Five Things Friday #3

by Willie on January 6, 2017

in Daily, Fitness, Five Things Friday, Strength Training, Weight Loss

Happy Friday everyone and Happy New Year!

It’s a late edition of Five Things Friday but I’m getting one in this week! I hope your new year has been going in the right direction for you.

It’s a new month and it’s been pretty busy here in the Gillis household. The new baby arrived in late December. She takes up most of our time and our family is adjusting day by day.

I wanted to share a few things that I’ve been liking or doing over the past week. Maybe you’ll like them too.

So, enjoy this week’s Five Things Friday!

1) Hello Baby G


Baby G arrived a few days before Christmas. She was definitely an early present. About a week earlier than her original debut date. It’s been a learning experience for the past two weeks. Babies are really incredible when you really think about it. I’ve had to learn Baby G’s cues. How do I know if she’s hungry? Does she need a diaper change? Is she giving me a signal to be held? I’m rambling here but I’m truly grateful to be able to experience being a parent. It’s a great feeling and she’s a really good baby. Even though she is my baby.

2) New Year, New Planner


I am a horrible, unorganized being. Yes, I said it! I’m so bad at planning. I am so off the cuff with everything. I never have a plan. I’m REALLY TRYING to change that mentality.


I bought a planner to fix that. I’m not sure the brand that I got but it’s refillable every year. It’s nice. Angela has one that is similar. Hers is larger but I mistakenly ordered the smaller version. I bought a planner because I should be a lot more organized in 2017. Between family things and other personal stuff, I really want to have some sort of schedule so I don’t forget to do things. Because I am very forgetful.

3) Tools of Titans


I bought Tim Ferriss’s new book exactly a month ago and I’m still reading it a month later. The book, Tools of Titans, is a massive how-to book of sorts. The book details the habits and routines of the most successful people that have been guests on Tim Ferriss’s podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show.

The book is massive at almost 700 pages. There is so much information in it. It’s nearly impossible to soak all of it in. I’ve been taking 2-3 things that I’ve been finding interesting and implementing them. The chapters from Dr. Peter Attia, Charles Poliquin, and Laird Hamilton, Gabby Reece & Brian MacKenzie are just a few of my favorite sections from this huge book!

4) Back In The Gym

My gym appearances have been overall sporadic for the past few weeks. I haven’t really been into a solid routine. This week was the first week when I finally started to get back into a routine.

I’ve been starting back slow with just cardio. I’ve added in one strength training session with at least two more to go this week. The end of my paternal leave is coming soon so I’m really trying to get back into some sort of regimen. Yesterday, I really started to hammer out my health goals for the year. I’m looking forward to getting back to shape. I’ve been slacking.

Next week, I’ll add more to my workload and consistently progress from week to week.

5) Favorite Quote Of The Week

Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise ~Benjamin Franklin

On that last note, that’s all I have for this week! It’s been a busy week but I’m enjoying every second of it. I hope you have a great weekend. Do something fun for yourself and thanks again for reading!

What do you have planned this weekend?
What is the last book that you read?
What’s one of your favorite things that you enjoyed this week?

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