Monday, October 28, 2013

I am going to go insane.

This latest knee problem is making it impossible to run and do anything physical. Even taking stairs hurts.

Not being able to be active is driving me insane.

That's the thing about getting in an active groove, you get addicted.

And now I'm losing my mind not being able to be active.

I miss yoga. And running.



Monday, October 21, 2013


Hello, friends!

A group that I'm a part of on Facebook that posted and asked what we do at home for fitness. Then I shared SO much, I thought, "Wow! I should make this into a blogpost!"

So I did, with some reformatting for the site!

Free things I do for fitness:

1. I run with a friend in the park.

2. We take our dog to the dog park.

3. I also do 25 of the following all in a row. Some of these I don't know the name so I make it up. Holla in the comments if you want me to clarify.

  • sit ups
  • crunches
  • reverse crunches
  • elbow to knee crunches (both sides)
  • side crunches-both sides
  • lay on your back with your feet in the air
    • do straight up toe touches
    • cross your feet do cross toe touches
    • switch your feet and do more toe touches
    • push ups.

There are also a couple apps I recommend a couple apps (I have an Android) that are good:

1. C25K - This app is really good for getting you started. It pushes you just enough that you're like, whaaaaat? I can't do that, but then you do it, and you're like, yaaaaay! The link is to the free version, but I think the pro version is worth it.

2. Zombie 5K Training - Just a twist to the normal 5K running app. Fun! There was a cost to the app, but I can't remember, I got it on sale after the new year...

3. Runner Academy - It's a podcast for runners of all types, and it's really inspiring. There's also a metronome to help you stay on your cadence. Full disclosure: the host is a friend of mine.

4. RunKeeper - This can be used for other exercise tracking as well, but obviously, by the name, their main focus is running. It pairs well with the Polar Heart Rate Monitors. One of the best investments I made was the HR monitor.

5. Polar Wear Link Bluetooth Transmitter Set (Medium/XX-Large)
Targeted Fitness Apps:
1. Daily Workouts (free) - these are all targeted to specific parts of the body. It's timed and they fit in tight schedules pretty well.


2. Pocket Yoga - three different length workouts for three different settings (dessert, beach and mountain)

3. Headspace - it's a meditation app that I use. It's really a great way to help focus yourself. I recommend doing it sitting up though... I have a tendency to fall asleep.


1. MyFitnessPal - I've used several different free tracking apps, but this one is my favorite that is free. What they offer is fabulous for the fact that it is FREE.

2. EveryMove - this app is GREAT. You enter your activity and earn points toward rewards. Right now I am earning points toward a donation to Make-A-Wish. You can also earn toward jewelry, fitness equipment, gym memberships and other gift cards. It's pretty amazing!

Well, that's what I got, I hope it helps you out!


I can't believe that I forgot the #1 thing that I always have with me, no matter what I am doing, fitness or otherwise! My RoadID.

Sometimes bad things happen. And if or when they do, you are going to want to have ID on you, but it's not always easy to carry carded identification. RoadID fixes that problem for you. From their website:

As you can see, it's something personal for the company, and I fully believe in their mission and the ideals that they uphold. If I lived in Kentucky, I would totally apply to work for them. I just ordered a slim band to replace my sport, with some sweet badges to go along with it. I'll post a picture when it arrives this week!

This is not a sponsored post.