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Who keeps a fitness journal?

Do you keep a fitness journal? I do, well kind of. I use a day planner that I got from Target (one of my favorite stores btw). I put down my exercises classes, runs (or walks), rides, etc. into the book and I started to add the food that I have eaten as well. Its good to review what was done for the week, as well as possibly gauge what has worked and what has not. I can keep track of the weight I use for BodyPump, and more. Its really a good resource to keep you in check and track progress.

Other things to track:



Blood work


and more!


I also use this blog to keep track of recipes that I want to try, classes I like, maybe big runs that I want to do.


Good times! Enjoy!

Cucumber, Mozzarella, and Tomato Salad

A quick and easy salad made from fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese and tossed in a zesty Italian dressing. This is one healthy side that’s a breeze, and perfect with many types of main dishes.

What You’ll Need:

1 large cucumber

1/2 pkg mozzarella cheese

1 pkg. grape tomatoes

Light Italian dressing

What to Do:

  1. Slice cucumbers, tomatoes and cut up cheese into small squares(sometimes I also use string cheese and chop into pieces).
  2. Add ingredients into a large salad bowl and dress with light Italian dressing.
  3. Mix until evenly distributed.
  4. Pace in fridge to marinate and chill.
  5. Enjoy!

Joining the gym – YMCA

You know how it is, every couple of months you feel like you would get more workouts if you joined a gym, and there are always so many specials going on. For example, the YMCA has specials every so often where they have free signups or close to it, they are having one right now. For the month of September the signup fee is the day of the month, for example if you signed up on the 3rd it would have been $3. Today it is the 28th and it would be $28 to sign up. That’s a great deal when for a family it costs $100 to sign up.


The good thing about a gym like the YMCA is that they have a lot of classes that you can’t do at home as easily. Things like fitness yoga to circuit training, to Tae Kwon Do, there are several programs, one sure to peak your interest (I know I am interested already)

There are also a lot of great companies that help to pay for a membership. This is called the corporate wellness membership and here is an example of the discounts available. Take a look to see if your company is participating, and if not let them know of the benefits for this. Hopefully they will get on board and want to have healthier, happier employees!!.