Training Wednesday night was harsh. I had mentioned in our previous session that I wanted to use the rings. You know the cute little things that were on our swing sets when we were 5? Well, Christy decided last night to let us use them. Not for fun, but for pull-ups — those things I could also do when I was 5. However, I’m a few pounds heavier now and it’s hard to lift all that up.

I decided to try the rings for the first round of our stations. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I got to 12 and couldn’t go any further. The next time around, I went back to when I was 5 and decided to hang upside down on the rings. While my team thought it was funny, Christy said I had to do pull-ups. Boo.

So, the rings that once looked really fun to play with, are now one of my worst enemies.

The workout went really fast, but it was hard work. We did a lot of weights, but also threw in some jumping rope and sit ups.

I am feeling stronger each work out, and I like the results I’ve seen so far.

I’m ready for what this Saturday group workout brings, and everyone beware, Team “Hot” Pink is coming for you.


So I woke up today feeling like I’ve been hit, head on, by a MAC truck. Then the driver reversed back over me because he wanted to see what he’d hit. My entire body hurts. Seriously. The workout on Saturday was amazing, yet grueling. Training tonight should be fun since I already feel like I’ve been run over.

However, I can’t wait to work out with my team. They make me laugh ... a lot.  

They will make tonight’s work out a lot of fun, since we all apparently like hanging out in the gutters. By the way, thank you, Misty, for telling the entire newspaper reading audience that fact!

After seeing the results on Saturday, I feel excited for what this week will bring. I have plenty of competition, and I’m up for the challenge.


Today we trained with Chad Coy — can you say yikes?

It was a hard, hard workout. Chad asked us how we felt and my response was “like death,” followed by my teammate Misty saying “on a stick.” So if anyone needs to know what “death on a stick” feels like, I’ll be more than happy to explain. There were times where I didn’t know where my next breath was. I’m pretty sure my heart was pounding 4,563 beats a minute.

I made it through, then thought about jumping off the roof to put myself out of my misery.

However, we then got to weigh in and I was pretty excited about my results. It’s amazing what happens when you work out and watch what you eat.

After the weigh-in, I decided it would be a great idea to get my sweaty, nasty clothes changed and stay for BodyPump and BodyStep classes. I’m not sure what possessed me to think that was such a great idea, but I did it anyway. I made it through BodyPump, along with the other 79 people in that class. I then stayed for BodyStep after that and made it about three-quarters of the way through and decided that I better get out of there before I died.

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