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Jenny Hodges. Tampa Librarian. Book Lover. Slow Runner. Mom to Irish Triplets. Living and Traveling in the Autism World.


25. May 2014 11:19
by jennifer
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Weekly Workouts May 18-May 24-Plus a review and giveaway!

25. May 2014 11:19 by jennifer | 50 Comments

It was a very busy week! I loved it. I am having some issues with my Loop synching up with my H7, so my calorie burn is way off. I *think* steps are tracked correctly, though. It's a battery issue, and I have issues with changing out the batteries. I can never get the back off. My Polar Peeps say a 2 Euro coin works perfect, so I'm on the hunt to track one down! Don't forget this is the last week to join the #20X31 challenge hosted by my friend Jen over at JVKom Chronicles!

Sunday-Blueberry picking!! It's a family tradition! This year we picked 10 pounds, and they lasted just a hair over 24 hours.

Steps: 13,344

Monday-CrossFit. Nice workout!! But I can't remember what we did other than back squats! But I burned a lot of calories!

Calories: 806

Steps: 15,810

 

Tuesday-CrossFit. We did a WOD called "Blackjack" 21 rounds each consisting of 21 reps with a combo of pushups and situps. It was a lot tougher than I thought it was going to be!

I came home from working out and took Matthew for a nice 2 mile walk. I also thought it would be a good idea to clean and scrub out my shower, but after 210 pushups, my arms started SCREAMING at me. But I finished!

I also wore my Fit Knix boy short athletic panties today. I L.O.V.E. them. They sent me a traditional pair to review a few months ago and I loved those too! I do like the fit of the boy short better than the traditional underwear, but I'm sure that's just user preference.

Calories: 948

Steps: 18,950

Wednesday-CrossFit. Wednesday is typically our strength day, and today was no different. We worked on strict pullups and I'm happy to say that I was able to go down one band width! My arms were BURNING after the WOD, but I felt strong! I wasn't able to get in a post-wod walk because I promised Ella I would meet her at the library for a school field trip, and this mama always tries to keep her promises, so that's exactly what I did!

Calories: 456

Steps: 12,111

Thursday-Indoor cycling. Thursday is typically my rest day, but I decided I needed some cardio in my life, so I joined my friend Hope for her 9:30am cycle class and she totally kicked my butt. After the second track when my heartrate was at 98% and Hope said "okay friends, warmup is now down" I knew I was in big trouble. But I made it. And I felt STRONG! I know I had more gear on the bike than I have ever had in the past, so that's a positive thing! My heartrate did recover quickly, it just got really high! I LOVE to cycle, but it bums me out that my Loop doesn't track "steps" through cycling or rowing.

Calories: 797

Steps: 10,324

Friday-CrossFit and 5K. In the morning I did Murph!! I modified the 1 mile run into a 2000m row, so my workout consisted of:

2000m row

100 pullups

200 pushups

300 squats

2000m row

I finished in 58:04 which is an improvement over last year when I scaled the run. I think I did maybe 600m or 800m for the run.

Later that evening the Tampa Trio and I joined CrossFit En Fuego for a 5K fun run! Ronin was so mad at me because I wanted him to hang out and walk with me and the girls, but he wanted to run. Thankfully some of my friends offered to run with Ronin. I knew he was in good hands, so the girls and I enjoyed our racewalk, and Ronin enjoyed his run.

Calories: Murph:1020+ 5K: 399= 1419

Steps: 19,420

Saturday- Color Me Rad 5K The kids and I headed out for a colorful fun run!

Calories: 373

Steps: 17,456

Weekly totals:

Steps: 107, 415 (wow...that's really low for me!!)

Calories burned through exercise: 4,100

 

Now for the giveaway....

Earlier this week I received a new scale.

Normally, I HATE the use of scales because they can cause someone to either have a horrible day, or a great day. I believe that we are so much more than a number on the scale, and that's part of what I loved about this scale, and why I agreed to review it.

This scale offers more than just weight. It is a multifunction scale which measures your body fat, water, weight, muscle, bone, bmi, and more!

I'll be honest...I haven't yet figured out how to change the settings from metric to imperial, but I'm working on it! I have been too lazy to convert all the kg readings into pounds, but I will soon....

Would you like to receive this scale, valued at over $50?? It's easy. Just enter the rafflecopter giveaway below.

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If you didn't win, you can order your own scale HERE.

19. July 2013 14:55
by jennifer
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Vlog-Why do you believe you need to weigh a certain weight??

19. July 2013 14:55 by jennifer | 7 Comments

The scale is only a tool. It can not tell you: how fast you can run how many inches you lost how you PR'd a deadlift how much your kids/family love you Why do you believe you need to weigh a certain weight? I saw a Facebook comment from a friend recently. She posted saying she had accomplished her goal to fit into a certain pair of jeans, but still needed to lose ten pounds to make her weight loss goal.  What?  Why? Why does she think she needs to weigh a certain amount?  If her waist is the size she wants it to be, then why go further?  I understand if she is still not happy with her body after she reached that goal of fitting into her pants, but she made it sound like she was happy with that. We are made to believe we should weigh a certain amount, and if we get above that weight we are unhealthy or overweight.  We have been categorized into averages – women who are X feet tall should be roughly Y pounds.  Says who?! Have you heard of the body mass index, or BMI?  Your BMI is based on your weight and height and doctors will tell you if you are above a certain BMI you are at risk for certain health issues. While this is somewhat true if you are quite heavy, is it that true if we weight X amount then we are fat, and if we weigh less than X amount then we are lean and healthy?  Absolutely not!! There are many skinny people who are unhealthy. Do you think super skinny models are healthy?  How about bodybuilders during their competitions?  They are both lean, but most are not healthy. Of course, being too overweight does have health consequences.  I do not want to make it sound like it is okay to gain a bunch of unnecessary weight.  All I am trying to get across is that once you are in a fairly healthy weight range, a number should not determine your happiness with your body.   Why do YOU believe you need to weigh a certain weight?