Health and Fitness

Full Time RV Fitness Journey: Week 3

Week 3 of my full time RV health and fitness journey is in the books! I am ready for next week and the big changes that will happen as my journey moves into the new year.


Scheduled Rest Day


Run/Weights: FITNESS FAIL!!!

Today is my first fitness fail! My fitness calendar had a run listed for the day but it was raining when we woke up. So I mentally switched my run to weights. But then life happened. I had a stressful day and did not make the effort to work out at all. I blew it off. I can give you a million excuses for why I didn’t work out but it all goes back to me not making it a priority. I know everyone has stressful days the trick is not to let it derail you.. I will need to work on this as my journey progresses. Tomorrow I will get right back on my plan!


Full time RV run
Winning Face!
  • Run: 2.46 mi/32:35 min/13:14 ave pace
  • Walk Run Intervals: 3 min/2 min x5

TODAY IS A TOTAL WIN!! I had an awesome run today. As you can see, I increased my run time and I was able to do it without dying!! It was a much better run than day 1 of week 2!! When I first started running I was really nervous but bam!! I did it!! It was hard but man did it feel good when I finished! My ankle is improving as well so that is a bonus!

I know for some this small victory may not seem like much but with each victory, I get mentally and physically stronger and one step closer to my goal of running a 5k without stopping to walk. And after my loss yesterday my win is that much sweeter!

How I Have Improved

  • No more voices: today I stuck with positive banter in my head. Not a drop of negative talk.
  • Pace: I have been working hard to pay attention to my pace. If I am gasping for air I slow down. If I don’t feel like I am working hard then I pick up my pace.
  • Breathing: Paying attention to my breathing helps to guide my pace.
  • Relax: When I get tired I tend to stiffen and pull my shoulders up to my ears. I have been paying more attention to this and dropping my shoulders and shaking out my arms when I am tired or pushing hard to finish the interval.


Weight Training

  • Bis: concentration curl, bicep curl, hammer curl
  • Tris: dips, lying tricep extension, kickbacks

I knew I wanted to hit bis and tris today but I decided to shake it up a bit. So I went to my favorite place for workout ideas: Pinterest! I did a search for ‘bis tris dumbbell workout’ and found the perfect RV workout! Thank you Spebi Workouts for having exactly what I was looking for! They have this workout as supersets but I just did my regular 3 sets with a goal of 8-12 reps per set.

How do you find ideas for exercise? Do you use Pinterest? Please share links to some of your favorite workouts.

Merry Christmas

  • Run: 2.68 mi/38:03 min/14:06 ave pace
  • Walk Run Intervals: 3 min/2 min x5

Yes, even on Christmas day I ran!! But today I was lucky enough to have a running partner. Angie from Life Beyond the Burbs joined me on my journey. She has also started her own journey back to a healthier lifestyle. I love having a running partner. It helps to distract me from the voices and the clock! Besides misery DOES company right? lol


Scheduled Rest Day

rest day


  • Run: 2.46 mi/33:32 min/13:38 ave pace
  • Walk Run Intervals: 3 min/2 min x5

Why was today so difficult?? Monday and Wednesday, I felt like I could leap over mountains. Today I felt like I was running with that mountain on my back! I am sure my holiday diet has something to do with it. And that stupid wind did not help. But I made it through and did not cut any of the running intervals short. Thankfully, I had a running partner again today. Thanks Angie!

Track Your Full Time Fitness Journey

Seeing your progress in black and white has been proven to be a very effective motivator. What are you using to track your workouts? You can chart any goal.

  • Walking 10k steps a day
  • Exercising 3 times a week
  • Eliminating sugar from your diet
  • Meditation
Map My Ride Online View
full time rv fitness journey
Christina’s Journal

I am using an app called mapmyride to track my hikes, walks, biking and runs. It allows me to see my improvement over time and easily track how often I workout each week. It is my favorite price: Free! You can also log into Map My Ride on your computer to see your progress.

