January Jump Start: let’s do this!

Today is the day we kick things off! Maybe you are already working out, maybe you just need a little push or maybe today is the day you are starting. Wherever you are, glad you are here. We have some fun things lined up!

If you didn’t see the intro post, it’s here and you can still join us! Everything is free, we just ask for your participation!


I will weigh and measure Friday this week. I try to do that on a day I’m not working out. It’s too hard to weigh and measure at 4:30 in the morning before heading out for a run. You don’t have to do that, but it will help track your progress.

I’ll admit I have not gotten on the scale in over a month. I know that it’s just a number, but that number has gone up and I’m afraid of it.

A few goals of mine this month:

  • Track food in My Fitness Pal
  • Drink my water!
  • Work on my core
  • No fast food for lunch. This has to be taken a week at a time. It’s a hard one for me.
  • Try something new

Our first giveaway starts today! We have 1 pair of Swiftwick pink compression socks to give away, size Medium. I love compression socks and Swiftwick is one of my favorites!ย I really believe in compression for support during a run or workout and recovery after. They boost blood flow which aids is muscle recovery after a hard workout. I also think the socks help with shin pain, but I havenโ€™t found anything solid on that. The socks are tight, but not uncomfortable. They are moisture wicking, which all your workout clothes should be. If you are working out in cotton t-shirts you should try moisture wicking clothes just once! ย They also prevent blisters.

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It’s a gym day for me today. I need to get back to working on my bench press. I got side tracked during (the first round of) marathon training.

Did you workout today?

Did you write down your goals?

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16 Responses to January Jump Start: let’s do this!

  1. sonturtle says:

    Not looking forward to weighing and measuring but I am ready to get back in gear with logging my food, eating healthier and getting my body back to working out and running again. I plan on trying my new Yoga for beginners video today.

  2. Michaela says:

    Awesome! I’m headed out for my jump start run now!

  3. sylviaseabolt says:

    Doing 3 miles today #halfmarathontraining never stops

  4. Margaret Bussan says:

    I ran 7 miles today. Easy warm up and cool down with 5 middle miles at a 9:03. Great start tot he new year.

    I haven’t tried the Swiftwick socks but I would LOVE to!

    Happy New Year!

  5. Betsy says:

    I have my goals on the blog. Planning a walk with the kiddos and hopefully an interval run when hubby gets home…

  6. monica young says:

    I walked for 1 hours. I need good socks to avoid blisters

  7. Sara says:

    Found you on pinterest and I’m hooked. Committing to running a half marathon this fall to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer. After 2 back to back pregnancies, your January jump start is just the kick I need to get back in shape and race ready.

  8. beth davis says:

    Done! I did my 4 miles, in the freezing cold ๐Ÿ™‚
    Gotta watch what i eat for lunch more often.. My friends are causing me to eat bad ๐Ÿ™‚ haha jk! Need self resistance!

  9. Alyssa says:

    I haven’t worked out yet today but I am expecting four pairs of Swiftwicks in the mail!!

  10. kristenk says:

    These socks sound awesome! And I love the color ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Amy O. says:

    I didn’t work out today, but I bet if I had Swiftwicks socks I would have! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Amber says:

    I had a great 4 mile run in the evening!

  13. Jessica says:

    Didn’t work out on the 1st, but ran 3 miles today. LOVE Swiftwick!

  14. Love Swiftwick socks! Actually, I probably have an addiction. For my workout today, I did 30 minutes of yoga before my 10 mile run.

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