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7/23/13 Workout…on the track

I went and worked out at a boot camp in my neighborhood today. Besides the temperature being at a level that would make Satan cry, it was pretty awesome. It was the second time I’ve gone to this boot camp, and the workouts aren’t easy, but I feel like I am rocking them. In fact, I finished second today (yes, I am competing, I can’t help it). 

Here’s what we did:

  • At one end of the track, 40 squats and 30 sit-ups (I can’t do sit-ups yet bc of the c-section, so I did knee raises…same movement, a little less ab)
  • Run to the other end of the track
  • At the other end, 10 burpees and 20 push-ups
  • Run to the beginning

Do this 3 times. 

Once we finished, we had to walk the straights and run the curves while every one else finished. This is where I got super hot and I could feel my dinner coming up. I kept it down, but it was haunting me the rest of the workout. I know the ladies in my old bootcamp would be happy to hear that, since my workouts have been known to bring up dinner. 

They finished with an ab routine that I couldn’t do, so I did knee to chest planks and more standing knee raises. I’ll be super ready when I can do a normal ab routine. 

It feels really good to be working out so hard again. How are you guys doing?

Stay sweaty, my friends.

7/19/13 Workout…run plus fat burner

I ran again! Woohoo. This time, I took my friend Alexandra’s advice and ran in spandex rather than shorts, and I am happy to say I didn’t feel my thighs rub together. They may still have been, but the point is I didn’t have to feel them, and I didn’t have to do the tug on the hem of my shorts routine every 10 seconds. The run was good, although the air is so thick here, you can cut it with a knife. I made it farther before I had to walk, so that’s progress! Yay!

The rest of my workout is brought to you by FitMiss.



I had to cut some reps down to 10, but this is an awesome workout. Its a bit long, so make sure you have some time. Its also a good one that you can do at home. (I did).

I’m one tired mama.

Stay sweaty, my friends!

Motivational Monday

Hey party people!  So I had finally gotten myself on a good workout routine, and what happens? I got sick yesterday. Like, laid out in bed, can’t move, sleep all day sick. Thankfully I have an awesome hubby who took care of our boys and everything else around the house, but I couldn’t work out and I’m not 100% to work out today. There’s a heaviness in my chest, so I don’t think breathing hard would help me out very much. If it was just a sore throat, I would ignore it and get some sweat in today, but its a whole bunch of things. One more rest day for this mama. 

Have you ever had a sickness or something try to derail you from your goals? There are all sorts of external factors that try to hold us back when we really get our mojo going. Sickness, jobs, haters, etc. You just have to keep moving and ignore those things. Or, take a couple days off, regroup, and start again. Don’t get too down on yourself if you have to stop for a bit; as long as you start again, you’ll be ok. And as for the haters? Brush ’em off! You don’t need people in your life that put you down and don’t support your goals. 







Stay sweaty, my friends!

First post-baby run…

I’ve decided that my first post-baby run was a success. I’m calling it a success because I didn’t die.

After we dropped Little Man off at school, Hubby took Baby Boy back home in the stroller and I ran off in the opposite direction.  I think the route I took home was a little less than a mile. I started off well enough, although it felt really awkward to be moving my legs like that again, since they are used to the sitting or laying down position. I had to wonder if I was doing it right. And don’t get me started on the inner thighs rubbing together…time to get. rid. of. those. I thought I was moving along pretty good when I was pushed to run even faster when a huge wasp decided to take up the whole sidewalk and then chase me when I tried to pass him. If you know me, you know I have an irrational fear of wasps, and I’m sure it was hilarious to watch me try to outrun and dodge it all at the same time. Hopefully I gave that Honda that passed a good laugh.

I had a good pace going and I thought that I was going to be able to run the whole way back. Then my knee decided I’d had enough at that point. Walked it out a bit and started jogging again. My ankle was the naysayer this time. Ugh, I’m not sure what’s going on with those joints, but they didn’t let me hit a good pace again. I would say I ran half of the way back home, so maybe half a mile? I also remembered that I hate running. This is why I only do 5K obstacle courses. The running sucks.

So anyway, I didn’t die, but I wasn’t the baller I thought I was going to be. As much as I hate running, I will do it at least once a week until I can get into a gym and onto a treadmill. I can do interval training on the treadmill and I like that so much more than long distance running.  I think I will stick to jump roping and strength training for now 🙂

Stay sweaty, my friends.

7/3/13 Workout…resistance band arms

I’m getting into a pretty good workout schedule. Little Man goes to preschool three days a week, so I take whatever time Baby Boy gives to me during those days to work out. Today, Baby Boy fell asleep on the way home from walking big brother to school, so I had plenty of time to do a good arm workout. One thing I wanted to mention…if you are nursing and wanting to work out, the one thing you need to remember is drink LOTS of water. Your supply shouldn’t suffer, and your milk (contrary to popular belief) will not taste sour. Just drink lots of water and wipe off before you feed your kiddo…your skin might be salty from sweating.

Here’s today’s workout (again, brought to you by FitMiss). You’ll be working your shoulders, biceps, and triceps. You need a jump rope and a resistance  band:

  • warm-up: 5 minute jump rope
  • Lateral raises 4×20 (that’s 4 sets of 20)
  • Jump rope 1 min
  • Bicep curls 4×20
  • Jump rope 1 min
  • Front raises 4×15 (slow)
  • Jump rope 1 min
  • Single arm tricep kickbacks 4×12/arm
  • Jump rope 1 min
  • Single arm overhead tricep extensions 4×12

Not too bad. My arms are burning right now.  The most surprising part of this workout was that I discovered I can still jump rope for a minute!! I had to do a little happy dance. I was sure that my stamina would have suffered. So, go me. And go you! You can do this! If one minute is a bit too long, break it up into two 30 sec increments. If this is too easy for you, jump rope for a minute in between each set. That would be a lot of jump roping. 🙂

Check out my awesome new workout shirt! Its from Fit Like Flint and says, “Its not about me. 1 Cor. 10:31.”  1Cor 10:31 says, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”  I love the message and the shirt because its flowy and hides my baby pouch that is hanging around.



Stay sweaty, my friends!

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