a grandma too, I joke about it all the time with Tappan…I love being in bed super early, I’m so lame 🙂

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    October 1, 2012, 6:38 pm

    yeah! you should totally do the warrior dash! or come to Toronto and do the Spartan Sprint next summer! (better than warrior dash in my opinion 😉 )

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    October 3, 2012, 2:23 am

    Your outfit is fabulous. I am loving colored jeans right now! Plus blue is my fav color.

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      October 3, 2012, 2:30 am

      Thanks! Old navy Rockstar colored jeans $19 till tomorrow I think!

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    October 3, 2012, 5:39 am

    Love the featured sneakers, what a cute idea! Just found your blog. 🙂

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      October 3, 2012, 11:24 am

      thanks so much & for stopping by! 🙂

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