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Fit Friday + Workout!

Friday!! Why is it that always on a holiday week or long weekend the next week is just CRAZY. Anyways..

This week was hard. Last weekend Teddy got sick and was sick ALL weekend with a non stop fever. We headed to the doctor first thing Tuesday and got medicine for his ear infection. His fever finally broke Tuesday evening. So that was a lot of cuddles and not a lot of sleep. Then this week has been insanely hot here in Southern California. Over 85 degrees and very little breeze. We have no AC because we live close to the coast. Well technically we have an AC unit in the kids room, but it has a hard time keeping up even. So its been swealtering out here!! With that I haven’t been able to go to the gym (sick kid) and its too hot to do anything at home!

Today I finally made it to the gym for this KILLER legs workout!

Killer Legs Home or Gym Workout

It was hard! I was dripping sweat.

Killer Legs workout complete!

Hopefully next week as it cools down I can do a little more.

As for food.. Well Sadly since its been so hot we have not eaten as well as we had planned. But I’m already working on next week since it is suppose to cool down and have some food prep planned for this weekend!

Any fun weekend plans?

JillFit #20x20challenge Recap

JillFIt #20x20Challenge Recap  -Running On Eagles Wings


You guys. This was HUGE. I started off NOT thinking I could hit 20 workouts. I get to go to the gym 2 times a week. This challenge required 5 workouts a week. That meant I had to do 3 AT HOME. I HATE working out at home. Its hot, my kids are running around, and I have plenty of ‘other’ things to do.

So this month I told myself. It’s ONLY 20 minutes. Go sit down and see how long you spend on Facebook the next time you open it for a ‘quick’ check. I bet you its at least 20 minutes! That short time can be used to accomplish a sweat successful workout! I hauled my bike trainer out of the garage and cleaned it up and my bike. I bribed my child to sit while I worked out. I made trips to the gym for awesome ME time. I Planned. I worked hard. I sweated.

Here is a recap of my 20 days of workouts:

Day 1-5 I recapped Here.

Day 6:  HIIT on the bike (progressive intervals)
Day 7: Upper Body/ Plyo
Day 8: Squat Lunge Madness
Day 9: Upper Body workout
Day 10: 20 min Full Body
Day 11: Closet Plyos
Day 12: HIIT on the bike (progressive intervals)
Day 13: Back & Biceps
Day 14: Squat Lunge Madness
Day 15: 5×4 Full Body at home
Day 16: Chest/Shoulders/Triceps
Day 17: Closet Plyos
Day 18: Squat Lunge Madness
Day 19: Back & Biceps
Day 20: Delt Domination + 5 min plyos

Not all of these workouts were from the official Program. I added in a few of my own that fit my schedule.

Did I lose weight: no. According to the scale my weight is UP.

Did I lose inches: I believe so. Some of my pants & shorts are not as tight.

Muscle Definition: better! I really feel like I can see more definition in my legs and arms!

Up Next:
I have some fitness goals for September and will be sharing some workouts for home & the gym! So check back tomorrow for the first one!

I also want to focus more on nutrition. The only thing I was consistent about was getting my protein in after a workout. My nutrition wasn’t terrible but it was definitely Sub-Par. I know that nutrition is probably 80% of the deal BUT I wanted to focus on one thing at a time. Now that I know I CAN do these workouts, I can focus on the next step.

Did you participate in the #20x20Challenge with JillFit? Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts! 

JillFit 20×20 August Challenge

If you have been following me awhile, you know I have been an avid fan of Jill Coleman for quite awhile. I joined her JillFit Lifestylers group before I got pregnant with Hannah. I learned so much about metabolic effect, High intensity training, and just weight lifting in general. It really gave me the added UMPH I needed to top off my running. Since then I’ve stayed in touch with Jill and some of the coaches through other similar programs such as Momsanity.

A couple weeks ago, I saw the email Jill sent out about her August 20×20 challenge. Basically she was offering a free month of workouts for anyone who wants to join in. You have to do 20 – 20 minute workouts in the month of August and at least 12 of them have to be using weights. (You can’t do all cardio HIIT!) My friend B said she was going to sign up and encouraged me to do so. It averages out to needing to workout 5 days a week for the month! That is a lot and more than I have done in a couple years!! However, I figured I could give it my best shot and see! There are prizes if you participate and post on Instagram.

I have been continuing to do 20 minute workouts since getting back after Teddy was born. Who has time for an hour of weight lifting?! Not me. One of the things I am excited for with this challenge was a few new workouts. I have been doing pretty similar workouts the last few months and was in desperate need of mixing it up more! Another thing I am hoping for is just more of a burn overall and some better muscle development from working out more! I am not going to the gym 5 days a week! Let me assure you! I am trying to go about 3 and do 2 workouts from home.

I’ll Recap from the start to now!

JillFit 20x20 Challenge 2015 Day 1

Day 1: I started off with the Upper Body workout at the gym. I don’t have enough weights or equipment to do this at home. It was good! I was not super sore, so likely I needed to use heavier weights.

