Oh, the miles we will go...
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Abs/Legs
  • Dive Bombers - 3x15
  • Back Extensions - 3x12
  • 3-Way Hanging Crunch - 4x6
  • Standing Calf Raise - 1x20(140), 2x20(160), 1x10(140)
  • Slider Squats - 3x12
  • Side Squats + Medicine Ball Shoulder Raise - 1x10/8/6(8)
  • BB Squats - 1x4(95), 3x4(75) - I can’t wait to improve on these. I’m going to have to do these before other leg exercises because I was already pretty sore.
  • DB Walking Lunges - 3x10e(20s)

My legs were shaking every time I walked down a set of stairs.

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Day 1 of my new four day split

warm up: 2 mile walk to the gym

gym: Abs/Back/Biceps

  • Back Extensions - 3x15
  • Plate Full Body Crunch 3x20(25)
  • Side Plank Hip Raises - 3x15e
  • Wide Grip Pulldown to Chest - 2x15(60), 2x8(70)
  • Close Grip Seated Cable Row - 2x12(50), 1x8(60), 1x10(40)
  • Bent Over BB Row - 3x12(35)
  • Seated DB Curls - 3x12e(17.5)
  • Standing BB Curls - 4x6(40)
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the progress I feared would never come

About a year and a half ago I didn’t even realize I had gained weight until I noticed my pants weren’t fitting anymore. I was oblivious to the point of thinking the clothes were shrinking, rather than me getting bigger. I went through a long period of wearing mostly dresses and skirts because I was so ashamed I had let myself get bigger, and thought buying new pants was accepting my weight gain instead of dedicating myself to fitting into them again. Eventually though, I did buy new pants and it wasn’t the size 3 on the tag that made me feel bad, it was the fact that all my other pants were too tight to even get all the way up my legs, let alone buttoned.

Since then I was unhappy with myself and trying to change things for the better, but I wasn’t giving it the dedication it needed. Then, after this last winter break, I decided enough was enough, and I kicked things into high gear. Now I eat clean, go to the gym three times a week, run twice a week, and walk the two miles to and from school whenever I have the time.

The result? I feel good about myself, my body is defined, I am so much stronger, and as of yesterday, I can now fit into my 25 inch waist pants that I feared I’d never wear again. I have twice as many jeans, a bunch more skirts, dresses, and shorts, and so much pride for my hard work. I assumed that if I ever fit into my pants again it would bring tears to my eyes. Instead I felt a hardening of determination to continue to improve.

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I started doing BB squats at the gym. Feels pretty badass.
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My butt is so sore!

DB Walking Lunges.

No regrets.

Breakfast!

Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes topped with mixed berries.

Delicious(AND healthy)!

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holy crap!

I’m starting to see my abs!

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  • awesome progress
  • lovely person
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Arizona Senate approves lying to women to prevent abortions
Some excerpts from the article:
"The Arizona Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow doctors to withhold information about prenatal problems if it could make the decision to have an abortion more likely."
“But even worse, the law presumes that it is the state’s role to dictate what information a woman should have access to and what information she needs to be ‘protected’ from in accessing routine health care services.”
read the short article here
This lack of respect for women needs to be stopped. Whether you support pro-choice or not, how can anyone justify lying to a woman about her own body and health? What if the lying is dangerous to the mother’s health? What if the lying leads a child of severe disability to be born to a family that does not have the resources to care for him or her (sometimes the child’s entire life)? The fact that the Arizona Senate approved the bill blows my mind. Government needs to extract itself from the womb.

Arizona Senate approves lying to women to prevent abortions

Some excerpts from the article:

"The Arizona Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow doctors to withhold information about prenatal problems if it could make the decision to have an abortion more likely."

“But even worse, the law presumes that it is the state’s role to dictate what information a woman should have access to and what information she needs to be ‘protected’ from in accessing routine health care services.”

read the short article here

This lack of respect for women needs to be stopped. Whether you support pro-choice or not, how can anyone justify lying to a woman about her own body and health? What if the lying is dangerous to the mother’s health? What if the lying leads a child of severe disability to be born to a family that does not have the resources to care for him or her (sometimes the child’s entire life)? The fact that the Arizona Senate approved the bill blows my mind. Government needs to extract itself from the womb.

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Protein Pancakes

I made Beccasfitlife’s pancakes for breakfast this morning but used vanilla almond milk instead of unsweetened and chocolate protein powder instead of vanilla. They turned out pretty well.

Instead of using syrup, I microwaved frozen mixed berries which created a lot of juice and put that on top of the pancakes.

Delicious.