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Strength Training Catch-Up (and an ode to our porch swing)

April 11, 2013

So, I mentioned a while ago that I wanted to focus on more strength training…and, I’ve actually been doing pretty well!

Well, except for the week that we went to Shreveport for spring break…and then last week, I was sick with some crud, so I didn’t work out at all.  So actually I guess it hasn’t been going that well after all.  Huh.  Winking smile 

But—before spring break, I made an appointment at our YMCA to get logged into the FitLinxx program.  Does your gym have this?  They basically give you a pin number that you can log into each machine (most of the nautilus weight machines, that is), and then you can track your weights, reps, set, etc.  I LOVE this.  I’m never going to carry a notebook around and keep track of my workout—I’m just not.  But, with this system, most of the work is already done for me.  And, it’s really nice to see the progress that I’m making.  My progress actually went DOWNHILL at first…but today, I lifted WAY more than my previous visits.

I have it set up for 9 exercises: chest press, seated row, tricep curl, bicep curl, leg press, leg extension, leg curl, ab crunch, and back extension.  There are other machines that I use occasionally that won’t figure into the tracking, but this is a pretty nice, basic circuit.


I’m a pretty competitive person, but the person I’m MOST competitive with is myself—so this is a great way to “compete” against myself and track progress at the same time.  #winning

Yeah, I still use that hashtag.  What?

Anyway, other than getting my workout on (what?), we spent today MOVING.  We have movers coming officially on Saturday, but we’ve been moving boxes of smaller things for about a week now.  I am SO ready to be in our new house and settled—this has felt like a very drawn-out process!

Lila played in the yard:



(I’m telling you—this kid is ON. THE. GO.)

…while we boxed up things in the garage and kitchen.  After a few hours, we were ALL ready to take a break on the porch swing:


Ahhhhhhh.  I’m going to miss our porch swing!  So many memories were made here—for many months when she was just a wee baby, one of the only ways to soothe Lila was to swing with her.  And so we did:






…and she still loves it!

Maybe we’ll have to get a swing at the new house.  Winking smile 

Hope you had a great Wednesday!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. April 11, 2013 12:15 pm

    I don’t know what I want more… that swing or the incredible weather you southerners appear to have year-round!

  2. April 11, 2013 1:01 pm

    Yes you gotta get another porch swing!

  3. April 11, 2013 1:42 pm

    RIGHT? This age range is pure craziness. They’re everywhere. I love her hat. That FitLinxx program sounds very cool. I’m excited to hear more about this!!

  4. Patti permalink
    April 11, 2013 2:02 pm

    Love these pictures of Lila.

  5. April 11, 2013 8:16 pm

    I got chills with those pictures! So sweet! I can’t even believe how big she’s gotten!

    • April 11, 2013 11:18 pm

      You and me both, Sarena! I think I freak her out because sometimes I have to just sit and look at her and marvel at how big she is all of a sudden!

  6. April 12, 2013 4:25 pm

    Gorgeous pics and I want a porch swing now! 🙂

  7. Kristi permalink
    April 12, 2013 6:39 pm

    Love the pics. Hope you get a swing for your covered patio at the new house! 🙂

  8. April 13, 2013 11:24 pm

    I’m in that nesting stage where you think you “need” everything for your new baby. Now I need a porch swing!

  9. April 16, 2013 12:59 am

    Such great pictures!!!

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