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Help! Kidnapped by Hormones!

I feel like I’ve been kidnapped and taken to some cabin where technology is not availiable.  I’ve barely been online today- which is odd for me.  It’s not such a bad thing- I was a bit too addicted to my computer.  A little break from “surfing the net” is good for my productivity.  It helps me HUNKER DOWN and get things done.

As for workouts- yesterday I sqautted a recent PB of 185×4 for my final set and WOW! I feel it in my hips today!!!!

Today’s workout was with a couple of my football teammates Katrina and Kelsey.  We had fun!!   It’s really cool to workout with a couple of women who are tough and agressive on the weights!!  We did chest press, bench press, seated rows, ab crunch machine, incline flys, knee ups on bench, Lat pull downs, roman chair knee ups.

My MIL is visting this month from MN so- I’ve been spending some good quality time with her….and we’ve had sickness going around our house.  Layla was home today with it and I’m hoping that will be the end of it.

Well I should be around more now that TOM is almost here- it’s cycle day 27 and I weighed in 2 pounds down today at 128.  That means it’s eminent!!

I’m off to bed!

-Michelle

Fast!

The weekend we by so fast!! this Contest is going by FAST! and I am loving feeling FAST!!!

Friday- i had a GREAT run.  I felt really good and ran for about 4 miles, did abs and later hit the gym for a good Chest/Tri workout.  I had a recent bench pb of 145×3 and attempted 155- but needed assistance for the 2 reps that i did.

Saturday- got in a great back, sh, bicep workout with the gym with hubby yesterday- Oh and we also played a bit of catch and we tanned 🙂

Then today I had football practice- what a beautiful day!!  We did lots of SKILL And positional work today- I had a couple “fast” moments~ it was fun.  I had to leave practice a bit before we were done- practice got started late (it’s supposed to run from 2-4) and I still had to leave at 4:15 to get home for the kids. 

Once I got them all settled, etc…Travis and I decided to hit the tennis courts.  Thankfully the courts have lights so we got to play for about an hour again.

Now it’s bedtime and I have to confess- I only managed to put on my bikini a couple times this week.  I’ve simply forgot…BUT the times I’ve done it GAVE me GREAT  MOJO!!

Well ladies we’ve got 4 weeks left- TONS of time to get some stellar ripped results.

Let’s push hard!! DIET AND ABS are going to be a SUPER EMPHASIS for me in my blog- so stay tuned if you want to see improvement in those 2 areas!!

Let’s DO IT!!

Love,

Michelle

p.s. This week’s mini challenge=

Dear %$firstname$%,

SSS contest~~ WEEK #7 Mini-Challenge “Vacuums”~
– do 10 stomach vacuums each day (10-15 secs each).

You will see your waist get smaller this week!!!
Vacuums are simply sucking in your tummy!
I find they produce HUGE results~ they work your
TRANSVERSE abs. “T-ABS”

These are highly important muscles that act as a
“girdle” around your waist. The muscles run
HORIZONTALLY and HOLD your organs in place.
They are stretched out after pregnancy and
need to be rebuilt. VACUUMS will do just that!
They are worked whenever you practice good
posture, and will respond even quicker if you
aggressively work at rebuilding them through
exercises like vacuums.

One of the easiest ways to do them is to stand
with your hands on your knees and suck your
tummy in. Try to pull your belly button to
your spine. You can do vacuums anywhere
anytime- I did some last night while brushing
my teeth and this morning sitting in the car.

Totally Terrific!

Life is Totally Terrific!! for me~ Except that…2 days in a row I’ve caused a computer glitch and lost my entire blog post! ACK!!!! I am saving this NOW before anything happens to it!!

I did chest/tri/abs on Mon with a pb of 155×1- the very very first time in my life I’ve ever benched that much all by myself!!  135x7times was another pb that day.  I did abs really hard too and ran intervals on the treaddy.  Weight was 132

Yesterday I did legs.

Today is Back/sh/Biceps and running intervals- my weight this am is 131 and it’s cday 5-  I am down 4 pounds since last Wed– HORMONES!!

The sent the SSS2 entries are TOTALLY AWESOME!!  Yesterday I forwarded them to the judges, so we should have the winner decided by next MONDAY!! Watch for the announcement!!

Have a Totally Terrific Day!!

Sunny Day & I Hungry!

First off I have to tell you….
I got to see the infomercial on actual TV for the first time today!! AND It was amazing…I really love the show~ I even started to cry again! At the taping we all broke out in tears during the Rally Room segment…It was so emotional!! IT WAS SO AMAZING!! I love seeing it on TV~~!!!! I feel like a proud MAMMA to see all the success stories featured in the show!! It is really fun~ I am so blessed to have all of you in my life!!!The past couple days I’ve been totally JAZZED about the show finally airing and the fact that the crazy busy project is almost “DONE” on my end ~ Whew!! It has been very consuming! Now all the FUN stuff will start happening and I can be free to do more fun/creative stuff.It will be a fun year ahead!!! I am truly blessed!!

