Up and At Em!

27 Oct

Good morning!  How is everyone doing today?  I had a great workout in the gym this morning.  I did intervals in the new shoes (which I think I love, I need to give them a few more runs), and circuits for strength.  I really noticed the improvements in my body and muscles this morning as I was lifting during circuits.  I am a lot stronger then when I started circuits just a few weeks ago.  I noticed I went up on weights for a lot of the exercises- the weights I first started with were way to easy!  : )  Here are my stats from this AM’s workout:

  • Time:  1:03:27
  • Calories:  545 (35% fat)
  • Max Heart Rate:  190bpm (98% max)
  • Average Heart Rate:  158bpm (82% max)

If you’re new to this blog, you can find my workout plan here.

I can’t wait to get my massage done this afternoon.  The massage usually lasts an hour, and the lady who does it, primarily concentrates on my neck and hips.  During the hour, we usually cup areas of the back, hips and neck that have pain.  It’s amazing how quickly you bruise from them.  I’ll post more on cupping and try and upload a few pictures of the aftermath on the website. 

Breakfast was the usual.  Hot lemon water, black coffee and a slice of PB toast.

Caffeine, yes please!


Bad pic, I know!


Now onto Morning Meditation

Motivation for the Day:  Mexico!!!!  It’s coming closer

Three Things I am Thankful for Today:  1-  Beautiful weather  2- Massage to help my body  3-  My body for pushing me thru a great workout this morning

Goals for the day:  Stay as positive as I can throughout the day, and try to reflect my positive energy onto others!  : )

Motivational Quote of the Day:  A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.  -Vince Lombardi

Have you ever had a cupping massage?  What did you think of it?

Sundance- The Husband and I, maybe 4 years ago!



6 Responses to “Up and At Em!”

  1. Matt October 27, 2010 at 10:26 am #

    Don’t you just love the feeling when you know your body is improving? I LOVE that 🙂

  2. Natalia - a side of simple October 27, 2010 at 1:59 pm #

    Great motivational quote for today, thank you!

  3. Jamie @ Food in Real Life October 27, 2010 at 6:39 pm #

    I’ve never done cupping, it kind of scares me! My friend got it done and her back was all marked up. Where in Mexico are you headed?

    • Balanced Healthy Life October 28, 2010 at 8:09 am #

      Cupping, def. leaves marks, but its worth it! : ) W

      We are heading to Puerto Vallarta!

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