Another week starts….2 weeks until kids go back school- I can’t wait!! My kids have gotten progressivly more lazy as the summer’s go on and I’ve had enough of it, lol! Prodding them to do “anything” has been wearing me out! They need school!!!
Today is also Day #21 in our 40 days to fit. Today’s FIT tip is very interesting human experiment: Switch Hands! If you snack with your non-dominant hand you will eat less..try it, but beware it may get messy!!
Today marks the start of “Boosting” for me- my biggest focus these next 2 weeks is to stay consistent with my workouts- lifting 6 days a week + 3 runs/week. I’m going to build some good fat burning muscles these next 2 weeks! BOOYEAH!!
Hey ya Ladies!! Well I feel sooo much better today than yesterda and I DID do the SMART thing and listen to my body by taking it easy on my workout yesterday. I just did a couple sets of push ups…one set of 14 and another of 35. Today is going to be a FUN day~ we are going golfing.
Here’s a quick vlog about it:
Hope you have a fun day!!
~OH and be sure to join our “Sunny Side Group”!!
I am Living on the “Sunny SIDE!!”
I just realized it’s 8 days until the end of my “40 days to FIT!!” and Just 8 days until my “SWEET 16 Wedding anniversary”~ whoohoo!! I can hardly believe that it’s been that long! We don’t have any plans yet, but I need to get a sitter set up so that we can at least go out to eat!
I got a lot done yesterday and am very excited about all of it:
Wal-mart- shopped first thing in the am!
Posted my Omaha- Complete Nutrition POSTER 🙂
Got NEW tires on my Van! Thanks to my DH!! != BIG driving DIFFERENCE!
Got a ton done online and on my new “site”…I’ll tell you more about that in a bit!
Did a fun little trampolene workout- bounced mostly on my back- great for abs!
Spent some good time with the kiddos reading books and talking with them
Got in a good nights sleep despite the thunder storms
Then this morning I got set up on SKYPE! cool tool!!
Wicked storms have been rocking our area for all morning long…but once they stop the rest of the day and weekend are supposed to be GREAT! My plan is to get to the gym and have an amazing LEG workout after lunch! Hope you have a great one too!!
~ BUT got back to it today…had a great Chest/Tri/Abs and running of intervals outside~ now off to do errands! TGIF!!
For those of you who missed your day 19 e-mail today here it is!!
Day #19-FIT tip-
“Mirror, Mirror on the Wall”…get some more mirrors! They will help you keep tabs on your progress, your posture and your overall appearance. Using mirrors during your workouts help you keep an eye on your workout moves to ensure proper form, maximize performance and prevent injury.
If you want a Waist, there is more than ABS to think about. I am naturally an “apple” body type…I hold any excess weight in my core…YUCK! Well after having 4 kids (including twins by c-section) I was very scared that I’d never have a waist again…BUT that FEAR and ANGER propelled me towards doing everything I could possibly think of to regain my WAIST. I wanted a WAIST!!!
DO you wanna waist?
having a waist means more than just working your core it means you need to build a symmetrical, HOUR GLASS figure. Think of the way an hour glass looks~ wider on top, thin in the middle and wider on the bottom, right? Well in order for us ladies to have a waist we need to be sure that we address the “wider on top” portion of the equation. That means doing upper body exercises for our chest and our backs and shoulders.
A great exercise for building up your back and shoulders is the DB LAT ROW…Here’s a demo~
My workout today was for my back and shoulders (with a bit of biceps thrown in):
10 (over hand), 8 underhand
wide cable lat pulls
60#’sx5 together and 5 on each armx3 sets
Lat pull machine
Seated rows- one arm at at time
shoulder press machine
Arnold’s- one arm at a time
each set above paired with
DB bicep curls and knee ups on bench
Bicep curl machine
50x10x3 (plus some short burn out ones)
Cable pose down bicep curls
Abs- roman chair, ab roller crunches and side crunches, leg raises
Elliptical 3 mins; bike 9 mins; pool time with kids.
Please comment for your accountability~ stay focused…24 days (including today) left to get FIT!!!
Eat your Spinach!!
BuffMother, Michelle Berger
Today is Monday~ and the first day of School for my 4 kids, Whoohoo!!! The are in 4th, 2nd and 1st grades this year and they were all sooooo fired up for school it was GREAT! I don’t remember ever liking school, but it’s fun that my kids do Laughing
Right after I got them to school I went to the gym~ it’s really nice that I got it done first thing today! I lifted chest, tri’s, abs and finished off with intervals on the r-bike. Another Whoohooo!! for that!!!
And the 3rd Whoohooo~ is for our new and improved Rally Room Gallery!!! I am so pumped that my “Helper of Buffmother”/Darcie was able to get it up and working!!! Thank YOU!!! Be sure if you have any questions about it post them or pm one of us about it~ you’ll find it really nice for posting your progress pics etc. The gallery even allows for bulk uploads, comments and sub-albums. Whoohooo!!!
Let’s all have a super WHOOHOOO’rific week~~~!!!
p.s. here is one of my FAVORITE new photos from my last shoot:
Hey!! I just got cleaned up from a HOT, SWEATY interval/ hill sprints(5)/run outside and wanted to quickly post my “plan” for the week ahead…I am finishing my buffing phase this week (today is cday 15)~ time to lean up a little more!! Pretty basic but tough workout routine for the week: