Friday, April 4, 2014

Fitness Friday–4/4


Finally…another Fitness Friday!

I’ll admit, I’ve felt out of my “groove” these past few weeks. I haven’t had motivation to exercise or workout apart from my daily routine. The stress of our recent Bark for Life event probably didn’t help much, either. Thankfully, that’s all behind me now.

This week, I began a new workout routine that I have fallen in love with! It really gave me a swift kick in the rear – which is exactly what I needed to get moving again! Each day is a different workout, which helps keep things exciting and moving right along.

SaturdayBark for Life, several hours of walking 
Sunday – Rest Day, recuperating from Saturday
Monday –  10 push-ups, 10 sit-ups, 10 squats (5 rounds); 100 jump ropes
Tuesday – Run 1/2 mile, 50 squats (3 rounds) 
Wednesday – 20 forward walking lunges, 10 push-ups (5 rounds)
Thursday – After-work meeting and dinner with parents – turned into a “rest day” 
Friday – 25 squats, 20 push-ups (3 rounds); 100 jumping jacks

Tomorrow, I’m going for a run – not sure yet on the distance. It’s been a while since I’ve actually done a long run, so I don’t want to push myself too hard…we shall see, I guess!

Saturday afternoon, Bethany Hamilton (the original Soul Surfer) is going to be in town and I can’t wait to hear her speak! I’m really looking forward to a great and uplifting afternoon!

Here’s a few scenes from this week’s workouts:

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The weather was gorgeous – I was able to do most of my workouts outside! Yay!

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Sure wish I could bottle up days like this and keep them forever!

Fitness Friday

From Tuesday’s workout – I was trying to keep it in the 12 minute range. By the third round of squats/running, I was worn out!

Also, a new badge popped up on my sidebar a few weeks ago – I’m excited to officially announce that I have been accepted into the Fit Fluential community and am now a Fit Fluential Ambassador!! I’m honored to be a part of such an elite group of fitness-minded individuals!

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I hope everyone made it through April Fools Day unscathed! I did…which completely surprises me! After the way my family “fooled” me in Disney World, I was ready for anything!

Speaking of fooling, did anyone see this “prank” that was played on a waitress in LA on April Fools Day? This is a different kind of prank, called Prank it Forward. Trust me, this video is worth the 6 minutes of the time it takes to watch!

How was your week? What are your weekend plans? Anything exciting happening in your corner of the world?


  1. Have a great weekend Karen and congrats on becoming a Fitfluential Ambassador!

    1. Thanks so much, Pam! :0) Hope you had a great weekend, too!

  2. Congrats on being selected as a Fit Fluential ambassador! That is so exciting!

    Your training regimen this past week looks pretty awesome. Good luck on your long run this weekend - I'm sure you'll do great!

  3. Hey congrats on Fitfluential! I got the email a while back too and I was thinking of you! I haven't put the badge up yet though.
    I just discovered that there is gonna be a Bark for life in my town this month! Have a good weekend!

    1. How neat!! Hope the event goes well! Congrats to you as well on being a Fit Fluential Ambassador!

  4. I'll add my congrats on becoming a Fit Fluential ambassador as well! Your new workout routine sounds interesting. Where did you find it?

    Tomorrow, I'll be running the Hollywood Half Marathon! I wish I would have trained better for this race. However, I'm sure it will be fun. Hope you have a fantastic long run this weekend.

    1. Thanks! I googled cross-training at home and put together a few things I found. Hope you had fun at the Hollywood Half! Looks like such a fun race!

  5. Hi! I'm a new follower :) I LOVE that video! Such an inspiring idea! And, congrats on being selected as a FitFluential ambassador!


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