fitness 5 on friday

June marks the beginning of the “Fitness 5 on Friday” over at JVKom Chronicles!

I’m super excited because the hospital I’m going to for my rotations next year, which I chose partially on the fact that it had a free affiliated gym attached to it (yes, I definitely have my priorities straight ._.)…offers free classes (yoga, pilates, circuit training, spin, ballroom dancing)! :D! I’m going to assume that I will never (or very, very rarely) be able to take the weekday classes, but hooray for yoga/Zumba/boot camp on the weekends?!

1. How many minutes of Cardio did you do this week? (Anything that got your heart pumping counts!)

If we’re counting since Tuesday, I did something along the lines of 150-ish minutes! :O

2. What is your favorite physical activity?

It’s impossible to choose just one (I’m sorry!)…lifting weights or pole dancing are my top two.

This was from back in 2011, when I was just starting out. :]

When I feel the need to change things up, I really like BJJ (even though I kinda suck at it) and hula/Tahitian. :D The one I really, really wish I could do more of (yes, on top of everything else), but don’t have the opportunity to pursue would be aerial silks.

I wish there were a studio here! :'( And that I had free time.

3. How much water do you drink on a daily basis?

I am absolutely horrible with this one, which is why it always remains as a consistent goal on my 101 in 1001. The period of my life where I was the most well-hydrated was last June, when I was training for my first powerlifting competition and attempting to cut weight for the first time in my life. My body is great at equilibrating, but not so wonderful for gaining or losing. My main issue is really that I lack self-control when it comes to food (and would also much rather eat than drink).

4. What is your favorite healthy snack?

These days, it’s been a variation of this! To be honest, I tried cottage cheese for the first time somewhere during my first year of med school (by way of my favorite neighbor, who figured I should try a little first before I went out for an entire tub). I hated it, but it has such a great nutritional breakdown, I figured I could learn to like it (as I did with plain Greek yogurt). These days, I dress it up with the aforementioned ingredients and add in hemp seeds, chia seeds and diced dried mangoes. :]

5. What’s your favorite athletic shoe?

Back in June of 2009, I went to Fleet Feet in Davis to have them check out how I walked/ran, measured my feet, and from there, they figured out whether or not I had any biomechanical considerations to factor in. My feet don’t invert/or evert all that much when I’m running and I’m actually not flat-footed, so they said I could probably get the most average/normal shoes out there.

Nike Air Pegasus +26

I decided on these because they made me feel like I’m walking around on clouds. :D! I wore them for my half marathon in 2010 and they made life suck a little bit less. I’ve since obtained a light blue pair that I adore as well, although if we’re going to be honest here, I haven’t really gone running since said half marathon.

My favorite pair of shoes for weightlifting is right here! (I shop in the kids’ section because it’s usually anywhere from $10-30 cheaper. That and the fact that you would not be able to find blinged out shoes like these in the adult section. ._. )


If you’d like to join in on the linkup, answer the following questions and link up your post on Friday (it goes live at 7 a.m. EST!). (On social media, the hashtag will be #F5onF. :)

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About Farrah

A frugal, selectively antisocial Family Medicine resident physician with too many interests. Loves...God, family, friends, volunteering and helping others, making others happy, music (especially piano and singing), Tahitian/hula/salsa/pole dancing, aerial silks, learning, writing, cooking, eating, sleeping, lifting weights, playing SNES and DS, photography, editing, window-shopping, gymnastics, kickboxing, BJJ, finding great deals, pyrography, horseback riding, archery, frolicking in the great outdoors...making every moment count.

Posted on June 6, 2014, in Day by Day and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Wow! Our answers are similar! I wish I was as flexible as you!! Thanks for linking up!

    • Agreed! I honestly did a double take when I first got to your page, haha. I think all of us need to drink more water! Goal for June (and on)? :P

  2. I did about 150 minutes of cardio this week, too! Of course, my favorite physical activity is running! And my favorite athletic shoes are Mizunos!

    • Nice! :D I keep telling myself to try to get back into running (or at least interval training), but as of yet, the mental battle still has no winners. :[

  3. I’m jealous of your pole dancing abilities LOL
    I dont drink enough water either or anything for that matter.

    • hahaha, I’ve deteriorated a lot, unfortunately. I really miss being able to actually practice!

      Apparently, none of us are drinking enough water. :[ Our collective goal this month should be to make a sincere attempt to fix that! :P

  4. Wow you look great on that pole and the silks-impressive! sounds like you do have your priorities right indeed. Have a great summer. #FridayFive

  5. Pole looks so much fun! I’m taking my first class tomorrow- super excited! I just started aerial yoga too, it’s AMAZING! I love it so much it’s super fun. And I suck at drinking water. Blah.

    • That’s so awesome! :D I hope you have fun tomorrow! Aerial yoga’s something I’ve always wanted to try! I hope I’ll someday get to be in a place that offers it! :]

      I feel ya on the water thing. :[ Baby steps!

  6. I used to love the Air Pegasus!! And then Nike changed the shoe profile… :( I need to try pole dancing… looks fun!

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