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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Fresh Off the Press

Pictures from the Santa Barbara Marathon..love them! Notice I have a blue tongue from a Jolly Rancher someone gave me…too funny.

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This morning I went to the gym super early and took on day three of my finish strong series!

From Gina’s Summer Shape up Challenge

-Elliptical 5 minutes to warm up
-Dumbbell lateral raise
-Triceps extension machine
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Elliptical 5 minutes (1 minute steady pace, 30 seconds as fast as you can go; repeat for 5 minutes)
-Dumbbell chest fly (do this laying on a mat)
-Dumbbell upright row
-Elliptical 5 minutes (start at 5 resistance and 5 incline and increase each by 1 for total of 5 minutes)
-Chest press machine
-Push ups- as many as you can
-Crunches (3 sets of 15-25)
-Elliptical 10 minutes

Plus Angela’s Whittle Away My Middle

Day 2:

  • Plank: 1:03 seconds (arms fully extended)
  • Side plank: 25 secs. on each side (arm fully extended)
  • Plank with elbows on stability ball: 50 secs.
  • Stability Ball Jackknifes: 15 reps
  • Stability ball roll out: 15 reps
  • Plank Rotations: 30 seconds

I feel great! Did anyone watch TBL last night, did that not just motivate you to get moving?!!!

For breakfast I made a GM!

Spinach+ Nanner + Soy Milk + Flax Seed + Raspberries + Ice

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Lunch :)

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Off to catch my carpool up the mountain!

Question: What is something that motivates you to be healthy?

24 comments:

Katie ♥ said...

Great workout!!!! I love your blog!!!! You and your husband are such a beautiful couple!!!

I love the marathon pics!!! blue tongue is funny!!!

Have a great day!!!!

Loved those Pom Oats you made yesterday too!! Looked delish!!!

Ali (Food, Fitness, Fashion) said...

Adorable pictures! You look so happy, the blue tongue cracks me up!

One that motivates me to stay healthy is that I want to be a mom someday. I want to be an active healthy mom that runs around and is active with her kids. Growing up, both of my parents were very overweight which made them tired and sick a lot. They weren't active at all with my brother and I. My parents are amazing parents, don't get me wrong, but I just wish that they were able to be more active with me.

Chgoest said...

It's "Whittle" not whiddle. :~)

katie said...

Awesome pics lady!

http://katiechangesforkatie.blogspot.com/

marathonmaiden said...

great workout and i love the blue tongue pics haha :)

Stephanie J said...

Seeing others take charge of their wellness and health is what motivates me. That's part of why I love this blog community. I want to do just as well as everyone else. I also work in an industry where I see the effects that poor health can take. It's really sad and I don't want to get to that point so some of the daily things I see motivates me to get out there and do what I can.

Perhaps the colored tongue should be a new race habit. Just think, you could have blue, green, and red tongues in all your race pics!

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

Seeing my grandma who still works out, wether its something small like a walk. I remember her exercisign in the living room with I was very small.

Mica said...

Bobbi, those are the best race pictures ever! You look speedy and AWESOME!

Hm, what motivates me? Probably the desire to look and feel good in my body.

Stephanie said...

Love those race pictures! I did watch TBL last night and it was just so awesome. I was so inspired and got in a great workout this morning because of it!

findinghappinessandhealth said...

you look great in those pictures! & i am impressed you got right bck into your workout routine

i guess i'm motivated to be healthy because living a long life is so important to me!

xoxo
shelley

monicac2 said...

Your blogs and others motivate me to eat healthy.

I'm motivated to exercise and otherwise live a healthy lifestyle because of my kids; I want to live a long, full life, so I can share as much of their lives as possible!

Betsy said...

These pics really made me smile. Love the blue tongue!

Congrats!

Lisa said...

Congrats on the race - love the blue tongue - too funny!!

pennylope said...

Wow! You look so happy and full of life in your race pictures! I wish I looked half as happy in my race pictures...usually I just look like death. :)

I also love TBL. I am sometimes bad and eat ice cream while I watch...Last night, though, I did ab work while watching. Def made me feel better than pigging out on ice cream while watching other people work out. :)

princessvalecia said...

wanting to live long and be happy and productive!

Kate said...

What motivates me?? Seriously, it's reading this blog. It makes me look at my food differently and it gives me a TON of great options for exercising. I exercise solely at home due to financial reasons, but you're lists and ideas always keep it interesting and different for me. I will plug in my iPod, get into my workout clothes and say to myself "Ok, what did Bobbi's blog give you for today?" My favorite exercise I've learned from reading your blog is mountain climbers. I love those!

sideofsneakers said...

I love hearing about people completing races or accomplishing amazing physical feats--it makes me want to jump up and do it too!

fusionjaz said...

A great motivator to being healthy is a longer life. If you're a person of integrity, character, depth, you need to respect yourself. Be loyal to yourself, your whole being, your soul, mind, body, spirit. I may fall off that wagon now & then. But remembering how good it feels after a good run or exercise, makes me want to get back to that again.

Noticing your plastic containers your lunch is in, I thought I'd suggest this. Since you're a fan of Japanese food, you know how they're careful about portion control. They're Japanese lunch box are called "bento box" - I've love the way they get creative in making lunches. Japanese restaurants have these "bento box" lunch specials for a reasonably cheap price for a lot of portion-control food!

For a bento box lunch pak idea for you Bobbi, you might like to put this on your wish list. I have this & love it. There are more styles but this is more managable.

http://www.thegreenhead.com/imgs/zojirushi-bento-box-1.jpg



Rio Runs said...

The blue tongue adds a nice touch, I think! Cute race pics!

just me said...

OHHHH!!! I love the pictures!! so cute! why don't mind ever look like that!!!

awesome workout too! need to do that to keep my lazy butt fit!

btw i'm home! so i'm meetup ready!!!

Cara (Cara Craves...) said...

I think the biggest thing that motivates me to be healthy is my own happiness...when I am eating right and exercising I feel my best, so I keep it up to continue feeling great.

Rachel said...

The blue tongue is so funny! It is so bright!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

gotta love the blue tongue! I live 1 hour away from Santa Barbara. do you live close?

Wanting to be a mom one day motivates me to be healthy!

Angie Eats Peace said...

Great pictures! Blue tongue, and all!