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A day of new PRs
Monday, January 12, 2009      2 comments

Set a bunch of new lifting PRs today: barbell squat: 165 lb x 3 x 3 double DB bench press: 55 lb x 3 x 3 barbell deadlift: 215 lb x 1, 225 lb x 1 bodyweight chin-ups: 20 (!)... Read more
Almost Friday...whew!
Thursday, January 08, 2009      2 comments

The first post-holiday week back to work & regular routine has me wiped out. I'm so ready for the weekend. I want to sleep sleep sleep! Only one. more. day. Friday can't get here fast enough! ... Read more
Aha! moments
Tuesday, January 06, 2009      4 comments

Had two Aha! moments today: 1. If I can make exercise a habit, I can make healthy eating a habit & part of my lifestyle. For an entire year I disliked exercise. Working out was a chore. Now it's fun & exciting. Yes, there are days when... Read more
Bikini Body Countdown - 25 weeks out
Monday, January 05, 2009      3 comments

25 weeks may seem like a long time to get ready for vacation, but I need to get started now or else I'll burn out by going too hard when it gets closer to July. I gained 4.8 lbs. during the holiday season (every bite was worth it!) & I'd like t... Read more
Happy New Year!
Saturday, January 03, 2009      3 comments

Happy new year to everyone & here's to wishing you success in 2009!... Read more
New deadlift PR
Tuesday, December 30, 2008      2 comments

I've got a new deadlift PR - 205 lbs for 1 set of 5 reps. Yay! emoticon... Read more
Playing in the snow
Tuesday, December 23, 2008      4 comments

Yesterday DH & I had crazy cabin fever & walked to Target to pick up a couple of items. We don't have chains or traction tires & haven't been able to drive. The weather's supposed to warm up a bit today & the roads look good, so we're going to... Read more
Death by HIIT
Friday, December 19, 2008      3 comments

Today's cardio: 30 secs burpees 30 secs recovery walk 30 secs sprint 30 secs recovery walk Repeat for 10 mins. Then finished off with... double DB swings x 15 lb x 10 med ball slams x 10 Repeat 5x, no rest d00d.... Read more
Cookie limit met
Thursday, December 18, 2008      2 comments

As much as I've enjoyed eating cookies & junk food, I've reached my limit. Yesterday my body felt totally out of whack, affecting my concentration & mood. After going to the gym, DH & I cleaned out the fridge & pantry of any remaining sugar & ... Read more
Me in the Army?
Wednesday, December 17, 2008      2 comments

During the car ride to work today, DH & I threw around the idea of joining the military. Over the years it's come up, but we haven't seriously pursued it. When I was in college, I spoke with a recruiter about nursing in the Army & got some boo... Read more
Less faking, more making
Tuesday, December 16, 2008      2 comments

Last month I wrote about how joining a new gym triggered a case of body image blues. Since then, I've done the whole fake-it-until-you-make-it thing by acting as if I a) totally own the gym, b) am smokin' hot & c) am way stronger than I look (w... Read more
Cookies cookies everywhere
Tuesday, December 16, 2008      3 comments

I've been baking & eating up a storm of Christmas cookies. DH & I are totally in a "goodie phase" & pretty much eating whatever we want. I've got some of that 'why fight it?' thinking since I'm planning on going straight-and-narrow on January ... Read more
New haircut
Friday, December 12, 2008      5 comments

My husband's been going to Jason (www.JEproducts.com) for 4+ years now & has always done a really great job. For whatever reason I never made an appointment w/ him, but I'm so glad I finally did. I _love_ my hair! Finally, the cut I've always... Read more
2009 Training Goals
Wednesday, December 10, 2008      3 comments

Here's what I've come up with. I included a rewards list at the bottom because I typically overlook them LOL. [Strength] squat 200+ lbs (currently at 160 lbs x 3 x 5) double DB bench press 75+ lbs (currently at 50 lbs x 2 x 5) deadli... Read more
On scales, fear & the Bikini
Tuesday, December 09, 2008      3 comments

3 weeks ago I stopped weighing myself; it just wasn't healthy for me. I have to admit though, the suspense is starting to get to me. I don't remember the last time I've gone this long (in recent history at least) without knowing my weight! ... Read more

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