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I started weight lifting a little over two years ago, and really love it. I've been a runner for some time, and needed something 'different.' And I found it. Something about gaining in strength, it's empowering, dare I say. Just wanted to share a little slice of my life, with you all. :sillysmi: And if you lift, I'd love to hear all about it.

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I used to lift weights...but once the "weights" got to be about 4 years old, I quit lifting them as much. :lmao:
Today, those weights are 20 and 22, 6'8" and 6'5" respectively, and in college, so happily my lifting days are over, until I get to lift a grand-"weight". :lmao:

Sorry, I think my humor is even more off-kilter tonight than usual. That looks like some serious stuff right there--I admire you for it, but I have no desire to join you. :D
 
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I used to lift weights...but once the "weights" got to be about 4 years old, I quit lifting them as much. :lmao:
Today, those weights are 20 and 22, 6'8" and 6'5" respectively, and in college, so happily my lifting days are over, until I get to lift a grand-"weight". :lmao:

Sorry, I think my humor is even more off-kilter tonight than usual. That looks like some serious stuff right there--I admire you for it, but I have no desire to join you. :D

:lol: i like your humor!

what's kinda cool about weight lifting, is it fits anyone's goals, these days. if you want to do powerlifting, there's routines for that. crossfit, there's routines for that. there's something for everyone! ;) it's definitely stress relieving...whatever ails ya, the iron can cure it. lol

hope you had a good day today.
 

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Heh,heh. I've got weights, but right now, my room is not set up. As good an excuse as I can come up with.
 
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Heh,heh. I've got weights, but right now, my room is not set up. As good an excuse as I can come up with.

aw..well, no time like the present. chop chop! :mrgreen:
 

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cool stuff. i dont dare embarrass myself at the gym with my husband. lol i do my stroller stride workouts a few times a week.
 
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cool stuff. i dont dare embarrass myself at the gym with my husband. lol i do my stroller stride workouts a few times a week.

ooohhh...i bet your hubby being in the military has a KILLER workout!
stroller workouts are great. i see many in my neighborhood do those. when my kids were little, i didn't think of that. lol
here's to health, as long as we keep active! :)
 

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I actually do the kettlebell workout in my living room. It seems to work really well! If it starts to get easy, I just go out and buy the next heavy kettlebell, then it is hard again!

Make sure you let me know what you post some self pics will ya! lol ;)
 
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You go girl!

says the tough mudder chick! :mrgreen:
you rock..seriously. that's no easy feat.
it looks fun, in a torturous kinda way. hehe
 
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I actually do the kettlebell workout in my living room. It seems to work really well! If it starts to get easy, I just go out and buy the next heavy kettlebell, then it is hard again!

Make sure you let me know what you post some self pics will ya! lol ;)

kettlebells are fun. awesome! i use them for trap work. do you do a full body routine with them?
 

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^Well, my full body hurts after a workout, so I'm gonna go with yes.
 

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cool stuff. i dont dare embarrass myself at the gym with my husband. lol i do my stroller stride workouts a few times a week.

ooohhh...i bet your hubby being in the military has a KILLER workout!
stroller workouts are great. i see many in my neighborhood do those. when my kids were little, i didn't think of that. lol
here's to health, as long as we keep active! :)

its a lot of fun!! FIT4MOM - Largest Fitness Program for Moms
 

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I did Insanity to get seriously back in shape!! Give it a try!!
 

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I started weight lifting a little over two years ago, and really love it. I've been a runner for some time, and needed something 'different.' And I found it. Something about gaining in strength, it's empowering, dare I say. Just wanted to share a little slice of my life, with you all. :sillysmi: And if you lift, I'd love to hear all about it.

(Took the below pics of the inside of my gym on Saturday, with my cell)
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(Standing up an applausing) that is what I'm talking about! Get some iron. I suggest watching "Pumping Iron". Best documentary ever!

Lifting the weight is the easy part. Creating, sticking and maintaining a healthy diet, hardest **** ever.
 
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