New workouts and other changes

Another fun week full of change behind me. Yesterday an email from a friend made me realize how much has changed in the past month and how much happier and less stressed I am now. I made the huge career decision last week and have managed to wrap up nearly everything meaning my final day will be Monday followed by a slow transition to my new job over a few weeks, got to have time to enjoy a little summer. Over that time I will take (and pass) my NASM exam. Other fun news is that I am registered to take a RRCA certification course this fall.

Like I said the other day I decided against the detox diet and have just fully gone dairy and gluten free, Day 8 now and better each day. The bad part is I am running out of food at home making it more difficult so time to hit the store. The CSA is really helping as the house is overflowing with fresh fruit and veggies, I love this time of year. I could live on salads and fresh fruit, too bad I hate radishes and now have 2 bag fulls to get rid of or somehow use.
Another change this week has been my trainer leaving the gym, boo! Instead of a gym workout this week we all hit the local playground for a 5:30am boot camp style workout.
  • Reclining pull ups on rings
  • Rock wall climb
  • Sand jumps
  • Pull ups (I will do 5 full pull ups by the end of the summer! Now I can barely do 1)
  • Push ups
  • Hanging knee ups
  • Bench step ups
  • And of course some running!
All I could say afterwards was fun, I loved my first boot camp but didn't feel like I was getting a huge workout until this morning when I woke up and could barely move my arms. Guess it was more of a workout then I thought.
My gym this week

I haven't run since Tuesday instead have focused on the bike and elliptical to give my leg a rest in hopes of a strong race tomorrow. This will be my 3rd time racing Du at the Dam and I hope for an improvement from last year. A fun weekend ahead with racing, girl's dinner with a couple great friends and some family time. Happy Fitness Friday

In hopes to keep myself accountable I am back to setting weekly & longer goals
  • Meal/snack planning and sticking with it
  • Make one new meal this week
  • Register for NASM test
  • Complete VO2 Max testing (and find my heartrate monitor)
  • Start swimming (Matt and I have a little challenege starting- more to come on this)


  1. You are inspiring me to go GFDF in spite of being mid move. I would love not to feel like I look 6 months pregnant.

    Do you notice a correlation between joint pain and diet/food intolerances? Or allergies & diet? I do (not that I like to acknowledge it).

    Congrats on the new job!

    1. I do notice the difference, but for me it is difficult since I often just blame the joint pain on my running. It is always amazing how eating less allergy foods improves so much you never think about :-)

  2. Glad to hear the changes have been so beneficial for you. It's always amazing to me how much happier you can be by switching jobs.

    1. Making the decision is always tough, but once it is made things are so much better :)

  3. Playground workouts are HARD! Kids make it look way too easy. ;)

    1. No kidding, kids just seem to have endless energy!

  4. Love bootcamp type workouts. Good luck with the race. Can't wait to hear all about it!

    Enjoy the run!

    [Fitness, Health and Happiness]

    1. Thanks, can't wait to see how today goes :)

  5. Cool on the new job and really cool on getting the GFDF thing down! Lifestyle changes like that are always hard for me and I am totally impressed when I see others doing them!

    1. Believe me this has not been an easy change (probably why this is the 3rd time I have started GFDF), I always feel so much better, but then the frustration takes over with ack of food options and I give up. This time I will stick with it :)

  6. I'm ready to start swimming more. Such a great workout!

    1. Swimming is great and I need to do it more too!


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