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Squats for Days

It’s getting colder out, the sun goes down earlier, and my body is trying to store food for the coming winter months. The last item, I’m sure of. I’ve hit hibernation mode.
I’ve found that lately I’m craving more food, and junk food. Since Halloween, I allowed myself to eat candy, which quickly snowballed into me eating fast food and late night snacks. It’s horrible.
Quickly, I need to adjust what’s going on in my diet. Until then, I’m focusing on returning to excercise mode, which is why I’m making new adjustments to my daily routines. For example, doing squats… but not at the gym. Not that I won’t do them at the gym, just that I don’t want to have to be at the gym to do them. Not to mention that I’d really prefer not to do squats around other people.
Drop It
Get The Shirt
I’ve found that there’s little to no reason not to do 10 to 20 squats every time I go to the bathroom. I mean, I drink enough water that I end up going a good number of times a day. So we’re starting this new thing where every time I use the bathroom. We’ll see how long that lasts, but hopefully if I remember to do so the majority of the time, I’ll have some sweet gluts as a result.
Fitness, Health

Let the Workout Madness Begin

One of my best friends is trying to kill me.

No, not in a serial killer way. She’s just trying to get us to work out more since we’ve both fallen off the workout wagon. Pumpkin donuts, apple cider, and ice cream are way too tempting when the leaves turn colors and the temperature drops. Sweater weather also gives the illusion that you can be frumpy inside your big, baggy tops. I’m making excuses, I know. But I bet you’ve said the same thing.

My friend’s idea to ward off fat is brilliant, but brutal. A monthly workout planner with day-by-day routine. The problem is . . . she wants to do three to five days each day. Kind of an accelerated plan, with a death wish. So, on Day 1, I wouldn’t just do Day 1’s workout. I’d do Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and maybe Day 4 if I’m ambitious.

So I tested day one.


Crunches. Easy. Done in no time doing day 1, 2, 3, and 4. I even threw in some extra bicycles and mason twists.

Leg Lifts. A bit harder, but totally manageable.

Then came the planks. Usually I’m not a complainer. And I usually do three 1-minute planks in a gym session. But doing a short session, then another session, and yet another short session, got really frustrating quickly.

So, being that I’m thoroughly worn out. I’m hoping I get rock hard abs in a month. Or at least that my pants start fitting again. Here’s hoping. If you’ve got some inspiration on staying motivated, send it my way.


First Hike of 2013


The weather was beautiful, the dog was excited to go, and we were ready to scale the mountain. Nothing better than the first hike of the season.

One of my best ladies and I took the pup out this weekend to get some fresh air, and I’m so glad we did. Not only did we figure out that we need to do more fun outdoor activities this summer, but I realized I need to work on myself a bit more. It was exhausting getting to the top of Mount Major. Gotta love the view though, it was well worth sweating the whole way up and down the trails.

We took a harder trail, both of us scaling up on our hands and knees at one point to get up the rocks. The dog, on the other hand, was like a flash of lightning flying up the trail. I swear, she is part mountain lion or something. She’s so speedy.


We’ve also decided we’re going to do some research to hike some more this summer. So if anyone has any suggestions for NH area mountains to scale, let me know!