Michelle L

Just an ordinary ginger wife and mama trying to get fit! πŸ’œ Use promo: fitgingermama for your leggings!! 😘

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Day 74: This week I have felt like a bear 🐻
Not a wild, ferocious bear. But a bear getting ready to hibernate.
I don't know if it's because I didn't quite recover from my son waking up at 4:30 AM on Monday or I got burned out from last week or because it's terribly cold outside.
I have about 2 1/2 weeks left of my @thebettyrocker 90 Day Challenge and about 1 1/2 weeks left of the @fitgirlsguide challenge. It's come to the grind it out part of the challenges.
It's SOO easy to just stop and say 'Whatever. I'm tired.' But there is something satisfying when you finish something you've started.
I can't believe I'm almost done with both challenges and here's a recommitment to YOU to finish both challenges strong!! πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ˜˜
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Day 71: 😳
After being woken up at 4:30 AM, motivation was hard today.
But I got my @thebettyrocker workout in with my son as my audience (see previous post). Yay Mondays! πŸ‘
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Well guess who joined me for my @fitgirlsguide workout?? πŸ˜˜πŸ’œ
Actually. He joined us in bed at 4:30 AM. I really debated just not getting up and doing workouts later.
5:30 hit and here we are. Working on our squat press technique! πŸ’ͺπŸ‘
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Well running also sucked this morning. Not as cold as the other morning but just felt sluggish. Maybe it was my late start. Even the hound was slow and running behind me. 🐾
But just because it's the weekend doesn't mean you should forget about workouts!
Everyone except my husband made an appearance for my @fitgirlsguide workout this morning. Yay! πŸ‘πŸ’œ
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Day 67: Had some friends do my @thebettyrocker workout with me. It was more fun with friends. I forgot to get a picture with them so here's me afterward😊
My parents are coming for Christmas and lucky for them, I'll still be doing this challenge. I told my mom she could do them with me. She said ok but we shall see haha πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
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Even though I played soccer for 18 years of my life, I dislike running. But it is growing on me and now I'm crazy! πŸ™ƒ
On running days I walk out of my house and I feel the wind blow (which never stops by the way) and I just think I'm out of my mind!! I mean look at the temperature!! 🌑️
This could be just another day for some of you runners but it's cold! And there were flurries! ❄️ #babyitscoldoutside
I felt good today though and I was .2 miles short of a #fitgirl5k but that's ok. I'm just glad my trusty hound helps me push myself and to get out there 🐾
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Day 66: 😩
After I did my Fit Girls Guide 28 Day Challenge, I follow up with my @thebettyrocker 90 Day Challenge. It's crazy. And one arm burpees suck too... Some moves from Workout B and some moves from the Workout C (glutes)
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Here's some honesty:
I pushed snooze for AN HOUR this morning! Last night was rough. Tossed and turned. Got too cold. My son woke up at 3:30. πŸ˜•
I really, REALLY wanted to stay in my warm bed. But I knew I needed to workout this morning. It's always harder for me during the day or in the evening.
First pic: not wanting to workout
Second pic: done with the #abs round from @fitgirlsguide
Get up! Go do it!
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Day 65: I almost didn't want to do my @thebettyrocker workout today. I was running out of time. But I opted for an evening yoga session. Child pose felt really good. Tomorrow will be crazy! πŸ™ƒ
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Ok. I forgot to post after I did my @fitgirlsguide workout after my run this morning. My son came down after my first set (6:45 AM!) and then we finished together. We also stretched.
BUT I got tagged by @fitgirl_victoria18 for a Stop, Drop, & Chug. My first one ever!😲 EDIT: I said 24oz in the video. It's only 16 oz. Sorry!
