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7 days to go with my challenge. MUST finish strong.

Friday, July 13, 2012

I was tired today but I got it done, that is all that matters :) Tomorrow is Core/Cardio Circuit then Sunday will be my next ST day. One week from today we leave, I am starting to get really excited as I pack and shop for more outfits. My shopping trips are just so different that the last time I was preparing to visit this region of the Mediterranean and I was so very overweight. Some times it does not even feel real. Anyways, I need to just stay strong these next few days. My workouts and diet are really producing fabulous results.

New Totals for July - Day 13
Miles - 57.38
Push ups - 1,550
Squats - 2,207

1. Alternating DB curls with 30 lb Db's - Set 1 - 10 reps. Set 2 - 12 reps and Set 3 - 6 reps..I was leaning back on the 6th rep...bad form - not good so I stopped. I want it to be a curl not a swing!
2. TRX - Y's - 50 reps....these were crazy hard for me today. My back was burning
3. DB Squat press - 30 reps with 20 lb Db's
4. TRX - Tricep Extensions - 50 reps
5. MB Jump Squat to overhead press - 30 reps with 12 lb MB
6. Two arm front raise with squat - 50 reps with 10 lb DB's
7. TRX Inverted Row - 50 reps
8. Lateral raise with squat and lateral leg raise - 25 reps for each side - 50 reps total using 10 lb Db's
9. Pushups - Standard military - 100 reps
10. Two arm bicep curl to overhead press - 20 reps using 20 lb Db's then dropping the weight to 10 lb 11. Db's for another 30 reps - 50 reps total
12. 3 sets of 21's with 10 lb Db's
13. DB cross body punches with static sumo squat - 100 reps using 10 lb Db's

Treadmill Intervals - 5 km, 37:58 mins
Running 3% and 5% @ 8.0 - 11.0 kph
Walking 6% - 15% @ 6.5 - 7.5 kph while lifting 5 lb Db's...curling, punching and overhead press.

I am happy to say that I did run one interval with the Db's but it was only at 3% incline and at 8.5 kph. I was punching with the 5 lb Db's while running and I have to say I felt like Rocky in that brief moment in time!

Nutrition for the day -

Water for the day - about 4.5 L
M1 - Egg whites, chicken breast, spinach scrambled together. Kefir, ground flaxseeds, almonds, cashews and apple mixed together. A protein shake - whey protein powder with spinach and skim milk
M2 - Whey protein shake with frozen berries and spinach with a little skim milk and water
M3 - Gluten free cracker with natural PB. A small amount of chicken breast and a few cashews and 1/2 of a protein shake I made for my husband and I....whey protein, spinach and berries with skim milk and water
M4 - Ground chicken over a spring mix with almonds, avocado, tomatoes and asparagus.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUSIEMT 8/8/2012 3:59PM

    WOW! This blog was so interesting. You really set goals for yourself! Good job keep it up!

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PRINCESS3210 7/17/2012 10:47AM

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COLLEENMV 7/14/2012 10:11AM

    It's so inspiring to watch you succeed!

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You inspire me to give 105% each day

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NUTRON3 7/14/2012 8:08AM


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SEEHOLZ 7/14/2012 7:04AM

    You motivate me to eat better today :-)

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NANDA82 7/14/2012 12:54AM

    Awesome work! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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123ELAINE456 7/14/2012 12:22AM

  Awesome!!! You are doing great with your workouts and food. Keep it up. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy the weekend with your DH and Daughter too.

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RUNNERRACHEL 7/13/2012 11:51PM

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Have fun getting ready for your cruise! emoticon

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CEKNIGHT 7/13/2012 10:11PM

    Great stats! Kepp up the good work!

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DOCLOVER 7/13/2012 6:55PM

    Hey Jen! Great job!

I was wondering, do you mix your kefir with the apples/flax seeds/walnuts in a blender? I just bought some kefir and I'm trying to figure out what to do with it.


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NOHA_ALEX 7/13/2012 5:55PM

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KATRINAKAT23 7/13/2012 4:07PM

  You are certainly a power house. You really give it your all and it certainly shows.

Have fun shopping for your trip!

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BOB240 7/13/2012 3:42PM

    There's a lot of isolation work for upper body at high reps - have you thought about doing lower body work and compound exercises for fewer reps - you'd save yourself a lot of time! Biceps and triceps are just not that important unless you want to be a professional arm wrestler :)

You do look great though!

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MBSHAZZER 7/13/2012 3:36PM

    One week to go!!! I am so jealous! Dying for a vacation over here. You will be looking so fabulous after all of your hard work!


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