4 Fitness Trends No Way In Hell I’ll Try (and 1 I will!)

Well hello there Friday, how you doin’?

Hi everyone!! I’m linking up again with the DC Trifecta ladies Cynthia, Mar, and Courtney for their weekly Friday Five. Today’s topic are fitness trends you’re just not that into.

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There’s a few of those on my list and I’ve included 4, but I thought I add one trend that I am into as well:

1. Mud Runs

Even before the poop fiasco that caused severe eye damage to a woman, I was never into mud runs. It’s just not my thing and not something you’ll find me doing. Ever.

2. Taking Running Selfies

I have a few friends who take pretty awesome pictures of themselves running and have been asked how they do it since, well, they’re running. I guess you prop your phone/camera and video play while you run, then snapshot it when you see a good angle?? I’m not entirely sure how it’s done but I find it kind of a lot comical thinking of re-enacting myself running to get a picture. I’m already awkward as it is.

3. Plexxus, Shakeology, Herbal Life

Man, there’s so many of these types of shake thingys, I can’t keep track of them all or know what each one is all about. What I do know is that I like food. A lot. And not in liquid form.

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4. Body Wraps

They may have worked for somebody, but I’m not interested.

5. Being Social <—–

This is a yes, most definitely. I’m all about joining/running with a group and/or keeping tabs with running friends online through social media–it makes training so much more fun!

#WeRunSocial

#WeRunSocial

Thank you for your encouragement and support on Wednesday’s post regarding my fundraising 🙂 And shout out to Olivia @BalancingMommy and Allison @InvertedSneakers –Thank you for your donations! I hope everyone has a great weekend! ❤ , helly

–What do you think of my list? Had you heard about the poop fiasco?

–Is there a fitness “trend” you’re just not that into?

–What fitness “trend” do you enjoy?
**Please know that these are my opinions and if you’re into any of the things I noted, please do not take offense.

Friday (4+1) Five! {link up}

So one of my faves, Hailey @StridingStrong, tagged me in a fun About Me post where I share 4 things on different topics.

I was looking forward to linking up again with the DC Trifect ladies, Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney, and when I saw their Friday Five topic was an About Me, I figured, why not add a +1 to Hailey’s post?? I mean, you all wouldn’t mind getting some extra Helly info, right?? 😀

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Okay, here goes!

4 (+1) Names People Call Me

1. Peke (short for “pequena” which means “little” in Spanish)–I’m the youngest of 3 siblings
2. Helly–My real name is actually Angelica (the ‘g’ sounds like an ‘h’) and my college girlfriends decided it was too long and shortened it to Helly
3. Hells–My name to close friends
4. Mrs. B–My teacher name 🙂
5. Mama–My favorite name ❤

4 (+1) Jobs I’ve Had

1. Tutor–I tutored in high school. It’s like I always knew I wanted to teach.
2. Boot Seller–I also worked at a western store during high school where I sold cowboy hats, boots, and saddles. Yep, I wore Wranglers and the whole bit 😀
3. Sales–I worked at a few high fashion stores in college. I love, love, love dressing up and wearing heels and I had some of the best times working in the fashion industry.
4. Waitress–I got a job working at a sports bar/restaurant and it was the best because I never missed any basketball games working the late shifts.
5. Teacher–Still have this job and I love it so very much.

4 (+1) Movies I’ve Watched More Than Once

1. Dumb and Dumber
2. Tommy Boy
3. Forrest Gump
4. Gone In 60 Seconds
5. Grease

4 (+1) Books I’d Recommend

1. The Last Lecture (great non-fiction book–get your tissues ready)
2. The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns (same author)
3. Anything by Jeffrey Deaver (if you like suspense/mystery/horror)
4. Nothing (good, albeit disturbing, YA book)
5. Where The Red Fern Grows (my favorite book from childhood 🙂 )

4 (+1) Places I’ve Lived

1. My hometown in southern AZ
2. Phoenix, AZ
3. Tempe, AZ
4. Scottsdale, AZ
5. I’ve never lived outside of AZ. You can’t move me from here ❤

4 (+1) Places I’ve Been

1. Italy
2. Spain
3. France
4. Puerto Rico
5. Costa Rica

I’ve been fortunate to travel to some pretty cool places.

