Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Today was tiresome. I spent about 4.5 hours in the car with my 3 year old and 6 year old. They were mostly fine in the car, but by the time we were pulling off the highway here in town, I was having to remind them to keep their body parts to themselves. We then had to go pick up the other three kids, head home for dinner, baths, and bedtime. By the time I had gotten all five kids into bed I was ready to join them, but I did not! Instead I proceeded to take the dog outside and run in the yard for 5 minutes, then came back inside and did this workout for toning arms.

The workout was rather intense, as it was one of the assigned #Mamavation hazing workouts I am participating in while applying to become the next Mamavation Mom. It included the following series of excercises:
10 pushups
24 Bicep Burners
15 Shoulder Presses
10 Pushups
15 Tricep Dips
 15 Lateral Raises
10 Pushups
15 Tricep Kickbacks, 20 Bicep Pullbacks

First of all, I had to look up everything except Pushups! How sad is that?? I consider myself a pretty active person but I will admit I've never been one to do strength training. I am of course, the firs to admit I have no strength in my arms, so I was excited to try this workout. And when it ended, I felt as though my arms had turned into a couple of limp noodles. I am absolutely LOVING this feeling!

On the agenda for tomorrow I have a nice 3 mile run planned in the morning. Hoping to maintain a decent pace and run in intervals of 6 minutes running and 30 seconds walking.


  1. GOOD job I had to look up the exercises also so that would make us both SAD and that we are not we are working to better ourselves. :)

  2. Add to this the fact I weighed myself today for the first time in months (due t scale being broken) and OMG!! I have gained. SO disappointing!