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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Kettlebells, free weights and bars, Oh My!

It's not that I'm impatient or anything......

Okay.  I wasn't born with the "patience" gene.  But still, even my trainer says I should be and could be doing more to achieve the results I want faster.  So she's given me a schedule of what I should be working on weights-wise when she's not here.  In order to accomplish this, I added a few items to the "home gym."  Some of these items can be found at "Play It Again Sports" (a second hand sporting goods shop in Maryland.  You may want to investigate if you have something like that in your area.)

From left to right in the back row:  free weights, a flexibility strap, different 'strength' resistance bands, a 6 lb. medicine ball.

From left to right in middle row:  perfect pushup contraptions, 5, 8 and 10 lb. free weights, and 10, 15 and 20 lb. kettlebells.

In the front:  a curved weight lifting bar and a 15 lb. padded bar to hold while doing lunges, dead man lifts, etc.

When Cruella comes, she uses whatever I have and makes "circuits" or stations for me.  Of all the things she does, I feel those circuits seem to help the most because they go faster and are continuous motion.  I, of course, have no motivation to do those myself when she's not here.  Gack.  I am constantly fighting myself between what I want long term and what I want this minute (which is to sit down and eat a plate of pasta or some fresh baked bread mmmmmmm).

Yesterday I got in 15 minutes on the treadmill, an hour with Nina on weights and abs, and then last night a full 40 minutes of fast walking around the park while my son played basketball.  All in all, it was an AWESOME day.  Coincidentally I got on the scale and not only was the 3 pounds I had managed to gain last week gone, but I'm down another pound on top of that, for a full 4 pound loss this week.

Yay me!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome fitness "toys" and awesome progress!



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