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Jan 01

Defy Limits with Gixo

Happy New Year! I’ve been slightly MIA-ish on social media, which was semi-expected because of the holidays, but twas mainly because I was back on hospital service for the past two weeks, and it tends to sap all the life and energy out of me. (You can read about what it was like when I was an intern here–I may do one for “life as a senior resident” sometime as well!)

My right knee has also been a little crackly lately, so the rest and random stretches I’ve been doing for it have been fairly helpful. (I haven’t been to a doctor’s appointment in ages, but diagnosed myself with patellofemoral syndrome and curbsided my sports medicine fellow friend to check out my knee and he agrees that it’s either patellofemoral syndrome or plicae.) In any case, it does appear that it’s mostly back to normal now, so hooray for that! I guess I can return to my normal daily activities again!

For those of you who read my post about Gixo, you know how much I love that app. I managed to win 2nd place in their fitness challenge in November and they sent me an awesome gift (see below <3!). I’m rather excited to announce that I’ll be working with Sweat Pink and Gixo for the #IAmLimitless campaign! Although this post is sponsored by Gixo, as always, all thoughts + opinions are mine and mine alone.

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Defy Limits with Gixo

defy limits with gixo

I’ve even managed to squeeze in a Gixo workout on my walk home! (I took a detour to put down all my stuff and then jog halfway through, haha.)

This new year, we’re leaving behind resolutions that don’t stick! I don’t tend to make resolutions every year, but I do have an ongoing set of goals I’d like to achieve via my 101 in 1001!

I AM LIMITLESS. I know no boundaries. I defy limits. I rise above and I go beyond what is possible. I know there is nothing we can’t accomplish, together.

We’re saying goodbye to the negativity in our lives and are opening our arms wide open to community and to knowing no limits on what we can achieve. I became a Sweat Pink ambassador a couple years back and I love how incredibly supportive and encouraging this community has been. It made my years living on my own far away from home a lot less lonely.

There are live fitness classes taught by personal trainers/coaches every 30 minutes from 5am to 12:30am (Learn more on my previous post here!). It’s a great portable option for beginners and seasoned athletes alike, since all you need are your headphones and your phone!

Gixo is responsible for convincing me to do my very first winter run! :O

Gixo is responsible for convincing me to do my very first winter run! :O

defy limits with gixo

I also mentioned Gixo before in my “6 Brands That Give Back” post–they have multiple “Resolution Runs” going on today at 8am, 11am, 3pm, and 6pm (EST) where Gixo will be donating $10/mile to Support Partnership for a Healthier America! In the past, they’ve done a Turkey Trot and Santa Run where they donated to Feeding America and Toys For Tots! How’s that for an amazing company?!

Check out Emily's awesome homemade tinsel beard for the Santa Run last month! :P

Check out Emily’s awesome homemade tinsel beard for the Santa Run last month! 😛

As a family medicine physician, I am all for preventive care and recommend regular exercise to most of my patients–usually 30 minutes/day at least 4-6 times a week, or a total of 150 minutes or more per week. Gixo is $19.99/month, or $179.99 for the full year (basically meaning you get 3 months free)! If not for the fact that I love and adore powerlifting, I’d seriously consider giving up my current gym membership and just going with Gixo. 😛

Help us defy limits and show us what you’re made of! Share with me who inspires and empowers you! Each Wednesday and Friday from January 10- February 2, we’ll be sharing messages of inspiration, empowerment, and positivity, so make sure you’re following me on Instagram so you don’t miss anything! :]

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  • What inspires you? Have you checked out Gixo yet?!
  • Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Are there any goals you’re working on right now?
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  1. Darlene

    Other runner inspire me. When I think I have a bad run, I read about others and it makes my challenges seem minor.

    I don’t set goals anymore.

    I try to run when I can and race often…always doing the best that I can that day. Some races go well and then some don’t. You just get back out there.

    Happy New Year. Hope it’s a good one.

    1. Farrah

      That’s awesome! I like the “what you can when you can” philosophy too! :] The mentality you have is awesome!

      Happy new year to you as well!

