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Fun, Fitness weekend together

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fun, new blog with lots of pics about our weekend.......

www.jensjourney.com/2011/11/our-litt
le-mini-vacation-weekend-in.html

  
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BEST_LIFE_NOW 11/11/2011 9:40PM

  I love that restaurant too. We used to live in Plano.

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VEEJAY3 11/11/2011 3:43PM

    All of your excursions sounded so familiar ... my son is a sophomore at SMU, and so every time I visit Dallas to see him, I go for a walk/jog along Turtle Creek and gape at the Dallas country club mansions. It's just a beautiful, beautiful, area. And when I went in May, I ran over to the Arboretum while my son was in class ... I swore I would head back there every single spring -- it was beyond gorgeous!

I'm excited to hear about the Indian restaurant ... last time I visited him, in September, I noticed a vegan cafe that looked awesome. Down by the Mansion on Turtle Creek. I think it was called "Cosmic Cafe." All painted up in hippie magnificence.

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TRUETOMOLLY 11/11/2011 1:13PM

    Sounds amazing. I hope someday my husband will be into fitness like I am. I will be patient, but he is my light!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 11/11/2011 12:59PM

    LOVE all the pics of your weeekend! what fun!

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DEESFIT4LIFE 11/11/2011 12:53PM

    What great pictures, and she is the cutest pumpkin I have ever seen!

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November 1st Challenge Results. My husband won!!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

New 10 day challenge totals -

Jen - Miles - 64.91/ 100
Push ups - 1,005 /1,000

Micah - Miles - 101.90/100
Pushups - 1,000/1,000................WAY TO GO BABY!!!!

Well needless to say my husband won the challenge and to be honest, I am SO proud of him! I have set several challenges in the past and he has joined me but never has he won, until now!! I need to step up my game ;) We are starting our new challenge today ( see yesterdays blog ) and we are excited about the changes we will see this next month.

I am not aiming for strictly weight loss this month but instead focusing on my miles and making sure my diet is spot on! I took my starting measurements this morning and I am hoping to see a few inches gone by the end of the month - through hard work, I think it will be possible!

On my blog - www.jensjourney.com there are a few photos from the past couple of days....food, fun and fitness!

  
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IRON__GIRL 11/8/2011 6:08AM

    You are too cute!! Love these blogs!

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BOBBIY1 11/4/2011 10:38PM

    Good job! You continue to motivate!

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COOPSM 11/1/2011 9:18PM

    Jen---always an inspiration!!! Thank you!!


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MARTINIGAL413 11/1/2011 2:25PM

    That's awesome how 'in-this-together' you guys are. Very inspiring! I hope my husband and I will have similar success this month!
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  It's nice having someone to work on your goals with you or maybe, he has his own! emoticon emoticon

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DEESFIT4LIFE 11/1/2011 12:54PM

    Way to go!!! Loved the pics!

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Do I hear another challenge coming??!!

Monday, October 31, 2011



My husband and I are on the last day of our November 1st challenge and are gearing up for another to start tomorrow, November 1st. This is a very special date for me as it represents one year from the date I decided to get back into a set routine and lose my baby weight along with far more than I ever expected. I am truly amazed. I will be writing a special blog tomorrow with before and after photos of my journey which began back in 2006 but for now I want to lay out the plan for our challenge for those who will want to follow along.

The plan is very simple. Feel free to join along by setting your own goals. My husband is doing this challenge with me along with my parents. Set you own 5 goals to reach for the month, then post either a daily or weekly results blog or share it via email or text with your family or friends. It is just a way for you to be accountable with one another and trust me, it works!

Here are our goals for the month. November is going to be a busy one for us as we have so much going on.....yes, I know the BIG changes blog is still yet to come....soon I promise.

Jen's November Challenge Goals -

1. Complete 200 miles - Running, walking and cycling.

2. Complete 2,000 military pushups - they can be diamond, close grip, staggered hands, decline BUT they must be in the standard military position - NO KNEES, NO wall pushups etc.

3. Complete 4 FULL Workouts using Cathe Butts and Guts DVD, the rest of my ST will be Turbulence Training ( LOVE THIS) and segments from STS and other Cathe Dvds. In addition to this my goal is to complete 4,000 ab/oblique work for the month.

4. Drink at least 128 oz of water each day - can be water, herbal tea or LACV mix

5. Take Vitamineral Green/Earth Mix at least once a day, and juice at least 3 times a week.

Micah's November Challenge Goals -


1. Complete 300 miles - Running, walking and cycling.

2. Complete 2,000 military pushups - they can be diamond, close grip, staggered hands, decline BUT they must be in the standard military position - NO KNEES, NO wall pushups etc.

3. Complete 4,000 reps of ab/oblique work

4. Drink at least 128 oz of water each day - can be water, herbal tea or LACV mix

5. Take Vitamineral Green/Earth Mix at least once a day, and juice at least 3 times a week.


It all starts tomorrow!! Let's make 11/11 the BEST and end this year stronger than ever!

  
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ETTEZEUS 11/1/2011 9:24AM

    Now you got me thinking about my November goals!
I have 2 full marathons this month.

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 11/1/2011 9:11AM

    Okay,Texas Friend! I'm in ~I'll make my goals later today after I do some thinking on it. I won't even come close to yours, but that's okay. ANYTHING is better than nothing. LOVE you,Girl!!!! You amaze and inspire me!!! and i'm so glad that Micah is in it with you-Ryan supports me but he doesn't exercise, doesn't care and can easily take care of his weight by watching intake.
God bless you!(did McKayla get dressed up last night?Pics??)

