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Fitness Friday – Rest for the Sick

Unfortunately, despite being on the upswing of this cold, I woke up yesterday morning sounding awful. This week has been about rest – resting my mind, resting my body, and as I try my best to do, listening to what my body needs and is asking for. Sometimes that’s easier said than done, but after 26 years, I also know that when I get sick, it’s my body’s way of saying “you take a break…RIGHT.NOW!


So that’s what I’ve been trying to do…


But like everybody else, I still have things that need to get done, work that I need to do and a job that doesn’t stop just because I’m sick. Monday was definitely the peak of this cold and packed with phone calls, emails and things that needed to get done. I’m happy to have been on the upswing since then, but I’m sure my non-stop nature isn’t helping keep the cold from dragging out.



My workouts this week, or lack thereof, definitely show how I’ve been feeling. I’m someone who will continue to workout through an illness, if and when I can because I like to sweat out those toxins, but I’m also not going to workout and make it worse, it’s a fine line.

Friday 12/13
Saturday 12/14
Sunday 12/15
Monday 12/16
20 min YogaDownload Gentle Hatha #2
Tuesday 12/17
20-25 mins walking
GPP CabSav
Wednesday 12/18
25 mins YogaDownload – Gentle Hatha #4
Thursday 12/19

Monday night I forced myself to do a little yoga, trying to twist and wring those toxins out of my body. By Tuesday I was able to get into the gym for an easy strength session and some slow walking and on Wednesday I got in another strength session and more yoga before bed. And despite hoping for a workout Thursday morning, I knew better and took the day off.


Like I said, this week was about rest and listening to my body.

What did you workouts look like this week?

How are you planning to stay active through the holidays next week?


Fitness Friday & 5 Gifts for the Fitness Fanatic

I have a treat for you all today! Not only is it Fitness Friday, but we’re continuing my 5 Day Gift Guide with 5 Gifts for the Fitness Fanatic. Be sure if you missed it yesterday, to check out 5 Gifts to Give Back. It’s so easy to get caught up in holidays so it’s important to make sure we think of those less fortunate than ourselves and help out however we can.

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1 – A new gym bag like this Gaiam Gym Bag – I LOVE my Everything Fits bag my sister got me last year!

2 – I’m OBSESSED with Kettlebells lately. Wrap them up with my Kettlebell row workout or Kettlebell Superset workout, put it under the tree and you’re bound to have a happy fitness fanatic on your hands.

3 – New workout clothes. They’re cute and help keep you motivated in your workouts. The clothes shown are from Ellie.

4 – New Yoga Gear – a clean new mat, block, strap, towel…you get the drill.

5 – A Road ID – safety first! I bought one for my sister when she started running more. My family laughed and thought it was funny (smart, but funny)…irony is that I don’t even own one. This IS on my list this year.

(Disclaimer: a few of these links will take you to my Amazon store.)


Definitely some great gifts for your favorite fitness fanatic but let’s get on to the workouts this week.

Friday 11/29

Strength – shoulders & abs

3.5-4 mile walk

Saturday 11/30


Sunday 12/1

5k Santa Run

Do you spot me?

Monday 12/2

Strength – legs

10 mins elliptical

Tuesday 12/3

Strength – back/biceps/abs

10 mins stationary bike

Wednesday 12/4

Strength – shoulders/abs

1 mile run

20 mins yoga

Thursday 12/5

Strength – chest/triceps

10 mins row machine

Now it’s your turn to link up your Fitness Friday posts for the week!



Happy Friday!


How were your workouts this week?

Any fitness plans in your future this weekend?