Thursday, December 13, 2018

Goals 2019

Do you make yearly goals?  Every year I make goals.  I always make the standard fitness ones {lose X amount of pounds, fit into a size __, PR on a certain exercise} every single year.  

I have set a few for this year.  They all seem pretty attainable.  Did you know that when it comes to making goals they should be S.M.A.R.T?  


In short, you should make goals that you can actually reach, and give yourself a set time to do it.  Instead of I'm gonna lose 100 pounds, you should try I'm going to start going to the gym 3 times a week so I can lose 10 pounds by April.

Here's my list

  1. Fit a size 9
  2. PR everything
  3. Compete {yes, i know that this is pretty broad but, I'm still deciding what I'm gonna do}
  4. Grow my business
  5. Be happy
2018 was a rough year for many people, including myself.  I'm just really hoping to make 2019 a good year.  What are your resolutions/goals for 2019?  Let me know

Sunday, December 2, 2018

I'm Nobody. Who Are You?

I'm 34 years old.  I have been a mother for 16 years.  For the past 9 years that is ALL I have been.  I am tired of not being known for anything.   I don't have a "me" anymore.  I run my own business but, when people see me that's not what they see.  I'm Kaylee, Mo, and Sunny's mom.  I'm "Ms.Katie". 

The last time I did something that I wanted to do was 2013.  I used to  enjoy running mud runs.  I did them 2 years in a row before the one I was doing stopped offering them near me {I think they might have even gone out of business}.  I have tried to be my own person many times and I've always failed.  I'm tired of failing.

I finished this bike ride and I am SUPER proud of myself.  I like training for something, I enjoy finding something that makes me, me.   So, what's next?  The worst part of completing any big task is not knowing what to do next.  I kind of feel empty and pointless.  It felt good finally getting back to being a real person again, I can't quit.  

The thought of becoming a new person is really exciting.  I'm excited to take this journey.  I have a few ideas of who I want to be.  A couple things I want to focus my attention on.  Hopefully you'll stick around and find out what I decide to do. 

Friday, November 23, 2018

My big adventure


        So, I got to the LA Fitness as soon as they opened at 5 on Wednesday.  I headed straight for the pool.  My swim took me 1 hour and 1 minute.  {Side note:  Are my bikini bottoms cute??  My other ones died and I picked these up for $1 at Hot Topic}

        I had a few issues my first 8 and last 8 laps.  {There were 40 laps total}  During lap 7 I had goggle and hair issues.  My goggles fogged up so, I wiped them off and when I put them back on they started digging into my eyes and filling up with water.  I had to stop a few times to fix them.  Then my hair came out and I had to redo it.  During the last 8 laps I have having issues breathing.  I started coughing a few times and had to stop.  I think that I actually swam for 55 minutes.  I'm happy with that.  


        The bike ride was interesting.  We left the house later than I wanted and we hit traffic.  It took us about 2 hours to get out to bike rental place. I found this trail online, The West Orange Trail, in Winter Garden.  It's 24 miles each direction.  I refuse to ride on the street and I like being able to ride without worrying. And, added bonus, there's a bike rental at the start of the trail.   We got started on our ride at about 1:30.  The rental place closed at 5 so, we had 3.5 hours to finish the 56 miles.  
        The trail goes thru downtown Winter Garden.  This part of the trail is very poorly marked.  We (Kaylee, Mo, and I) took a wrong turn and spent 20ish minutes finding our way back to the trail.  

        I failed at biking the 56 miles.  We made it 23.  It took us 2 hours and 51 minutes.  Even tho I didn't complete the half iron distance, I DID complete an Olympic length.  1.5 km (.93 mile) swim and 40 km (25m) bike.    I know that I didn't train well enough, I know I should have done things differently.  But, I'm okay with what I did do.  Before I start training again I'm going to buy myself an actual bike and ride outside.  I think that that will make things better.  

