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Check Out Mah Gunz

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Workout for today: finished. Decided against doing the HiitRep thing (4 minutes of these wall exercises ... my arms hurt 60 seconds in).

But, did do a Spark video for cardio and toning which was pretty great.

This is from October, but it's still celebratory picture time (!):

This is the payoff when you work on push-ups, some weight training, and chin ups. Check out my guns, y'all! Tank-top season had better watch out.

If any of you girls out there think training your muscles will make you look too masculine, just let me say strength-training has changed my life for the better. It's easier to keep my weight managed, my arms are actually smaller than they were before I started, and it just plain feels good to know you are getting stronger.

Think about adding at least some weight to your workout. Just a little.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BREW99 2/5/2013 4:39PM

    haha Thanks for the inspiration - you're so funny.

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MCJULIEO 1/27/2013 11:17PM

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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SACHABEE 1/27/2013 7:22PM

    Nice guns! I love strength training. Makes me feel good and strong. :)

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SNOWJESTER 1/27/2013 5:06PM

    Oh snap, look at those gunz! I'm loving strength training. And nope, not bulking up. My shoulders and arms are starting to look good, if I do say so myself. emoticon

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SMCDONALD624 1/27/2013 3:15PM


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Before I start thinking I'm really sick...

Saturday, January 26, 2013

I believe in resting when you need it, but I do *not* believe in excuses.

My husband is sick, and I have felt the start of a scratchy throat all morning. For an hour I sat on the couch, just 'resting' because I know I'm about to get sick. All the while thinking, 'guess I shouldn't work out today. I'm getting sick.'

Then the absurdity of it hit me. It was my last chance to at least get a little bit of HEALTHY activity in before I actually was overcome by some nasty little bug that had me truly couch-bound for 48 hours.

Just did my workout:

16 minutes and 4 seconds later, almost all my energy is back. The scratch in my throat has receded to a tickle.

I'm not saying 'push through it' if you're sick, I'm just admitting that sometimes the blahs are just an excuse. And you will only be as healthy as you help yourself to be. Eat well and treat yourself right, even when you're feeling a tad sorry for yourself -- it pays off.

Have a happy, germ-free weekend!

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JULESJET 1/26/2013 7:41PM

    Good for you!

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CANDICE293 1/26/2013 5:08PM

    emoticon on pushing through that blah period and exercising.


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ALLIEALLIE2 1/26/2013 3:37PM


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30 Day Challenge - d 5

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Today's workout:

Okay - I didn't have the equipment for "Wind Shield Wiper Pull ups", and the workout was challenging enough that I didn't replace it.

Man Eater (in rd 2 this became weight squat + burpees!) 3 rds of 15 w/ 5lbs

Wide Grip Push Up - 3 rnds of 15 modified

Low Squat Press - 3 rds of 15 with 3 lbs (1st round was 5 lbs - ouch!)

3 Point Back Rows - 3 rds of 15 with 3 lbs

This is the sweatest freaking workout for me. Finished in 16 minutes and 15 seconds. I feel so out of shape!


30 Day Challenge - d 1 (fit test)

Friday, January 11, 2013

30 Day Challenge at Daily Hiit:

Dont to Pandora's "Pop Fitness" Station.

Squat Jumps - 24

Push Ups - 15

Burpees - 8

High Steps - 40

Reverse Lunges - 18

Step Ups - 18

Triceps Dips - 15

---------------------- I couldn't figure out here the difference between surfboards and the switch jumps. Just did the move the first on ... skipped 'switch jumps'

Surfboards - 24

1/2 Burpee + Monkey - 10

Switch Jumps - ???????????????????????

Side Lift Squat (side lunge) - 16

Frog Jumps - 20


I don't feel this was my best workout. There was a bit of a dehydrated feeling, and I could not get my mind past the exhaustion in my legs after the first set of squat jumps. I lazed out of many of these.

Still, I saw it through, and that's a start.

Happy weekend!

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CANDICE293 1/11/2013 8:42PM

    This is a great idea to gauge your fitness. I don't even know what most of these exercises are or how to do them, emoticon

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Accountability Today

Thursday, January 10, 2013

In the spirit of tracking and being honest with myself: I'm not going to work out today. I might do some short stretching or yoga when I get home, but the plan for tonight is to do dinner and grocery shopping with the family.

Today's workout would have been:

Can't say I'm excited about missing this one, and I may choose to do some version of it on Friday. It looks like my kind of weight workout, tbh.

Today's food (already eaten and what's planned):

- lemonade fizz (fresh lemon juice, ginger, honey, and mineral water)
- Cowboy Eggs (open face tortilla with lentils, veggies, and a little cheese - topped with an egg)
- coffee

- coffee
- almonds & pumpkin seeds

LUNCH (not my best lunch - I was cleaning out the fridge for the week)
- cucumber slices
- raw peanut butter with ceylon cinnamon
- kiwi fruit
- hot tea

- raw carrot
- blood orange
- coffee or tea

- Vegetable Plate at the Farmer's Market
- possible dessert, shared with the the family

(me in late November, half my hairs cut)

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NEPTUNE1939 1/10/2013 1:01PM

    Walking continuously for 30-minutes is a great way exercise on a blah day, Earl emoticon

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JEFEIST 1/10/2013 12:54PM

    Accountability is always a good thing. I have a few close friends, whom I trust that I share absolutely everything with. I ask them to hold me accountable for my actions. Good for you for being so transparent

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