Fitness Friday – #fail

It’s another Fitness Friday on the blog today. Keeping my promise of good, bad , & ugly weekly reports, this week was not so great. In fact, it was just plain-old-U.G.L.Y for meeting fitness goals. Events kept popping up this week that were “one time” not able to reschedule kind of things that I opted to give up my workouts for. I should have found a way to make time for it anyway but instead,  this week I found excuses. I ate less healthy foods than I could have.  Now I am left feeling bloated and less than energetic.

I will keep going though. I’ll run early. I’ll run late. I’ll run in the rain if I have too. I am taking this week as a lesson learned. I think I’ll employ some of my helpful ideas from last week, right? I’ll go back and remind myself again here.

Feel free to leave me some motivation in the comments too. I could use some momentum to get going again. Have a great weekend friends!


Fitness Friday- Neon Splash Dash Dallas

As promised, our first Fitness Friday post!!  I realize its a little late but also as promised you will be getting the good, the bad and the ugly- and sometimes we run a little late here! Here we go….

So, fall has FINALLY hit the Great state of Texas and we were able to get some awesome weather last weekend. On Saturday, we woke up ready to run and even knowing we had a 5K scheduled that night we decided to go and do a short run at the park anyway. We just couldn’t pass up the great weather and it was just a quick 2 and half miles. Well, because the weather was so great and the park was so beautiful, we just kept going ( I blame this on that runner’s high everyone talks about) .We ran 4 miles- and we felt great!! Keep in mind the Mister and I had every only run about 3.5 miles at one time, in our entire lives!- This was a total fitness VICTORY!! And we did what any hungry person would do and  rewarded ourselves with pancakes and eggs(which from here on on out will be referred to as “refueling”, heehee). Then we took a morning nap. It wasn’t even noon, people. Running is legit, sooooo legit.

Saturday evening we were scheduled to run our first evening 5k, The Neon Splash Dash. The Neon Splash Dash is a wild night time 5k. You run (or dance!) through different Glow Zones, where you get sprayed with a different color of our U.V. glow water. The glow effect is AMAZING! There is also music blasted at each glow zone to keep the energy going! At the finish line there is a a HUGE after party filled with music and tons of runners sprayed with glow water- all dancing the night away! It was a blast!! Here’s a video of what running the  NEON Splash Dash was like. It was really so much fun!!!! And one of the best parts was getting to run it with my family. My sister did her very first 5k at this event and had some friends join her too. I love that my family is enjoying fitness and taking literal steps to make it a part of their lives too!!

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On Sunday, we joined our local running group for one of our weekly runs to wrap up an awesome weekend. The rest of the week we were so busy with school nights, work,  and birthday preparations for our youngest  that we weren’t diligent to workout the rest of the week. Honestly, by the end of the week we were dragging. Something about working out gives you a little more energy than when you aren’t. We are working on ways to work fitness in even on our busy days. We are so anxious to get running again.

Next weekend I hope to update with a solution to our workout consistency & busy days.  Until then, have a great weekend Lovelys!


Fitness Fridays

Now that I am fairly comfortable in sharing this fitness journey of mine with the whole wide world internet and in an effort to keep myself more accountable I announce to you a new series on the blog: FITNESS FRIDAYS!!!

Fitness Fridays will sum up our fitness journey each week. While after a good run I might be throwing out endorphin dust like the tooth fairy during hockey season, the postings for Fitness Fridays will contain the honest ups, downs, new products we’re trying, transparent beauty and ugly faces of this journey. Wins & fails. Its not new one. We’ve been working on this one for awhile. I’ve got  a few stories to share, learned a few things, stored up several shout outs to some incredible mentors and friends, and still have many, many goals ahead. Now, don’t get crazy, I will not be taking weekly pictures of my scale but do I hope to encourage you and I hope you all will encourage me too. This is after all, part of my/our story. Come along with us and lets see where this takes us – Life is an adventure!
Have you blogged about your fitness journey or have a fitness story to share? Post a comment or link to your blog post below- I’d love to follow your journey too! You can never have to many people cheering you on 🙂