Thursday, April 26, 2012

Another Great Session

I had another great session with my personal trainer at the gym today.  I worked really freaking hard, and loved every minute of it!  (Well, almost lol.)  I am proud of myself every week that I show up again and do my best.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hammerfists and Elbows

I had a great session at the gym yesterday.  30 minutes cardio on the treadmill, followed by an hour of practicing strike combos:  hammerfists, elbows and knees.  It felt so good to be pounding the pads again!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Follow Through

I think I can...I think I can...I think I can...I DID!
Today is the day that I meet with my trainer for our weekly session of DEATH AND DESTRUCTION (aka personal training session.)  I've haven't been performing at my peak the last few weeks, so I was prepping for today.  I've been taking my iron pills, got 8 hours of sleep, made a lunch with the perfect balance of carbs and protein to be eaten at exactly the right amount ahead of time for optimal digestion-  all to promote the best possible fitness experience.  THEN I twisted my ankle at work this morning...argh!  
Nothing major, just turned my foot the wrong way while wearing heeled shoes.  I've done it before.  (In those same shoes, as a matter of fact.)  But for once I was SO READY to exercise.  I thought about canceling, but then figured maybe we could just work around it, so drove over to the gym anyway.  My trainer wasn't even there!  Apparently he was running late from the airport.  Oh, I was so tempted to turn around and leave.  But I did no such thing.  I stayed!  I stayed and I worked out- all on my own!  45 minutes of cardio and strength training broken down into reps based on the circuits he usually puts me through.  It's amazing how much you can do even with a sore ankle. Yay me!  
Next step, I'm throwing out those damn shoes.  Too bad, they are super cute.  But a girl's gotta set priorities.  ;)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012


"Walking, I am listening to a deeper way.  Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me.  Be still, they say.  Watch and listen.  You are the result of the love of thousands."
- Linda Hogan

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Just got back from a good workout today.  My trainer was sick, but he gave me some sets to work on on my own.  Tough work but I did it!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Everyone's a Fighter

"To me, to live is to fight. It's about persevering. It's about testing yourself. It's about not becoming complacent." -Rashad Evans

Wednesday, April 4, 2012



I had a pretty good workout session yesterday with my trainer.  Last week was a total bust as I was still getting over being sick, so I've been extremely frustrated with myself.  I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to make it through this week's session as well...but I did.  I keep hoping it's going to get easier someday.  I don't know when though.
My trainer says not to get frustrated.  He says it's his job to make me miserable.  So apparently we are doing things the right way haha.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Victory is a State of Mind

Victory always starts in the head.  It's a state of mind.  It then spreads with such radiance and such affirmations that destiny can do nothing but obey.
-Douchan Gersi

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Have an Attitude of Greatness

"A key ingredient in any survival situation is the mental attitude of the individual involved."   
-The Department of the U.S. Army's Field Manual