Hello dear readers, is it Friday again? Is it just me or is time flying by lately? Anyway, on Monday my Seawheeze training officially began and they ease you into it so nicely it doesn’t seem that daunting. I’ve got this! I’m happy to have a program again though because I am not good at pushing myself unless I’m given a goal or target. That said, read below for a one month program I’m going to do in June to push myself to get my darn eating under control!

Friday- 45 minute walk/chat date

My friend Jenna and I are trying to get a standing walking date going every week and it’s a great way to catch up.

Saturday- Nothing

Sunday- 4 hours of yard work- I’m counting it!

I’m pretty sure I shared a quote from a personal trainer who said being physically active (yard work, leisurely walking, and chores) shouldn’t count as a work out because while they are good for your body you aren’t targeting muscle groups or keeping your heart rate elevated. But 4 hours of hammering together garden beds and shovelling fill dirt from the pile into a wheelbarrow and pushing that wheelbarrow across my yard and dumping it definitely had my heart pumping and my arms burning.

Monday- Nothing

Tuesday- 26 & 2

Seawheeze said yoga and I had the day off so I went to the 9:30 am 26 & 2. I expected it to be empty since Tuesday mornings people have work and stuff but it was a full class! I really struggled though, more than normal, I don’t know if it’s because of what I had for breakfast but it was a tough workout.


Wednesday- 30 min run with 4X30 sec strides

Once a week I incorporate strides in my run and man did it feel incredible to get my legs churning and pick up speed. Once a sprinter always a sprint I guess!


Thursday- DCC Dance Blast & 40 minutes Vinyasa Flow

It was a cold rainy day on Thursday and I didn’t have work so I opted to workout at home. I have this old Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader dance blast workout DVD I bought last summer when I was stuck on the couch for 6 weeks and binge watched all the episodes. It was a fun DVD and the dance routine they teach you is basic but cute but it is not much of a workout. I would have had to do the full dance routine for 10-15 minutes to really get my heart pumping. But I sure had a blast hopping around!

I also went to Grokker and did a 40 minute Vinyasa flow yoga workout which really helped stretch everything out.

Yoga and a black lab. :)

Yoga and a black lab. 🙂


Bikini Ready Challenge FB

I’ll be joining Canadian coaches Alyssa & Claudia in their 4-week bikini ready challenge. First off, shout out for Canadian fitness gals! Secondly, this is JUST what I need to get my eating on track, some accountability. I was lucky enough to Skype with these lovely ladies and we were laughing over how men can be so un-helpful when it comes to cleaning up your eating, I know Ryan is! Ha ha!

Here’s the deal, for $199 the 4 week challenge includes: nutritionist- approved meal plans, weekly workouts, online coaching, weekly calls, nutrition guide, dining out guide, self-care guide, tips, tricks and endless motivation from your coaches Alyssa and Claudia.

I strongly encourage you to check out Alyssa’s website, it’s great and I love some of the advice she gave on her blog, particularly getting my eyelashes in better shape naturally.


So what do you say? Want to give it a try with me? www.alyssacoleman.ca/bikini-ready/

Have you ever done a long program like this? Any tips for sticking to it? Ha ha!


  • Kaella On The Run May 13, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Nice job on your fitness! I would love to do a program, like that, but not in the budget right now. GOOD JOB! Just tell yourself…it’s only 4 weeks. You can do anything for 28 days!!

    • Betty Livin May 14, 2016 at 7:12 am

      I don’t know, I am REALLY weak when it comes to eating which is why I love the idea of having a support group. I’m hoping I can wean myself off caffeine and sugar during this thing but we’ll see!

  • Jo @ Living Mint Green May 13, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Nice week of workouts. Hot yoga is a funny thing – my body is so different each time I go. Yard work is THE BEST full body workout imho. I’m always so sore afterwards!

    • Betty Livin May 14, 2016 at 7:16 am

      Yup! Some days I kill it and others, like last Tuesday, I struggle, It’s always worth it in the end.

  • Ange // Cowgirl Runs May 13, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Yard work TOTALLY counts as exercise!
    A friend of mine is doing the TIU program in May and is really enjoying it.

    • Betty Livin May 14, 2016 at 7:16 am

      Ha ha! I think it should! Hours sweating in the sun is a lot of work. I’m hoping this program is the kick in the pants I need to smarten up my eating habits!


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