Archive | May, 2012

First Day of Lifts!

30 May

Being that “Pop-Up Video” Jersey Shore is on, followed by Real Housewives of New Jersey… I won’t be getting anything done today (I guess I like New Jersey?).  Good news is I can blog it up and discover who else is out there; Please let yourselves be known!

But I guess this is my first ‘real’ post so let’s get started!

Yesterday was my first day lifting in a month.  After 4 years of rigorous track and field lifts and workouts, I’m ready to get started on MY OWN workout plan and begin my quest to get lean!

As I stated, I will be tracking my progress, so HERE is my “before” picture:

“Before” Pictures

Yesterday started with these: 

Banana Protein Pancakes with Almond Butter

How it Happened: 

1/2 Cup Oatmeal, 1 scoop protein, 1 egg, 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 banana

And now for the LEGS workout…

-20 min warm-up on the elliptical 

-3x15x30lbs Kettlebell swings

-3×10 2 Leg Swiss Ball curls

-3×15 Swiss Ball Squats

-2x10x80lbs Dead Lifts

-2x12ea Side Leg Raises 

-3x5x85 Hang Cleans

+ABS and Stretch

Yesterday’s workout took less than an hour, but still left me sore today! Afterwards, I grabbed a snack and my friends and I went for a hike for about an hour 🙂

Any tips? Comments? Questions? Let me know!

+I’ll post my 3-week workout plan in the very near future!


*ps. Can someone please help me put the blogs I follow onto my blogroll? They’re not showing up! Thanks!! -M


My First Post!

29 May

Dear Future Friends,

I’m Michelle. I just graduated college a little over a week ago and I’m getting ready to start the next phase of my life.  While graduation is incredibly depressing, I’m excited to see what life has in store…

In college, I was a captain of my Division I Track and Field team and I’ve been active my whole life.  I am a ISSA-certified Personal Trainer and have a job lined up once I get my CPR Certification.  The purpose of this blog is to check my own progress through my workouts and food intake.  I’m also here to answer any workout/nutrition questions you may have and learn from what information you know!

The picture on the top of the page (Marilyn Monroe lifting weights) is my favorite photo ever. I’ve had a huge poster of it in my room since freshman year in college.

I’m coming off a month-long break and today is the first day of my workouts… I realize I will be incredibly sore tomorrow, but I’m pumped for it!

If you have any questions or  tips for me, they’re very much appreciated!

I’ll clue you in on my workout later, I’m gonna go Work IT out!