Weekly Workouts Roundup: Embrace being uncomfortable

Week of September 20, 2014:

Saturday 9/20– 30 minute Agility/Cardio/Strength (incl pull-ups) Circuit before PiYo Class

Sunday 9/21 – 5k Run for the Fallen Race + core work

Monday 9/22 – 2 mile sprint intervals (cardio) + Legs and Back at the gym + PiYo Class

Tuesday 9/23 – Insanity Asylum Strength + 2 mile sprint intervals (cardio) + finishing shoulders + legs

Wednesday 9/24 – Insanity AM Class + PiYo Define Lower body + Walk

Thursday 9/25 – 5k Run intervals + Lunch Chest/Tris Circuit + Insanity Class

Friday 9/26  – Practicing new PiYo Lesson


With each week of workouts, I’m definitely thankful for the time I have TO workout! Fitting it in is the first challenge, and then getting them done seems to be the second!


Last week I talked about how I’ve gotten back to more strength training now that I won’t be half marathon training for a while. That also means that I’m doing workouts that I haven’t done in a LONG time or haven’t done at all!




My traps and shoulders and back and legs … and well, everything haha…are feeling soreness they haven’t felt before. It seems unfamiliar when I first attempt some of these exercises – I’m a newbie all over again in some ways! I know I have to practice what I preach and go full speed ahead with new beginnings and new experiences and one of them is being back in the gym!


I find myself so much more comfortable at home … I love getting my workout done and over with in the comfort of my own home. With teaching and everything going on, I felt it was smartest to join the gym again (where hubby and I met) at work so that I can split up workouts and not sell myself short of what I want to fit in each day for MY workouts. I’m all about #wycwyc – What you can, when you can – and also believe in making no excuses for not getting my workouts in or fitness being a focus.


I’ve gotten back into Food Tracking also! My Fit Squad and I are using My Fitness Pal to cheer each other on with workouts as well as see how we’re stacking up with daily meals.




I ended up discovering what I thought to be true – I WASN’T EATING ENOUGH! Teaching, working, working out, going 5  million miles per hour at the moment, I need to be sure to fuel properly and set that example! So as uncomfortable as it is to take time to a) track food, I’m now also now b) eating more throughout the day. I have to remember that the more GOOD FOOD I have, the better it’ll fuel me and not to get back into that mindset of being afraid to eat more especially if I tell others to do the same!


On another fun new note, I was able to test out the new LG Tone Pro wireless bluetooth headphone set through Verizon Wireless (Purple, to benefit Domestic Violence awareness month in October!)

Hopeline branded accessories


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I know that my little ears are pretty picky with headphones for cardio and running when I’m super sweaty, but I was excited to try these out for strength training!







After some charging time and set up with my iPhone 5s (6 is on it’s way in October YAY) I was ready to go and am in love with these new headphones! When I’m sitting at my desk working or strength training, I can be quite a ways away from my phone and not have wires getting in the way!




Two thumbs up for wireless headphones whilst boogying!


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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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    September 26, 2014, 7:28 am

    Seeing lots on these wireless headphones, I am sure they are here to stay, and I am definitely interested after reading your review.

    One of my favorite quotes is “life begins when you step outside your comfort zone”, and it is so true, so easy to become content, and stay there, but especially in exercise, you should be searching for those limits, and going past them. Thanks for the reminder 🙂
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      September 29, 2014, 11:01 am

      I am trying some others on for size soon – they make it easier without wires everywhere for sure!

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    September 26, 2014, 7:54 am

    Great job Kat! And I’ve loved seeing you on MFP! Eating enough is just as important as eating the right things!
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      September 29, 2014, 11:02 am

      Thanks girlie – let’s do this!

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    September 26, 2014, 9:05 am

    It always feels so good to do a workout that you haven’t done in awhile. Gotta love how great sore muscles feel!
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      September 29, 2014, 11:02 am

      For sure it does – it keeps the body guessing!

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    September 26, 2014, 11:30 am

    Workouts this week have been LIGHT, but that’s marathon recovery for ya! Wireless headphones are something I would really like to try. I feel like I could get a lot more done..and I am also a clutz with cords.
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      September 29, 2014, 11:02 am

      That’s ok, that’s the smart and best decision for you right now!

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    September 26, 2014, 3:24 pm

    I don’t feel like it was a good workout if I’m not sore. And I cannot wait to feel sore again. I just don’t know how the heck I’m going to manage any time. (Sigh)
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      September 29, 2014, 11:03 am

      Right? You’ll get there mama, I’ve got ya!

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    September 27, 2014, 7:16 pm

    I ran 9 miles today even though I had mentally prepared myself to quit at 7. I kept pushing to get it done!
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      September 29, 2014, 11:03 am

      Way to get through that tough run girl~

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    September 28, 2014, 6:30 pm

    It is true so much change happens outside your comfort zone, but it can be hard (even scary) to push there. Such great lessons
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    September 28, 2014, 8:25 pm

    I am trying to realize I won’t make progress if I do not push myself, so I am attempting to make myself run harder and break out of my rut.
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      September 29, 2014, 11:03 am

      It stinks at first but when you see how capable you are, ANYTHING is possible!

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