This afternoon I had a horrible headache. I really started feeling it right before I left work for the day. When I got home, all I wanted to do was lay down and pass out. I tend to over think things and it can really be mentally exhausting. My eyes seriously felt like they were going to pop right out of my head!
I figured I would turn in super early and try to sleep off the pounding headache. Sometimes it’s torture for me to insist on dealing with aches naturally. I put on my headphones and started with some slow music by Tank. While I laid there I realized that a good sweat may be better for the ache. With a flick of the switch~ Fire Hive by Krewella got me up and out the door.
I was so right. A good workout took my headache away. I actually cranked out an awesome outdoor workout using: the wall (stiff legged deadlifts); a scaffold (pushups and pullups); pieces of flagstone (hammer curls and kickbacks); rebar (straight bar curls); a swing set (external hip raises and squats); and a lawn chair (scissors and crunches).
Next time you feel bad, try a workout. Sometimes we need to move in order to feel better. Now I will listen to Tank again and peacefully slip off into dream land. Fitness is indeed curative.
Archive for the ‘Workout’ category
Tonight I scored two sweet shirts. Last week someone told me that Hot Topic was carrying a shirt featuring my Gotham City Sirens. I had to pick that up right quick~ which was step one. My son gave me a high five on my love of villains! What would be better than a tee shirt with the sirens; Harley Quinn (PhD); Cat Woman; and Poison Ivy (PhD) having a pillow fight? Since the shirts were buy one get one 1/2 off, I had to buy an awesome shirt featuring a smokin’ hot Harley Q. Step two… Time to get a custom shred on those bad girls. Why would I pay 20 for tee shirts just to wear them all proper? As Wolverine would say…”slice -n- dice!!”
Here are some photos from the trip we took yesterday to Villanueva State Park and the San Miguel del Vado National Historic District. This is a great day trip for anyone interested in history, nature and fitness!
“The church at San Miguel del Vado was built in 1806 at the principal vado of the Pecos river on the old Santa Fe Trail. This is where custom taxes on caravans, entering New Mexico, were paid to the Mexican government. The original church is still in use.”
Every Sunday we go to the track and eat right. Call it religious! Sunday is usually “get back on track” day. Since I’m meeting my mom and fam for lunch tomorrow I opted for fitness today in exchange.
We spent the day visiting Villanueva State Park. It was a good hike with a lovely ridge top panorama. I am always left in awe by the beauty of my state. On a rather challenging hike for a 7 year old, D didn’t complain once!
I am super tired. After finishing the hike, we walked along the river bank for a while. The weather was nice and moved from cool to hot to cool. Light sprinkles of rain were welcomed and invigorating.
I will close down the night in bed with my iPod. After an adventurous day I’m ready for some smooth beats followed by dream land and heavy Zs.
“If you always put limits on
everything you do, physical or
anything else, it will spread
into your work and into your
life. There are no limits. There
are only plateaus, and you
must not stay there, you must
go beyond them.”
~~~» Bruce Lee
Good workouts rock! Now that’s a workout. When you go to the gym, either get serious, get out of the way, or go home! Those new Planet Fitness commercials make me laugh! Why do people who are in shape get called lugs on this planet? Oh yeah– I forgot- because Planet Fitness is “not a gym!” Hum? How can we get in shape there in that case? I have been in the gym for years and have yet to meet a man or woman fitting the image in those stereotypical commercials. People with no guts will have no glory and weak people find comfort in calling strong people lugs. It takes guts, heart and brains to train- so remember that! Smart equals sexy! Bring it!!
The vision must be
followed by the venture.
It is not enough to stare
up the steps~ we must
step up the stairs.
Now that’s a workout!! Seriously…running up these stairs in the Sunday heat must be one of the hardest beatings my lungs can take (not to mention my body). Legs shakin’ ~n~ what not! I was able to run up the stairway today with a bit of floor exercises in between. There are 50 steps up and 50 steps down. I was able to complete 800 steps, but I should be able to do more than that?? Maybe next time? I just keep visualizing those summer outfits. It’s also good to boost my mental clarity. Cheers! I’m done for the day and headed to Whole Foods.
I have been so impressed by ear candy over the last year. How did I ever live without real headphones? Laugh if you will but where I go— my genre blind iPod and headphones go. It was time to upgrade to the killer purps. My last set was black and red, but then Dr. Dre went and released his color line with King James by his side! This high definition sweet set has titanium coated driver technology for precise sound and distortion free bass. What can I say? This woman has needs!
Plato once said “music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” I do agree. It is natural for my body and mind to diffuse into sound. With music I get by, move forward, push harder, feel love, shake fear, become a fantasy, dry tears, and devour lyrics. My mind transforms with words and beats. Adrenaline provoking music is also critical to my workouts! I always have time for those things which make me feel alive.
Great training video of an extremely ripped gentleman getting it done and putting in the work in the gym. I love the audio the most in this video. It is about making sacrifices, being disciplined, making smart choices, not cheating and knowing when to say no. We all have it in us to be in the greatest shape of our lives but it is totally up to you.
“Fight— every single second.”
Yes!!! Danni pulled through as The Biggest Loser on the Live Finale. She was absolutely smokin’ in a hot dress and nude heels.
“When it hurts, push harder!”
(by “it” I mean mind,
body and soul)
“Fear can paralyze us or
it can motivate us.”
The Biggest Loser
“Pain is temporary.
Quitting is forever.”
The Biggest Loser
Wow… I must have destroyed and lost
so may iPods over the years that
I need to stop counting! Maybe I need to
have pod insurance since that
is one thing I simply can’t live without?
Funny~ that I lost the pod under
similar circumstances last time! What the?
Really?? Anyhow~ I guess it’s all good!?
I went for the big boy this time~ the more
memory, the better! Turns out the newest iPods
have a photo flash. They can also capture
panoramic photos, which happens to be one thing
I love about working in the archives. There are
some nice historical panos from back in the day!
Check out my panoramic shot of my
home away from home~
Mandrill’s Gym in Santa Fe, New Mexico
(click twice on the image to see it close up~
once in this window and then again in the next)
The Biggest Loser Trainers
“My girl is stronger than you.”
•••Bob Harper’s tee shirt
“I don’t like quitters
and I don’t like excuses.”
“Don’t speak~ just do it!”
“That’s another obstacle
that you are allowing to
take control of your