Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Sweat It Out Vol. 1

Hello and welcome to the first month of our Sweat It Out link-up! I have joined together with Sarah from  Sarah Emily Blogs and Leah from  Chasing Texas to bring you our new series called Sweat It Out. As I said in the  introductory post about Sweat It Out, we are all trying to get in shape but without motivation and without support it is hard for us to keep accountable, so in steps Sweat It Out; the monthly link-up of anything fitness!

The point of Sweat It Out is to see what others are talking about their fitness, see other peoples fitness goals, favorite fitness gear or their favorite recipe. So let's get right into it. Last month was a little touch and go for me. I had tons of goals but couldn't really get motivated at the beginning, then I went to the lake for a weekend and put a bathing suit on and the next week I found motivation.


I had originally signed up to run in two 5ks in April, but ended up only running in one (see my recap on Thursday of the 5K). It was the first 5k of 2016 and it didn't go great but I finished!


Lately I have been doing a lot of short runs/walks. I try and get up every morning and go on at least a mile walk before work. Then when I get home I either go to the gym and run/walk on the treadmill or come home and run/walk in the neighborhood.


So I took the plunge and update my  FitBit (<--- add me as a friend) Flex to the  ChargeHR and I absolutely love it! Before I could really just see my steps, now with the ChargeHR I can monitor my heart rate, track steps, track my stairs, etc. It was definitely a good purchase!

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Caitlin Elizabeth said...

Fun idea for a link up! Good luck with your fitness goals, just keep at it and the changes will come! I need to look into getting a fitbit, seems like everyone has one!

Unknown said...

Great linkup! I just had baby #2 so working out isn't really on my top priorities list (yet) but I do manage to make it to spin class once or twice a week. It's my therapy!

Chesson | Magnolia+Main said...

I'm sorry that your race didn't go as well as you wanted but at least you finished it! That's always a plus :)

Emelia at Dream Big & Buy the Shoes said...

I love walks, and am going to try and get in the habit of doing my T-25 in the morning and taking a walk or jog at night after work. Love this link-up, great motivation!

Unknown said...

My old fitbit stopped working, and I've been looking into getting the Charge. Great to hear a positive review.

Sarah Ricker: Sarah Emily Blogs said...

I am thinking about getting the HR. I have the regular charge but it is kind of glitchy at times. I also need to get my steps up so, when I make the leap for a new one, I will add you!

Natalie said...

I'm right there with ya girl! I had a month or two or three of zero motivation until i pulled out the bathing suit and was like ok, yaaaa I need to do something stat! It's all good, we all go through phases in life where we just need to deload or take a break. Cheers to a great month ahead!

Anonymous said...

Those shoes are awesome. I'm actually starting group fitness classes next week and I'm super excited to shred for my wedding!! ;)

Leah McPherson said...

I've never done a 5k! I've always wanted to but just haven't done it - maybe signing up for one will help motivate me to start running again. I'm really considering the FitBit because I want something that will track my heart rate. -xx Leah || Chasing Texas

ConciergeLibrarian said...

Good reason to link up....the shoes would give anyone the urge to run more than 5K