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Big Changes and No Swimming

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The outdoor pool is closing today. They have been open for lap swimming but since school has started, I have not been available at the pools open hours. I have resigned to the fact that I can't compete in Triathlon at the moment because the pool at WNMU is also closed for repairs and may be for ever! I have not panicked yet but it is getting close!

In recent weeks I have turned to riding, my brand of jogging and lifting weights. I have not lost any weight but my clothes for the most part fit better. I have trouble with the arms and sleeves on female blouses...I think they are made for women with "thin" arms. I wear an extra-large because I have "guns" (bulging biceps) and I am proud of them. They are large, and hard as are the majority of the rest of the muscles I possess.

I have been having a lot of hip problems and I go to the chiropractor once or twice a week. I am getting much better. I went yesterday and the chiropractor told me he enjoys working on me because I feel "firm" or toned. He had a tough time explaining what he meant and ended up telling me that I just do not feel like most women he gets to work on. I thanked him and he quit blushing and so did I by the time I got home.

This morning my husband and I went to the Farmer's Market to get fresh veggies for the week. My older first grade teacher and family friend gave me a big hug, then stood back looked at me and stated I must be working out. I "feel" so firm and look good! I said thank you and told her I have been lifting hard for several weeks. It must be making a difference!

Every morning when I go to the gym I do thirty minutes of cardio (bike or arc machine) and then I do either an upper body or lower body workout. I use free weights on the upper body and a leg press machine, hamstring machine and bands on the lower body. I also use an arm machine with pulleys on the upper body. I have looked over my body since arriving home this morning and I am happy. can definitely tell that I am pumping iron, and I LIKE THAT!

I don't think I am up to taking a picture yet.....but I might. Have a great weekend and ask me if you are interested in my workout. I will share if asked. emoticon emoticon
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    Yay for getting toned! Keep up the amazing job.

    I'm sorry about your pool situation. I noticed around here that city pools are closing down faster and more frequently due to budget cuts. :(
    2790 days ago
    Sorry about the pool situation but it seems like you have not let this slow you down... emoticon

    CONGRATS on that strong body of yours! Hard work definitely makes a difference! emoticon emoticon
    2790 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/1/2011 1:06:04 PM
    Sounds like you are buff girl. I bet hubby likes the changes too.....or would that make you blush again. Dang,
    2791 days ago
    Muscles are great! Good for you! It's a shame that few women really develop them...
    2792 days ago
    I was wondering what you were going to do about your swimming since I heard the WNMU pool had closed. That's too bad. It really makes it hard for people like you and the swim team and others who had depended on it for training. Hopefully they'll find the resources and be able to get it fixed soon.
    Congratulations on the super muscles!!
    2794 days ago
    woooooohoooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! as for the swimming no other school
    2795 days ago
    after six-pack abs, toned arms are the prized possession
    2795 days ago
    I can relate to "sleeve problems" - WTG on being so toned!!
    2795 days ago
    too bad about the swimming pool situation, but it looks like you are making the best of it. emoticon
    2795 days ago
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