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A Surprise is Born Everyday


Sunday, July 22, 2012



I surprised myself today at the gym. I hadn’t been since I started back working out as I had grown to love working out at home but I kept my membership cause its cost what 1 fast food meal costs per month so why give that up? I got on my old friend the treadmill and was pleasantly surprised in the first 3 minutes of activity. I previously was only doing like 3.6 speed at 7percent incline, which was strenuous for me to say the least. I upped the speed to 4.0 and the incline to 12 percent and hung in there for 31 minutes and burned 600+ calories plus I jogged the last 3 minutes. That was a you go girl moment for me.

I then switched over to the ab roller machine and did 200 crunches in 5 minutes when I used to struggle…I sweated but I also had 40 pounds on the machine as I was crunching, not bad. I then rotated over to the weight machines where I got a look at myself. I wear black cause I like not worrying about how the sweat looks. I also looked sleeker than before because my stomach gut has decreased significantly so while I am not curvy as I want to be, I am loving the new slender block like shape, the block means that gut really has decreased. Previously it would have been a huge ball of stomach stopping the sleek profile. That said, I went to work out and got more from the machines than I bargained for. Thanks Killian because you have taught me what resistance I need for my body with your strength training lessons and posture. I previously either did too much with the weights or not enough but as they say in the 3 Little Bears, this time the weight was….just RIGHT! Surprise 2 made me feel victorious, perfect tension in weights equals successful reps and results in a muscle building workout.

I still had energy after about 35-40 minutes of strength training so I did 15 minutes on the stair climber at level 15 ( the highest level) and resistance 7. I finished with 300 calories in the hole. I have improved, I surprised myself. I didn’t give up during these months but I had some not so hot moments. But the proof was in today. I am smaller, I did more, I fought against more resistance and I became a gym girl, where other gym goers admire your effort and look at you with a smile. As I was the only female strutting around in the weights with the men, they passed me head nods in acknowledgement, I was one of them. A surprise was born today and it was me…you go Peacebunny!
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KATYDID412 7/28/2012 7:25PM

    Awesome!

As most of my videos are Leslie Sansone-directed, Killian terrifies me. Maybe someday I'll try her but that's not going to be today!!

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CHERRY666 7/27/2012 9:17AM

    I somehow missed this post until just now! D'oh. Sounds like you did a fantastic job. I know what you mean about having some not-so-hot moments, but that's just what they are. Moments. You are obviously a bad ass and your time in the gym (and all the workouts leading up to it) is the proof! emoticon

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PASKALINI 7/24/2012 3:39PM

    WOOOHOOOO how much fun!! Killian is WHIPPING me into shape. Good for you getting those head nods from the men in the weights section you deserve acknowledgement for busting butt and reaping the benefits!! Strive for progress not perfection you've got it!

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SEXBOBOMB 7/23/2012 9:24AM

    Who's the badass now, Bunny?!?!

That's right -- YOU are!

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TIGGER2094 7/23/2012 8:14AM

    that is emoticon !! emoticon emoticon

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MERETONI 7/22/2012 7:43PM

    So so proud of you Peacey!! Those NSV are really worth all the sweat, soreness and swearing (mostly at Killian!)

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DEEJON123 7/22/2012 6:50PM

    WOW ............. that is superb, great feeling when you do the un-doable and prove it can be done, and not by just anybody, but by YOU

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ANGELLIJIM 7/22/2012 6:45PM

    I'm so proud of you girl! I know it has to feel great to be able to see the change in yourself. I wish I had the courage to go to a gym, so you are EXTREMELY inspirational! Keep up the good work, and keep surprising yourself!! emoticon

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PCOLAGATOR 7/22/2012 6:16PM

    Go go girl. What will you discover that you're capable of doing next?

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You are so amazing Wonder Twin! Look at what you have accomplished in such a short time period! I am so proud of you and how well you have done on your journey.
That Killian what are we gonna do with her, guess visit her some more! Probably say bad things to her, and than thank her as we reach the summit of skinny girl mountain!
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AUTUMNBRZ 7/22/2012 5:22PM

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AZLYN1983 7/22/2012 5:16PM

    That is awesome!

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