Onward and Upward

Thank you for all your kind and thoughtful comments on my post about bagging the Philadelphia Triathlon.

After thinking about it some more, I officially decided to not do the race, and like a few of you said, I feel so relieved having made the decision.

There will be plenty of other races in the future so from here it’s onward and upward.

In other workout news, I’m now experimenting with a new strength program from Valerie Waters, one of my fellow FitFluential Ambassadors.

Valerie invented the ValSlides, flat disc-like things you place under your hands and feet while doing certain strength moves, like lunges, planks, etc.


She generously sent me the ValSlides and her workout program, the I Want My Bikini Body Express, to try out, and after a quick workout with the ValSlides on Sunday, my legs are still burning today.

The program is three weeks long and blends three days of strength with three days of cardio. I’m excited to have a more dedicated strength program. I tend to fall off the strength training wagon without a good plan in place.

I also love that Val’s program is short. My exercise ADD kicks into overdrive in the summer, but a three week strength program seems manageable before I get distracted by something else.

I’ll do another review of the program when I’ve wrapped it up, but for now I’m enjoying it and the newfound soreness in my legs!

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