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Posts Tagged ‘squats’

Getting grateful this month

Wow, we are now entering November. Can you believe how quickly this year has gone by? Since it is November (and Halloween has passed) it means we are thrown into the holiday season. I love the holidays. But there is also a part of me that is glad when the holidays are over. This time can be […]


Say no to processed foods, yes to glutes

OK, it’s Labor Day and the first day of September, which means it is time for a new Monthly Challenge. August’s Monthly Challenge was about slowing down. How did that go? I think it a great practice to continue in life moving forward. OK, onto September’s challenges … Nutrition: We all know that processed foods, […]


Working those butts, hips & thighs

I have struggled with the exercise part of this month’s Monthly Challenge. (And a little with the water part since I have was traveling and drinking a lot of beer. But I am back on track with the water intake.) Travel usually makes it difficult for me to keep up with healthy lifestyle, including regular […]


Squats, lunges & water for May’s Monthly Challenge

One of the things that stuck with me with last month’s challenge was that a few mentioned they liked that it could be done at home. I know for a variety of reasons people can’t get to a gym or yoga studio. I will do my best for future challenges to make it accessible for […]


Foot cramps are cramping my style

I get a lot of foot cramps. I have high arches and I blame the arches on my feet cramping up. According to eHow.com, People with high arches are more likely to get leg cramps while sleeping. they will also have pain in the calf, knee and hip. Hmm, does that mean my arches cause […]


I earned my beer at the gym

Tonight my friend Monica and I decided to try a class fellow gym friends have been raving about. One of our friends has lost 6 pounds by taking the class, is so much more tone and her booty looks amazing! This is how the In-Shape City site describes Total Athletic Conditioning: A full body workout with […]


Working through sore muscles

Last night and most of today I have been doing what I call the “old lady walk.” On Thursday night I worked out with Jenn and Monica. I am pretty much sore all over. But my thighs and butt are what are really feeling it. I knew after the hour-long program we did I would […]


Working sore butt muscles, cramps

Yesterday in body conditioning we did a lot of squat and lunge work. I hate doing that stuff. But it is also the work I need most. We did walking lunges and squats with kickback. I don’t know if it was the combo of the two or the evil squats with kickback but my booty […]


My fitness competitiveness comes out

Sorry that I have been a little absent lately. Work has been nuts. Tuesday and Wednesday I had to come home and do a little work. So really by the time I was done with that I had no interest in blogging. Let’s just say I am glad this week is almost over. I am […]


Working out with friend

      My friend Jenn e-mailed the gym girls yesterday to see if we wanted to workout tonight. It just ended up being Jenn and me. We had fun and a good workout. We did about 45 minutes. We talked about doing cardio. But there was a spin class going on. We decided to […]