JillFit 20x20 Challenge 2015 Day 2

Day 2: At Home I was able to do the 5×4 full body workout. I did it during nap time or supposed naptime – both kids pretty much screamed the whole workouts! However I wanted to get it done. 20 minutes is NOT long in the grand scheme of things!

JillFit 20x20 Challenge 2015 Day 3

Day 3: I hit the gym again for the squat/lunge madness workout. Let me tell you – that is Madness for sure!! However I seriously love these type of workouts. They really push you! I was quite sore afterwards, but keeping moving definitely helped! (Chasing 2 kids you don’t have time to just sit!!)

JillFit 20x20 Challenge 2015 Day 1

Day 4: I hit the gym for a repeat of the Upper Body workouts. This time I tried to go a little heavier and also recorded the weight I was using so I can try to improve on it!

JillFit 20x20 Challenge 2015 Day 5

Day 5 (Yesterday) : I did the 5×4 full body workout at home again. It is not easy! Whew! I feel stronger

Here is my plan for workouts this week!

Tuesday: HIIT intervals on the Bike trainer

Wednesday: Upper Body & plyometrics at home

Thursday: Squat/lunge madness at the gym

Friday: HIIT intervals on the bike trainer (or rest)

Saturday: Upper Body weights at the gym

Are you participating in the challenge? Do you like it?


Whew I guess I failed at blogging this week! Oops!!

It has actually been a very productive week! I have some great projects I have done and am excited to share them coming up!

I’m linking up with Jeannette for InstaFriday! Its so fun to see what people Instagram!

life rearranged

If you want to follow me on IG my user name is runoneaglewings.



This weekend I spent some time planning out the quilt I’m going to make for baby girl. Yes you read that correct. Yes I realize I am 33 weeks prego and planning on making a quilt. However its going to be AWESOME. However trying to sort out the material to buy was a bit daunting! I pulled out my trust TI-89 to help a girl out. Best.calculator.ever.



I hit the gym a couple days this week! This was after my shoulders workout. These tanks are great for upper body workouts! Tank is from Old Navy. Check out baby girl! Looks semi normal from the front then the side view is a bit different!!



Yesterday I got on a sewing kick and finished one project and then started and finished this one. Its a present for a special little girl who is a friend of my bff. Her mom has some serious medical issues so shes getting a little extra special treatment! I’ll post the details soon! However I am SUPER excited with how this turned out!



Today I hit the gym again. Leg workouts are getting a bit harder, but some modifications and using the machine really helps.  Did 2 circuits and had a good time! Yes the finisher was 10 burpees. no lie. Those suckers are hard, but seriously good for you!

I know I have been slacking on the instagram pics as of late! In the middle of a cleaning mess at my house to try and get organized and I’m not photographing it! lol.

Have a great Friday!!


Pregnancy Update: 25 weeks

Two more weeks have gone by!! Baby girl is growing!! I definitely feel her a lot more!

Life has been pretty crazy busy still! I have been keeping up my exercising and trying to keep everything else up to date!

25 weeks picture:



One of the things I have really noticed is the pelvic tilt! I have always had one, but it has gotten a lot worse! I am still working on abs and might do some pelvic exercises. Any Tips???

This week I hit the gym in my new Old Navy bubble tank! I got the pants from Marshalls.



I did some rowing machine to warm up, did upper body weights, and then 10 mins on the stairmill.  10 minutes may not seem like much, but when it comes to the stairmill, its hard work!!



I also got this super cute tee at Old Navy for $7!!! I can’t wait for the weather to warm up to wear it!! It got chilly again here!

Here is last week’s workout picture – 24 weeks:



I have been mostly doing upper body weights after some issues with lower body but hoping to start back soon on some easy leg workouts!

Now for the typical analysis:

Food: Mostly doing better. I can eat more, but have to eat smaller meals. I found out the hard way that over eating is quite painful when baby girl kicks a stomach FULL of food. OUCH! I still have some smell sensitivity and am still leery of most meat. haha. I am ok with beef.

Energy: I am doing alright and can still get a good workout in, but with work, by the end of the week I am TOAST. By Friday’s I have been haing issues just making it through the day. Weekends have been a lot of resting. This is ok, but I do have stuff I want to do, that sometimes I feel like I don’t have energy for.  I am actually sleeping pretty well at this point. I get up several times a night of course, but Its not bad.

Movement: baby girl is expanding in her area and I feel it up almost to my ribs all the way down! It is kind of crazy! Sometimes she has spurts of a lot of movement. She really LOVES music! She moves a lot during church which to me is awesome feeling.

Weight: I have single digit weight gain so far. I feel pretty good and don’t feel the extra pounds too much yet!

Belly Button: Definitely still an Innie! Its not there yet, but stretching!!

Registry: I finally got a registry sorted!!!

Countdown: 16 weeks! AHHHH!

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