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Exhale, Joy is not in things; it is in us--Richard Wagner

Saturday, February 28, 2009      1 comments

Nobody trips over mountains It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles and you will find you crossed the mountain. Author Unknown This is particularly appropriate in relation to the the journey to health and f... Read more

Friday--true test of will

Friday, February 27, 2009      1 comments

Lifting 4 days a week is very taxing and by Friday's spin class (the 5th of the week) my legs have about had it! Particularly since my Friday lift works legs right before spin class, I have no legs by the time we get 15 minutes into the class. F... Read more

Thursday

Thursday, February 26, 2009      2 comments

Sometimes something happens that makes you just count your blessings and all to often that moment comes when you watch someone else going through a really difficult time. Today, my friend from the gym found out her mother had lung cancer. It's s... Read more

Routine

Wednesday, February 25, 2009      1 comments

Routine is good, but I might have gotten a bit carried away...my usual morning goes like this: alarm goes off, get up, brush teeth, make bed, get dressed, grab packed gym bag and out the door I go. Once there, I get my spin bike set up, then go ... Read more

Happy to be who I am

Tuesday, February 24, 2009      2 comments

You know 3 years ago I could have never said those words and really believed them. There was honestly, very little about myself that I could stand, let alone like. It wasn't just the weight, but the weight was at the center of everything. For in... Read more

Whew! It's Monday again!

Monday, February 23, 2009      2 comments

Week four of the program. Today: warm-up sets alternating 1&2 1. lat raises 3x12 25lbs 2. overhead press DB 3x12 45lbs upright row 1x12 1x12 1x10 1x10 1x12 1x12 50lb followed immediately without putting bar down repeat without... Read more

IF

Saturday, February 21, 2009      2 comments

IF..... IF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by wai... Read more

10 Top Training Time-Wasters

Friday, February 20, 2009      0 comments

1. Light weights, lots of rps: If you're looking to build strength and size you won't get too far doing 50 reps with 2 pound weights. Up the weights and decrease the reps so you can do no more than 15 reps per set. 2. Failing to plan: Don't... Read more

10 Top Training Time-Wasters

Friday, February 20, 2009      1 comments

1. Light weights, lots of rps: If you're looking to build strength and size you won't get too far doing 50 reps with 2 pound weights. Up the weights and decrease the reps so you can do no more than 15 reps per set. 2. Failing to plan: Don't... Read more

crazy day

Friday, February 20, 2009      1 comments

today's workout: bent over row/barbell 4 x 12 65 lb wide grip pulldown 4 x 12 70 lb single arm DB bent over row 3 x 10 22 lb seated row 3 x 12 70 lb close grip pulldown 3 x 16 45 lb incline bicep... Read more

What in the world?!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009      1 comments

So, I'm flipping through the channels and see Dr. Phil professing to have the answer for weight loss. Naturally, I'm intrigued and decide to stop and watch. What I find is a chubby Dr. Phil do a rip-off of The Biggest Loser with his own group of... Read more

It's time to stop "trying"

Tuesday, February 17, 2009      2 comments

Anyone who says "I'm going to try" to lose weight, eat well, exercise every day...whatever, just stop! If you're "trying" you're merely giving yourself an out, an excuse to fail. You know, "well I tried"....but instead of using words like "try" ... Read more

Rock your workout

Monday, February 16, 2009      4 comments

Well, today was week 3 of my current program, today's workout: pre-exhaust super set lat raises 3x12 25 lbs w/db overhead press 3x12 40lbs 1. barbell upright row 1x6, 1x10, 1x10, 1x10, 1x8 50lbs 2. w/barbell overhead press 1x10, 1x6, ... Read more

Never skip another workout

Saturday, February 14, 2009      4 comments

Happy Valentine's Day Even if you you've abandoned your resolutions, there is still time to commit to getting in shape--gyms are still running specials to lure new members, and some of your friends are likely to be entertaining similar ambi... Read more

the

Friday, February 13, 2009      1 comments

The "fat burning zone" business is very misleading. It’s true that low intensity exercise uses more fat as fuel and that moderate intensity exercise (that you can maintain for 20 minutes or more) burns both fat and glucose. But, you're better ... Read more


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