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R.I.P. Workout Review

21 Feb

Well y’all this plank workout is killer on the arms! Personally I always find it hard to hold a good plank position for a prolonged period of time. As it mentions on the workout info the key to this workout is tucking your butt and sucking in your belly button in. If you can manage to do that, this routine will definitely work you out in all the right places. My abs were feeling it. My arms were feeling it. Even my butt was feeling it during the leg lifts.

This workout took me about a half hour, keeping good form and getting all 3 rounds down. By the time I got to round 2 and round 3 I was holding my plank position on my knees for every move but the leg lifts. I would only try this workout if you have some arm strength to begin with otherwise you won’t be able to hold yourself up while doing the moves correctly.

If you attempt this workout and have problems making it through you could practice holding your plank position with good form. Once you have a firm foundation, you’ll be able to focus more on the moves rather then holding yourself up the whole time. I hope you try this workout out and let me know what you think of it by leaving a comment!

Getting Started- Completed!

18 Feb

ImageOn a scale of 1-10, I give this workout a 7. I can imagine some people try to speed through it as quickly as they can without thinking about form. I would say the trick to making this a good work out is to complete it as fast as you can without losing your form. That’s what I tried to do today and I finished in under 15 minutes. I was sweating and a little winded. A couple recommendations…

If your not good at push-ups, seeing 50 on a that list can be a little bit daunting. I chose to do mine on my knees and was still struggling. If you know you struggle with the “girlie” version of pushups also I’d try another arm exercise using weights. Of course you won’t get the core workout like pushups, but you can always throw in a couple extra crunches or holds in the plank position to make up for it.

Also, next time I do this, I’m definitely going to push myself harder on the first round of squats. After today I’m feeling it in my arms and core, but my legs feel a little left out.

Stop Sabotaging Your Own Success: A Manifesto

16 Feb

Stop holding yourself back!

When I Have Time by Sara Rosso

If you’re new here, you should probably read my biography just to give you a better sense of who I am. In short: I do a lot of stuff. I’m curious. I love learning. I take risks. I speak my mind. I dare.

The risks I take are reinforced by a belief that I owe it to myself to at least try. I’ve always seen myself as a bit of a Jack of all trades, rather than an expert in one subject, but I’ve come to believe that’s a blessing rather than a curse. Releasing myself from the aim of being an expert or being perfect at something means that I have the complete and utter freedom to try. And fail. Hell yes, fail. Even often!

But trying, definitely.

I’ve spent a lot of time talking with (girl)friends about what’s next for them. I mentioned that I wanted to have…

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VA is for Lovers 14k – Race Recap

16 Feb

I will definitely be adding this to run to my list of goals!

Ok, it’s finally time for the VA is for Lovers 14k race recap. Better late than never, right? Race weekend started out with a little road trip down to VA Beach after rush hour died down. We dropped Bill off at the rent’s house. I couldn’t help getting a little sad when I went to say bye to him and he was already off running around with his sister. I don’t think he missed us much.

We got to our friends’ house pretty late, but stayed up and chatted for a while and hung out with Kane, the horse dog.

After a few hours of sleep, we all awoke bright and early for the race. We got to the VB Field House well before race start because I had to pick up my bib and wanted to make sure we made it there before the roads started closing. I had…

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I Think My Spam Comment Just Asked Me Out.

16 Feb

Haha I love the unsexiness of this blog 🙂

Girl on the Contrary

Vintage Dating Advice

Usually, I just delete my spam comments en masse but yesterday, the most recent spam comment caught my eye. This is what it said…

“Hello to you. I am in town for the weekend and I would like kick it with you. Nothing serious but we will see where the night takes us, eh? Your blog is proper sexy- I think we will have sexy good times. What do you think? Show a tourist around?”

This hilarious comment was followed by about a dozen links to heaven only knows what. Obviously, it got deleted but I have to give that spammer mad props on making me laugh. If the links weren’t proof enough this was spam, the fact that the spammer would describe my blog as “proper sexy” shows they have never read this blog before. I mean, I get sent like 100 visits each month on the search term…

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The Fastest Workout Ever- Completed!

15 Feb

A few day’s ago I came across this on Pinterest and repinned it. I loved it so much that I decided to share it with you all in a blog a few days ago! I promised that I would try it and in deed I have. I considered doing my daily one mile run this morning… but I knew I didn’t have enough time (It actually takes me about 30 minutes to do my entire mile run: I walk to the start point, run my mile, walk back, and then walk back to my house) so instead I opted for this stellar quick routine and the verdict is in!

This really is the fastest workout ever! I will tell you my heart was pumping and during that second round 20 seconds seemed more like a full minute. I’m not sure how effective this workout is in toning your body at all, but it is a great cardio workout and I think that anyone could do this. Since it goes by time intervals it let’s you work at your own pace. So for those of you who are a little more diehard you can really kill this and people who are more the beginners could go a little slower but still complete the workout- which is a great feeling no matter what.

I definitely recommend this if you ever get up a couple minutes early. Get your blood pumping early and it will help keep you energized throughout the entire day!

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Rest In Plank, Getting the arms and abs you want!

12 Feb

Rest In Plank, Getting the arms and abs you want!What can I say? I’m currently fit obsessed. When I saw this I know that it would be perfect for me! [[[Spoiler Alert for those of you attending my wedding]]] My dress is strapless so my arms will be completely exposed for all to see and too be honest they are a little flabby. Arm strength has never been a strong suit of mine; I’ve always been more of an abs and legs kind of girl… until now.

Similar to my 4 minute workout blog, this seems like a quick way to get started and use some muscles that I normally don’t work out.

So in addition to attempting the 4 minute workout this week, I am also going to attempt this RIP workout. Check back soon so you can hear all about how it went!!