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Read Across America

Friday, March 06, 2009      1 comments

Today after the gym, of course, I went down to my daughter's kindergarten class to read a Dr. Seuss book to them. (She's the teacher) I was really great fun to watch them and listen to the funny things they say. She really loves her job and I th... Read more

It's the days that you really don't want to exercise

Thursday, March 05, 2009      1 comments

that end up making you feel the best and prove how necessary the workout was. Today I seriously considered not doing my spin class. I really wasn't feeling it, and since my "spin friends" were not there I was going to blow off class. In fact on ... Read more

Very exciting

Wednesday, March 04, 2009      1 comments

I received an e-mail from the newspaper reporter who published my story in USA TODAY sharing a reply she received from a reader in Georgia relating how my story helped inspire her to begin her own weight loss. To: Hellmich, Nanci Subject:... Read more

4 days

Tuesday, March 03, 2009      2 comments

until our baby girl comes home from school for her spring break. Since sh's been gone we moved her into a new room and redecorated it for her. She's gonna be very surprised but in particular I think she's going to be most happy to see some of he... Read more

Snow Day

Monday, March 02, 2009      1 comments

Well we finally got the big winter storm. We got over 8 inches last night and I was worried that I couldn't get to the gym or that the spin class wouldn't be held. Forunately my DH very kindly drove me and picked me up and the guy who subs regul... Read more

Is there a fat-burning zone?

Sunday, March 01, 2009      1 comments

Have you been told to keep your heart rate within a specific range to burn fat? Will you not burn fat and lose weight if you exercise outside of this magical zone? Exercise is mostly a carbohydrate activity. While you use both fat and carbo... Read more

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


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