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Ugh to Strength Training

Anyone else have a hard time getting motivated for strength training? I get to the point where I mentally and physically crave a run, but lifting something heavy? Meh. I can take it or leave it. One of my goals since getting to America and getting certified as a PT was to work on the guns spaghetti arms. So far I have just been using resistance bands and body weight exercises, but one thing in particular has been kicking my butt.
Check out my soon-to-be-guns!

The 100 Push-up Challenge is so tough! I've just finished Week 5--sort of. I may have had to repeat a week. And I may have been slightly unable to finish the last workout. The idea is that after 6 weeks of following the basic schedule, you'll be able to do 100 push-ups in one go. I have modified that plan to be a little more "Vanessa friendly" but my goal is to be able to do 50 push-ups at once after 8 weeks. I would be pleased with that, considering I started out with about 12!

Yummy breakfast of oatmeal, flax seed, almonds, and dried cranberries. Hopefully will be at the gym soon with Tim in tow. I'll let you know how the workout goes!


  1. I'm the same way about weight lifing and running. Running I need, weight lifting is sometimes an afterthought.

  2. thanks so much for the comment on my blog! i need to start lifting, too.

  3. I HATE lifting! Why would I want to carry around all those weights?? Um, they're heavy!!
    I have started going to Mat Pilates 2x/week and have found this just as beneficial since you use your own body weight for strength. It has helped so so much with my running as well-very complementary!


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