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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...

Skip The Mayo, Try Avocado

Here is a food tip I learned off of Instagram, from ‘OhMyBod‘. When making tuna substitute using mayonnaise and use an avocado instead. I put grape tomatoes in mine and used Ezekiel bread. I love avocados and they are another food that I didn’t have a whole lot of experience with, until I purchased a cook book that taught how to sneak good foods into my kids meals I had never even purchased an avocado in my life!  The book taught a avocado pudding recipe that sounded repulsive but was actually super rich and delicious! Avocados are another food that I like to cook for breakfast and eat with eggs.  Usually...

Just As Before

All really good thoughts seem to come to me when I am not with pen, paper, or keyboard.  A couple weeks ago I was vacuuming and started to think about a scripture, Daniel 6:10.  In this scripture the presidents and princes are looking for some reason to get rid of Daniel, which they are finding very hard, so they come up with a plan.  They get the king to sign a royal statute making a firm decree that no one can worship anyone or thing other than King Darius.  This however does not stop Daniel. Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his...

Fitness Is A Lifestyle

I was never an athlete.  Growing up I wasn’t allowed to play any types of sports and be involved in group activities.  So like all young kids I was pretty active on my own and would ride my bike and play outside with my neighbor.  Sometime around 6th grade or so, probably when my “womanhood” showed up & my neighbor friend moved away, I started being more sedentary. Sometime in 1999, between getting dumped in high school and watching a lot of Oprah, I decided to start exercising.  I would run in place behind a chair while I watched T.V. and do leg exercises.  At 15, this was the best...