Pushing it, bringing it, on FIRE
I’m now on my third week of the Push phase of Chalean Extreme. Based on my Bodybugg data, I’ve been adding in additional workouts whenever I can: walking, running, Turbo Fire, P90X…you name it.
I’ve also been tacking on other things. I joined up with a five day long dare/fitness challenge to do 500 squats daily. After losing about half an inch or so in my thighs in five days, I think that the potential of squats is not to be underestimated. I don’t do them with weights, and I spread them out throughout the day. Also in the mix is a second five day fitness challenge–60 planks for a minute a piece. I thought that this would be easy until I realized–holy crap, that’s an hour’s worth of plank poses!! Where do I get that extra hour from?? Once again…will have to spread this out throughout the day.
In short, I’m ridiculously busy. I somehow manage to fit in errands, sleep, and some vague attempt at a social life into this. Sound familiar? Can you relate?
In any event…I still need heavier weights! Hoping to pick up that second 25 lb dumbbell and two 30s this weekend. Squats with 20s are NOTHING to me now, and I need to go heavier if I want to keep up the momentum. I still run into women afraid to “bulk up”, like they have the same amount of testosterone as men or something. I’m getting smaller as I lift, and more defined. I’ve never had arm definition in my life, and I’m getting it now!
I’m also hoping to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and hit the nearby bike trail for some serious walking. I have only 46 days to go until I walk 39.3 miles in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, so I’m upping the walking, the training…breaking in my two pairs of walking sneakers! Since the trail is ten miles each way, it’s perfect for the walking practice…and it’s a beautiful walk besides.
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