Goddess Of Victory Weekend Workout + Nike Shoe Review

I would like to introduce you to the Goddess Of Victory….

Isn’t she beautiful?

In all seriousness, Nike means Goddess of Victory.

I know it’s hard to believe that a fitness addict didn’t name her cat after the biggest fitness brand in the world, but to be honest when we got Nike, I wasn’t really a Nike fan.


I just loved what it stood for. As soon as we read “Goddess Of Victory” we knew it was a great name for our cat!

And that is how Nike came to be in my life.

Now, if you watch my Youtube videos or check out my instagram feed, you can see Nike is more in my life these days. I’ve grown to love the company! The shoes, the capris, and though I recently gave up my NikePlus GPS, I do miss it!

Anywho… I’m getting ahead of myself. Where are my manners?


I hope you had a wonderful week and have a wonderful weekend ahead of you!

I don’t think we have any huge plans which is just the way I like it. After running around all last weekend for filming, it will be nice to take things slow.

Well… not completely because I do have a 7 mile run on my half marathon training plan, and then if my knee is feeling up for it, I’ll be doing this workout.

Which is my challenge for you as well!

Can you do this workout just once between now and Monday? Of course you can, so let’s do it!

The Goddess Of Success Weekend Workout


The Goddess Moves

Here are a few of the moves that might be new to you:

Kettlebell Swings
In-Out Push-Ups
Plank Up-Downs
Side Plank Crunches/Side
Kettlebell Presses

Note: For the presses, complete 15/Side.

If you’re unsure about any of the other exercises, just let me know!


Nike Free Inspired

This workout was inspired by my favorite new shoes…. My Nike Free 5.0s.


I’ve been sporting them for about 2-3 weeks now and am completely sold.

They are light weight, narrow (I have a very narrow foot) and believe it or not, very cushioned.

I’ve been looking for a better cross training shoe lately, something that was comfortable not only for my boot camp style workouts but also something I could knock out a few miles in without discomfort.


How did they come to be on my feet?

Well the very nice people at JD Sports recently contacted me and allowed me to choose any pair of shoes on their website. The selection was huge, but I had a pretty clear idea of what I needed and wanted.

Even though it’s a UK based company, I received my shoes pretty quickly which I was pleasantly surprised by.


Don’t tell Mizuno, but I like them just as much as my running shoes.. at least for runs under 6 miles.

But I’m not tossing my Mizunos out anytime soon.

These Nikes are my go to shoes for my strength workouts. They’ve been awesome for plyo workouts, lifting… with the minimal frame, I feel I am able to get a great stable base for moves like squats and lunges

Why should I have two pairs of shoes?

To be honest, I probably have about 8 pairs of workout shoes. But each pair I like for different reasons. And as a runner and a lifter, having desginated pairs of shoes for each allows the life of the shoe to be prolonged! <– If I did everything in my Mizunos I would need a new pair every 3 months!

Seriously, awesome.

Do you have multiple pairs of workout shoes that you use?


  • I’m a one pair of sneakers at a time person. I’ll get one, wear it to death and then get a new pair. That workout looks awesome, I haven’t been running much lately but it seems far more fun when broken up in a workout like that.

    • Thanks Abi! It is a good one, I prefer when it’s broken up too! The first time I did this workout I actually did it with the row machine instead of running, that was a lot of fun too!

  • Eveliz

    No, I actually only have one, Nike 5.0. I received them as a Christmas gift and picked them out because of the cheetah print 🙂 I (unknowingly) couldn’t have picked a better shoe. I LOVE how light they are, I want more of them! They are great to run in and perform the FWW workouts (because of all the jumping). LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

    • That’s why i love my Nikes too! They do so great for the jumping and I feel really grounded for doing squats!

  • Marie

    That was a great workout! Thank you. 🙂 I definitely have to have at least 2 workout pairs of shoes. I don’t replace them as often as I should though. I appreciate the knowledge and inspiration you share. Thanks!

  • I rotate between 5 pairs of shoes for workouts. Some I like for cardio, some for running, some for squats… variety is the spice of life, right? 😉

  • Mary

    Nike is a pretty kitty!! 🙂
    Shoes–I always rotate shoes. I am a retail worker and learned a long time ago to never wear the same pair two days in a row to keep the feet happy. I have certain ones I wear for different workouts, too. Thanks for always sharing great information! 🙂

    • Thanks Mary, I think she’s pretty! ha. You’re a shoe retailer? I would get in too much trouble, too much temptation!

      • Mary

        Hi-no, not shoes–food (grocery), which can also be a problem!:)

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