Weekly Workouts Roundup: Remembering our WHY

Week of June 20, 2015:

Saturday 6/20– Garage Sale Day – physical labor counts, right?

Sunday 6/21 – T25 Core Cardio in the Garage

Monday 6/22– P90x LIVE/Insanity mashup

Tuesday 6/23 – 1 Hour walk + Max 30

Wednesday 6/24 – 2 Mile Walk + Insanity Class + PiYo Class + Insanity Class + Fit Camp/P90x Live Class

Thursday 6/25 – 2 Mile Walk + P90xLive + Insanity Class + PiYo Class

Friday 6/26 (planned) – Active Rest Day


Each week that I write up my roundups, I try to come up with a theme. Something related to my workouts in the week that sticks with me as something I’ve reflected upon or learned from. That’s usually how we get the best posts right?


This week I thought back to some adjustments I’ve made to my schedule once again, changing things up. Now being almost 7 months into being my own boss I’ve learned that I need to have an even better system. I have to realized what I’m investing time into and if it’s building up myself, my family, my business – OR if it’s something that I should step away from even if it’s temporary. I HAVE TO REMEMBER MY WHY just like I encourage everyone else around me to do!




I admit that I’m human and I’m also a MACHINE – once someone gives me a challenge or I see something I set to achieve I GUN FOR IT. With that mentality, comes burnout .. can come frustration … can come building resentment…and that’s when we have to dial things back…




I decided on a few adjustments to my personal schedule this past week. I’ve decided to stop teaching my Monday PiYo/Fitness class, no longer “work” on Fridays + have that be OUR consistent date night, and to throw back in more Insanity Max:30 workouts for MYSELF. With the decision on Mondays, that was a tough one. I know that I’ve been working with those ladies for months now, but with the summer vacation season being upon us and that also being the case for me, I wanted to be efficient with my time. I would always be open to starting it again in the future also. Fridays are now officially my day to “wind down” I’ve found myself enjoying that day, especially after two back-to-back days of teaching, to sleep in a little more and to go on a walk to ease my muscles. I also like to plan lunches and catch up with friends that day. Hubby and I have been consistently using that as our date night too, which I love. AND I have realized I do LOVE Walking and teaching but that I miss my OWN Insanity workouts. I miss Shaun yelling at ME on a consistent basis so that I can focus on my own physical improvements – I want to catch a plateau because I end up creating on myself, even if on accident.




When we get into WORK MODE we cant’ lose sight of our WHY …


MY WHY? To use my story and inspire others to stop their excuses and learn to embrace change and those ‘uncomfortable things’ so that they are open to change – change that could literally change their life for the better like it did for me. With that, my goal is to also build a life where my family can LIVE LIFE… not just exist. I want us to experience travel and life and adventure together and create memories … not focus on things or people or ‘stuff’ that doesn’t matter…


We’re allowed to slip up…and then get right back on the right track to not lose focus and keep our eyes on that prize! I know, for me, I had to readjust my time spent to spend it on what matters the most for me right now. I will always strive to achieve greatness…and can’t let that come at the risk of what my WHY IS.




Why do you DO what you DO? How do you get through the tough times and make adjustments as needed so you don’t lose focus of what’s important?

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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    June 26, 2015, 1:24 pm

    Great week Kat! And I love that you have reevaluated and are making things work better for YOU!
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    June 26, 2015, 1:52 pm

    I wrote a similar post today! On why I work out. I think when the reasons come from an authentic place, a place of doing good for yourself and others, that’s the best!
    Jill recently posted…Fitness Friday: Why I Work OutMy Profile

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    June 27, 2015, 9:39 am

    Don’t ever beat yourself up for having to miss a few workouts or anything else in life. My mantra that I try to live by is if no one died, then don’t stress about it 🙂 There’s always tomorrow!!!!
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