The journey...

Life is in the journey, not the destination, so do what you can and take it one day at a time. Go slow, do it right, and make your changes permanent — then help out others who are where you were.

~Jillian Michaels

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I'm Back!

I'm BACK!!!

The PASSION, the drive, the determination and FUN in working out is slowly coming back!

The DESIRE to share, encourage, motivate and push others to the limits is returning!

The JOY of blogging, being creative and documenting my progress is REVIVED!

Last night, Ali (one of my best friends) & I went to the gym for our workout.  I decided to spice it up a bit and created my own "bootcamp style" workout!  I had so much fun thinking this up off the top of my head and even more fun COMPLETING the workout.  There is something about being able to come up with a workout like this without the help or assistance of a personal trainer that totally built up my pride.  Not in a boastful, "Oh, how cool am I, look what I can do!" manner, but in a "Wow!  I'm really doing this!" type of way.

I utilized one of the free racquetball courts and set-up two interval courses (one for Ali, one for me).  At one end there were two step aerobics stairs & two medicine balls.  On the other end of the room there were two exercise balls and two sets of 10 pound hand weights.  PERFECTO!

WORKOUT OVERVIEW:


  1. Run/Sprint down & back (length of racquetball court)

  2. 10 wide leg stair steps (V-step, box step) - fast!

  3. Run/Sprint down

  4. 10 Shoulder Presses

  5. Run/Sprint back

  6. 10 wide leg stair steps

  7. Run/Sprint down

  8. 20 Crunches

  9. Run/Sprint back

  10. 10 wide leg stair steps

  11. Torso-twist lunges down & back w/ medicine ball

  12. 20 Squats

  13. 1 min wall sit

  14. REPEAT (5x)
This was not only a FUN & spontaneous workout, but one that was intense, tiring, PAINFUL and worth trying again!  Ali collapsed during her wall sit at the end and tears streamed down her face as she said, "Thank You! You know a workout is good when it makes you cry!"

Verse of the Day:

Psalm 37:23-25 (NIV)
If the LORD delights in a man's way,
he makes his steps firm;
though he stumble, he will not fall,
for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

2 comments:

Ali Trier said...

I am sooo proud of you. There are some things I am adding to our next bootcamp. *evil grin* I wanted to totally incorporate them as I thought of them but I was so stinkin proud of you for taking charge and showing everyone what YOU are made of WITHOUT help. I am proud of you, and blessed to be able to say you are one of my best friends DEMESHA RACHELLE! Keep inspiring us all day by day!!

Lindsay said...

You are awesome! I just found your blog and I love it! I just added you to my list of blogs to read :) That sounds like a killer workout good job :)