My husband, my personal trainer

I love working out with my husband because, he pushes me out of my comfort zone by showing me exercises I have never heard of.

Me:  lil_jon_dave_chappelle_

Jeremy: lil_jon_yeah

He helps me use heavier weights by lugging them around for me as my puny arms & back cannot lift up a 45 lb. plate for a leg circuit, and he makes me laugh by doing this impression,

when I absolutely can not lift myself up even a single inch more.

Rolling on the floor laughing We did chest and back today through a series of supersets.  Totally out-of-my-comfort-zone supersets at that. They left me barely able to hold the pen to write down what we were doing. I can’t wait to try it again! You start out with a warm-up weight, add more for the second set, a little more for the third and then drop back down to the beginning weight for the last set of ten.  For ex. On bench press, my sets looked like this

Set 1 Bar (45lbs)

Set 2 Bar plus 10 (55lbs)

Set 3 Bar plus 20 (65lbs)

Set 4 Bar (45lbs)

The point is to work to fatigue & by the last set it should be hard to lift the lightest weight. image

I also did my ab challenge


Breakfast was, SURPRISE!  A little different.  We slept in this morning until 7 and had to be at the gym pretty soon so I wasn’t super hungry for breakfast but knew I had to eat something.

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1/2 and Orowheat sandwich thin, 1/2 tbsp. all-natural peanut butter, sprinkle of chia seeds, 1/2 small banana, sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

Then it was off to the gym to join Jeremy for his ridiculous chest and back workout.


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Leftovers for them and back to reality for me!

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Yes again…when I get on a kick it lasts at least a week!

Later I decided to go for a run

Perception of Running(via)

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Before I went though, I needed a snack

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Clif Kid Z-Bar

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And when I got back, I needed a snack

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Protein bread, apple, almonds

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I say that takes care of at least ONE cupcake.

And finally some dinner

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Whole wheat spaghetti, ground turkey, Newman’s Own Pasta Sauce, a pinch of fat free mozzarella cheese, multi-grain dinner roll.

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Vitamin Water Zero Glow = Favorite drink

Dinner was so yummy I went back for just a little bit more.

It’s been a long, lovely, beautiful day.  Church tomorrow morning, soccer tomorrow night.  I better hurry up to bed.  We may have to catch the late service in order to sleep a tad bit longer!

Good to know:    Exercise Your Brain –Women’s Health