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Face The Music Friday #15

on January 3, 2014

This is way late on Friday for my post, but snow storm Hercules had other ideas for my morning. Stupid snow. Anyway, not a ton of updates this week.

Julie and Dan came down NYE to hang out unexpectedly (well, maybe just for me and Dan). We all played 3D Mario on Dan’s new Wii U that he brought for us to check out and then when we were played out we read all of the cards from Tara’s jar of memories she’d been keeping throughout the year. We all took turns reading some of the cards and it was fun looking back at our 2013.

We slept in pretty late on New Year’s Day and, after some breakfast, I asked Dan to come to the gym with me to show me some stuff on my routine that I was either unfamiliar with or not sure we had the right things to use at my tiny Planet Fitness (which we didn’t on some of them). I am pretty confident to start this plan on Monday. Tomorrow will also be my first visit to the obstacle gym so I’m excited (and terrified) to go there.

One highlight of the week was when Dan was showing me my new routine and he was showing me some fancy barbell curl that I forget the name of. The dude on the bench next to us sees me curling the 40 lb barbell that Dan gave me (the 20 and 30 lb were both taken at the time) and literally said “that’s impressive”. Whether or not it is, I felt pretty badass. I’ve been flying pretty high off of that since Wednesday.



Fitness this week:

Saturday – Out and about all day

Sunday – Nada. Zip. Zilch. Zero.

Monday – 45 min walk and yoga

Tuesday – 45 min walk and 10 min Arc Trainer

Wednesday – 30-45 min learning new weight routine and 30 min yoga

Thursday/Friday – shoveling out


Since it’s only appropriate with the 8-10 inches of the white stuff outside, here is the Red Hot Chili Peppers – Snow (Hey Oh). Everyone enjoy their weekend!






12 responses to “Face The Music Friday #15

  1. Yankee Girl says:

    It’s impressive! You totally get to feel like a badass.

  2. biz319 says:

    Holy shizz – 40 pounds is amazeballs! I haven’t worked out in the last few days and I am feeling it. I told Tony that I was going to do Insanity before hitting up the hospital. It’s amazing how tiring just sitting watching t.v. all day is!

    Thanks for all your virtual hugs!! 😀

    • beach3519 says:

      Thanks! 🙂 I know what you mean – I definitely notice it if it’s been a few days.

      And you’re very welcome. Thanks for keeping us updated on how you guys are doing!

  3. You can curl a 40-pounder??? Yep, that’s pretty badass!

    You can add Chili Peppers videos to your post anytime! Love them!!!

    • beach3519 says:

      I definitely couldn’t have done it for multiple sets, but I think I did 10-11 reps of it. Thanks!! 😀

      I love them too, so so much! They’re amazing in concert. I’d put them high up on my list of bands to see live.

  4. I could never curl 40. I agree impressive! Ride that happy high.

  5. Not sure I could even lift 40 pounds using both hands! When I do the weights at the gym, I can usually only do 30 with the shoulder press and the push out bar thingy (Like my lifting technical term there? LOL ) I think when I do the curl machine, I can only set it on 15. Yep, I’m that wimpy! Mad props to you! That IS impressive!

  6. That weight is most definitely badass, you rock!! And I love the idea of a memory jar, what a creative thing to do for a whole year!:)

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