  2. Leslie

    Your such an awesome human. Hah, everything you do you just rock it. You’ve inspired me to step out on this 20* day for a walk/run that I miss so dearly. I hope you had a great new year!
    Leslie recently posted…Monthly Goals: January 2018My Profile

    1. Farrah

      Aww, thank you, Leslie! :] There are definitely a lot of things I’d really like to improve on, but I’m working on em’! x_x

      Hope you had an awesome new year as well! <3 Stay warm!!
      Farrah recently posted…Climbing Arthur’s Seat in EdinburghMy Profile

  3. Kathryn @ Dancing to Running

    Other runners definitely inspire me. I love following others on social media, especially Instagram. When I’m struggling to find motivation, I know that I can scroll through IG and quickly find some.
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…Goals for 2018My Profile

    1. Farrah

      That’s awesome! I’m the same way (but with dancers + lifters)! :]
      Farrah recently posted…Climbing Arthur’s Seat in EdinburghMy Profile

  4. Kimberly Hatting

    Social media definitely keeps me on my toes…I love seeing what others are achieving and, in turn, I’m inspired even more to keep the momentum going. Happy 2018!
    Kimberly Hatting recently posted…My #PlotTwist of a Year – 2017 in ReviewMy Profile

    1. Farrah

      haha, agreed! :] It’s nice to get that peek into other’s lives for some motivation! Happy 2018 to you as well!
      Farrah recently posted…Climbing Arthur’s Seat in EdinburghMy Profile

  5. Kim G

    Social media is a huge motivational boost for me! I love seeing how others have conquered their runs, both good and bad.

    1. Farrah

      Agreed! It definitely helps a lot! :]
      Farrah recently posted…Climbing Arthur’s Seat in EdinburghMy Profile

  6. The Frugal Exerciser

    I didn’t make any resolutions either but I do have some goals. One was to change the focus on my blog and make it a combo of fitness and finance articles. Happy New Year.
    The Frugal Exerciser recently posted…Burn Fat With These Three Ten Minute WorkoutsMy Profile

    1. Farrah

      That’s awesome! I’m gonna need to especially look at the finance articles. :'( Happy new year to you as well!
      Farrah recently posted…Climbing Arthur’s Seat in EdinburghMy Profile

  7. Deborah Brooks

    Defying limits sounds like a great intention for the year! Hope your knee is feeling better soon. Happy New Year
    Deborah Brooks recently posted…The Best of Meatless Monday 2017My Profile

    1. Farrah

      Thank you! It’s still been intermittently crackly, but a lot better than before! :] Happy new year to you as well!
      Farrah recently posted…Climbing Arthur’s Seat in EdinburghMy Profile

  8. Wendy

    I like the idea of no more negative thinking. I can really get myself stuck in a negative cycle and anything that helps me get out of it is a good thing!

    Happy New Year!
    Wendy recently posted…Happy New Year!My Profile

    1. Farrah

      I’m definitely very unfortunately guilty of way too much negative thinking. :[ Something I’m continually trying to work on!!
      Farrah recently posted…Climbing Arthur’s Seat in EdinburghMy Profile

  9. Anna @ Pipers Run

    I’ve never heard of Gixo, sounds interesting! I do set yearly and monthly goals, working on mine for 2018.

    1. Farrah

      It makes working out so much more convenient (especially in the winter! x_x)! Best of luck to you on your 2018 goals!
      Farrah recently posted…Climbing Arthur’s Seat in EdinburghMy Profile

  10. The Accidental Marathoner

    Great to hear your knee is behaving. It stinks to be sidelined by injury. I will have to check out the Gixo app!
    The Accidental Marathoner recently posted…Let’s Wine ~~ December, 2017My Profile

    1. Farrah

      Yay! I hope you like it!

      + agreed. :[ Injuries suck!
      Farrah recently posted…Climbing Arthur’s Seat in EdinburghMy Profile

  11. Coco

    I downloaded Gixo but haven’t tried it yet — I will be sure to soon, though. I am inspired by other runners I know, many of them from social media. 😉
    Coco recently posted…My 2017 Running Year In ReviewMy Profile

    1. Farrah

      Yay! Let me know what you think! :]

      Social media definitely helps with motivation! :D!
      Farrah recently posted…Climbing Arthur’s Seat in EdinburghMy Profile

  12. Janice - Salads 4 Lunch

    I’m always in awe that you fit in fitness and blogging while going to med school! As for the knee, if it is PFPS perhaps some strength exercises for your quads and to attempt to isolate the VMO along with the IT Band stretches will help? I’ve never had it, but I bet it hurts! Have a great 2018!

    1. Farrah

      haha, it’s been a struggle! I’m done with med school but in residency, so it still kindasorta feels like I’m in school in that I still need to study but am also working forreal now, haha.

