Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Les Mills Combat Day 47

Combat 60 Live

Yeah, I almost blew this off today, but then I looked at the schedule.  I love Combat 60 Live so I decided to just go ahead and do it.

Had it been a HIIT I might not have done it today.

I'm glad I did.  Sometimes you just gotta show up.

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Les Mills Combat Day 45

Power Kata

Yeah, my dumb ass took three days off from working out.  I'll forgive myself for 2 but 3 is a big no no.
 But luckily today was Power Kata which is super fun, all punching and kicking.  No push ups and plank holds.  So, It was sweaty, but kind of easing back in.  Could have been worse, I could have taken too much time off and then had to jump back in with a power HIIT.  That honestly probably would have been disastrous. 

So, back on it and pressing on.  Cause that's what you do.

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose,


PS.  join us for my Brazil Butt Lift Challenge!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Les Mills Combat Day 44

It's that...

Shock Plyo

...again.  I almost blew this off today, because well, it's hard and I don't enjoy it and there's burpees and jumping and yeah...

But I did it anyway.  You see, there are quite a few more people interested in my next challenge group than there were in my previous one, so I need to be disciplined enough to do every workout every day.  I need to stick to it.  Because if I'm leading the group and I don't show up..well...why should anybody else.

So I did it.  I showed up.  I pushed play.  I really wanted to just go take a nap, but I did the workout anyway.  Because I want people to get fit, healthy and happy with me. if I go ahead and knock out shock plyo today I get to do Power Kata tomorrow and I love Power Kata...kicking and punching and I get to look super tough in my hand wraps...yeah super tough...

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose, I must figure out how to pay for my last math class this summer.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Day 43 Les Mills Combat

Ultimate Warrior's Workout

Love love love it!  Except for that one little round that brings the non surgical butt lift to all new heights of torture.

But it's all for the 'greater good'.  If you've seen Hot Fuzz, you'll understand why I snicker when I write that.  Go watch it, I highly recommend it.  Family friendly and really funny.

Put in my order for Brazil Butt Lift today.  Really excited, couple of people coming in on the challenge with me on the 28th.  If you're interested, drop me a line  (or click here) and I'll get you in the group.  Delivery is 5 to 7 days, so I tend to order 10 days out usually, just to be sure.

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose,


Thursday, April 10, 2014

1st Bee Meeting!!!!

for no particular reason
a picture of a tardis bee hive
So, the weather finally got un-winter enough for us to actually make it to the bee meeting.  Total big deal to me because I'm obsessed with bees and I'm a total introvert.

Oh, and it's a pot luck and there was the tastiest ever dish with beef and sauerkraut with potatoes.  damn it was good, gonna have to bring my A game next month when I start bringing food.

But anyway this gives me a focus for my goals.  Since I get a piece of my closet back every 5 pounds, I shall set the goal of going to each bee meeting in a reclaimed piece of clothing.

So, there.

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose,


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Les Mills Combat Day 40

yup, felt that

Combat 60 Live:  Ultimate Warrior's Workout

Yowza!  the legwork on this one.  Still sore from the two workouts on Saturday and the bike ride Sunday.  This kicked a little bit of my bootay today.  But it was a lot of fun.  Well, til the push ups.

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose,


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Les Mills Combat Day 38

Power Kata

Went ahead an knocked this out a couple hours after Day 37 since I was behind.  Yeah, not going to be able to walk tomorrow, but totally worth it.

I should actually catch up by Thursday!  Woo Hoo!  At least I'll knock out 1 goal this month.

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose,


Monday, April 7, 2014

Just Say Yes

Yesterday was kind of chilly.  Early in the day the BF mentioned going and getting coffee and picking up a few caches in the arts district.  Nice little hour long bike trip.  But it just stayed cold, then he went off to the cable company to change our subscription and came back and had to upgrade some stuff on our wifi network.  That ate up a good part of the day.

