Fitness Friday Update 2016 Week 5 & Balanced & Healthy Living Link Up Party!

There have been 5 weeks in 2016 already?!?  How are you doing with your fitness goals?  How about your healthy eating goals?  I'm still doing pretty well, although I feel like I'm not doing as well as I was at the beginning of the year.  It's only 1 week until the Undie Run!!!  Although I'm trying to tell myself that I'm working out to gain strength, flexibility and endurance, there's something about having to run around in very little clothes in February that makes me want to think about what I look like instead of the strength that I'm gaining!

Before I show you the workouts I did last week, I'd like to remind you that I'm hosting the
Get Healthy, Get Fit challenge this month!!  It's 29 days of trying new things on your way to leading a healthier life.  I've created a 29 day schedule of ideas on new ways to think about fitness and healthy eating.  They are just suggestions.  The idea is to try something new-to-you and a little bit healthier each day this month.  You can jump in any time in February and let us know how you're doing on the linky below.  The Balanced & Healthy Living Link Up Party will be posted each Friday. 

Feel free to link any posts that are related to living a healthier life~~ Fitness posts, healthy recipes, wellness posts, organizational posts that will lead to time for fitness, healthy meal plans, organic purchases, posts about emotional wellness or inspiration~~ you get the picture!
  You may post anything that can help us on our journey to lead a well-rounded, balanced and healthy life.

This past week, I challenged you guys to go to Bloom to Fit and find out why pushups are good for you and sign up for his weekly fitness challenge email.  I actually signed up last week and got my first email on Monday.  HE challenged us to try out a workout move he's been working on.  I tried it.  It was a squat jump back to plank to downward dog to a divebomber pushup back to downward dog and them a jump forward again.  (follow that?) Just a note:  My shoulders were SO sore from doing it only 10 times!  I didn't even do it the 30 - 50 times he recommended!

Here's a look at the workout DVDs I used this week:

 So, here's how my workouts went in the past week.  I always update from Saturday - Friday.

Saturday:Jillian Michaels Killer Buns & Thighs 33 minutes
Sunday:  Off   End of January
January total minutes:  679.  I fell way short of my 840 minute goal, but that's okay.  I'm still getting stronger every day.
Monday:  Jillian Michaels Killer Abs 32 minutes
Tuesday: Off
Wednesday: Kathy Smith Fat Burning Pilates-- Abs 10 knee pushups 22 minutes total
Thursday:  Denise Austin Pilates (2nd workout on DVD) and The Method: Cardio Boot Camp , plus 150 Counter pushups, 40 minutes total
Friday:  Jillian Michaels Killer Abs 32 minutes

January Total Minutes:  679
February minutes so far:  116 minutes  I'm going to set a goal of 700 minutes in February.

You May Link ANY of your Healthy Living Posts Below. 
 You may link up to 3 posts.  Please stop by and visit some of the other people.  We can all support each other on our healthy living journeys.  By linking up, you give me permission to use the photos in your posts that you link in next week's post if I choose to feature you!  Thank you and have an excellent weekend!


  1. Thanks for the invite to your Balanced & Healthy Living Link Up. Tweeted your link up. Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. You're welcome! Thank you so much for linking up with us! Have a great weekend. :)

  2. Hi! Thanks for linking up with my No Rules Weekend Blog Party and for adding my button to your party page. I have added a link for your party to my party page as well, and have just shared a Healthy Valentine's post.

    Have a great week :)


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