Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It's my birthday!

Yep, it's my birthday. 27. Man, that feels old. There are plenty of things that I thought I'd have by now that I don't, and plenty of things that I do have by now that I didn't even think of! Oh, and it's J's birthday too! Yes, you read that right, my boyfriend and I share a birthday. It's one of the quirky facts about us. It's his 30th, so OBVIOUSLY he's the star of the show today. We're having a joint party at Whisky River later this afternoon (as long as Debby decides not to ruin anything).

I kicked of my 27th year right: by going to the gym and doing my strength workout. It was my first time doing this routine without my trainer Trey (he's kind of pricey and I'm trying to save here!). It is a kick butt workout:
Circuit one (repeat three times)
  • 30 walking lunges
  • 30 dumbell lifts with 20 pound dumbbell (15 on each side)
  • 30  side plank hip tucks (15 on each side)
Circuit two (repeat three times)
  • 15 pushups
  • 15 kettlebell rows with a 20 pound kettlebell
  • 15 throw downs (I don't know the technical name, I just take an 8 pound weight ball and slam it down 15 times)
  • 30 woodchucks at 12 pounds (15 on each side)
Circuit three:
  • 15 reps on one of the weight machines. Forgot the name, but I have to reach down and pull with my side muscles. I do this at 40 pounds
  • 30 shoulder presses with 12 pound weight. 15 on each side.
Wow. I feel like such a kick-ass person seeing all that in writing! It's an awesome exercise and definitely gets my heart pumping.

I normally do cardio afterwards, but my brother was with me and he wanted to leave (his trainer kicked his butt!) so we went and got smoothies. My current favorite post workout smoothie is the Lean1 at Smoothie King.

They finally got the Lean 1 strawberry powder in, so I'll be going back to buy it. This way I can make my own Lean1 smoothies at home!

Off to get ready for my birthday lunch date! What kind of workout do you do?


  1. Wow, I'm impressed- working out on your birthday! I definitely SKIP the workout on my bday... and on most other days too if we're being honest...that's awesome that you and your boyfriend share a bday- ensures that no one forgets the big day! Anyway... just found your blog and love it. I'm excited to follow along; you're adorable!

    new follower :)

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    1. Thanks! It's been a fabulous one so far!