Wanna do some weekend holiday shopping? Add Runtastic Orbit to your list!

If you’re in the states, then it’s likely you’re enjoying a three day weekend 🙂 Monday is Labor Day and I wish everyone had the day off; I know some don’t 😦

But I do!! And my husband does too!

We usually do our weekly grocery shopping on weekends and also go fun shopping. I love fun shopping.

In case you like fun shopping too, I have something new that’s fresh off the market for you to try.

It’s the Orbit from Runtastic.

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This bad boy is waterproof!

Being a part of the Fit Approach community has allowed me to review some pretty cool stuff. This definitely tops the list.

I’ve always wanted to try a portable fitness tracker and this is only part of what the Orbit does. Among its main features of tracking steps, activity minutes, calories burned, distance, and what I’m most excited about–sleep!! The Orbit tells you how much “quality” sleep you’re getting. This interests me considering I’ve got two toddlers at home and I feel like I’m getting 0 quality sleep. At least now I can show proof.

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Once I received the Orbit, I downloaded the Runtastic Me app on my phone and created an account. Doing this allows the Orbit to sync to my phone and keep track of everything. I’m the least tech savvy person of anyone I know but these first few steps were legit easy.

One of the features I’ve been playing with and have really liked are the videos that Runtastic has available FREE on youtube. You can access these videos straight from the app from your phone. Perfect for traveling and working out on the go!

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I’m still playing around with it. There’s SO much fun stuff–like the personal challenges you can create–that I know I’ll like. I’ll be keeping you updated as I learn more 🙂

Have a great Sunday!!!

–Do you own a fitness tracker?

–Do you ever wonder how much “real” sleep you’re getting?

I received the Orbit free as part of my affiliation with Fit Approach. All opinions are my own and so far, all opinions on the Orbit are positive. When and if I come across something that bugs me, I will def let you know!

Mid-Week Confession

Okay, so I have something to tell you.

So you guys know how I’ve been doing this no soda thing. I haven’t cheated, not once–I swear!

But, well…

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There, I said it!

It’s seriously a rock throw a way from my job and I just can’t help it 😦

Last week I was going over paragraph structure with my students and I wrote an example to model what I wanted them to do. Here’s my example:

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Yes, my paragraph was about how I’m and unhealthy person. And at least the first part isn’t true right this second. But the latter part of the paragraph is. I’ve gone to McDonald’s at least 3 times a week since work has started. I order lemonade instead of a soda but I know when my 100 days are up, I’ll be going back to getting my Coca-cola and addtional 300 calories.

Why can’t I just not eat there!?! Seriously, I’ve watched Super Size Me, Fast Food Nation. I’ve watched those YouTube videos where soda cleans a sink drain. I’ve seen pictures of how much sugar is in soda. I’ve seen pictures of how much I’d have to work out to burn the calories from my quarter pounder with cheese.

It’s done nothing.

HALP!!!!

–How do you control bad food cravings?

I know it’s okay to give yourself a break sometimes. But I’m beyond the occasional cheat day. Every day is cheat day. 😦

–Tips on ways to eat healthier??

–Confess something. Make me feel better.

 

A mini breakthrough

First, I want to thank you guys so much for the support and words of encouragement from my last post when I lamented on my recent struggles with running. I forget sometimes that there’s a lot of newness going on my life and with that there’s going to be adjusting and getting used to new routines. And my runs may suffer as a result.

A lot of you said that “bad” runs are usually followed by a good one and that’s exactly what happened yesterday.

I wasn’t even sure if I’d be able to do my usual Wednesday speed work session as my husband had been out of town the days prior and I wasn’t sure he’d be up to kid duty after a very long stressful couple of days of work and travel. But when he got home from work, he saw me still in myown work clothes and asked, “Aren’t you going to the track tonight?”

I love him.

I did a sprint upstairs to change and as I headed out the door he said, “Run fast!”

And I did! I have no idea how or what gave me the energy but I did. Maybe it was taking a couple of days off, maybe it was being so excited to get back out, I don’t know, but what happened was truly amazing.

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The workout consisted of 1×1600, 2×800, and 4×400. During the first set, I was running with a run club buddy and trying to keep up. When we finished the first mile and moved to our quick recover, we high-fived and I decided I’d try and stay with him the rest of the workout.

It was tough but with his encouragement I was able to stay with him til the end.

I was pretty euphoric on the drive home and when I walked in and saw my husband I said, “You told me to run fast,” and showed him my time. 🙂

Happy Friday Eve friends!!

–Do you like speed work?