Fitness Update Feb 16th

Have you ever heard this quote?

“Sing like no one is listening.

Love like you’ve never been hurt.

Dance like nobody’s watching.”

Or something like that… well today I danced like nobody was watching and it felt great. I highly recommend it. <3

This week’s update is gonna be short and sweet! Yesterday’s post took all my energy; or maybe it’s because I realized this past week, that I only took 6 rest days in 2017 so far!

Below are the workouts I did over the past week:

No spin, just an easy 2.2 mile hike with my niece and her boyfriend. (I had a killer massage that morning too, where my LMT tackled my tight SI joint. Ouch.)

REST DAY – I was feeling run down and tired. I watched lots of TV and ate more chips and hummus than I care to admit.

Barely made it through 6.8 WINDY miles of my scheduled 10 mile run. But it’s always better to under train, than overtrain… right? (That’s what I kept questioning, until I actually sat and looked at my workouts since the first of the year.)

Kundalini Yoga, which I talked about in my Motivation Monday post. It was incredible and very relaxing; very gentle.

Another REST day, still wasn’t feelin’ it. Had to respect my body’s messages.

5 miles – nice tempo, finally felt good to get out there and sweat again! But it took some pep talking!

30 minutes of weights and core, 37 minutes of hill repeats on the spin bike (felt energized today and therefore did some dance breaks in between sets!)


Below is the snapshot of my Strava calendar to hold me accountable!

Below is a little comparison for my increase in workout volume over the past 12 months. As you can see, March-June were pretty low. It wasn’t until July that I started running regularly again – and it was 2 miles here and 2 miles there. By October, we had made the conscious decision to stop trying for a family, after 6.5 years. It was a huge weight off my shoulders, to allow myself to move forward with my life — and pick up running regularly again. Then the holidays hit, of course, but January was an awesome start to the year!

Although I felt like I was being very careful about not over-training, I think it became a little too close for my comfort last week. I thought I was in the clear, since every workout was easy to moderate intensity, with just one intense workout a week. But you can see below that I worked out every single day, for 19 days straight. Now before anyone freaks out, at least once a week there would be a restorative yoga, or a 30 minute easy walk on the treadmill, etc. But it just goes to show, that even when you feel like you are pacing yourself appropriately, you still need to ultimately listen to your body. For me that meant sleeping in a couple days and doing NOTHING in terms of workouts. (See above, chips and TV were part of the equation too.)

Lastly, here are the scribbles in my Be Well Fitness Log, it truly helps me stay accountable to myself. 🙂 Note: I have not had dinner yet, so it’s not listed on Thursday!

Until next week!

Sleep hard.
Get moving.
Trust Your Gut.

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13 Responses to Fitness Update Feb 16th

  1. Martha Muirhead says:

    Hi Corrine, I am a member of Weight Watchers and also keep a food log. It really keeps me on track. I tried a plant based diet for a year and gained weight because I kept substituting breads and carbs for my meat options. I enjoyed it but was just kidding myself when I substituted so many carbs for meat. The WW eating plan works for me because I can eat plant based diet if I like or I have option of meat for protein and that makes me happy. I first saw you and one of your friends on one of our tv cooking channels, very impressed with your dedication to the healthy life.

    • Hi Martha, thanks for sharing your story! That’s great you have found a balance that works for you. I can definitely relate to your breads and carb issue in the past. I’ve definitely had the same struggle. This year I’ve tried to set a goal of only eating one grain a day. So rice, oatmeal, quinoa, etc. (bread, chips) only one choice a day. It has helped me to focus more on beans and other non-meat proteins and also forces me to eat plants (veggies) first. Best of luck on your journey and thanks for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it. Have a great weekend! 😊

  2. Martha Muirhead says:

    Have you found a good healthy way to cook your pintos or any sort of beans without using bacon for seasoning. I love the smokey taste that bacon gives them. Any suggestions.

    • Have you ever tried using a smoked salt? I bought some once, and it had a good, smoky flavor. I honestly have never used bacon in my beans, because I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 19 years old; right around the age I was on my own and cooking for myself. Sorry I’m not of much help with that one! 🙂

  3. Martha Muirhead says:

    Thanks. Am I talking to Corrine?

  4. Martha Muirhead says:

    Well I have to tell you how much I loved seeing you and your friend on one of our tv stations….I can’t remember the shows name now but you and your friend were somewhere on a run and you were also cooking up your favorite recipes….I’m a cooking show addict…I had to give up cable when I retired to cut down on expenses and I sure miss the Food Network.So glad to be in touch with you.

  5. Martha Muirhead says:

    Our son has 2 restaurants in Portland Oregon…Podnah’s Pit is the first one he opened. It is a Texas style BBQ restaurant. His restaurant was featured on Diners , Drive Inns and Dives….he also opened La Taq which is a Mexican food restaurant. We are really proud of him and his family. Now I’m through bragging and I will let you get on with your day. Thanks for being so very nice.


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