Workin' It Wednesday

Aloha friends!  It's the first Wednesday of my summer vacation and I am lovin' it! I don't know what came over my body, but it went into serious relaxation mode!  I have not wanted to do anything but play outside, sleep and read.  Blogging and creating have taken a nosedive!

I am so glad that I committed to my Workin' It Wednesday posts.  I have lots of fun ideas for the summer.  


This week I am going to share how I plan to stay in shape this summer.  Fortunately I stay in pretty decent shape all year long from surfing.  It is also bikini weather 24/7 so it motivates you just a bit more. But between working, kids and blogging, I have fallen off my workout wagon.

I wanted to be more disciplined this summer since I have the time, and I wanted to do more than just surf and call it a day.  I was planning on writing down all my workouts and recording what I was eating in a little journal, and then I remembered a great website I was using a few years back.

Some friends and I started using this to keep track of our diet and excercise.  It really makes you think about what you are eating and how much you are working out.  They have a great iPhone app that I can also access on my iPad.


You log in your daily food intake and your goals.  It gives you a report each day on how you are doing.  It looks like my biggest no no is my sugar intake!  I already know I eat too much sugar, but seeing it on here deters me from grabbing that last cookie, or piece of chocolate.


At the end of the day it reports how you did to your friends in your news feed.  I must say it can get a little time consuming logging in all the items you have eaten.  There is a feature where you can scan the label of your food item and it gives your the low down on the food. Pretty cool!

Another app I use is called Map My Run.  It helps you figure out how far you ran, and how many calories you burned.  

It is so handy and stores all of your previous routes once you log a new one in.  Just enter your info and it is super easy.  For both apps my feed automatically syncs with my Facebook account and posts on my Timeline.  My workout buddies can see what I have been doing and it motivates them to do more as well.

My user name for both of these apps is Alohamama2 if you are interested in joining my friend list for more encouragement :)

So how else have I been Workin' It?  My family and some friends went for a great hike on Memorial Day.  We hiked out to Kaena Point which is a beautiful spot about 15 minutes from our house.

If you have ever watched Lost this is where the first few episodes were filmed. (Where the plane crashed)







A friend of ours took us to some caves that are hidden on the side of the mountain.


It was a little creepy in there and I was a bit nervous.  Way in the back was a ladder that led to a different tunnel.  Everyone, except me, climbed up and crawled through the side of the mountain to another opening.  I don't know about you, but I get a little claustrophobic in dark, tiny spaces!

All in all it was a great hike.  It took us 4 hours from start to finish and we were all exhausted!




Oh, yeah!  Now I can eat that extra piece of chocolate!

I am really very fortunate to have such beautiful weather and scenery to keep me fit and healthy year round.  

One last thing that I have been Workin' On!  I finished my June Word Problems!  Thank you so much for all of the positive feedback on these. 



 I will have them on sale in my TpT store until June 1st.  I would also love to give away a few sets to my wonderful followers.  Leave me a comment below, anything about this post, along with your email.  I will pick three winners on Friday.

All right now it's your turn.  Link up here, or post on Instagram #workinitwednesday.  I can't wait to check out eveyones posts!






39 comments

  1. Kaena Point looks BEAUTIFUL! I'd love to win your June packet. I've been using the others in my class!
    docketta@yahoo.com

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  2. Such beautiful pictures!

    rachelmd93@gmail.com

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  3. The pictures are gorgeous! Love the hike! I will definitely have to check out the "Map My Run" app. I am not consistent on logging my information into My Fitness Pal. I definitely need to work on that. :)

    Krista
    Stellar-Students

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    1. It can all get so time consuming, but just bein aware of what you are eating is really helpful :)

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  4. Wow! What a sight! Thanks for sharing with us this morning ! Thanks for giving us the chance to win too!

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    1. Email addy...jandcangelscents@sbcglobal.net

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  5. I definitely could not do the cave thing, either!

    I would love to win the word problem packet, too!

    tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

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    1. I am pretty wimpy about things like that!

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  7. Thanks for sharing! Love the new packet!
    Wbrock@hssd.k12.ar.us

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  8. Wow! Thank you for the workout inspiration! I definitely need to get moving this summer....
    I love how your blog is always so upbeat!
    I would love to win your June Word Problems too.
    elisabeth1@bellsouth.net

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    1. That is so sweet of you to say :)

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  9. I'm trying to get my workout on this summer too! I use a calorie counter too!

    I would love to win this packet! amandalawson4@gmail.com

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    1. Good luck on your workouts :)Keep coming by for inspiration!

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  10. Thanks for the fitness info! Just what I am looking for! wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com

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    1. Great Wendy! I would love for you to link up sometime this summer :)

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  11. Being a midwesterner, I am completely jealous of all the beach photos you post. The Word Problem Packet looks great, I'd love to use it with my class. dawnmei425@gmail.com

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  12. Such breathtaking beauty! It must be difficult to stay inside if you live in Hawaii! I'm so jealous! Thanks for the fitness tips! You new pack looks great!

    Karyn
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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    1. Thanks so much Karen. On raindy days I hardly leave the house, but sunny days I can't stay in :)

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  13. Ugh. I need to start doing something to get in better shape. I've heard lots of people talk about My Fitness Pal. Maybe that's a place to start...

    Diane
    Fifth in the Middle

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    1. Sometimes you just need a jumpstart to get you going :)

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  14. I spoke to my trainer and purchased more sessions. I'm 144 right now at five foot two and my goal is 130 MAINTAINED.

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    1. Helenjeschow @ gmail dot com

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    2. Good luck Helen. That is great you have a trainer to get you to your goal!

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  15. I LOVE your pictures. Hawaii is so beautiful!!! I still have 5 days left of school! Won't be long now. I'm going to miss my kids...I have an awesome class!!
    Gina
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

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    1. The end of the year can be so bittersweet! The five days will fly and you will feel like you need an extra day to get it all together, lol!

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  16. Congrats on summer holidays, I can't wait for mine to start. I posted on Instagram for Working it Wed. but not sure how to tag it ......I am amazed I can post a picture :)

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  17. Thanks for linking up. I saw your pic! Your garden is very pretty. Wish I could grow things without the weeds taking over!

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  18. Love following you site! It is full of energy and enthusiasm! Visiting Hawaii on my honeymoon thirty years ago.....my dream come true. Would love to go back. Love all you post and all your upbeat news. Thanks. :)

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  19. I'm gonna try and win a copy, if not I'll go buy it ;). I love your stuff!!!!

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  20. Such beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing! It looks like your vacay is off to one awesome start! =)

    ~Tanya
    A+ Firsties

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  21. Those are beautiful pictures. My husband is from Hawaii so we visit Maui and Oahu very often to visit family. I will definitely have to check out some of the movie spots. I started Insanity 2 weeks ago and have been pretty good about it but this is great motivation. Hope you continue this linky. Your newest follower!

    Cindy
    First Grade A to Z

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  22. Summer vacation is the best!! I went into relaxation mode too. Need to get my butt in gear!!! I am one of your new followers!!!

    Erin
    Kinderink.com
    erampton7@gmail.com

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Mahalo Nui Loa For Commenting!!

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