And So It Begins! I’m Starting a New Six-Week Challenge.

November 11, 2016

I’m kicking my exercise into higher gear, after a couple low-key months due to injury, and I’m embarking on a new program that will help. It’s the Bowflex 6 Week Challenge, and it’s available on the Bowflex 3DT app that syncs with my Bowflex SelectTech 560 dumbbells.

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I got the SelectTech 560s over the summer, and they’re pretty awesome, high-tech adjustable dumbbells that Read the rest of this entry »

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My Favorite Olympic Quote From Rio

August 15, 2016

I love watching the Olympics. I especially get all swept up in the swimming, and the events in Rio did not disappoint. It’s exciting to watch people, at the top of their game, push themselves even harder, further, faster. I’m inspired by these athletes. Read the rest of this entry »


Thanks to Bowflex, Counting is Obsolete. Use These Dumbbells and Say Goodbye to Counting FOREVER!

June 16, 2016

I realize this is going to make me sound like an arrogant jerk, but I’m totally awesome at counting. I know all the numbers… and what order they go in… AND I don’t even need to rely on my fingers at all. Try not to be too jealous. Unfortunately, thanks to what’s in these boxes, all that hard work is for naught.

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Introducing… the Bowflex SelectTech 560 Dumbbells! They count your reps for you. I haven’t counted a rep in weeks. If I knew this product was going to be invented, I wouldn’t have Read the rest of this entry »


30 Days of Strength Exercises…COMPLETED!

August 6, 2015

Today I did five minutes of skaters, an exercise that sorta replicates a speed skater’s stride without the nuisance of ice skates or ice.

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It was Day 30 of the Bowflex Summer Strong Challenge, which meant that once I finished the skaters… I had finished the challenge! WOOHOO!
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August Weigh-In and Monthly Progress Report

August 4, 2015

I do a monthly weigh-in, and I took a deep breath before stepping on the scale the other day. I reminded myself of what I wrote last week (about rethinking maintenance), including that while the number on the scale is an indicator of how things are going, it’s just one of many.

The big picture is that I’ve done – and continue to do – incredible things, so I’m gonna try to not equate a smaller number with success, or a larger number with failure. Nor will I make any judgments regarding self-worth, positive or negative, after reading the scale.

And with that reminder coursing through my veins, I stepped on the scale. Read the rest of this entry »


I’m Ready for the #SummerStrong Challenge! Are You?

July 9, 2015

I just did Day Two of the Bowflex Summer Strong Challenge, and that meant push-ups. Lots of push-ups.

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Let me back it up a little but, shall I? I learned about the Bowflex Summer Strong Challenge at exactly the right time. It’s designed to Read the rest of this entry »


Hopefully Healed and Back at the Gym

June 24, 2014

Yesterday was a big day – my first day back at the gym after a forced week-long hiatus thanks to my hip!

 

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Man, I couldn’t wait to start exercising again. But I’ve been careful – you can never be too careful when it comes to injuries – and played it safe.

My hip was a major problem for most of last week. While it rendered me in immobile and in constant pain for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, things really started improving Read the rest of this entry »