Fitness Friday: My New Fitness Planner

January 8th, 2016 | Posted by Erica House in Fitness | Health

Happy Friday! I survived the first week back to it being just baby and I. We have such a nice little routine going I really can’t complain about anything besides lack of sleep (yay 4 month sleep regression!) I stayed on schedule for the workout plan I shared on Sunday:

Saturday: arms

Sunday: 2.3 miles (so not feeling this run)

Monday: lower body hell (created a workout including lots of squats and lunges with 25# weight.)

Tuesday: 5k run

Wednesday: rest

Thirsdsy: speed work (5×400)

Friday: upper body and abs

I’m feeling great after a strong week of workouts and I’m even more excited to go into the next few weeks thanks to my new fitness planner! It’s actually just an expansion pack to the Happy Planner I’m obsessed with. I ordered it, and a fitness sticker set, the day it was released. I maaaasybe (okay definitely) ordered two of each so I can do another giveaway soon.
Happy planner fitness insert I’ll show off photos of it once I get if all set-up and decorated this weekend! I did a quick periscope yesterday showing it off as I unboxed it so be sure to follow me there if you are missing my scopes.

Thanks to meal planning my nutrition was on point this week as well. I had my usual oatmeal + mothers milk tea for breakfast since it helps with my supply while breastfeeding. Lunch was either a Greek salad or burrito bowl. Dinner was a gigantic protein shake that I usually drink while soaking in a hot bath. I look forward to that hour of time to relax all day! I also snacked 2-3x a day on hard boiled eggs, pretzels and hummus, or a protein bar (usually all three in a day.)
Shake in bath

I joined a planner group on Facebook because I am that nerdy with it now and someone showed off some sailor moon stickers they got. It inspired me to pull out some of the SM stuff I still have from middle school. I spent the rest of the day crying when I realized that was 20 years ago.
Sailorr Moon dolls Little man and I were jamming to a new cd this week. Having a little baby can be pretty boring. They can’t interact much, play games, or even sit-up. So, I’ve just started doing things with him like I would if he were a bit older. Like dance parties to world music, or trips to the kids section of the world music We’ve had unseasonably warm temperatures all week. Highs were above zero every day. I didn’t get outside too much since little man has had a lingering cough for the past week. I did get to enjoy this amazing Alaskan sunrise. At 10 a.m..
Alaska sunrise at 10This weekend I’m hoping to go out to eat and try a new restaurant. We haven’t been out to eat in a while and we’ve got some celebrating to do. I paid off my $25,000 in student loans! Six years early! I added up how much I paid on them last year and couldn’t believe it…$17,500. Just paid off the last $2,500 this week. It was a little anti-climatic, but it still feels great to have that weight gone. I saved just over $3,000 in interest by paying them off early. We only have his car left to pay off, and my income will now go toward maxing out my Roth this year, adding to our sons 529, and saving up for a new car for me.


What are you up to this weekend?

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  • Ahh, congrats on paying off your loans!!! That’s beyond exciting. (I have over double what you had, so to me that’s a VERY exciting prospect.) Also, that sunrise is gorgeous!

    • Erica House says:

      Paying off the loans was totally anti-climatic! I hit ‘submit’ on the final payment, and then … felt no different lol. I’m sure it will be more exciting when I start to see my savings grow, and buy a new car!

  • Barbara says:

    Oh the responsibilities of adulthood! That is fantastic to have that paid off early!

    • Erica House says:

      I think since I wiped out a lot of my savings it still doesn’t feel as great to me as I imagined it would lol. But, it will once I start seeing all my income go toward savings goals instead of loan payments!

  • Congrats on your loans! Mine are in the 6 figures and I don’t know how I will ever pay them off. Soooo not so much adulting over here. :)

  • SuzLyfe says:

    We are working out a plan to pay off Alex’s loans at a better interest rate… so congrats on paying off yours!

  • Hollie says:

    Nice job paying off the loans.

    It’s funny because I was so obsessed with sailor moon back in the day. I watched all of the episodes and even created my own characters. It’s seriously hard to believe that was so long ago!

  • emma says:

    I’ve heard awesome things about The Happy Planner Fitness pack. I’m still getting used to THP, and if I end up liking it I’d like to buy the Fitness extension.

    • Erica House says:

      So, the fitness pack was a little ‘meh’ to me. Basically blank sheets to write down food and exercise, that’s it. I REALLY wish I would have snagged one of blogilates planners before she sold out! The fitness stickers from THP are AMAZING though. Just love how motivating they are.

  • Janelle says:

    That’s amazing on paying off your loans – definitely a reason to celebrate!

    What a beautiful sunrise!

    What do you put in your protein shakes?

    • Erica House says:

      My protein shake = scoop of Premier Protein chocolate powder, 1 sliced frozen banana, handful of spinach, cup of ice, almond milk to the top of the cup, and then 1-2 T of cocoa powder and a big squirt of honey. It’s freaking delicious. Oddly enough the spinach makes the texture of the shake better. I don’t know how to explain it but it’s so much better with it!

  • Kristen says:

    First Prancer, now Sailor Moon?! I feel like I should pull out my collection. That was one of my favorite shows growing up. I have tons of fancy stickers.

    Congratulations on paying off your student loans. That must feel awesome!

    Thanks to you, I purchased a Happy Planner a month ago. Love it!

  • Kim says:

    Congrats on paying off your student loan! We paid off Tyler’s car early last year and my student loan is the only debt we have so we’ve been much more aggressive about it, but not as much as you!

    • Erica House says:

      We still have 9k left on Travis’s car and then we will be debt free! It should be paid off this year and then we will start saving to hopefully buy a new car for me with cash in 2-3 years (if my 2007 will last that long!)

  • Congrats on paying off your loans early!! Wow, that’s an accomplishment! I am soo tempted to buy a Happy Planner every time you mention it here, even though I already have a planner that I use and love. I think it’s the stickers that make it so tempting, lol. Can’t wait to see how you use it for fitness planning–I have a feeling I’m going to be able to use all the extra motivation I can get to stick to a fitness routine post-baby.

  • It’s just one of those wallet-sized basic planners. I like the size because it’s easy to carry in my purse, but the more I think about it, there’s really not room for tracking everything. I use it for my work schedule and appts but then I have to track things like workouts and meal plans separately–that’s why I’m so tempted by the happy planner!