Wednesday, April 4, 2012

10 Reasons Why Women Should Stay Away From Weights

Put it down, woman!

1. You might break a nail.
2. You could even bruise a male ego or two.
3. You’ll eat properly and still be able to lose fat. Work of the devil!
4. You’ll look more like an athlete and less like a runway model. Skeletal is sexy, right?
5. You’ll be able to lift heavy things without asking a man for help, thus upsetting the balance of the universe.
6. You will be seen in public without high heels.
7. You’ll grunt, sweat and feel sore. So unladylike!
8. You’ll be proud of your pert bum instead of being self conscious about it like a normal woman.
9. You’ll be more active and confident instead of sitting around looking pretty. What are you, some kind of feminist?
10. You’ll be stronger, leaner and sexier – and we all know where that can lead!

HA!!! I loved this when I read it this morning.   I absolutely LOVE lifting weights. Strong bones, tendons, and muscles that also look and perform better; what woman would want that…?

Simply put, a weight trained woman will look better, and feel better in my opinion. There's just something about feeling stronger... having my muscles contract when I work them slowly.  There is seriously nothing better!   Luckily for me, today is my upper body training day.  

Now here's a good article on why women should lift weights...   ENJOY!  :)

Have a good Wednesday kids!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday Weigh In Day!

Hey kids!  I hope everyone enjoyed their weekends.  It was a lovely weekend here in St. Louis.  Sunny and in the upper 80's.   I LOVE warm weather.

Anyway..    Let's get to it.

Yesterday was Sunday Funday for me.  Meaning, it was my ex's day to have our daughter, so I went and socialized with some friends.   I indulged in a few adult bevvies, as well as food.  I ended up splitting hot wings and fries with a friend for lunch, (I ate 5 wings, and maybe 15 or so fries).  Then dinner was sushi.  I had one sushi roll, followed by the biggest slice of chocolate raspberry ganache cake I'd ever seen.  OMG it was a huge slice of heaven!   

So - with the water retention from the alcohol, combined with wings and fries and chocolate cake... I was a little leary of the scale this morning.

Well, I shouldnt have been. 

I'm down from 1 lb from Thursday, and overall down 4.6 lbs since last Monday.    So, my first official week of increasing my calories, and making it to the gym 5 days last week WORKED!!  I couldnt be happier.

Plans for this week...  dont really have any.  I'm just going to stick to what I did last week. 

Greek yogurt/organic granola for breakfast, snacks will be clementines or apples, almonds, turkey sticks and string cheese.    Lunches will be salads per usual, and I'll also be making chili or chicken and wild rice soup tonight for the rest of the week.

That's all I got kids...  Have a fabulous week, and I'll check in on Thursday with my stats!

As always, thanks for reading!