1. Carrie

    I have gardened this week. I’m working on turning two large patches of grass into garden, digging has been my workout. I had intentions of running this week, but haven’t gotten up early to go – and at night I’m tired from digging. I’ve also mowed the lawn and planted annuals. I also planted one half of the garden!! Danger of frost is finally over here.

  2. Sandy

    I did a Physique 57 workout 4 mornings this week, 3 extra ab workouts and a Jazzercise Sculpt class and a yoga class. Walked 16.5 miles which is way off from my very routine 28 miles per week. Whole week was off with Memorial Day classes cancelled and a pulled hamstring which had me icing and resting and out of my routine. Sure hope I am healing and ready for next week.

    • I haven’t heard of Physique 57, I’m going to look into that one. 28 miles a week?! Wow, that’s awesome (16.5 is pretty awesome too actually). My walking has been down lately, more biking and gardening have taken it’s place for now.

  3. Cristina

    I went to St. Augustine this past weekend and walked the city in the blazing heat. I also carried Nico, 23 lb baby, around museums for at least an 1 hour each day. It’s an awesome work out for my arms and legs. I usually don’t count it but I really felt it in my legs at the end of the night. I use him as my weight every day when I do my triceps. I also when on a 2 mile runwith the stroller once this week. Pushing the stroller makes my arms feel strong and really creates an extra challenge in the run.
    I’m desperately trying to find the balance of life, working out and being a mother. My exercise regime has become almost nonexistent and I’m really wanting to improve on it, so having to be accountable for it will definitely help. It’s been a struggle just trying to find the time, let alone the energy. I’m pretty wiped out after taking care of the baby and working all day. The last thing I want to do is start working out at 9:30 at night, so next week I’ve made a commitment to work out twice a week starting at 5:45 in the morning. Ouch!
    My goal is to get my abs back into shape and to be down to my pre-baby weight by his 1st year birthday. 5 more pounds to go! My goal is to cut out the carbs this month and the sugar. 1 month commitment will be hard for me considering my lack of will power but i’m ready for the challenge.

    • Sandy

      That is wonderful that you are within 5 pounds. You can do this and won’t be saying in 15 years – I still haven’t lost my baby weight. I am testimony at the age of 57 that even after 3 kids you can have your best abs ever.

  4. I’m in! I was writing finals in December, so it was crazy busy and I didn’t participate, but I really wanted to. 🙂

    6k run + 1 hr strength sesh with my trainer Tuesday, 3k run + 25 min bike yesterday. Will be biking and lifting weights today, running tomorrow – 11k planned, but we’ll see how the IT band feels. Biking is my backup if the running is a no-go.

  5. I rode my exercise bike 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening every day this week. I also walked a 20 minute mile Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. There were a few stretches thrown in but not enough to measure. This week I’d like to work on doing my upper body stretches every day in addition to the cardio.

  6. I am partaking in a six week plank challenge and have completed planks five days this weeks (three reps at thirty seconds each) It is hard for me but it feels really good to push myself ^_^ I have also included two ten minute sessions of yoga this week and attempted a salsa dance workout DVD once this week. I love the idea of dancing but am not a natural dancer but I had fun! I also mowed the lawn with a push mower and weeded the flower beds and strawberry patch.

    I wrote down my June goals yesterday and am excited to start working on them and having something to keep me focused and accountable.

  7. I’m in!
    After climbing in the desert for 3 days, I came home this week super motivated to keep the intensity up. This will help!
    My road rash has finally healed from my spill, so I’ve been biking to work again & finally got back in the pool this morning. It feels good to get back into my routine after having to take it easy for a couple weeks, & I’m excited to amp up my intensity & training.

  8. out here in Fayetteville (Arkansas, that is!) I’ve been getting to run in nature-the hills, with grass and trees (not concrete and apartment buildings). It’s been super hot and the hills a little intimidating, but it is still so refreshing!

  9. I love this post! So motivating. 😀

    This week I did two days of 30 minute yoga sessions which helped so much with working out the kinks from sitting behind a desk! I also walked 5 days this week for 3-4 miles each and I ran 3 days of the week as well. It was a very active week and it made me feel so energetic and delicious!! 😀

  10. Carol

    Getting back into a running routine this week. I am running three days a week and using my kettle bell for strength two days a week. It’s a nice combo:)

    • That’s a fantastic combo, talk about time-efficient workouts! What kind of running milage do you do? My weeks average 10-15 miles total, anything more than 15 is high for me these days.

  11. jenifer

    I wanted to learn how to ride a bike… (no jokes, lol..). I got out yesterday with my daughter and off we went. After a few wobbley episodes, I ended up riding 3.5 miles. My goal by the end of the month is to try to knock out a total of 25, and to feel comfortable to ride to the store to pick up a loaf of bread.

    • That’s so great that you are learning to ride a bike-and 3.5 miles is quite a first ride! I hope you love it already, it’s such a fun activity and awesome sensation to cruise down hills.

  12. My plan this week: run 3x, bike 2x, core 3x, strength 2x. I also just want to get moving more day-to-day. Whew! That’s kind of a long list, but I know I can do it. 🙂

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