Fitness Friday 35

Hi Friends!

We made it. It’s time for another Fitness Friday!

After our discussion last week about how I was making some changes to my exercise plan,  I headed into this week determined to ease back into exercise after a few weeks off being sick. And that’s just what I did!

In the past, after taking a few weeks off, I’ve tried to jump back in and pick up where I left off. That usually resulted in me getting frustrated and giving up, or an injury. I’ve finally learned that starting small and building is the way to go.

So here’s what my week looked like:

Sunday we took the boys on a nice long hike. The weather was gorgeous and it was great to get moving.

Monday I did a felt the urge to run, so I headed out for one mile and then came home and did a quick bodyweight circuit in the living room. I ended the workout with a few planks.

 Tuesday I had a busy day, but I came home and made some lentil veggie mac and cheese and after I put it in the oven to bake for 20 min, I headed downstairs to do a 20 minute workout. I did one of my favorite bodyweight circuits and finished just in time to eat dinner!

 Wednesday was another long day so I gave myself a rest day.

Thursday I got home late after yet another long day (are you sensing a trend here? It’s been a long week!) I woke up late, had a long day of interning and then had to go straight to a meeting. By the time I got home, all I really wanted to do was go to bed. Instead, I threw on my leggings and running shoes and headed out into the dark to do 20 minutes of sprints. After a 2 min jog to warm up, I alternated between 30 seconds of sprinting and 30 seconds of walking for 20 minutes. It was tough! I forgot how much harder it is on my lungs to run when it’s cold outside. But I did it! And I came home feeling proud and accomplished after covering 2.25 miles!

So there you have it! Slowly but surely getting back into a routine!

Now let’s chat. I’m looking for some new workouts to try next week. Anybody posted/seen/pinned any good ones lately? Leave me links!!

Have a great weekend!


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. You probably saw this already, but I did this workout the other day and really felt it the next morning!

  2. I love your photos. Classic.
    Good for you for pushing yourself through a workout DESPITE being exhausted! Sounds like you had a long week and you wish you were with me again :) I’m making coleslaw today for my demo, I hope it’s a bigger hit than the balls!

  3. short and sweet workouts are so needed during hectic times. Looks like you did just that! i saw a few great workouts this week on Casey’s blog (CSW yoga) and i taught a lot as well. Posted on yesterday. more of a tabata circuit though.
    lindsay recently posted..Thursday Things: Skora and More

  4. Big fan of the pendulum lunge. its almost like you’re doing double the work…results!
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  5. We did a running group workout of {60 sec on 60 sec off x 8} with three minutes rest and then repeated — very much like your 30″ on 30″ off — didn’t you just love it!! I love short sprints with short rest!! It makes the time go by quickly and it really pushes the heart-rate. It was my favourite speedwork workout so far!
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  6. Way to kick butt Lindsay! I’ve been sick too, ’tis the season, I’s very frustrating how much it can throw you off course! Glad you’re feeling better :)
    Kristin @ My Mission Impossible recently posted..New Muffins & Paleo?!?!?

  7. Congrats on a great week of workouts! You definitely have to listen to your body and ease back into exercise. No injuries, please! :)
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  8. I agree. Short and sweet workouts are just what I need when things get crazy. I just need to MOVE my body, you know? Smart to ease back into exercise this week. I recently posted a 20 minute workout that I think you saw (tho’ I’m annoyed bc I realize that it’s not clear in the image that it’s a total of 8 rounds, not 7 but what can you do). Blond Ponytail also recently posted a great looking workout – intense.

    Feel better!
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..Friday Round-Up: Honor and Respect

  9. Hello! Nice to stumble upon your website! I happened to have just returned from a night run too! Am trying to get back into an exercise routine but lack the discipline at times. :)
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  10. Short & sweet workouts are the best!
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  11. Glad you’re getting back into things slowly- that’s always my challenge, too. I think I should jump right back in where I left off, but our bodies need to build back up slowly to prevent injury. Looks like you got some good suggestions- I was thinking of suggesting Christine’s workout, but I see she already mentioned it. Have a great weekend!
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