Thursday, March 24, 2011

What are YOUR reasons for working out??

There are so many different reasons why people choose to get off their butts and start taking their health/fitness seriously...Could be because:
  • You've put on some pounds
  • You're training for a marathon or other sports event
  • You have a vacation coming up and want to look good in your Brazilian cut bikini!
  • You have a wedding or other special event coming up
  • You want to impress the opposite sex
  • or sometimes you just do it for yourself.
I have a few reasons....  First and foremost is that I want to be healthy.  I want to avoid medical problems like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.  But also super important is that I don't want to be limited in life.  I don't want to say I CAN"T do something because of physical restriction... u know?  I may not be able to run a marathon (or even a 1/2) right this second, but I have the ability to train for one.  In other words, I want every opportunity out there to be available to me if I wish to pursue it.. if that makes sense..   AND, lastly, but still super high in the rankings is that I like to be a Wife that my husband is proud of. 

Of course I'd be lying if I didn't include that my beach trip coming up in 30 or so days is not weighing heavily on my mind and making me pump out that many more reps and effort!

Have a great workout tonight/tomorrow AM!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Back at it!

I have done a couple workouts here and there since my surgery - but now I'm back at it 100%!  I did KenpoX + ARX  yesterday, and this morning I did Shoulders & Arms.  I couldn't believe how hard ARX was!  A month ago I was able to do all 330+ reps and was even getting to the point of adding difficulty with weight during in and out and mason twist.... but yesterday was another story!  I struggled!  I think it was more difficult yesterday than the very first time I did the workout last year in November!

Anyways - it feels good to be back!  Hope everyone had a great weekend :-)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

ABS! Where did you go??

You know whats frustrating??  I have spent months and months (maybe years) working on my abs.  I have always had a flat stomach, but I've been trying to get a really defined, strong core.  ARX did amazing things for me and I was well on my way...

...Then, I had surgery and had to take a few weeks off from working out.  And now - all my progress is gone!  Where did they go? 

I don't get official clearance from my doctor to resume normal activity until 3/31.. however, I have a beach trip to prepare for!  SO - I'm hitting it hard again - w/  my doctor's blessings or not! lol  At least I still have a good foundation to start building from.  Hopefully my previously attained progress will make its way back SOON!