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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

After a long layoff, I want to tell you that I am continuing to transform and will have new pics up soon. Nothing crazy, I'm not yet Arnold Scharwzanegger or anything, but I am defenitely leaps and bounds beyond where I was. I actually wake up in the morning now, feeling like I've rested and feeling like I want to tear into my day. That wasn't always the case. A year ago, I was the master of the snooze button and would finally lose the grogginess after about 4 cups of coffee. It's so pleasant to get up and get going now. Three days of lifting, three days of running. I'm trying to burn fat, build a little muscle---without burning muscle. I'm not getting super big but my cholesterol numbers have improved and my blood pressure actually read quite low on my last appointment-- 104 over 68. How have you all been doing? Post and tell me---any my readers about your success, your setbacks, your dreams or nightmares. Best wishes.

Day 3 of Body By Design- Phase 2

Got up this morning and hit the Gold's Gym Mechanicsville for day three of my Body By Design Phase 2. Feeling great rolling into phase 2, like the first phase really set my body up for success. Check it out at

Today I did 25 minutes of interval cardio on a treadmill followed by 4 sets of 8 reps of the following, for my chest and triceps workout:

Dumbell bench press
Straight arm dumbell pullovers
Incline Dumbell Press
Incline Dumbell Flyes
Bench Dips
Triceps Cable Extension
One Arm Triceps dumbell extension

By the end, I was barely able to push the weight....and that felt good. We'll see if it's a different story tomorrow morning :) Speaking of which, in the morning I'll do a 25 minute fast paced walk, followed by 75 twists to each side, planks, and crunches.

Have a good night.