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Friday, September 09, 2011

Ok, this is my third time trying to type this blog. Is someone trying to tell me something? I've joined another challenge and wanted to share my starting line:

Find your official starting line

Crunches completed in 1 minute: 50
Push ups completed in 1 minute: 36
How long (up to one minute) can you hold a plank? 1 minute
Squats completed in 1 minute: 50
Lunges completed in 1 minute: 14 alternating each leg

2. What equipment will you be using in this challenge?
A. Free weights and dumbbells at home & hopefully at gym
B. Gym equipment when I can get there
C. Own body weight

3. What dumbbells weight/resistance level are you starting at?
Anywhere from 5 - 50 lbs depending on the exercise/machine

4. Why do you feel the burning desire to grow stronger, to change shape, to prove yourself?
To prove to myself that even though I'm turning 45 in January, I can do anything I put my mind to. And, it doesn't hurt when people are shocked when they find out how old I really am and that I have kids that old (and that I have 4!!)

5. Create a tracking space
I have a hand made calendar page that I track everything on, plus, I use the SP tracker to keep track of all the exercises I do.

6. Your dreaded before pictures
I took them on my own (at 5:15am). Ugh, that was awful. I did try to upload them into our team photos. I got one up and I couldn't get the others. It kept on saying error. I'll try again. *Edit: I've uploaded the pics. Please check them out on my page. Can't do it here. Keeps on freezing up my blogs.

7. Starting line measurements (again, I did this by myself at 5:15am. Did my best!)

Bust 34 1/2"
Chest 29"
Waist 27 1/2"
Hips 35 1/2"
Thigh 21 1/2" Right
21 1/4" Left
Calf 14" Right
13 1/2" Left
Upper arm 10 1/2" both
Forearm 9 1/2" both
Neck 12 1/2"
Starting weight: 121 lbs.

Now that I've done this blog, I'm hoping to get back into it and share. I love sharing!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Until next time-
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