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Tuesday’s Work Out

So today I had no intentions whatsoever to do more TRX, I need a recovery day and this is it. I need to majorly up my ante on cardio, but I have no problem waiting until my 10K training starts.

Warm Up: 15 minutes Stairmaster (I would rather do this than run, that’s how much I hate running)


  • 10 push-ups alternating
  • TA Leg set
  • TA Ab Set
  • Lat pull down (2 sets of 12 at 80lbs)
  • Row (2 sets of 12 at 70 lbs)
  • Back Extension (1 set of 12 normal, 2 sets weighted)
  • Incline Crunch (3 sets of 12 weighted)
  • Tricep Dips (2 sets of 12)
  • Calf Raises (30x30x30)
  • Bike Crunch (3 sets of 12)

Cardio: 15 minutes on Treadmill

*Note that picture is not me, I wish it was. I do not have the source, so if you do please let me know.

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Saturday Surprises!

Even though the title of this post is Saturday Surprises, I’m gonna start with Friday.

Clarke has been gone the past week because he got a new job and they wanted him do his training in DC. Friday rolls around and all I’m thinking about is our wonderful weekend to come. Then Saturday morning comes and the guy I was supposed to give a ride to the TRX training calls wondering where I am… $HiT!

Turns out the training was this Saturday, not next, and I was sore from Friday’s workout. So in short, I was not ready for 6 hour session of TRX. But I survived and am now a certified TRX instructor! (I could barely walk on Sunday).


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Men Talk Funny: Example # 5

So with Christmas (and my birthday) right around the corner, Clarke and I have been talking about the holidays, both of us have been bitten by the holiday decorating bug, even though we have no tree, ornaments, etc. On one car ride to the gym he turns to me and says:

Man: I’ve been feeling very festive lately, have you been too?

Me: Yes! I’m so excited about all the decorations, and lights, and colors!

Man: No you don’t get it.

Me: : ( What do you mean?

Man: You know…

Me: No I don’t think I do.

Man: You know. Festive. Lazy. I feel very unmotivated, don’t you feel that way?

Me: No. And That’s not festive.

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Friday’s Work Out with a little TRX

You may know from reading my previous posts that working out and a healthy lifestyle is something I was brought up on. Instead of going to church on Sundays, my whole family went to the gym. While because of this I do have a strong back ground in fitness and wellness, however I will be the first to admit that like many people I have trouble sticking to a regimen, especially when it comes to food.

While working on my nursing degree I am busy working at a gym and coaching a variety of sports. My most recent endeavor is getting my TRX group ex certification. For those of you who have never heard of TRX, it is a type of training that uses your own body weight and gravity, to build strength,
balance, coordination, and flexibility. The great thing about TRX is that in consists of relatively simple work-outs with a focus on proper alignment and positioning. By having perfect form, this system allows you to increase the range of motion in your exercises to get more out of what you do. So that being said, I’m adding it more to my workouts to prepare for next weekend’s certification.

Today’s Work Out

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15 minutes Stairmaster, increase speed last 5 minutes


TRX (Legs)

  • Squat Row
  • Lunge Fly Alternating Leg
  • Sagittal Plane Lunge Sequence (Forward lunge then back lunge without touching) à 10 each side
  • Lateral Plane Lunge (Side Lunge) 10 total – keep feet planted
  • Side Lunge with Crossover (plant foot stays in back) 10 each leg



  • 10 pushups alternating knees and regular
  • Row 3 sets of 12
  • Lat Pull Down 3 sets of 13
  • Tricep Dips 3 Sets
  • Hammer Curls 3 Sets
  • Squat with Twist and Deltoid Press Ups



  • Incline Bench 3 sets
  • Back extension weighted
  • TA Set
  • Roman Chair


TRX (Core)

  • Overhead Back Extension
  • Kneeling Roll Out (Ab Roll)
  • Leg Raise (arms at 30 degrees)
  • Oblique Crunch  (plank position)
  • Reaching V-sit Pilates heels in strap



15 Minutes Treadmill

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Thursday Workout and A Personal Update

Well the title is misleading. Today there was no workout. I went into work at 5 (I work at a gym so that counts for something right??) I left for class at one and was back to work from 4:30 to 7:30. Therefore no workout. My eating was good today though with a granola bar this morning and a Tuna Sandwich with lots of greenery for dinner/lunch. I’m kind of in a haze right now with the semester coming to a close and Clarke’s new job (not to mention I’m getting sick).

So yeah, Clarke Kent got a new job! I’m super happy for him, just sad that for the time being I will only be able to see him on weekends. It’s a great opportunity, and I told him as long as he misses me as much as I miss him we’ll be fine. This way I can focus more on my school and he can keep kicking butt at his job.

Stay tuned for Weekend Inspiration and Work Outs!

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I would like to take a moment to point out how disgusting I feel. It’s 2 AM and those doughnuts are not digesting quite how I would like. Let this be a lesson learned… I had been doing well. UGH.

Here’s Wednesday’s inspiration and the challenge today is to eat clean and train mean.

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