Friday, January 10, 2014

Fitness Friday 2014!

Welcome to Fitness Friday 2014!

Fitness Friday will be a weekly post where we can all write an update on how our week went concerning diet changes, exercise, weight loss or inches lost, our achievements for the week and our failures. It will also include our goals for the following week.

Join Us!

Each Fitness Friday post will include a linky at We don't have it all.  Everyone is welcome to join, just write a post and share anything you are comfortable sharing. Feel free to add your link to the linky, that way we can all stop by your blog and show you some love and encouragement. If you are not a blogger, feel free share your progress in the comment section below the post and we will still show you the same love and encouragement by replying to your comment.

I have decided to participate in Fitness Friday not necessarily to lose weight but to tone and get into shape.

This Week:

•Diet: We try to eat chicken, pheasant, pork, or fish as our protiens. We try not to eat beef as our red meat, instead since we do hunt we eat venison since it is leaner than beef. As far as how we eat our meals may seem odd to some. I eat a pretty normal breakfast, 2 eggs, a meat, and 2 pieces of toast, for lunch we try to make that our big meal, then dinner is just a salad. We do that so that our big meal is during the time that we can burn the most calories. I also try to drink as much water as I can during the day. I find the easiest way for me to do this is to use the big water cup that I had from the hospital from delivering my last son. I just fill with water and ice and I am good to go just refilling as needed.

Activity: My exercise routine, I try to ride the exercise bike twice a day.

Next Weeks Goals:

Diet: I am going to continue my diet as stated above since it really does work for me.

Activity: I am going to continue to ride the exercise bike twice a day. I would like to work on a plan to do pilates and resistance bands on certain days of the week as well.

Weight: Right now I am at 125 and I am happy with that. Like I said earlier I really want to tone more than any thing so right now my waist measures 33.5 inches. I know losing inches is a slow process and I am likely to see my weight increase as I tone since muscle does weigh more than fat. So, I will continue with what I have been doing and try to add in different exercises to work on the areas that need toned the most.


  1. Hi Jessica!

    Thanks so much for linking up with WE HAVE IT ALL's Fitness Friday this week!! I think your goals are perfect since your routine works for you. I would love to eat pheasant and venison - my dad used to hunt when I was growing up... but I haven't had any since then. My husband and I have been making our lunch the big meal too and sticking to a salad for dinner - I think we're going to continue that. Seems to work. Anyway, thanks again for linking up, I hope you come back every week!


  2. Hey Jessica!
    Thanks for linking up with We Have It All and Andersons Angels on Fitness Friday this week! I have the same cup that I use for my water as well and I have noticed I drink more water when I use that cup :-) I like how you have your big meal during the day and salad at night. I am not sure I could get Jake to do that because he gets burned out on salads quickly. I look forward to reading more of your posts and keeping up with how you and your family is doing on this journey.


    1. Hi Trista! It is easy to get burned out on the salads, that is why we try to vary them. Try to vary dressing from day to day, usually we use pheasant or chicken on it but I have used other meat as well. We also do taco salads from time to time. Anything to try to keep it kind of new. Hope that helps.

  3. Sounds like we have similar goals! I'm participating in Fitness Friday as well, but linking up with a different group. I'll try to check you guys out every Friday too, so we can encourage each other!

    At this point, I'm more interested in toning up than losing weight, although I would like to lose 3-4" off my waist.