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  1. Today was beautiful outside so instead of my normal routine I spent several hours doing landscaping. Transplanting large bushes by yourself is no joke but it was a good upper body and back work out. I read an article today about graditude and how it can help us “level up” (I’ll put a link at the bottom if you want to check it out). So i am going to make it a habit of being thankful in my posts for something fitness or diet related. Today I am thankful that my body is healthy enough to enjoy being outside working with my hands in the dirt and the sun on my head. I’m greatful for the work done before me and the opportunity to share in the work of creating beauty around me. https://www.consciouslifestylemag.com/benefits-of-gratitude-research/
  2. Hi all, The goal of this thread is to show myself and others that just because you have a family doesn’t mean you have to be unhappy with your fitness and how your clothes fit. I have some goals for myself in 2018 and if I meet all of them I get to spend some money on myself for something I wouldnt normally spend money on. I haven’t decided quite yet so I’ll keep quiet for now, but they are awesome! Here are my goals ~ run 5 miles without stopping(not on a treadmill) ~10 body weight pull-ups ~deadlift my body weight ~have my waist 30”or under (or a four pack) ~weigh less than 160 ~ hold a handstand for 1 min (no wall) looking forward to documenting this journey.
  3. Well the cat fell on her feet. Well I got back in the swing of things today. I did some weight lifting and a circuit today and had a startling discovery. I have been deadlifting 100lbs(yay) and squatting 65 lbs(boo) well today I loaded up my squats on a different rack then I normally use and while it felt heavier than normal but I thought it might be because I hadn't done squats in awhile. After the first set I realized it was because this wasn't on a track so I was lifting an extra 40 lbs.! It was a struggle with the last set but I made it through lifting 105lbs! So in summery, Strength:3x10 on 100lb dead lift and 105lb squats Flexibility: 15 min yoga
  4. Sorry I've been absent last couple of days. To make a summary of it I have been doing a lot of soul searching and realizing that I have a lot of emotional issues with weight loss and with fitness that I've been having to deal with. I realize that I have to do this for myself and not be afraid of succeeding and letting people raise your expectations of me without feeling fear of letting them down.
  5. Dido on the knees, also make certain you are keeping your toes pointed or you won't move and can even go backwards.I have kids in lessons who try to use a kickboard bit move backwards because their feet are flexed instead of pointed. Hope that helps.
  6. Sooo, today was endurance day. Can I just say that running and I have a live hate relationship. I hate doing it but enjoy it afterwards. I tried walking and running the full distance and had good results. Listening to music definitely helped. Because this is a nerd sight I feel like I can admit this. Every time I complete a lap I have a little number flash in my head(like the lap number in cart racing) then explode into a bunch of little stars. It's my way of giving myself a cheer for the good work. Goofy but it works. Endurance:run 1.2 miles; walked the same distance afterwards. Flexibility:15 minutes of yoga(I can reach around my foot on half monkey now! Woot woot)
  7. "Bouldering is super fun, although I still try to con people into top-roping with me as often as possible." Lol,I enjoy top roping too! The nice thing with bouldering us that you don't have to wait in line for a belayer(is that how you spell it?). Any who keep trying, I'm actually scared of heights but got talked into it a couple time before I liked it. The first time I top roped it took me a full minute to convince myself to let go of the wall and grab the rope.
  8. Making gains! I can now do a Haron! It's not perfect so I'm not counting it as complete but I'm almost there! Also did my dead lifts 3x10@90lbs Squats3x10@70lbs
  9. Endurance ran 1 mile and walked quarter mile warm up and cool down. Flexibility yoga for 30 minutes Quick question. I am training to run in an obstacle course race. Would it be easier to run/walk the full distance each time and run as much as I can with intermittent walking or run as far as I can and slowly build up? Thoughts, past experience?
  10. Now that life is back on schedule I hit the gym. I Endurance: walked two miles since it was weight day. Lifting: I hit 90 lbs on my dead lift!! Yay flexibility: 30 minute yoga, I am SO close to having my heals on the floor during downward dog. Side note: my husband has started stretching at night, just don't call it yoga. Lol
  11. I haven't had a chance to " work out" but I spent the morning chucking and catching over 5,000 lbs of fire wood; in my mind that counts as a work out!
  12. Thanks for the tip drashnar! Here are the results for the day: Flexibility: hour long yoga class at the Y Strength: dead lift 3x10 at 80lbs Fun: went bouldering for 1 1/2 hours till I got blisters on my hands.
  13. How do you deal with stress when you can't workout and there is tons of junk food in the house? Grrrr Suggestions are welcome
  14. Substitute one avocado for the milk or water in a smoothie ( minus a splash) for a thick creamy texture. You don't taste the avocado.
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