A new week with new challenges!

 I will admit, today I have been a bit off. I don’t know if it is because I am tired or if I’m just getting old but I have to say, although my performance was not the greatest I did work hard today. First circuit out we focused on the core doing leg raises, toe touches, plank with lifting the leg, slow climbers and pushup. This was just the warm up so it was not so bad compare to what was coming our way…


As soon we completed our three sets we picked up our kettle bell 25 pounds and that is not to heavy considering what we were doing. I was really contemplating to go and pick up the 16 kg but like I mentioned I am a bit off so I thought I would give it one more round before I went heavier and I think that was a very wise decision!


The next three movements we started with shoulder press without using the legs. For me 25 pounds is very heavy and I did try to get at least 5-6 reps without using the legs but boy it was crazy hard!


We kept the kettlebell up on the arm while we were doing a reverse lunge with a high knee followed by squat jumps…putting the kettlebell down and jumping was such a relief for the shoulders that I think I could almost kept on doing it for the rest of the workout…lol.


With 15-20 minutes left we took it all from the top but this time we picked up a medicine ball. We did weighted V-crunches and with a “fast” crunch, holding for a second at the top with a slow release for 15 reps, straight into 50 russian twist to finish off with 50 bicycle-crunches. From there we did a lunge to the side extending the medicine ball in front of the body and wood chops.



This was far from a shabby workout and I can really feel my shoulders both aching and being very tried this evening.

Tomorrow I am going to Lifetime Fitness for interval training. Then I am going to try something I never tried before and I am really looking forward to it, I just hope my shoulders won’t be too sore!


DIY…I am totally exhausted!

This morning I drove the to paint store to pick up some paint and ever since I have spent this beautiful day painting our media room in the basement. Freddie think that I sometimes go a little bit over the top when I get into things and painting is one of them. It just is so hard to find a good wall to stop at and the feeling when it is done is unbeatable, just like a great workout!

I was climbing up and down the ladder rolling the roller trying to squeeze out the paint on the walls and realized that I actually almost got a total body workout at the end of it. At six o’clock I rose for the basement and I had no clue what to make for dinner so I kindly passed it on to Freddie. He is not know for being a wizard in the kitchen so he went to Chipotle to pick up some chicken salads for us…The chicken week continues…haha


After dinner I could easily just have crashed in bed but I was set on doing some cardio. The thing was I was not in the mood of going over to the gym and it was already dark outside so running was also out of the question, instead I did 45 minutes on the elliptical and now I am so ready for bed!