Monday, November 7, 2011

MMM#3 What do you like to work out???


Hey there! 
Welcome back to MMM. Our THIRD link up!
To learn more about MMM go HERE
 Im also linking up with Workin in out with Wagean.

Last week we entered a healthy recipe. 
I shared healthy ICE CREAM.
MY favorite link up was from Miranda at Aimless Translation.
She shared HEALTHY CHIPS! Made with Kale. 
 I think they rock! Be sure to check out Miranda's post HERE
to learn how to make them yourself!

This week was good for me.I went to the gym Monday through Friday.

Monday:  Arms and Abs. 
Tuesday: Power Pump calss
Wednesday: Training session 
Thursday: Power Pump
Friday: Arms and Back

Can I just say I LOVE the Power Pump class I am taking 
at the gym. It seriously kicks my trash. 
I take it with my baby sister and two great friends.
The instructor is great... always switching things up. 
Which is great because I have been to classes that do the same thing almost every time that equals boredom and muscle memory.

Also the training session was great! My sister just signed up 
and they offer one free session with a personal trainer and they 
said she could bring a friend... she picked me!!
He took us through our weight, body fat percentage, and
we made some realistic goals that we should hit by the next 
month. I HATE weighing on new scales...why is it you always 
weigh more when its at the doctors office or the gym...??
SERIOUSLY annoying.
Anyways we made a realistic goal for me to lose 4lbs. by the end of the month! I think I can handle that!

Then he took us through an INTENSE circuit training. 
Working with light weights but high cardio. 
I seriously was dripping sweat by the end of the work out but
got some great ideas on how to switch up my routine and get 
better results!:)

I am seriously excited Halloween is over..I DO LOVE IT!!! Such a fun time of year.
BUT now all the candy is out of my house!!! I am not a chocolate that's not the problem....its the gummie DOTS. O my goodness I could eat them all day. 
Most Halloween candy mixes have those little baby boxes of DOTS in them...I could go through ten if I would let myself.  O well I did ok this year. Now its on to Thanksgiving and learning how to monitor that food season....hmmm a smell a challenge....some sort of Thanksgiving support group..haha 

Last weeks challenge was to share your favorite muscle to workout
and some workouts you use to train that area.

 -MY FAVORITE muscle would definitely be my arms/back.
-WHY? I am impatient and I feel I get results the fastest in my arms.

 I will share with you two fast workouts I do at home.
both I do 4sets of 12 

Spider Curls
(thats what i call them)
Best achieved when at a slight incline
Use slow controlled motions
-also try using one arm at a time

Tricep extensions
-you can use one weight holding with both hands
or one weight with one hand (same positioning)

 At the gym this is my FAVORITE!!!
Pull ups
(the kind I can do)
actually anyone can do them...
pull ups sounds hard right
well with this baby you can have it take some
of your weight!
Its a counter weight machine.
Meaning if I weigh 125 and I set it
at 70 lbs. I am only pulling up the
remaining 55lbs of my body weight.

Just as it looks in the picture.
You place both knees on pad, hold on to bars
and pull your remaining weight up and down.

I like to start at 70lbs- meaning I am lifting 55lbs of my weight
and work up to 50lbs-meaning I am lifting the remaining 75lbs.

I love this...hehe

There is SOOOO MANY great workouts out there.
Just google some, or for pinterest fans type in
or anything related in the search bar
and about a million ideas will come up.

I want to challenge you to  
thats right... if you work out at home look up a new routine.
try it out and let us know how it went for you

If you work out at the gym a lot try a new class they offer
or one of the machines you are scared of....

like always try it out and report back here next week!!
have fun ladies

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  1. You look awesome girl! I am getting ready to do my 30-day shred dvd. You have inspired me. :)

  2. i am so getting my notebook out
    and writing all this info in!

    thank you for sharing all this
    love! it will help me out a lot
    now that i am back in the gym!





  3. You are looking good girl!! I love that machine at the gym too. However it took me FOREVER to figure out how much weight to use lol. People were prob lookin at me like I was crazy haha!

  4. Thanks for the sweet comments! Aren't sweet hubby's the best?! And you look great too! Love this link up! I wasn't sure if I should link my post because it didn't fit the challenge, but I wrote down the challenge for next week and will make sure to do it! :-)

  5. Ashley, You need to LIVE closer to ME so YOU can get ME motivated!!
    You will just have to motivate me by BLOGGING so KEEP IT UP!! I love it!!


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