      Many thanks for the tips! I’ve been doing those intermittently and they’ve been helping–I need to try out some IT band stretches though! Hope you have an awesome 2018 as well!
      Farrah recently posted…Climbing Arthur’s Seat in EdinburghMy Profile

  13. ShootingStarsMag

    Man, I need to figure out how to get more exercise in during my week. I’m THINKING of joining my old university’s gym because it’s not outrageous every month for alumni PLUS there is no contract, which is good if I decide to stop going or realize it’s not for me or something. We’ll see though! At any rate, tomorrow is back to the weigh loss grind and actually following my plan so it’ll be a weird adjustment after a few weeks of not exactly following it. LOL

    -Lauren
    ShootingStarsMag recently posted…2018 Blog ChallengesMy Profile

    1. Farrah

      I loveeeee alumni discounts, hahaha. I kindasortamaybe want to work in my old college town when I’m done with residency, and joining that gym again (where my fitness journey first began! 😛 ) would definitely be on my list of to-do’s! 😛

      Best of luck to you on your goals! I feel ya on the holiday eating, hahaha.
      Farrah recently posted…Climbing Arthur’s Seat in EdinburghMy Profile

  14. Jamie King

    Love this post and so glad you’re pushing past limits and boundaries with us in 2018! You’re a rockstar!
    Jamie King recently posted…In 2018, I’m giving upMy Profile

    1. Farrah

      Aww, thanks so much! I love the theme for this year! <3!!!
      Farrah recently posted…Climbing Arthur’s Seat in EdinburghMy Profile

  15. Nicci Randall

    YES to all of this. It’s such a powerful statement for the New Year. Can’t wait to rock some Gixo classes with you!

    1. Farrah

      Yay! I hope I see you in some this week! I need to set my schedule up! 😛
      Farrah recently posted…Climbing Arthur’s Seat in EdinburghMy Profile

  16. Smitha @ FauxRunner

    I’ve given up on resolutions. Never works out for more than a few weeks anyway 😀

    1. Farrah

      haha, I prefer goals that I’m continuously working on!

  17. Clarinda

    Gixo sounds pretty cool. 101 in 1001 sounds like an interesting challenge.
    Clarinda recently posted…Happy New Year! Goals For An Exciting 2018My Profile

    1. Farrah

      I like it a lot better than yearly resolutions since a lot of my goals are so long-term! 😛
      Farrah recently posted…Climbing Arthur’s Seat in EdinburghMy Profile

  18. Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com

    You are so inspiring! I had not heard of Gixo before, but I’m definitely going to check it out now!!

    1. Farrah

      Aww, thanks so much, Angela! :] I hope you like it!! Let me know what you think! <3
      Farrah recently posted…Climbing Arthur’s Seat in EdinburghMy Profile

  19. Erica Friedman

    I love this post and intention for the New Year! #IamLimitless is so empowering too. The Gixo app is so fun.

    1. Farrah

      Agreed! It’s definitely an inspiring one! + yay for Gixo! <3
      Farrah recently posted…Climbing Arthur’s Seat in EdinburghMy Profile

  20. Liz

    The Resolution Run yesterday was awesome! So happy to kick the year off with a sweat!

    1. Farrah

      Agreed! I was on a treadmill because I didn’t feel like dealing with 2 degree weather, but it worked out!!
      Farrah recently posted…Climbing Arthur’s Seat in EdinburghMy Profile

  21. Karen Bayne

    It is awesome to have ambassadorships that really make a difference in your life 🙂 Gixo is new to me…
    I am working with a trainer for the next few months, hoping I can make some progress with my menopausal middle 😉

    1. Farrah

      Definitely agreed! Gixo is great for motivation–I finally got a phone to replace my dying phone, so I’m eager to jump back into classes again! :]

  22. Alyse

    That is amazing you do a workout on your walk home! You’re inspiring me to find more spaces in my day to fit one in. 🙂

    1. Farrah

      haha, I gotta get creative sometimes or it won’t happen! :] Gixo definitely helps with that–I can’t wait for the on-demand classes (and my new phone to come in because my old one is protesting and dying)!
      Farrah recently posted…Climbing Arthur’s Seat in EdinburghMy Profile

  23. Kristy from Southern In Law

    Yay for brands that give back! I haven’t checked out Gixo yet but I’m off to learn more about it now!
    Kristy from Southern In Law recently posted…Recent Things: Movies and MidnightMy Profile

    1. Farrah

      Yay! Let me know what you think! 😀 I’ll have codes for free 1 month trials soon to share! :]!

  24. Judith

    I have never heard of GIXO. Thanks for sharing. Will definitely check it out

    1. Farrah

      Yay! Let me know what you think! :D!!
      Farrah recently posted…Ultimate Coffee Date: January 2018My Profile

  25. Ellen

    I think fitting a workout in with a daily routine is a fab idea!

    Ellen x

    #bloggersinspire

    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Ellen! :] It definitely helps on the super busy days!

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