4 (+1) Places I’d Rather Be Right Now

1. San Francisco–my husband and went last year and had one of, if not the best, trips ever
2. Ohio–I miss my brother and sister
3. Baltimore, Maryland–Salt. ‘Nuff said.
4. Chicago, Il–the next cool place I want to visit (and race!)
5. Home–I’m currently at work.

4 (+1) Things I Don’t Eat

1. Peanut Butter
2. Ranch dressing
3. Mushrooms
4. Cooked carrots
5. Pecans 😦 This is a new allergy

4 (+1) Of My Favorite Foods

1. Bread. Any kind. That includes tortillas.
2. David’s BBQ Sunflower seeds. The addiction is real.
3. Red chili tamales. Mexican food in general. Tacos.
4. The Caribou sub sandwich from our local sub shop, Silvermine’s (ooh, and their broccoli cheese soup!)
5. Pizza. With just pepperoni.

Story. Yesterday, I went to a local pizza shop near work and ordered my usual, 3 slices and a soda. It was a new guy I didn’t recognize behind the counter and upon placing my order, he says, “Are you sure? That’s a lot of food.”

Um, yeah, I’m sure.

4 (+1) TV Shows I’ve Watched

1. Mickey Mouse Club House
2. Doc McStuffins
3. Octonauts
4. Princess Sophia
5. Mickey Mouse Club House

Our house only has one channel.

4 (+1) Things I’m Looking Forward To This Year

1. My little girl turning 3!
2. My little guy turning 2!
3. Phoenix Marathon
4. Chicago Marathon??? (I hope I get in!)
5. The unknown 🙂

4 (+1) Things I’m Always Saying

1. “Seriously?” (or “Really?”)
2. “I’m hungry.” (like, all the time)
3. “There’s a reason I don’t teach elementary school.” (to my students when they’re being squirrely)
4. “Besitos!” (asking my kids for kisses 🙂 )
5. “It was on sale.” (to my husband, always)

I’m supposed to tag people, but I’d so much rather YOU choose something from the list to tell me!

I hope everyone has a good weekend! I’m supposed to do 20 miles tomorrow –eeek!!!

❤ helly

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Five–More Random Stuff About Me

I’m linking up again with the girls from the DC Trifecta Cynthia, Mar, and Courtney for the weekly Friday Five–today’s theme, 5 Things About Me . (And if you want a double dose of Helly, I’m also a guest at my friend Jana’s blog, Running Vegetarian!)
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As if you already don’t know a lot of randomness about me lol! I’ve shared quite a bit in the past here, here, and here.

Okay, let’s see…

1. Word Nerd Alert! I briefly noted in one of the aforementioned posts that I used to read the dictionary. When I was around 10, my grandpa gave me a really cool, old, hardcover dictionary that I thought was awesome. So I carried it around with me everywhere with a notebook where I’d write down words that interested me. I don’t why, but I thought this was fun and didn’t think it was weird at all.

I got to the letter ‘L’, and fittingly, to the word “lackadaisical” when I stopped.

2. I was a pregnant prom queen. Let me explain lol! I was chosen by my students two years ago for faculty prom queen. I also happened to be 7 months pregnant!

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I got to keep the tiara!

3. I knew I was going to marry my husband before we even dated. We were friends in high school but never dated. I always thought he was cute and all around the perfect guy though. I found out near the end of our senior year that we were going to the same college so in his yearbook I wrote that if he wasn’t married in 10 years, that we were going to get married. We started dating our sophomore year and got married in 2005. It only took 7 years after I wrote that note 🙂

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4. *Peanut butter disgusts me. I can’t even smell it. Eating it makes me nauseated and I just tell people I’m allergic to it so that they can keep it away from me. (Sorry, Amber! Can we still be friends??)

5. I once walked into burglars stealing stuff from my house. I was in high school coming home from basketball practice. It was late and my mom wasn’t home. I didn’t hear anything walking up but as soon as I unlocked the door and walked inside, two guys went running out the back door! It was so freaky and for a second I had no idea what to do. This was pre everyone having a cell phone so I had to use our house phone to call 911 and the phone line was dead!! I ended up running to a friend’s house to call the police.

How about you? Any random things about yourself you’d like to share? Do you abhor peanut butter like I do or have walked into people stealing things from your house?

Hope everyone has a great weekend!! Are you racing or long running? Let me know!

*This was a repeat but I feel so strongly about it, it was worth another spot on the list.