But you don’t have to use technology to track your health and fitness goals. My friend Christina from Our Epic Field Trip prefers to stay old school. She created this log to track her overall health and fitness for 2020. Her goals are to move at least 3 days a week, improve her diet, and insert mindfulness into her week. She will mark each day to reflect each of those things. The great thing about her log is she can her progress for the year at a glance.

Your Fitness Journey

How is your journey progressing? Are goals becoming habits? Are you waiting for the new year to really dig in? Let us know how you are doing.

Don’t miss a single post in this series!

Author: Stacy, You, Me & the RV, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2019


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    Christina Field

    You are doing so well – only one day with a detour so far. The important thing is to get back on the healthy track sooner rather than later. My progress on physical goals is getting better. I’m incorporating more movement and did get to 3x this past week. In addition to the Wellness Tracker page in my journal/planner, I’m also checking in with the iPhone Health app to monitor the trends on average steps per day. So far, those are on the up swing, so I’m feeling good about that. Looking forward to healthy eating in the New Year !!

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      You are doing great!! A little more each day will get you to your goals. I love seeing my progress. It really keeps me motivated to see what I have accomplished.

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    Theresa Reynolds

    Got three workouts in at PF the week immediately before leaving CT the day after Christmas. Now at the end of travel day 3 of 5 on our way to Tampa, and encountering issues that take my time in the evening when not on the road during the day, and not eating healthy. So I guess this week would be considered an epic fail on both fronts. But once we’re parked there will be no excuses! I refuse to give up!!! Thanks for the blog, Stacey. It reminds me of what’s possible. 😊

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    Beverly Beasley

    I’ve been using the map my run app too. Family and friends are keeping each other motivated. Workin pretty good this way. I’m up to a mile walking. Vast improvement from the last 6 months when just breathing was the top priority. Keep going!

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          Theresa Reynolds

          Got three workouts in at PF the week immediately before leaving CT the day after Christmas. Now at the end of travel day 3 of 5 on our way to Tampa, and encountering issues that take my time in the evening when not on the road during the day, and not eating healthy. So I guess this week would be considered an epic fail on both fronts. But once we’re parked there will be no excuses! I refuse to give up!!! Thanks for the blog, Stacey. It reminds me of what’s possible. 😊

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            Travel days are the hardest for me especially when its a long haul with several days in a row. This is something I will need to figure out. Parking in a walmart will make it even more difficult! Jump right back in when you get there and watch the diet in the mean time. You got this!

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    Jenniffer Hudspeth

    My Husband and I plan to hit the road full time Rving in 3 to 4 yrs ( have to retire first ) and this is my only fear…..Getting Fat!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ
    As of right now I make it to the gym 2 to 3 times a week, and my eating habits are Horrible. We use to workout 5 days a week and drink protein shakes and eat Healthy. But the older we get…the lazier we are getting. We have watched your videos for about 1yr and are learning so much!! I would like to encourage you along this new fitness journey and in return ask that you keep me on track also. I truly love to workout and feel better when I do. The diet is the part I fail withπŸ˜₯ Work hard to stay Motivated πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈ

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      We are the same! I feel better and sleep better when I exercise and eat right. I am working hard to make exercise a priority during December and the diet will follow in January. We have completely been slacking since hitting the road. We will get it together!!

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        Staci, I was wondering about a diet component to your fitness program because you hadn’t mentioned anything. I’ll look forward to January to see what you do. In one of your videos you mentioned Plan To and I’ve been using it ever since. Thanks for that. It is a great tool for planning and controlling what you eat. Collect healthy recipes, lay out a plan, then only buy those ingredients that are needed. If you don’t buy junk, you can’t eat junk.

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          The diet will be added after Jan 1st. I use PTE exclusively for my meal planning and menus. Cooking healthy at home is never a problem. Eating out and at other peoples homes is when I get into trouble and we have been eating out a lot lately. Watch the next few journals for diet discussion.

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