Archive for September, 2013

Planning to Eat

Posted: September 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

After shifting some schedules and enrolling at a new gym, I am weight lifting 3 days a week for about 45 minutes: Day 1: Pull; Day 2: Push; Day 3: Legs.

I also adopted an eating plan to make sure I am eating a balanced diet and eating enough (healthy) calories in a day. I have to take a moment to give props to all the folks out there who have an eating plan. It takes a lot of work: the shopping, the cooking, the preparation…wow! It’s like if I’m not eating, I’m thinking about eating or getting my meals ready to eat.

Hubby sent me another video about women and weighlifting. Just ignore the music and focus on what Rashid is saying. 🙂


Getting a grip

Posted: September 10, 2013 in Sessions & Stats

I took an unplanned “week off” from lifting, exercising and any kind of healthy eating last week. I am actually glad I had a week like this because I felt like absolute crap last night: sluggish, irritable, tired, and depressed. So when my alarm went off at 6:00AM this morning, I started my morning routine so I could hit the gym by 7:15AM.

Believe it or not, my challenge for the day was my grip. My husband helped me understand that my hand should be used like a hook, but I still had some problems with it. I also think I have some tendonitis in my wrists from carrying around my tank of a 6 month old, so I may look into something that can help me (like the item shown in the photo below).

Other than that, I felt like I worked hard this morning. We also revamped our diet and have meals planned for each day this week!

It’s a beautiful, rainy day and my husband and I will be celebrating 2 years of marriage tomorrow! Life is good!

Holiday Weekend

Posted: September 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

Back to the daily grind after a long weekend with family and friends @ the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort in Chandler, AZ.

I am happy to say that my husband and I were able to hit the gym 2 of the 3 days we were at the resort. We completed our leg day, and worked on chest/shoulders.

My challenge:

the side lunge (due to an injury)