Last Week’s Workouts + Monday’s Motivation #6!

It’s moving day – that counts right?!
Link up as I recap workouts for the week in a Weekly Workouts Roundup for this past week! It can be any day also!

Week of 2/16/2014
2/16 - 4 mile run
2/17- 2 mile run + Taught and did Extreme Circuit Training class + 60 burpees
2/18 - 2 mile run + T25 Speed 2.0
2/19 - Packing/moving + Taught Insanity Round 5.1 + did 20 burpees
2/20 - 5k RUNch + 20 burpees
2/21- Moving and Packing
2/22 - 3 mile run + Gasparilla 5k Race + Moving and packing
Total Miles: 21.3 miles / 100 Burpees (Overall 1000 #FFBurpee Challenge Tally: 915 – 85 left to go before February 28!)
Packing and moving always counts for strength training right?! We’ve had a crazy week packing and moving but are just about DONE! I’m trying to gear up for IDEAFIT PTI  East leaving This weekend yay!

I’ll get right to Monday’s Motivation as that’s the way we KICK MONDAY OFF RIGHT?! Angela is a runner, mom, yogi, and overall inspiration lady I’ve known on the interwebs for quite some time now – She’s able to keep a focus on healthy eating and fitness and set an example for her children by using BALANCE! Get to know more about here here and show her some love!

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Name: Angela
Blog: Happy Fit Mama

Motto/Inspirational Quote?  “You are stronger than you think.” It’s simple but I’ve had to repeat
that to myself many, many times during speed sessions, long runs and races to make it to the
finish line.
What is your favorite way to workout/exercise MOVE! Running by far. I’ve been on the injured
reserve list for far too long and am slowly easing my way back in. With the 6+ weeks that I took
off from running, I found that there is a life outside of it but it is definitely my first love.  A close
second is yoga.

What is your #1 indulgence? Aside from the occasional treat, how do you substitute it? I don’t
think of food as good or bad. I’m a firm believer in moderation and trying to be as mindful
as possible. With that being said, I make a killer chocolate cake with a ganache frosting. It’s
decadent and outrageously good. Definitely can’t have that all the time! When a chocolate
craving strikes, I’ll go for a piece of dark chocolate or make up a single serving mug cake.
What’s your go-to snack? Roasted sweet potato, cinnamon and dollop of  almond butter.
What advice do you have for those starting on a fitness journey? It’s your journey, don’t try to
follow exactly what someone else is doing. Find out what you like the most. That’s what will
make it a lifelong habit.

Bucket list destination/race/to-do?  I’d love to do the Berlin or Rome Marathon.
Favorite inspirational fitness personality/trainer/idol?  I don’t really have one but I do like Jillian
Michaels and Cathe Friedrich. Fierce ladies who work you hard!
What workout apparel is your MUST have? I’m really open to anything. My workout wardrobe
comes from Target to Lorna Jane, nothing is off limits. If it’s functional and cute, I’ll wear it!

What do you wish you knew years ago that you know now? I wish I knew how awesome running
was in my teens and early 20s. I only did it for the sake of vanity and thought it was agony to run
3 miles. I never gave myself the chance to let my mind get lost in a long run.
Social Media – connect!
Twitter: http://twitter.com/happyfitmama
Facebook: http://facebook.com/happyfitmama
Instagram: http://instagram.com/happyfitmama
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/happyfitmama

How long does it take to acclimate to a new home?
Let’s show Angela some love! Would you have started early had you known better?

10 Comments
  • Carla Birnberg
    February 24, 2014

    Id so so so have started weights earlier—if only I knew :-)

  • Mindy Bobe
    February 24, 2014

    Good luck with the move Kat! And yes it definitely counts as strength training!!! ;-) Love Angela! I’d love to run the Rome Marathon too one day!

  • Krysten
    February 24, 2014

    Moving Day totally counts haha

  • AmyC @ running escapades
    February 24, 2014

    Love Angela! Read her blog and hang out with her whenever I can ;)

  • Laura @ Mommy Run Fast
    February 24, 2014

    Angela is awesome! And I definitely count packing- moving is exhausting!

  • Teamarcia
    February 24, 2014

    I too wish I’d have gotten back into running sooner. Oh well better late than never right? Happy moving!

  • Jody - Fit at 56
    February 25, 2014

    Love it all & her balanced outlook!!!!!! I started in my early 20s with exercising so not too bad.. I wish I had known earlier about healthy eating & living – life was tough as a heavy kid & really hurt my self-esteem for years!

  • Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    February 25, 2014

    Thanks for the feature girl!

  • Abby
    February 25, 2014

    Angela is so awesome!

  • Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes
    February 25, 2014

    Moving definitely counts as strength training! Hope is goes smoothly–also, holy cow re: burpee challenge. Way to rock it so far!

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