2017 Workout of the Week #11

Hey dudes and dudettes! Welcome back to the weekly workout!

Wee are using kettlebells today, but you can use dumbbells as well. Any weights will work.

We are using our favorite layout: 50 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest. Move through all of the exercises until you have finished the set. Give yourself a 30-second break between rounds.

We are completing 4 rounds for a total of 25.5 minutes.

Do this routine and let me know how it works (or doesn’t) for you. Thanks for reading.

Yours in sweat,

– Irene

2017 Workout of the Week #10

Hey guys! Welcome back to our weekly workout!

This time we are back to using kettlebells, but you can use dumbbells as well. And today it’s all about burning out our legs!

  • Reverse Lunge Push Out – R (while holding the kettlebell with both hands chest high, push it out as you move back to your Lunge)
  • Reverse Lunge Push Out – L
  • Kettlebell Swings
  • Squat and Press – R
  • Squat and Press – L
  • Lunge Knee Lift – R (while holding the kettlebell chest high, step back into a Lunge then bring your knee in repeatedly)
  • Lunge Knee Lift – L

Format: 50 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest. Move through all of the exercises until you have finished the set. Give yourself a 30-second break between rounds.

We are completing 4 rounds for a total of 29.5 minutes.

Do this routine and let me know how it goes. I’d love to hear from you!

Yours in sweat,

– Irene

“T” Thursdays – The Change

In December, my period was 3 days late.

It was supposed to show up again near the end of January, but she stood me up.

Instead she showed up 3 weeks late, in mid-February. Even though it would be ALMOST impossible, I took a pregnancy test anyway. It was negative…obviously.

We are now in March, and I’m already 2 days late. Le sigh.

Prior to these months, my period was on time each and every month, unless I was pregnant. Even after getting my tubes tied in March 2015, my menstrual cycle did not vary.

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“T” Thursdays – Aging Happily, Not Gracefully 

Good morning and welcome to another “T’ Thursday, the T standing for Truth. This is a series where I discuss a variety of wellness issues that are not talked about very often.

Today’s T is about AGING.

On Saturday I turn 42. Hell, just saying that makes me smile. It’s hard to imagine me at this age, when, just a few years ago, the thought of turning 40 almost made me cry. At the time I didn’t feel old, nor did I want to seem old to society. I was cute, full of energy, and had a whole lot of life to live. I refused to accept 40.

October 2014. Here I was about to teach 2 classes at Lucille Roberts. Just 5 months before my 40th birthday.

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