Weight Loss Journey – Week 2 Recap #MotivateMe


If you’re new here, #MotivateME Monday is a weekly link-up co-hosted by myself and Run Mommy Run for accountability and encouragement. It’s a place for us to share goals, plans, successes and have each other to pick us up to keep moving forward.

Happy Monday everyone!

Wow, we’re halfway through the first month of the year, time is flying by! This was the first “real” week back to work for me. While I was back the week before, not all the staff were back and my kids were home too. This week everything was back to regular routine. All of the kids sports were back running, school was back in session, and work returned to it’s usual level of busy-ness. I’m happy to report that I survived!

I have to admit that I strayed from my fitness plan after discovering the Fitness Blender YouTube channel Monday night. I was supposed to do a Yoga video, but had a lot of energy, soI searched for “HIIT Workouts” instead. I tried the Ful Body HIIT workout and absolutely LOVED it! It was primarily 25 second bursts of plyometrics with 10 second rest periods, but there was also full body exercises like push-ups, mountain climbers, burpees and triceps dips too. I was a sweaty mess afterwards and Amber joined in. It reminded me of doing the Nike Training Club workouts with Sierra and Brooke in the living room while Amber was a baby. I lost a lot of weight that year, so hopefully these HIIT workouts will work again. (I had attributed that weight loss before to running with a jogging stroller and breastfeeding, but maybe it was the body weight strength training that I did I too?).

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6k lunch run (average pace 6:15/km), then Fitness Blender Bodyweight HIIT Cardio Workout – Sweaty at Home



I was Brooke’s catcher for Pitching clinic, then did the Fitness Blender Ultimate HIIT Workout for People Who Get Bored Easily



Kettlebell full body workout – used my 20lb kettlebell for the majority of the exercises.


Speedwork – 6.3K, average pace 6:29/km (recovery intervals lowers the average pace)


8k morning run with my best running friends (average pace 7.10/km) This workout was incredibly hard and my heart rate was near my max despite my slow pace. I think the 13 days straight of workouts played a role in the elevated heart rate.


I took the day off to recover from the 13 straight days of workouts. It was really hard because I’m getting accustomed to working out in the living room and I found myself having the urge to workout when I was relaxing in there. It didn’t help that my Instagram feed was chock FULL of all of your awesome workouts — I definitely was suffering from FOMO.

When you have a scheduled rest day but all your friends are training..


Woke up early and was the trainer for Amber’s hockey team at 7:15 am (OMG who creates these hockey schedules?!?), then headed home and did a Fitness Blender 40 min Cardio/Abs HIIT Workout (so fun!). Afterwards I went to three more hockey games, and a softball practice. We were so busy today that I wrote the majority of this post at the arena on my iPad.

Weight Loss:

This week I lost 0.6 lbs for a two week total loss of 2.4lbs and a body fat % loss of 1.7% this year. I stayed under my MyFitnessPal calorie goal 6 out of 7 days, strength trained 4 times, and ran 3 times (total of 20km).

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Next week’s fitness plan:

Monday: 6k lunch run + Fitness Blender HIIT Workout
Tuesday: Kettlebell strength workout
Wednesday: Speedwork + Yoga
Thursday: Kettlebell strength workout
Friday: Run
Saturday: Fitness Blender HIIT Workout
Sunday: Yoga + Run

Have a great week everyone!

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  • Jen
    January 17, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    What an awesome week of workouts! My oldest is on the high school wrestling team this year and every Saturday involves a 7am start time for an all day tournament. Counting down until this season is over! Have a great week 🙂