My senior season of college soccer, we had 32 oz water bottles that we had to fill up and drink completely gone before we could leave practice. My teammate *cough cough @ambwins cough* needed some help with that. So of course I helped and was dubbed a fish 🐠 πŸ‘πŸ˜˜βš½οΈ
Also. Christmas lights make me feel merry πŸ’‘πŸŽ„β˜ΊοΈ
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Day 64: my burpee game sucks πŸ‘Ž
Today was definitely one of those days I didn't want to do all the sets but I did them. Ugh. Here we go with Week 10!
@thebettyrocker kicked my butt. 😩
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BOOM! πŸ’₯ Week 1 done with the @fitgirlsguide 28 Day Challenge and .... drum roll πŸ₯ ... I am officially below my second pre-pregnancy weight!! WOO!! πŸ™ŒπŸ˜πŸ™Œ
I stepped on the scale this morning just to see and I thought the numbers were lying. I think I stepped on like 3-4 times haha
I was really close to my first pre-pregnancy weight before I got pregnant with my second so I only have a few more lbs to go to get there! πŸ’ͺπŸ’œ
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Day 62: Yoga and trying my new @moonwakeyoga sports bra πŸ™†
After my run and circuit workout, I had yoga on my list from @thebettyrocker and it was perfect. πŸ‘Œ
I am not really good at yoga, but I am enjoying it. The stretching felt really good this morning. This one is my favorite yoga video so far! πŸ‘
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Alrighty. Day 6!! πŸ™ŒWent on a 2.7 mile interval run. There's a 5K in January and the route is right by my house so I thought I would check it out.
Yeah...
I took the wrong path haha but that's okay! I still got a good run and I'll try again next time πŸ˜πŸ‘
Then some #armcore from @fitgirlsguide and I must say. My arms are my weakest. My goal for this challenge is to be able to do good push ups in proper form. Ugh. I can do this!
Happy Saturday!! πŸ‘πŸ˜˜πŸ’œπŸ’ͺ Stay strong over the weekend my fit sisters!!
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Day 61: sorry about my surfer jump form @thebettyrocker 😲 I was having fun having my son mimicking me πŸ’ .
I know what it's like to be in good shape. I was in the best shape of my life at 21 years old playing soccer collegiately. I never really had problems with my weight. And I only had between 10-15 lbs to lose after having my two babies each time. .
Now I'm not saying that to be snobby or brag. But I am grateful to know how to take care of my body. I sure tried to be active during pregnancies and I know that that has helped me with recovery. .
I also know that being active my whole life has been a blessing as a mom because my son has SO. MUCH. ENERGY!! All the time! Some days are hard to keep up with him. .
Of course I would like to be toned, gain some muscle back, lose a few more lbs. But working out this week, I've realized that I am amazed at what my body and bodies in general can do. .
Grateful for the fitness community and the inspirations y'all are πŸ˜˜πŸ‘πŸ’œπŸ’œ thank you thank you!
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Don't forget to keep self-hearting over the weekend! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ˜˜
Remember your goals and why you're doing this. Sometimes the weekend can get you sidetracked but like @therock says (screams 🀣), "FOCUS!!!!" You got this! 😁πŸ’ͺπŸ‘
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Part of my FitGirl5K took place outside with my neighborhoods Christmas lights. So fun to run by and them light up the way. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ„
Today's run felt really good. My lungs felt good. My legs felt good. And most importantly, my mind. I was more focused on actually running then how much time was left in the interval ⏱️
#strongereveryday .
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Ok. 2 videos. Abs from the @fitgirlsguide challenge! ☺️
First video: the moves you've gotta do. πŸ‘
Second video: the extra credit moves plus some dancing in between sets to stay loose! πŸ’ƒπŸ»
I'm listening to the AC/DC pandora station. Love me some rock! 🀘
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#sweatyselfie for Day 2 of @fitgirlsguide 28 Day Jumpstart Challenge!! #justdoit πŸ‘πŸ‘
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Hey my fit girl sisters! Tag me in your workout posts this first week. Sometimes starting out is the hardest so I'll be looking for your posts! πŸ‘€
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