By 4 I was like are we going for coffee?  We almost said no.  But we went ahead and skipped the caching but went for coffee and bagels anyway.  I am so glad we did.  

You see I don't get out much except for school, so the local coffee shop is super awesome to me.  It's almost never crowded but neatest people show up.

Hipsters with their patterned tights wearing girlfriends. 
Skinny pants wearing red bearded engineering students.
Grungy twenty somethings in khaki and sleeveless BDU tops.
Errand running moms.
White bearded old dudes that look like famous writers.
And this kid...
Seriously, this kid is on an honest to golly unicycle.  Thing was almost as tall as he is.  And he's wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.  You should have seen him haul himself up on top of the air conditioning unit to get up on that thing!

So, this is what I'm saying, folks.  Say yes to stuff, sometimes you don't really feel like it, but from time to time go anyway.  You might just see something you have never seen  before.

Sweat hard folks and go live this life on purpose.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Les Mills Combat Day 37

Power HIIT

Can't believe I liked this the first couple times.  All of those squats and burpees are getting rough.

Well, I'm just past half way and I'm the only one left in the challenge group.  It seems like it's taking forever to get through the 30's.  I have been taking more days off.  Something always seems to happen 3/4 of the way through each month that makes me lose steam, then I get fired up again on the first.

I'm still a little behind, but I think I can still finish before the next challenge group is due to start.

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose.


Saturday, April 5, 2014

blah blah blah

Over the years whether is was on my own personal time or with groups while I was in the military.  There is a common thread that emerges when you spend a lot of time with people who are trying to get in better shape.

That common thread consists of excuses and myths 16 years of excuses and myths....

There are the men that don't like to exercise that find a new pain with every workout.  Every new move wakes up a new:

  • old football injury
  • old war injury
  • old wrestling injury's the thing, if you haven't worked out in awhile or if you tend to only do one type of exercise, then yeah there are going to be some aches, pains and soreness in new places.  Figure out the difference between "change" pain and actually hurting yourself pain and then press on, or don't those are the choices.  Just remember that variety is the spice of, well, everything.  Diversified training brings greater results.

Then there's the women and the "I don't lift because I don't want to get bulky" crap.  Once again, women don't have the testosterone that it takes to get bulky.  Lift away, without serious supplementation you are not going to turn into the hulk.  Heavy weights do not make women bulky, heavy food does that.  Besides most of the women spouting that crap  are probably not going to be dedicated enough to even approach building a significant amount of muscle.  The most they are going to lift is another cupcake to their face, and that's fine, just don't tell me not to lift because I'll get bulky.  I'll tell you to stuff it.

"This program is making me gain weight."  Probably not.  More than likely your diet made you gain weight.  Usually what happens is we say, "oh I'm doing this really difficult routine, so I can eat as much as I want."  That's what put the weight on you.  I'm sorry but a workout program is just not going to add fat to your body.  It's just not.  That doesn't even make any sense.  Before you blame your program, take a long hard look at what you've been eating and how much you've been eating.

"I don't want to lose my ass, my (insert significant other here) likes it."  Yeah, seriously, if your significant other is going to love you less or leave you because you become start living a healthier lifestyle, you need to ditch that bastard.  Those people who love big asses and big tits on their partners are usually people who have never had to carry that stuff around all day and night every single day.

It boils down, once again, to either want it or you don't.  If you want it you will get up and do it.  If you don't want it you will make up excuses, you will blame the workout, you will blame the somebody else's opinion of you, you will quit.  That's fine, if you want to quit, then quit.  Just stop making up excuses.

If you don't want to buy bigger pants every 6 months then get up and fix it.  If you want your waist and stomach to be smaller then stop eating so fucking much and get some exercise.  But you have to fix the diet AND exercise not just exercise.  Shut up and do it or shut up and don't.  Either way shut up.  Arguing isn't going to un-eat the crap you throw down your throat every day.  Seriously, I know from experience.

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose.