Tuesday, February 28, 2012

FitViews Favorites: Running Capris - Crops

Personally, I prefer a capri for running; no matter the temperature (unless it's painfully hot). I am loving the great choices out there this spring for running capris! Whatever your style there is something perfect for you. My top picks for running capris:Spring Running Capris

Champion pants
$22 - target.com

Adidas activewear pants
$90 - shopadidas.com

NIKE capri activewear
$58 - nike.com

Under armour

Under armour

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Do you prefer a capri for running? What's your favorite brand?

Also check out my top shorts/skorts list and my spring fitness fashion outfit inspiration.

Disclaimer: not a sponsored post, not affiliate links.

Monday, February 27, 2012

30 Day No Repeat Fitness Challenge: Day 1

Day 1 of my
30 Day No Repeat Fitness Challenge is here! I'm excited to shake things up, I'm ready to push past this 'stuck point', and I'm willing to work my ass off!

First, my Starting Stats:
Waist 30.5
Right Thigh 19.75
Right Calf 13.75
Right Arm 11.75
Bust 40
Hips 40.75

For this challenge, from Monday February 27th through Saturday March 31st (taking Sundays off this is 30 days of actual workouts), I will:
  1. Workout 6 days a week and not repeat a single workout the entire time. Every workout will be something different. I'll be focusing mostly on my fitness DVD collection, never repeating a DVD. 
  2. Track my food Monday through Saturday each week (I won't take Sunday as a cheat day, simply a day to take a break from tracking). If you're interested in seeing my daily eats follow my posterous.
  3. Blog or vlog with the details of each day, most likely posted as weekly re-caps on Mondays. Likely some random daily tracking posts too.
For me this challenge is about focus and consistency. It's about holding myself accountable and not getting complacent and back-sliding (as I've always done). It's about pushing past this 'wall' and finding out (for the first time in my adult life) what's on the other side. It's about fitness being forever and not a destination on the scale.
Anyone interested in joining me and challenging themselves is more than welcome! I will be logging my workouts in my dailymile and tweeting them from there using the hashtag #30DayNoRepeat. Feel free to use that hashtag if you choose to play along, or link-up your posts in the comments of my weekly recap posts if you blog about it. I would love company.

I believe that I can make it past this point that has tripped me up my entire adult life. Not just make it past, but blow this 'wall' to pieces. I truly believe that life is all about the choices. I choose to push on, and I choose to make progress instead of sliding back into the yo-yo pattern of my past.

What choices will you make today?

Friday, February 24, 2012

FitViews Favorites: Spring Shorts/Skorts

Whatever your style, whatever your fit choice, there's something cute for you this spring! My top pics for shorts/skorts:

Spring Run Shorts/Skorts

$28 - nike.com

$23 - nike.com


Nike activewear
$25 - nike.com



Shop by Sport | Athleta

Shop by Sport | Athleta

Shop by Sport | Athleta

Shop by Sport | Athleta

Shop by Sport | Athleta

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What's your favorite spring color? I'm kind of partial to tangerine and coral this year!

More spring fitness fashion.

Disclaimer: not a sponsored post, not affiliate links, just spring fitness fashion fun.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Spring Fever Fitness Fashion

We are still very much in the middle of winter here. But I am dreaming of spring. Of spring break on the beach somewhere. Now, don't get me wrong, I love Colorado winters. I love snow. I'm always excited when winter arrives, but...

I have a huge case of spring fever! I've become obsessed with spring nail polishes and...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

30 Day No Repeat Fitness Challenge

Recently I took updated weight loss progress pictures. I have to admit that I'm pretty happy with where I'm at right now. I'm not where I want to be quite yet, but at the same time I'm happy where I'm at too. I think this is a very healthy attitude to have, but...

In the past I've had a habit of back-sliding when I get to this point. I've been at this size (whether you measure by clothing size or weight) 3 or 4 times in my adult life. Every single time I have yo-yo'd back up. I've never made it past this point. I don't have any idea what's on the other side for me.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Review: The JumpSport Folding Fitness Trampoline - Model 350f

When I was in third or fourth grade my grandparents had one of those old rebounders, you remember the ones...the really stiff ones with the metal springs. We used to play on it as kids, but it was so stiff it was hard to get much of a bounce going. We became bored of it quickly, as did they. It mostly collected dust for them and eventually wound up in storage. I have to admit that when I was approached about receiving a Fitness Trampoline for review my mind immediately went back to that stiff, squeaky rebounder my grandparents had. I did a little research however and then happily agreed to review the JumpSport Folding Fitness Trampoline. This is not my grandparents rebounder!
Look ma! No springs.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day To Me

I decided my Valentine to myself this year would be updated progress pics. For years I RAN from the camera. It's been a long road of ups and downs. I've worked hard. I'm proud of what I've accomplished so far...and I'm done running from the camera.

My current pics:

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Secret World of Arrietty Sneak Peek

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to attend an advanced screening of The Secret World of Arrietty at the UA Colorado Center Theater. My teen, my little brother, and myself have been excited about this movie for months. We love all things Studio Ghibli. However, I was curious whether it would be appropriate for my littler ones (I'm a very picky mama).

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Purple Smoothie Recipe

This is my favorite smoothie recipe lately. Especially love it post workout...and it's really purple, which is fun.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Review: Personal Training With Jackie 30 Day Fast Start

Jackie Warner's latest workout DVD is Personal Training With Jackie 30 Day Fast Start. Now, I've never met a Jackie Warner DVD that I didn't LOVE...but this one, I'm on the fence about.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Review: Jillian Michaels Extreme Shed & Shred

Jillian Michaels' latest workout DVD is Extreme Shed & Shred. From the back of the DVD:

Monday, February 6, 2012

Review: Brooks Pure Cadence

I was sent this pair of Brooks Pure Cadence from Onlineshoes.com. I've never run in Brooks Shoes before, but I have to say I'm pretty smitten.

Friday, February 3, 2012

#paleochat Feedback

Thank you to everyone that attended the first #paleochat last night! I had a blast...and was relieved not to be chatting with myself. The supportive and encouraging, yet informative tone of the chat was awesome.