Meeting Myself Where I’m At


I’m currently sitting in the RV outside of a hotel in a suburb of Houston, Texas where I have some family. My parents are in town visiting (staying in the hotel in which I’m parked) and Sam is back home in IL dealing with a few personal matters (life doesn’t stop). I spent the day yesterday working and doing laundry and yet my todo list still feels a mile long and there’s just not enough hours in the day to get it all done.

But all of that aside, I know I need some motivation, some reassurance, some support that I’m doing all that I can and that it’s enough so I thought I would pop in today and meet myself where I’m at.


My hope is that not only does this help inspire me, guide me, and remind me, but that it does the same for you.


If anything, let it be that reminder because once and awhile, that’s exactly what we need.


Fitness Friday #8 + Linkup Your Week of Workouts!

Well, I survived Mardi Gras in New Orleans!


I’m not entirely sure how and while it was exhausting at times, it was also really fun and now I can say I’ve done Mardi Gras in Nola. Bucket list item (that I didn’t know was on it), has been crossed off! ;)


A week in New Orleans also made for a decent amount of walking, which was nice. That’s always been one of my favorite things about living in or visiting different cities, using my legs to see the city. Yeah it’s nice to drive and all from time to time, but I just love to explore cities on my feet and find little shops to pop into and start chatting with people you may not otherwise run into.

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One of the really cool things about Mardi Gras in New Orleans is that people come from all over to celebrate and everyone is always asking about where you’re from, what you do, etc. It was a great opportunity to tell people about the 50 States In A Year project and we definitely made some new friends doing so!

Friday 2/13/15

Row 250m x 4

Push Press – 5 x 3 : 70#

EMOM: 3 burpees + max power cleans 65#

score: 54

250m row for time: 0:58.7


Saturday 2/14/15

4-5 miles walking New Orleans


Sunday 2/15/15

2 rounds:

5 inch worms w/ push-ups

60 second plank

3 rounds:

30 jumping jacks

20 high knees

30 air squats

10 leg raises

20 jumping jacks

10 high knees

20 air squats

10 leg raises

10 push-ups

60 second plank

5-6 miles walking New Orleans


Monday 2/16/15

2.88 mile run


Tuesday 2/17/15

3-4 miles walking New Orleans


Wednesday 2/18/15



High Knees (R+L=1)

Air Squats



Jumping Jacks

Triceps Dips

Lunges (R+L=1)


Thursday 2/19/15

5 rounds of 5:

Pull-ups (green band)

Pike push-ups

AMrRAP – 6 rounds of 2 mins work / 2 mins rest between sets:

Calorie Row

Single Unders

Wall Balls (12#)

Score: 523

I’m really happy that despite a busy week of trying to relax and have some fun, while still being completely exhausted, I was able to fit in a few great workouts!

I can’t wait to see how you all have been able to stay active this week! Don’t forget to linkup your workouts below or leave them in the comments. Also don’t forget to shout out for help if you need motivation or ideas for new workouts!

A girl's journey through life via healthy living and music