Category Archives: Resistance Training

Date Night at the Colosseum

Date Night at the Colosseum

It’s date night. Dressed up. High heels. Fancy dinner. Lots of hand-holding and endearing moments. Right? Well not this week. This week’s date night was a bit unconventional, when we headed to the Colosseum for a training session with my coach Joe Bender. My husband works his tail off, 7 days a week for 8…Continue Reading

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Bikini Prep – 21 Weeks Out – No Pretending

Bikini Prep – 21 Weeks Out – No Pretending

I have a little pet peeve, and it’s called pretenders. You know those people, when you ask how their day is going, and they say “great!!!” and they are crying inside. Kind of like, when you ask, “How was Disney?” for 7 nights in July, and they say “Sooooo fun!” and you know they are…Continue Reading

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My New Goal Scares the Sh*t Out of Me

My New Goal Scares the Sh*t Out of Me

I’m not one who makes quick decisions. Wait, let me go back. I’m not one who makes quick decisions ANYMORE. Rewind to my twenties, and you would have met a Mary who often made quick, sometimes rash, decisions. I’m very grateful to be older and wiser now. So when it came to thinking about, possibly…Continue Reading

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Staying Motivated – Intrinsic v. Extrinsic Motivation

Staying Motivated – Intrinsic v. Extrinsic Motivation

  How do you stay motivated? I get this question a lot. For me, the answer is simple: “it comes from within.” I know that is not very specific, and it doesn’t really help to explain my personal motivation, so let me share a little bit about motivation in general, and maybe you’ll see what…Continue Reading

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Back, Biceps, and Core

Back, Biceps, and Core

I hit the gym today for a weight session focused on back and biceps. If you’re new to weight training, it is common to group these muscles together in one day. I also try to add in core work as an “active rest” between sets that are not supersets. (Those are tough enough as it…Continue Reading

Today’s Workout: Chest and Triceps

Today’s Workout: Chest and Triceps

I love lifting weights. Don’t tell my spin bike, but  I even love lifting weights more than I love the heart pumping, 60-minute sweat session that I take on five or six times a week in the spin studio. And I really love spinning! There is something about feeling STRONG that feels better than racing…Continue Reading

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