in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1!! What will the snake oil bring us this year???? GoBlue!!!
let me just say....
After a planned week off from the gym I am definitely ready to get back at it!! It had been 9 weeks since I had taken a down time, so my body was calling for it. It felt good. But I am ready for my workouts again!!! C’mon Sunday……
Had to make an impromptu trip to Michigan after finding out my dad has been sick for some time and wouldn’t let anyone near him take him to the doctor. Arrived Sunday night at 9 pm had him in the ER by Monday morning. Then had to head back home Wednesday afternoon. Kind of been in a funk ever since. Not really worried about him, he is in the hospital! Definitely the right...
Just when I thought the off season would never...
Spring Game is April 17th……Go Blue!!!! Can’t wait to get back to Ann Arbor!!!
408 X 3 sets X 9 Reps!! What a difference 1 year of serious “hardcore” weight lifting has made in my life!! I will never stop lifting. I love the way I feel…. Hardcore means working out 4 times/week consistently. Sometimes more, but never less. Going to the gym even when it was the last thing on earth I felt like doing. Taking a week off when my body says it needs a...
Hit the Weight-Loss Bull's-Eye
wiredfitness: Is your quest to shed those extra pounds on target or way off the mark? We asked MF weight-loss adviser Christopher Mohr, Ph.D.,R.D., to weigh in on what works and what doesn’t. On Target Drink More Water It’ll flush away sodium, which bloats you. You’ll also be less likely to down high-calorie beverages. People often underestimate how important hydration is when it comes to...
Jillian Michaels Debunks Your Top 8 Excuses for... →
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Failues do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving.– Dennis Waitley
Day 4…no sun. Blah. Is it summer yet?? Had a one hour massage today. My first EVER! Happiness. :) Body fat measurements today…no change in the percentage. still. but my body fat is having fun shifting itself around. So stupid. My body seems to lose it here and store it there and then SHIFT. But I know how hard I am working out and I see the changes so i don’t put too...
So…a few changes I have noticed that I attribute to my changed lifestyle (exercising!!): Went out to a fave Mexican restaurant Friday night. Probably been a good 6 weeks since I have done this. For the first time ever I could not eat the food. It was so salty!! I never tasted all of the salt before but suddenly that was all I tasted. Which is good because I won’t be craving that...
I LOVE Weightlifting!!
Todays accomplishments: Deadlifts: 3 sets of 9 @ 135!! Partial Deadlifts: 4 sets of 9 @ 135, 185, 205, 225 Lightened up on my squats today. Did 3 sets of 9 @ 100 pounds but did super DEEP squats! I am going to do it this way for the next 4 weeks. I have a couple of books I want to post for others interested in strength training: 101 Workouts for...
Squats Partial Deadlifts Deadlifts DB Curls Lat Pulls and a whole bunch of other fun stuff!! The only ‘problem’ with eating every two-three hours is I am continuously hungry!! Breakfast…steel cut oats w/ raisins, cinnamon, and flax seed Snack…protein shake w/ milk and 1/2 banana Pre-workout snack…other 1/2 banana Off to the gym. :)
…I won’t know what changes are needed at UM until I get on the job,...– Dave Brandon (the new AD at Michigan) in ESPN. He won me over with the last sentence!!! Go Blue!!
Long day of sitting, sitting, sitting….union negotiations all day long. Ugh. Workout after that felt GREAT!! Training for the 5K continues!! Is it summer yet????
Rick Reilly's column this week will provide any... →
(via socraticsolace) Because I love Rick Reilly’s articles and this really is a GREAT story!!! warm fuzzies….
What I Ate Today:
fyifitness: Breakfast: fruit smoothie (see recipe previously posted, its amazing!) Brunch: 4 egg whites with spinach, mushrooms, and a small pinch of shredded low fat cheese 2 pieces of multi-grain toast coffee w/ fat free milk and 1tbsp of stevia sweetner Lunch: grilled cheese sandwich on multi-grain bread and low-fat cheese med sized salad with baby spinach apples, dried cranberries,...
Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure. Amen!!– ~Don Wilder and Bill Rechin (via fyifitness)
Women and working out....
Can I just say….ladies, please, LIFT WEIGHTS! Cardio is fine and all but weight lifting is what you need to be doing. I started last April and I am no where near BULKY and I do HEAVY weight lifting. I have not gained a pound. Seriously. I can bench press 100 pounds 9 times for 3 sets. In April I struggled with the 45 pound bar. Just Do It!!!
Kiffykins to USC! →
ndeddiemac: I can not be any happier right now. Who’s ready for even more sanctions and probations in the land of Troy? BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! :)
I still miss summer.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it...– Steve Jobs (via nihilnoetia) (via ohtricia) (via socraticsolace)
Shii.....Wii spoof. :) →
Discipline yourself so that others don’t have to.– John Wooden
My bedroom is decorated in almost all Maize and Blue with University of Michigan football memorabilia everywhere. It’s true… I am a 40 year old woman with a college boys bedroom, by choice. Framed newspaper articles hang on the walls, my personalized jersey has its own special place, even a poster, 3 footballs and autographed schwag. What can I say…I like to be surrounded by...
Liquid Nutrition you say???
This is IT!! Seriously…. I drink an ounce of this in the morning in concentrate form and I get a GOOD 5 hours of energy…make that, ENERGY!!! No jitters, no crash!! Then at 3:00 I drink the 8 oz drink…..and I am good to go, finish up my work day, go to the gym, back home to wind up the day. And I sleep so well!!! I hate the garbage in other energy drinks…so with...
Pete Carroll officially resigns from USC →
ndeddiemac: Ding Dong the king is dead. Come on down Kyle Prater, Notre Dame has a coach fully in place and isn’t about to get put on a rowdy probation. We’d love to have you This makes me smile!! Hoping Rich Rod can score one of those decommits…long shot and all, but any given Saturday!!! **fingers crossed**
Mike…”Did you hear that noise?” (with a disgusted look on his face) Me…”No. What happened?” Mike…”I broke one of the coffee mugs, dropped it.” (same look) Me…”Okay. That’s life. Stuff gets broke.” Too funny…..
Michigan Bball against NW. I don’t want to hear the name Manny Harris for the rest of the day…grr.
it would really make my day if Michigan would win this game….CRIPES!
You Want Me To Do What????????
I just agreed to do a 5K in April. Training starts tonight. I won’t cut back on my strength training so looks like I will just be working out longer….doable.
Plan for the Day...
Declutter ((Xmas stuff back in storage)) Write essays x 4 Gym :) Relax
Dallas fans are going to be insufferable this week
Aren’t Dallas fans ALWAYS insufferable? socraticsolace: Seriously, the Eagles are making me look pretty god-awful for picking them tonight. Oh well I’m 1-1 going into the Pats vs Ravens (I have the Pats by 6) and Cards vs Packers (I have the Packers by 3) I may get a decent column out of this weekend though, so be on the lookout for that