Wednesday, June 23, 2010

my new workout!

It's official... I have got to start working out more! I get winded way too easily and have been eating crap food. Soooo this is my new workout for those of you who are interested. I like this because it can be done at home (or an apartment) and doesn't require you to buy anything. I do repeat this entire circuit three times and yes, I get tired quick! Also, I have been seriously attempting to eat healthier and watch my junk food intake. I'll also be making a youtube video to talk more about all of this new health stuff so you guys can join in with me! Hope you enjoy and good luck! :o)

—> Complete the following body weight circuit with absolutely NO rest in between exercises

1a. 45-degree lunges (instead of stepping straight out in front, step out and to the side at a 45-degree angle, push off your heel back to start position and alternate) x 15 reps per leg

1b. Jumping jacks x 50 reps (fast as you can go, full range of motion)

1c. Push-ups x 12 reps (if you can’t do regular push-ups, do them off your knees until you get stronger)

1d. Lying hip extensions x 20 reps (lying on back with knees bent up, pushing hips into air)

1e. Burpees x 10 reps (start standing, crouch down to floor, kick legs straight back into plank, then back up to chest, then stand, then jump in place)

1f. Squat jumps x 12 reps (explode through the jump; don’t sacrifice form on the lowering phase)

1g. Plank x 30 secs (keep back flat, abs tight, body weight is on forearms and toes only)

1h. High knees x 30 secs (as fast as you can go, brining knees up as high as possible)

—> This is one circuit. Rest 90 secs and repeat 1-3 times, depending on your fitness level.

—> Include 3-5 cardio workouts each week in addition to this workout.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Lessons Learned

Wow, how I hate learning lessons the hard way. I went through quite an ordeal this week, and am slowly trying to build myself back up from it. I had some devastating things happen to me at my job, and realized that several people (including management and people I thought I could trust) completely betrayed me and went behind my back and told lies to get me fired, even though I was one of their best sales employees, and never caused drama or problems. I have never been treated so unfair (and for untrue reasons as well), and have never been let go at any job before. I am telling you all this partly because I'm still upset and venting, and partly because I want to tell you all what I've learned so that you don't have to learn it the hard way like I did. Be SO very careful of who you trust in all aspects of your life. Don't get caught up in people gossiping and trying to get you to say certain things as well, even if you feel like you can trust them. Always be cautious of the people you surround yourself with, especially at work. The work environment can be a breeding ground for gossip, and by all means, stay away from it! I tried to exclude myself from all the drama and gossip, but somehow (through deceitfulness and lies by others), they dragged me down, and crushed my spirit.

So, here I am, trying to forget the past and what happened, and only taking with me new lessons learned, and moving on to something better. Hope you all are having a better week then myself and I'll talk to you all soon!