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The Workout Log

I used to track my workouts on plain college rule paper in a binder. Once I joined a gym and was working out at home and the gym I started having to take a small notebook with me. This meant my workouts were not all in the same place and that bugged me. I was on Facebook one day reading the comments in an exercise post, when someone mentioned The Workout Log book. I went to Amazon and threw one in my cart. It stayed there for several months before I finally committed to buying it. I’m not big on exercise books because usually they have a tiny little spot...

It’s Not About A Number

Ever since having a baby I’ve struggled with losing the weight. Before I had her, I had finally gotten skinny after having 3 kids, and watching my body transform back into a larger form was hard to do. I worked out the entire pregnancy as much as I could, yet still gained 30 pounds. I only know my weight because I went to the allergist and they weighed me. It’s not about a number, it’s about becoming stronger physically and mentally. Weightlifting changed my life. 4 years ago, I found it at a time when I was lost and confused and it seriously helped me focus and I became more...

Part 11: Lies, Lies and More Lies

Standing on the other woman’s front porch that day, June 6, 2013, I couldn’t feel a thing.  I was by this point completely and totally numb inside.  The first time I had caught him cheating I felt a huge surge of emotions, almost more than I could handle.  The only thing I can compare it to is riding on a small raft out in the ocean during a storm.  Up and down, up and down.  This time I was flatlined.  I tried to get angry.  I yelled at some people leaving their homes and told them why I was standing there.  I felt nothing.  I took the .357 magnum out of...

Part 10: A Leopard Never Changes It’s Spots

As the saying goes, a leopard never changes it’s spots. I had heard the saying yet truly believed that people could and are capable of change. The part I always missed was that those people have to want to change, otherwise the saying is spot on. I can’t tell you what to do and I can’t come live your life for you. No one could stop me from my stupidity either. We all have to make choices and live with them. I moved back in with Thomas and against my lawyer’s pleas stopped the divorce for a second time. This also meant that I had to write a letter to the...

Biceps & Triceps

  Yesterday’s workout was a good arm workout for the biceps and triceps. The soreness from chest day was already setting in so some movements were a little rough. I managed to get this workout in early in the day while Penelope coached from her baby swing. Here is what I did:  ...

Chest Day

Two weeks ago I stopped going to Crossfit. I really enjoyed a lot of things about Crossfit but there were also things I didn’t enjoy. The people were amazing and super motivating. When I would be the last person to run inside they would cheer me on as they passed me. When I started I consistently went almost every day for 3-4 months. I missed Saturdays and Sunday’s usually but I was really into the challenge that Crossfit workouts gave. After and during those 3-4 months I noticed that I wasn’t noticing anything when it came to my body changing. Maybe this was diet related but I have to think...

I Lift for Dessert Basic Routine

This guide is my go to basic weight-lifting chart. If you stick with these basics for three months I guarantee you will see results! This is the update version. Old version is below. This is the older version of the workout. Basically the same I just decided to update the style and a few exercises and typos. This surprisingly is re-pinned a lot on Pinterest!...

Simple, yet Effective

Last night while the Cubs were in the 5th inning, I went to my basement to get a quick workout in. A few weeks ago I purchased a hex bar off of Amazon for a great price. I was pumped to get it in the mail and then it went to the basement and I didn’t look at it again for a month. My basement has spiders, really big spiders too. A couple months ago I was working out and a huge spider came crawling across the floor. I freaked out, tried to kill it with some weed killer that was empty, and eventually just chased it off so I...