Get Fit Thursdays // Me, Currently

It’s Thursday again! That means it’s time for another Get Fit Thursday! This week is all about where you are now and your goals.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Weight: 153 lbs
In 30 minutes of running (no stopping): 2.5 miles
Curl ups (without a break): 30 
Push ups (without a break): 15


Currently, I’m not eating added sugar (dessert, soda, candy, junkfood, etc.), but that’ll only last until April…of course, I’ll only eat it in moderation. I am trying to eat healthier. Both Justin and I are watching our portion sizes. I trying really hard to make sure we both have fruit and veggies throughout the day.

As of now, I am running with Rhys in the stroller in the morning. We’ll go as soon as he has had breakfast, which is around 8-8:30. Then, I’ll cool down and work out in the living room for about 15 minutes. These include stretching, curl ups, push ups, planks, lunges, wall sits, jumping jacks, etc. Then put Rhys down for a nap and shower. However, it’s been a little colder this past week, and rainy, and I don’t want to take Rhys out since he has a little cold. So, I’ve also gone running by myself in the afternoon while Justin watches Rhys.

I typically have either a slim fast or a bowl of Cheerios with fruit for breakfast. For lunch, I either have a sandwich, hummus and veggies, or leftovers. I’m trying my best to cut out afternoon snacks, but I will typically have cheese or a granola bar. For dinner, we typically have at least one vegetarian meal a week, and we hardly ever eat red meat (more because of the price than the health). I always have a water bottle on me throughout the day.

But, I am really, really disappointed in my workout status right now. Before my pregnancy, I could get 3.5 miles in 35 minutes. Knowing that I’ve lost an entire mile is so much more disappointing than the amount of curl ups and push ups. The last run I went on, I went to Google Maps to see how far I ran, and (ask my husband) I was so mad that it was only 2.5 miles! That is my goal, to get my old pace back. I mean, I’m running a half marathon in July, so I need that pace back!

Goals for the end of July 2015
Weight: 135 lbs (this goal is for the end of the year!!!)
In 30 minutes of running (no stopping): 3.5 miles
Curl ups (without a break): 50
Push ups (without a break): 50


I’m pretty confident that I can get to these goals, especially since come Memorial Day weekend, I’ll have more time because school will be out! Wish me luck!


Today: “Me, Currently”–routine, schedule, workouts, meal plan, what you want to change
Th 4/2: “Motivation”
Th 4/9: “Meal Planning” (for healthy living)
Th 4/16: “Workout Routines”
Th 4/23: Your Choice–make sure it’s relevant!
Th 4/30: Your Choice–make sure it’s relevant!
Th 5/14: “Workout Fashion”
Th 6/18: “Q&A”–where are you since day 1, and ask us 3 whatever relevant question you want!
Th 6/23: “Results”–we’ll answer your questions and you give us final results!

Where are you starting from? What are your goals?

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Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    You've totally got this!! The fact that you have your goals down in writing, and that you're following up consistently with the goals is just setting yourself up for success!
    Losing pace was so difficult for me after I was ok'd to run after having Marcus. It took quite some time to build back up to my pre-pregnancy pace. Have you thought about adding some speed work into your running routine? As much as I don't enjoy speed work it really helped bring that pace back down to where I wanted.

  • You go girl! Having goals and working toward them is more than most of us are doing at this point to get in shape – keep it up!

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  • Thanks, Taylor, for your support! =)

  • I really like this linkup! I'm going to try to remember to join. 🙂 I started this whole "get healthy" thing this month and it has been so hard! But I think we both got this.

    PS – I think I saw you running the other day when I was on my way to work! You were crossing 700 E but I didn't get there in time to see if it was actually you. 🙂

  • Yay YOU! It's so important to have goals and to remember that it's about making continual progress even if it's small progress.

  • It probably was me! =)

  • That's exactly right!