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October Already!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I have been hoping to get time to blog for a very long time. Unfortunately, work is super busy and I am still going to school part time to earn my marketing management degree.

I had gone to college for Marketing and graduated with a certificate in Marketing. My current company would like me to have my BCOMM Marketing Management Degree. The university I picked took my 3 years of college and credited me for the first 2 years worth of courses in the degree program. So I only need to make up year 3 and year 4 courses. This will take me awhile as I am only able to take one course each semester with working full time. In the summer I hope to take 2.

That's just a little bit of an explanation as to why I haven't been able to blog.

I am finally feeling 100% after fighting sinus infection and bronchitis. My workouts are all back on track and at the intensity I like!

I have started to add the weighted gloves into my workouts. Yesterday I did Fire 60 with them on and wow! It brought that workout up to a whole other level!

Today I did Tone 30

And HIIT 25

Both are amazing workouts. I have decided that since we are trying for a baby and I didn't want to get into a 20 week program. So I am doing 1 week plans for the toning. So last week I did Burn Circuits. This week is the Turbo Fire Tone and Sculpt.
Next week will be Push; following will be upper 20, lower 20; following week Lean Circuits.

I am then pairing the strength with HIIT workouts or one of the Burn it Off or Fat Burn Challenge from CLX. For my cardio days I am choosing between the all the Turbo Fire ones and the Burn Intervals. I pair cardio with my choice of ab workout.

Sundays is Yoga!

I had to laugh yesterday. I often get annoyed at people coming to my desk and going through my lunch bag to see what 'healthy' things I brought. Yesterday, I was bringing my lunch out of my bag when co-workers walked by, stopped, and said "lets see what Amber brought today...I bet it's just water and lemon slices."

This kind of pissed me off...they think I starve myself. Well I proceeded to bring out my lunch, which was leftover ham, salad and a yogurt. They say "see you eat like that and you can look like that." Then they went to the cafeteria and ordered chicken fingers and fries.

I had to laugh because the way they said 'if you eat like that..' was as if it was the most horrible thing in the world. In my head I was thinking - 'exactly. You want to look fit and be healthy, than it starts with your diet.'

Oh Here are some pictures from my Zoo race:
This is at the 2km Mark - I have the red under the white t-shirt

My brother and I.

Really going now!

Finished in 50 minutes and 56 seconds! Woo hoo

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ANH102712 10/21/2011 9:05AM


I totally feel you on annoying co-workers. I work in an office and everyone is so unhealthy. They are either obese or they smoke, drink and eat unhealthy. I can't get anyone to exercise so I just do my own thing. Sometimes that makes me not "part of the group" but when the group is like that I don't really care if I'm part of it! So hang in there & I'm glad it doesn't let it bother you. They are really just jealous b/c they don't have enough sense to take care of their bodies!

And you gave me a great idea about doing BC then TF strength then PC then TF strength and then LC..great idea! I've been trying to think of a way to incorporate all of those workouts w/o being bored.

Keep up the great work!

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ANGEL_AMBER 10/20/2011 12:59PM

    Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments.

I am not letting my co-workers get to me. I am choosing to be a healthy and fit person. What they think really doesn't matter!

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GREENEYES2020 10/20/2011 11:44AM

    You're doing awesome! People are just jealous!

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DANISURF124 10/20/2011 10:34AM

    You look great! My family gives me a hard time about how much I workout. I honestly thing it's a defense mechanism because they don't. Similar to your co-workers. Don't sweat it girl. I love Chalean about as much as you. I'm just finishing up the Burn Phase. I'm loving it! I lost a few pounds in the begining but now I'm gaining, yet i'm smaller. I guess it's muscle. Good luck getting pregnant! I'm also in school getting my graduate degree. It's tough trying to balance everything, but you seem to be doing a great job at it. :)

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L.A.PRINCESS 10/19/2011 4:07PM

    Those are cool pictures. You look great!

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VANYELMOON 10/19/2011 10:06AM

    I know how you feel about co-workers. I am constantly being accused of "you are starving yourself," by people at work. It is frustrating because I eat six to seven times a day, but it is food they don't like to eat so they think I am depriving myself. I have just made the choice that my health is the most important thing, more important that eating fast food, or junk food. Keep up the awesome work! You are looking great :)

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