Friday, December 7, 2012

Getting my butt kicked!

I am so happy it is finally Friday, not only is the weekend here, but I submitted my two final papers yesterday and closed the book on yet another semester of grad school! Now to change my focus and study for NASM, yikes 1 week until that will be done too. Who's taken this, any last minute advice?

Luckily I have still managed to get in my workouts and after a rough week needed the tough strength workout my trainer inflicted on me! I truly did get my butt (and arms) kicked.

I know I have mentioned his love of push ups before (and my hatred) but they just keep coming, along with pull ups with slow holds, lunges, squats, shoulders (a lot!). You know you had a good work out when you wake up the next day barley able to lift your arms! I love the tough moves that challenge me, What is your favorite challenging workout?

After mentioning to him last week that I feel like a wimp being the only girl in the weight room some nights while the guys life twice my body weight he decided to increase my weight even more! I love the strength, I am also thrilled to be seeing huge changes in my muscle definition.

Jill and I can't believe the response and excitement so far for 13 in 2013 In less than 1 week we hit 200 participants, who else is ready to challenge yourself to run 13 races in 2013, me I am running 13 halfs in 2013.

This overwhelming response will only help the prizes continue to roll in. Time to reveal a couple for you now...

Simple Trends I love these headbands! They are cute, stay in place the entire workout and keep my messy hair looking good for an early morning workout. Better yet they are a small company and the service is wonderful. Check out my review for more information.We have 4 Simple Trends Headbands to share with challengers.

4 Simple Trends Headbands
 Next for your feet, Swiftwick socks! A good running sock makes such a difference. Jill has wonderful things to say about SwiftWick and loves the socks. Check them out Twitter  or Website


 Check out Jill's post on Fitness Friday talking about running 12 halfs in 2012.

17 comments:

  1. Good luck- I have no advice, but I know you'll do great. :)
    Wow- sounds like an awesome workout. I haven't been sore like that in a long time!

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  2. That is so awesome that you guys have 200 participants already!! So cool! I am out this time:( Sent you an email with NASM tips:)

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    1. Thanks, got the email and am making sure to know all that info!

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  3. Good luck on your exam!
    And yes, I love the sore feeling a hard workout. Makes me feel like I put it all out there!

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    1. Thanks, the sore feeling is such a reminder of a good workout!

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  4. OMGosh I cant believe you are in grad school and doing NASM! I feel like such a slacker! I am trying to do NASM but can't seem to get it together (and I dont have something like Grad school eating up my time - and brain power)
    Congrats! you Rock! Lea

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    1. Not a slacker you are likely the smart one! Good luck on NASM too

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  5. Congratulations on wrapping up another semester of grad school!

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  6. I agree with Lea! Doing both has gotta be tough.

    Sounds like you've really gotten some good workouts in. Jelly arms are awesome!

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    1. Luckily I have my trainer to push me or I'm sure I wouldn't being doing nearly this tough of workouts!

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  7. I'm so excited to be participating in the 13 in 2013!! :) How has NASM been so far? I'm thinking of going for it next year.

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    1. And forgot to mention ----- GOOD LUCK!!! :)

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    2. Welcome to 13 in 2013!

      I have a medical background so much of NASM has been review for me, just needing to focus on the exercise parts. I did the online course and it is pretty good :)

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  8. Good luck on NASM! A friend of mine just took it and said it wasn't too bad! I don't know how you are doing it and grad school though! That'd make me nuts! Thanks for putting on 13 in 13! It'll be awesome!

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    1. Thanks Laurie, yes it is driving me nuts but I strive on stress :)

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