     I will definitely be trying this again.  Next time I think I will find an ACTUAL race to do.  

Monday, November 19, 2018

What I'm Packing

The day is almost here!  I've made my list of what I'm packing.  It's not alot.  Just the bare necessities.

I figure that I will be biking for 3.5 or 4 hours so, I will end up getting hungry. But, I don't want to stop to eat so I'm packing a protein bar.  

Lots of water.  

Lip balm.  I have a feeling that I will need it

My Polar V800 watch and Heart Rate Monitor.  I'm really interested to see all my stats.

Have you ever done a long bike ride?  Tell me below what you packed to take with you.  Am I missing anything?

Sunday, November 11, 2018

10 Days

10 Days left!  I am doing my Half Iron Aquabike in 10 days!  I'm not going to lie.  I'm really nervous.  I know that I have done as much as I could.  Actually, I know I could have done a bit more but, there is nothing I can do about it now.
All I can do is set myself up to do the best that I can possibly do in 10 days.  Here's my plan for the next 10 days.  They are in no particular order.

  1. I'm going to cut out bread and I'm going to reduce my complex carb intake alot.
  2. Friday will be my last heavy workout before Wednesday.  I will still do some light weights but, my goal is to not be sore.
  3. There will no little to no stress about this.  There is no point.  

The Plan
Swim -- LA Fitness Port Orange
Bike -- West Orange Trail (Orlando)

Swim -- 1.2 miles
Bike -- 56 miles

Estimated Finish Time
Swim --  1 hours
Bike -- 4 hours

Follow me on Instagram. I will be keeping y'all updated there.

Are you training for anything?  Let me know in the comments  

Monday, October 22, 2018

Pushing Things Back

I know you guys are probably tired of me by now cancelling every plan I make.  Well, SO AM I!  This past weekend I was supposed to do my 2.4 mile swim and 56 mile bike.  But, I was also planning on squeezing each part into a 2.5 hour window on Saturday. 
Friday I realized that this was the DUMBEST idea I have ever had.  I'm not a superhuman.  I can't be in 2 places at once.  So, I'm pushing it back until Thanksgiving week.  
It sucks but, you do what you gotta do.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Salad and Smoothie Round Up Round Up

For the past few days my stomach hasn't been the greatest.  My last post I told you I was trying to start controlling my eating due to the added training.  This has finally caught up with me.  My stomach has decided it does not enjoy being a trash can, shoving whatever I could find to eat into it. 

For the next week I'm going to stick to smoothies and salads.  I actually really enjoy salads.  You can add almost anything into them.  My fall favorite has romaine, roasted sweet potatoes, mushrooms, onions, and sunflower seeds.  Smoothies are just as versatile as salads. You can stick almost any fruit and even some veggies into them.  My favorite smoothie is yogurt or protein powder (depending on which I have), raspberries, a banana, and spinach.  I used to put chia seeds in it but I got aggravated with them being stuck in my teeth for the rest of the day.  If you can find a way to keep them from annoying you then they are a really great thing to add.

Since I am the type of person they doesn't really think out her smoothies and salads I have found some great salad roundups and rounded them up for you.

Smoothie Recipe Roundups

Diabetes Daily -- Recipe Roundup: Smoothies

Jessica Gavin -- Roundup: Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Meghan Telpner -- Shake-up Showdown

The Daily Meal -- 10 Smoothie Recipes So Easy (and Good) You'll Never Skip Breakfast Again

Hungry Hobby -- 18 Unique & Delicious Protein Smoothies

Salad Recipe Roundups

Jessica Gaven -- 15 Summer Salad Recipes

Joyful Healthy Eats -- Summer Salad Roundup

Meal Planning Magic -- Leafy Greens Salad Recipe Roundup

Rachael Ray Mag -- 5 Grilled Salad Recipes

Kudos Kitchen -- Sensational Salad Recipe Roundup 

Do you plan out your salads or just pick up whatever looks good?