Friday, February 5, 2016

No rolling

Here's my workout for the day. It's another killer (why would I do anything that was easy?)! I can tell I'm right handed. My left arm felt weak. That's going to change!




I love working with free weights. The only thing with free weights is that it allows your body to move any way you want. Towards the end of the workout, I caught myself rolling my body to get the weight up. I'm glad I caught that mistake. There's no rolling...that's cheating (in my books).


I had a little helper out in the garage. Lard played with his tools while I was sweating. During this workout, I found that I love kettle ball swings (I don't have a kettle ball, so I used a heavier free weight). It was hard, but fun. 


What workout do you love to do (besides running)?



Thursday, February 4, 2016

Burning thighs & sneaking in veggies

Today is thigh & butt day. This workout was another killer. It hurts to sit and eat my lunch. I've been missing this pain. 

When I was pregnant, I didn't push myself. So, I really missed the seeat dripping, exhausting, muscle burning workouts. I'm so glad to be back!



Lars doesn't always like his veggies. He goes back and forth between eating anything & everything in the house to be super picky and not wanting to eat anything I give him.

One thing he like about 85% of the time are smoothies. I always put veggies in them (even when the smoothie is just for me). Today's smoothie was mixed berries, blueberry yogurt, banana and spinach. He loved it!


What Lars was looking at was Shane playing in his new (to him) saucer. He's still getting use to it, so he doesn't like to spend too much time in it at once.


How do you get your (or your kids) veggies in?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sweat dripping cardio!

I have to start off by saying that I absolutely hate jump squats!! I am finding my love for the burpee again ��

This was a killer workout! I had sweat dripping down my back after the first set. I had two more sets to go! Can't wait to do it again.



I don't think you can see the thin layer of sweat in my face. I'm in need of cardio...a lot of it. 


Cardio is a great fat blaster! It melts my trouble areas away. I'm hoping to look the way I want (pre pregnancies) by the end of April. Also, Lars has swim lesson this summer, so I'm in a bikini this summer.

Now that I've had lunch and am cooling down from my workout, I'm freezing. Time to decorate the house for Valentine's Day. I love seeing Lars' face when I decorate for holidays.

What's your best fat blasting workout? Details please!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

What happens a runner forgets to do laundry

This is what happens when a runner forgets to do laundry...


I had to wear shorts when it was so cold here (40 something). I froze my entire run!  But it felt nice to be out of pants. Can't wait for spring (my favorite time of year!)

It was a pretty great run though. The wind giving me my fashionable fly aways, a little misty & my legs soaking up uv rays that may be peeking through the clouds. I even beat my previous time!

The only not so great thing that happened on this weekends run:


I chaffed. I've run in the jacket a few times before (it was a Christmas present from my mom). I felt a little sting while I ran, but didn't thing anything of it. When I took it off (to change into a breastfeeding bra), I noticed blood on my jacket. It's healing and we'll see what happens this coming weekend.

Any chaffing going on with you? Beating any times lately?

Friday, January 29, 2016

Workout buddy & lunges

Here's my motivator while I workout. He sequels and laughs at me while I do my crunches. It's a great time!


Lunges have made it back in to my routine. They are a killer butt workout. My main areas I need to consintrate on are thoughts & butt.


The other day, I did 100 squats (which I do every week day) & 100 lunges. Man! I could barely walk the next day! I love feeling the burn!!

Any suggestions on thigh/butt workouts? The more the merrier!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

What's in my home gym?

My home gym is my life saver! Since Shane removed his morning nap, I've been working out when he goes down for his afternoon nap. It's about 3 hours later than normal. I prefer to workout first thing in the morning, but haven't been motivated enough to wake up before the boys.


This is my view when I'm on my weight bench. I workout my abs and arms here.


In that empty space, in the middle, is where is do my floor work (leg lifts and other things like that). This is also Lars' extra play area. We go out there when it's raining or too cold to go outside, when he needs to run around some.

I have free weights in the corner, medicine balls and other workout balls in some of the tubs, bands and mats are there too. This is how it looks when I'm finished. Jason uses the garage for stuff too & I don't want Lars to trip over my stuff. 

If you workout at home, what does your space look like (email pictures)?


Monday, January 25, 2016

Intense cardio workout!

This is the workout I did the other day! I had sweat dripping off of me. I haven't I had that since I did spin classes back in the day.


I did that 2x followed by jumping my weight bench. To show you, I took a picture mid jump (kind of). I jumped side to side with my hands holding up my upper body. It was a killer!!


Man, was I dead!!!! Like the photo bomb of Lars in the background? �� he's my motivation!


What was your most sweaty workout? Details please!