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No Number Defines Me

Doubt, fear, nervous, excited, pumped, confident, combative, pissed, sad, confused, and finally a little at peace and thankful. This is the cycle of emotions I went through when I did my last set of squats today. I started off with the plan: Sumo Deadlift (SS) 3 x 15 Stationary Alternating BB Lunges 3 x 12

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1 March, 2013 4:04 pm
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taramc
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Guillermo

I like to watch people in the gym – see what they are doing and get new ideas. A few weeks ago I saw a “kid” doing box jumps with 15 lb dumbbells. No big right? Did I mention he had 2 boxes stacked on top of each other?  Knowing that the tallest box jump

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taramc
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2013 Week 4 Day 1 – Upper Body

You can find each phase of my workout program here.     UPPER BODY Bench Press (SS) 3 x 12 Cable Fly 3 x 15 BB Bent-over Row (SS) 3 x 12 Standing Cable V-Bar Row on BOSU 3 x 15 Standing Cable Straight Bar Push-Down  3 x 12 Push-Ups 3 x 7 Lateral Raises

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Week 2 Day 3 – Legs

I completed core and leg day – week 2. I repeated core work from week 1 – no changes, other than the ones noted below.   Leg Day is like cookies to Cookie Monster! YUMMMY!!!   WEEK 2 – Legs: DB Rotating Bench Step-Ups With 3 Sec Balance Hold – 3 sets x 10 reps

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2013 Week 3 Day 1 – Chest & Back

I was sick all week last week.  I didn’t want to risk running my immune system down any further just to “stay on track” with a workout program.  This week is technically my week 2.  I have a touch of a stomach bug, but nothing that is really killing me, just annoying me. I know some

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Week 1 – Leg Day

DB turning step ups 3×10 (10#, 15#, 15#) DB single-leg DL 3×15 (15#) DB walking lunges 3×10 (10#) butt kicks w/resistance band 3×15 cable hip abduction 3×15 reverse calf raises 3×10-12 As much as my head wanted to take over I had to listen to my body.  My inner thighs were beginning to cramp on

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Tomorrow is leg day!!!  I’m so excited to be back in the gym!  Even if it is a mild workout.

17 January, 2013 at 8:25 pm 0
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Photographer or Hobbyist?

As I begin this post I’m aware of the fact I avoid certain topics of conversation.  On the list of my “Top 3″ are politics, religion and money.  I’m also beginning to talk less and less about diet and nutrition to others.  (maybe not here)  So let’s look at one of these topics – $$!

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Week 1 – Abs

Supermans 3 x 15 (3 sec. hold) Knee-Ins on Bosu 3 x 12 Plank 3 x 30 sec. Leg Raise 3 x 10 (no more than 12″ off ground) Quadrupeds 3 x 20 12 (3 sec. hold)   –   I’ve rediscovered the weakness on my right side.  

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taramc
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2013 Goals – RC Gets Me Thinking

I’m working with Raphael again. I’m having him help me stay accountable to my goals. I spent a lot of time telling myself (and you) I didn’t need help; I could do this on my own. In my mind I should be able to do this on my own. How can I encourage others if

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13 January, 2013 6:12 pm
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taramc
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Through His Eyes

I’m working on a “Little Black Book” for my husband for our 15th Anniversary this month.  You may wonder why I chose this for my 1st Photo for my 2013 to Fit Again.       There’s so much more than just food and exercise that goes into a fitness journey; there’s a mental and

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2013 A Year of Strength

2007 I finally decided to make a change in my life. I started working towards losing over 100 lbs. 2009 & 2010 I spent the year training for my figure competitions, meeting new and amazing friends, experiencing things I never thought imaginable – DOING things I never thought I could. 2011 I spent the year

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1 January, 2013 2:33 am
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taramc
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Day 1 – Run Your A$$ Off

                This marks the first official day of the bet I entered on DietBet.com. Weighing in early was helpful to me because in order to lose 4% of my bodyweight in 4 weeks, it’s going to be challenging.  I’m in it to do my best, that’s it. I

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taramc
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Action Plan

I was dealing with excruciating pain from a herniated disc in my lower back. I’ve never known such pain and movement restriction. Recovery took over 8 months. I was left with little strength.  I let it get the best of my motivation. It’s healed; its time. THE GOAL Lose 4% of my bodyweight by January

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taramc
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365 Days – Fit Again

What I’m announcing is a bit scary, a bit exciting, and hopefully fun. I’m going to give my best shot at documenting my journey to being FIT AGAIN in 365 days. Day 1 starts January 1, 2013 (although technically I’ve already begun to get off my arse). I have an idea of what I want

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RUN YOUR A$$ OFF

I joined DietBet the other day. I signed up for Run You’re A$$ Off bet. For those of you not familiar with DietBet, it looks pretty fun. Losing weight for money can be fun and a way to motivate yourself. I would typically tell you this is a negative way to lose weight, but some

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