Fitness Friday!

Okay guys, I promise that it's back to normal blogging now. This week has been pretty chaotic but things should slow down now. (At least for a while.) Before I get to this week's fitness post, I have to tell you about my experience with the emergency room.

Wednesday I was helping a friend paint the downstairs of her house. I was just painting and painting when all of the sudden my foot felt strange. I thought that there was a rock or something in my shoe. So I took it off and there wasn't anything in my shoe. By that point I was confused but I put my shoe back on and as soon as I did that I knew something happened. I couldn't stand having my shoe on. It felt like the bones on the bottom of my foot were perturbing through the skin. It was an unbearable amount of pain. But I dealt with it and figured that it would fix itself. So I woke up yesterday and my foot was really bruised and I couldn't feel my toes. My mom is a nurse so I called her panicking and she told me that I needed to go to the emergency room. I went and was there for about 6 hours!

They did over 2 hours worth of tests and in the end sent me home with no diagnosis. They just told me to rest it and that I'll be okay. Basically a wasted day yesterday! But anyways, that's why I didn't get to update you guys with any yummy recipes like I said. Just more for me to share in the future. :)

Fitness Friday

I usually don't go to Youtube for any fitness videos except yoga. But the other day I wasn't in the mood for yoga (that's a rare thing!) so I decided that I'd just find something that I could do really quick. I found the Tone It Up Love Your Body Series. Now it was created in January and mentions Valentine's Day every once in a while. But we can ignore that for a good workout, right!? I was honestly impressed with how sore I was the next day! All you need are a set of dumbbells, I used 5 pound ones, and a mat (or carpet would work).

Karena and Katrina are the girls who are featured in these videos. They have their own blog which you can check out here. I definitely recommend it! You can check out recipes, workouts, or just updates about the girls lives and what they're up to. Definitely lots of motivation there!

I don't think any of us can ever have too much motivation!

I won't be able to do any high impact exercises this weekend. :( But I plan on getting right back at it on Monday morning!

Has an injury ever put you on the couch when all you want to do is get out into the world and get moving? Let me know!

Fitness Friday!

It's that time again for Fitness Friday! Time seems to go by so quickly. I can't believe that it's already May. Not that I'm complaining or anything though! I'm loving it. This past week I haven't been doing as much yoga as I would have like to fit into my schedule. I'm hoping to fix that on Sunday though and start fresh for next week. I've been switching it up between Insanity, P90X, and Les Mills Combat every morning though.

I got a chance to run twice this past week, which I'd also like to do more of. There's just not enough time in the day for me! But yesterday was a great run. 

I didn't go very far but I did a challenging course with some pretty intense hills. It's so awesome that I'm able to do them. Last year at this time I never would have even dreamed of running the courses that I do. My passion and drive have just grown that much more.

I get a lot of people asking me how I fit working out into my day or how I find the motivation to do it. My answer is very simple. If you want something bad enough, you will make it happen. Oh, and when you feel like quitting, don't. Just keep going and think about how accomplished you feel after you finish what you set out to do.  Also find something that you enjoy doing. I love running and I rarely dread doing it. But if you're not a runner and you're forcing yourself to run everyday then you'll most likely get out of the habit and fall back into your old ways. So don't be afraid to try new things! Swim, run, bike, kick box, dance. Do whatever you love doing and you will find your way towards a healthy and happy lifestyle!

Tonight I'm going to the Penguins vs. Islanders game and I'm really excited! I love going to playoff hockey games. They're so much fun. :) Then tomorrow I have to work until around 3 and after that I have to go see my sister before she goes to prom! Then on Sunday I'm going to a flea market most likely. First one of the year here! I have a pretty busy weekend ahead of me, and I'm excited to get it started! I hope you all have a great weekend as well! And let's go Pens! ;) Do you watch hockey? If so who do you want to win the Stanley cup?