1. jodie filogomo

    Our personal trainer used to say that all the time…mix it up. That’s why I joined with another blogger for a yoga challenge until the end of the year. It’s been a great way to try something new!!
    And considering what you’ve been going through, I like my choice WAY better…ha ha

  2. Hi, Christie – Your Hell Week Workouts are very impressive. So much so I feel like a now need a nap myself!!
    Congratulations and thanks for the inspiration.
    I won’t likely join Hell Week, but I will continue to push myself to MOVE daily. 🙂

  3. Cindy

    I laughed out loud at your crazy hair-I loved it! And I HATE burpees! I haven’t been able to work out hard because of sciatica (at least that’s my excuse) for awhile, but I’m sure impressed with how hard you’ve worked. Nice job!!!

    • I’m not a fan of full-on burpees either. Most of the time I do a modified version, but I gave it my best shot in honor of Hell Week. I can’t believe your sciatica is still acting up. That’s a drag. Sometimes when I don’t feel like working out, I remind myself how lucky I am to be able to work out.

  4. Wow, Christie, your Hell Week workouts sound impressive. I won’t join Hell Week, however, I do mix up my exercises in the gym, and alternate gym days with yoga, swimming and running 5K. #MLSTL

  5. Christie — Hell Week sounds crazy! Good for you for taking it on! My workout style changes EVERY day. I walk or bike (never following the same route) or head to my basement, turn on a workout playlist and move however the music makes me. We are fortunate to have gathered equipment over the years to address all the different workout areas – but no two workouts are the same. This keeps it interesting for me.

  6. Well done you, Christie and I would have loved to have joined you for the week. You are looking healthy and happy and that is the result of hard work. I’ve been mixing it up with running, yoga and workouts depending on what I feel like on any given day. Of course, Saturdays are always running days with my Saturday Sisters but I’m listening to my body more these days and feeling much better for it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at #MLSTL and inspiring us to keep healthy. Have a great week! xx

    • Thank you Sue. It’s funny, now that I’m closing in on 60, I’m probably in the best shape of my life, as far as fitness. I mean I’m definitely seeing the signs of aging, but I’m taking better care of myself than I ever have. Listening to your body is huge–knowing when to hold back and when to push a little harder. Thank you for the encouragement, as always. I do appreciate it.

  7. Good grief woman you are amazing! All that effort, all those calories burnt! I will applaud from the sidelines because I can’t even begin to imagine how that could be fun. Glad to let you have bragging rights and to cheer you on – you go girl!!
    MLST and I’ve shared on my SM 🙂

    • Thanks for the encouragement Leanne. It was an intense, short challenge. I am done–with T-shirt in hand. 🙂 Tonight I’m thinking an easy ride on the stationary bike while I read a book–maybe a little yoga.

  8. Well done Christie, you’ve worked really hard! As long as you’re enjoying your workouts and can feel they’re working then you are doing well. I’m happy with my walking and some running through the forest with the kangaroos.

    • Okay, running through the forest with kangaroos sounds delightful. And you are so right–the key is finding something you enjoy. Physical activity doesn’t have to be formal exercise and it certainly doesn’t have to be miserable.

  9. I absolutely hate all form of exercise, although I do enjoy hiking in nature with my husband and I would love to get some bikes and go on some biking trails with him. I admire people like you who are so committed to exercise. I have tried exercising on and off in my life, but I just don’t enjoy it and I think there are so many other things I’d rather be doing.

    • Physical activity doesn’t have to be in the form of exercise to be good for you. Hiking and bike riding are both great physical activities and come with the bonus of spending time in nature. It sounds like you’ve found something that works for you, Amy. Enjoy!

  10. Hi Christie
    Love the socks. Sounds like a blast. My trainer introduced me to a modified burpee today. Argh!!!! So what are splat points?
    Just one more day

    • Thanks Laura. I got the socks from a Girls on the Run race, and I so seldom get an opportunity to wear them, I was happy for this chance. Splat points are Orangetheory’s slang for the number of minutes your heart rate is between 84-100% of max. Good luck with those burpees!

  11. Some of my friends have done Orangetheory Fitness and loved it. I must check it out! I am a runner. I just completed the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday and took a few days foo, but I did swim and do yoga, this week. As of today, I’m back to running again, which is my first choice!

    • Congratulations on your most recent marathon, Laurie! I am a runner too. I’ve run one marathon, back in 2016. Since then I’ve chosen 10Ks and Half-marathons.This year between the winter inversions and the summer fires, the air has not been fit for much outdoor running, which I prefer. Orangetheory is a nice alternative and also mixes in some strength training. I’m so glad we found each other’s blogs.I look forward to getting to know you.

  12. Wow Christie, you’re amazing!! Congratulations on your hard work and success!! I like the idea of joining a class. That always motivates me. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing and cohosting at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

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