workout log: 8/17 – 8/31

by Danica on September 1, 2014

There were some crazy busy days mixed in here!  I did the best I could though, and for the days I couldn’t really get in “a workout,” I was thankful to be at a job that had me walking constantly.  Can you guys even believe it’s September already?  Who’s excited for Fall weather to bike/walk/run/be in?!

Sunday, August 17th
30-minute Walk
and this workout, 3 times through:

arms & core workout from popsugar

Monday, August 18th
15-minute Walk
3-mile Run (25:52)
15-minute Walk

Tuesday, August 19th
rest day

Wednesday, August 20th
45-minute Walk with a friend

Thursday, August 21st
rest day

Friday, August 22nd
30-minute Walk with Jesse and Zida

Saturday, August 23rd
just some dancing at the wedding!

Sunday, August 24th
45-minute Walk with my mom
2-mile Run (16:06)
20-minute Walk

2-mile run - summer - outside running - garmin

Monday, August 25th
this workout, 3 times through:

Upper Body & Core Strength Circuit Workout

Tuesday, August 26
2-mile Run (17:30)
25 minutes of Elliptical intervals
20-minute Walk

Wednesday, August 27th
4 times through this lower body workout:

beach booty workout

and a 30-minute Walk with Zida

Thursday, August 28th
full body workout, 5 times through:

5-to-30 full-body workout -

Friday, August 29th
30-minute Walk

Saturday, August 30th
walked for ~75 minutes with Jesse and my father-in-law

Sunday, August 31st
60-minute Walk
plus just miscellaneous stuff out at the lake – yard games, jumping on the trampoline, kayaking, paddle-boating

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Five things Friday

by Danica on August 29, 2014

Happy Friday!

Jesse & Danica - J's 25th birthday

1.  We had a great time celebrating Jesse’s birthday last night!  We went out with our friends Matt & Jenna – I regrettable didn’t get a picture of the four of us :(  but still, Jesse said he has a lot of fun so it was a successful night!  We just love them.

2.  My had my final shift at my job yesterday morning and I’m so sad to be done there – I loved it and I’m going to miss the staff and our patients so much.  Such is life though…sometimes we have to say goodbye (or see you later) to move on to something new and maybe even great!

3.  The winner of the Veggetti giveaway was selected this morning…

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Congratulations, Keri!

Look in your inbox for an email from me :)

Zida and Ozzy December 2013

4.  Tonight we drop Zida off with my parents and she’s going to be at their house for nearly 2 (!) weeks…with some traveling we have to do soon and everything going on with our for-sale house it just won’t work very well to try and find care for her around here.  We’ll miss her (too much) of course, but she’s best friends with my parents’ little dog Ozzy so she’ll have a blast ;)

Courage card from Amanda

5.  My friend Amanda sent me this card this past week.  It was so incredibly thoughtful and I can’t tell you how much I appreciated it.


How are you spending your (long) weekend?

We get to be at my father-in-law’s lake cabin for a bit and then visit my mom’s side of the family, too!



Happy Birthday, Jesse!

August 28, 2014

I thank God every single day for you…you’re a blessing beyond what you can imagine to so many people. I admire you for chasing after your dreams and working so hard to make them come true. I adore how kind and respectful you are to everyone you meet. I appreciate the many things you do on a daily […]

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Veggetti {giveaway!}

August 27, 2014

Jesse and I love pasta, but we don’t eat it often at our house, mostly because there are just a lot of other healthier meals we enjoy, too.  That’s a bit sad, yes?  So I’ve come up with a solution… Zucchini Noodles! There’s a product called Veggetti that helps you turn vegetables into noodles!  Zucchini is our […]

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My Favorite At-Home Workouts

August 26, 2014

I love working out at home, and the less time and equipment a workout takes, the more I love it. I think a lot of people underestimate how great of a workout you can get right in your living room! Here are some of my favorite workouts to do right at home: {source} {source} {source} […]

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L&A’s Wedding

August 25, 2014

Jesse and I were in our hometown this past weekend to celebrate my (2nd?) cousin’s wedding! The whole wedding was beautiful and Amanda made the most gorgeous bride. I really loved the dance, especially seeing my mom and dad out on the dance floor having fun :)   Congratulations, Lucas & Amanda! Unfortunately, this was […]

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Love Your Body NOW {guest post}

August 21, 2014

Hey friends!  How’s your week going? Today I have a special post for you all – some wisdom from the amazing Kat – a fellow blogger and health coach!  She’s full of encouragement and inspiration, and I hope you enjoy her post today… ***** Hi! First let me start out by introducing myself: I am […]

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change can be such a scary thing.

August 19, 2014

After two full weeks of deep cleaning, sorting, organizing, and beginning to pack up our house, our home stager came over yesterday morning.  I was awfully nervous about the whole deal, even though our house looked pretty great – clean, neat, organized, open, just not especially decorated. She gave us some great suggestions and said […]

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scenes from the weekend 8.18.14

August 18, 2014

  “just because” flowers 4-mile intervals run Twins game! love. Twins win 4-1! prep for a client session easy dinner – Ezekiel tortilla, hummus, avocado, spinach, tomato (from my little container garden!), and a scrambled egg with lots of black pepper made it. (delicious) ***** What was the best thing you ate all weekend? I […]

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workout log: 8/10 – 8/16

August 16, 2014

In early July I excitedly announced that Jesse and I would both be running a half marathon in October, but sadly, since we’re moving in September, that just isn’t going to happen.  I’m a little disappointed about it, but what can you do?  Even though I’m not technically training for that race anymore, I’m (more loosely) still […]

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