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ALISHAB3 10/31/2011 11:27PM

    You inspire me every time i read your blog!! Kiss that beautiful baby for me! I feel so privileged to have read your blog all these years and to have watched your success. emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 10/31/2011 7:18PM

    Wow! That us insane milages

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MBSHAZZER 10/31/2011 4:38PM

    Can't wait to follow along as you blow your goals to the curb! I love that Micah is doing this with you. I love my honey, but he comes up with every excuse in the book to avoid breaking a sweat! :D

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SPARKLING_SUSAN 10/31/2011 4:19PM

    Great goals, Jen! Mine won't be as impressive but they'll work for me and I know that's what counts!

Thanks, as always, for the inspiration and encouragement. You're my hero. :)
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MARTINIGAL413 10/31/2011 1:43PM

    Awesome! The hubby and I are going to start the Eat Clean diet this week. SO looking forward to making this healthy change. Best of luck to you with your goals!
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CORINNEMOMMY 10/31/2011 1:27PM

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November 1st Challenge. 10/27 Results!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

WOD : 4 mile walk - 68 mins along with ST

ST - 20 min fast full body set - LOVED IT! I was sweating, out of breath and my arms were shaking when done and it was only 20 mins long! No long rest, no playing around....just a good cardio ST workout!

72 Military pushups
50 Hammer Punch Lunges with 5 lbs DB's ( use when punching while during lunge and kick combo)
Cross body punches with static sumo squat - 200 reps with 5 lb DB's
DB Chops using a 20 lb DB - 50 reps
Shoulder press with Sumo Squats - 50 reps with 10 lb DB's
Jump Squats - 50 reps
Two arm Hammer Curl with Static Lunge - 50 reps with 10 lb DB's
Two arm Bicep Curl with Static One Leg Squat and leg Raise - 50 reps with 10 lb DB's

A few of you have asked what on earth are these Hammer punch lunges I talk about. They are from a Cathe dvd and are sooo good! Use them with DB's so when you are thrusting down for the lunge you get a shoulder and back workout too! Here is a clip of her Butts and Guts dvd -- look closely around 2:32 mins and you will see the hammer punch lunge in action - now just imagine it with 5 lb DB's! Its awesome!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbg7j_VDWqw

After dinner I did another 75 pushups thanks to the motivation sent to me via Text from a wonderful friend! So my daily total was 147 military pushups.

New Totals for our November 1st Challenge -

Jen - Miles - 50.67/100
Push ups - 421/1,000

Micah - Miles - 54.94/100
Push ups -472/1,000


After dinner I did another 75 pushups thanks to the motivation sent to me via Text from a wonderful friend! So my daily total was 147 military pushups.

New Totals for our November 1st Challenge -

Jen - Miles - 50.67/100
Push ups - 568/1,000

Micah - Miles - 54.94/100
Push ups - 472/1,000

Food Pics on my blog -
www.jensjourney.com

  
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MBSHAZZER 10/30/2011 12:20PM

    Jen, as usual, great workouts!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 10/28/2011 9:45AM

    SWEET!!! You are a machine,Momma! that dvd looks great!!!
I just printed off this ST workout to spice up my TT workouts...thank you!

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ALISHAB3 10/28/2011 1:32AM

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YOURJONES 10/27/2011 11:43PM

    Great work Jen!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 10/27/2011 10:49PM

    Uh oh! He's edging you out! You gonna stand for that?

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Just give me 20 minutes! Fantastic ST workout....

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I am going to have this in my blog tonight but seriously guys, this ROCKED! I just picked up my DB's and got to work. The only real break I took was a second to change the channel on the TV and to run upstairs to get another set of weights.

If you have time to sit down on the couch at night and watch TV, you have time to get in a quick strength training workout - NO EXCUSES!

It is only 20 min long. A fast full body set and I LOVED IT! I was sweating, out of breath and my arms were shaking when done and it was only 20 mins long! No long rest, no playing around....just a good cardio ST workout!

72 Military pushups
50 Hammer Punch Lunges with 5 lbs DB's ( use when punching during lunge and kick combo)
Cross body punches with static sumo squat - 200 reps with 5 lb DB's
DB Chops using a 20 lb DB - 50 reps
Shoulder press with Sumo Squats - 50 reps with 10 lb DB's
Jump Squats - 50 reps
Two arm Hammer Curl with Static Lunge - 50 reps with 10 lb DB's
Two arm Bicep Curl with Static One Leg Squat and leg Raise - 50 reps with 10 lb DB's


  
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BLISSFULBALANCE 10/28/2011 10:59AM

    Rock Star!!!!!!!

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DETERMINDCHICKY 10/27/2011 5:50PM

    I love that you are sharing your experience and your enthusiasm with the world! Keep up the good work and keep those workout suggestions coming.

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 10/27/2011 4:09PM

    I just recently discovered the wood chops (I kept typing wood chips! LOL) and they are awesome for the obliques and well, everything really. You're right. If you can sit on your butt watching the tube you can be moving those arms. Nobody wants to compete with the turkey for their gobble-gobble waddle under the tri's!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 10/27/2011 3:59PM

    what are 'chops'?,hammer punch lunges?static sumo squats? (stay in the sumo squat position while doing cross body punches?)Looks like a great workout!

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HOPEFULSWEIGH 10/27/2011 3:40PM

    Awesome!

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HOPEFULSWEIGH 10/27/2011 3:40PM

    Awesome!

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BOBINVA 10/27/2011 3:38PM

    Love it. Keep moving. Keep rocking the spark!

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TRUETOMOLLY 10/27/2011 2:42PM

   
Awesome. TodayI only had 15 minutes literally and not feeling 100% with the pregnancy but it was great. NO stopping and using body weight, SB and wts was great! keep up the great work

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WENDEECOURTNEY 10/27/2011 2:23PM

    RAWK it!!!!!!!!

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HOGFAN79 10/27/2011 2:16PM

    Good job

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