SECONDLY….

“I HUNGRY!!! ”
Have you seen that commercial about the fuzzy orange monster called “HUNGRY”?? It’s funny!! and I feel like him today! HUNGRY!! In all honesty I’ve been feeling like him the past couple of days~ HORMONES!!

I am so happy that it’s sunny today…yesterday it was snowy and icy! I thought we were done with that winter crud for the year, but I guess not! The sun has already melted off the snow and ice, but it’s a bit chilly out still– MAN!! I can’t wait for my trip!! I’ll be on the beach next SUNDAY!! Due to the weather and the fact my back was EXHAUSTED from my Heavy lifting the past couple of days….I took the day off yesterday. I am going to go today though!! It’ll feel good to get in a good SWEAT!

My little DD Gracie has had a fever on and off since yesterday…so I hope she gets better and no one else gets sick! We’ve been really blessed this year in with health kids ~ It’s been really nice.

So…to catch you up a bit on what I’ve been doing:

Thurs-
Lifted CHEST!! I got a PB too!!!
my benching that day went kinda like this…
warm up really well
45’sx15
95×10
115×6
135×4+2with assist
145×2!! PERSONAL BEST!!! + I did 2 more with assistance
155×0 by myself, but 2 with a little assistance….155 felt HEAVY and I kinda lost my form as I brought the weight down– I lowered it too slow and too high on my chest, thus I didn’t get it up by myself. I will try again next Chest day (Monday) and add in extra “negatives” to prepare myself for the heavy weight.
115×10

LOVE YA,
Michelle

DH and I are Buddies~

I am so thankful for my DH~ we are total buddies and had a blast “hanging” out together today! We’ve now been together for almost 15 years–actually it was about exactly 15 years ago when we met…he was recruiting for the HS weight room program (which he, a college JUNIOR, supervised in the summer). I guess he “sold” me because couple weeks later I joined up in the weight room and when I told him I was only 16…Travis about died!! I soon turned 17 and shortly after that we were “in love”. The next year he proposed and 2 months after that we were married! It has been an amazing 15 years together and I am so thankful GOD put us together and has KEPT us together!!!

OKAY~ enough gooshy, mushy stuff~ I know you want to hear about my powerhouse workout today!!
It was a powerhouse one for sure!!! I love lifting with DH~
warm up r-bike 12mins- while talking MMA with one of our gym buddies

Chest press warm up
50×10
70×10

Bench
95×10
115×10
135x 4!!! recent PB!! and then 1 with assistance

Incline Hammer press
90×10
110×10
120×9

t-bar row (back warm up)
45×20
One arm Hammer low rows
70x10x2

pull ups 12~ recent PB!!
Hanging knee ups 15
Knee ups on bench 25
dips 12

Then we came home and I went for a run
first time to run real intervals outside since forever- my knee/muscle cramp issue is almost 100%!!!
I did even minute intervals starting at min 4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18 soooo 8 total hard mins- 20 mins total- about 2.7 miles

Felt GREAT!
Now time for a SHOWER~
Michelle

Thursday’s Killer leg workout!


I have been busy with birthday stuff this week…so I feel like I am behind on all of your happenings and I can’t believe it is THURSDAY??

Anyhow…I had a stellar day of good eats–and a SUPER Sweaty Leg workout.
Here it is:
Warm up
r-bike 17min- I like to warm up longer on leg day…plus I was reading Muscle and Fitness.
Squats:
45×25- normal, sumo and full
95x10full
105×10 full-pb!
115×10 full- PB!!

Then parallel squats
135×10
145×10
145×10

All of the squats were paired with calves.
Seated calves
90x10x3
45x20x2
2 sets walking calves- on tippie toes L’s of the track

Free bar lunges
85x10x2
stationary
85×10

Stiff Leg dead lifts
85x15x5sets….on the last 2 sets extra partial reps to really kill my booty

Knee extensions on Hammer machine…and I have not done this one in ages…so I didn’t know where to start with the weights
20×10
30×10
40×10
45x8x3sets

Hip machine
Flexion
65×10
75×10

Walking Lunges
30’sx15 each legx2sets

Butt Squats
50x15x3sets

Hanging sit ups
lots very slow–concentrating on eccentric and squeezing concentric
Knee ups
25- 5 straight/10rt/10left

That’s all…
I am excited for tomorrow’s push ups—how have all of your’s been? Week 1 of the challenge is almost done.

Sleep tight, I know I will!!
-Michelle
p.s. I weighed 128 this am