Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm Lisa a mom to two girls and a wife to a US Navy Submariner. I have a passion for running, nutrition and all things fitness. For me running or training hard at the gym equals 24 hours of complete joy in a day. If this blog inspires and helps motivate you, then I hope you continue reading.

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30 November 2012

When did Magazines get so darn expensive?


It was a rainy day here in the Puget Sound today. After a long day of cleaning house, taking care of the kids and cooking, I was finally able to relax on the couch and read the latest Oxygen magazine. I need to stop procrastinating and get a subscription already. I've purchased this magazine every month for the last 20 months. It costs $5.99 per issue! I have spent $120 over the last year and a half purchasing Oxygen. That doesn't even include my Runners World and Muscle and Hers Fitness magazines. When did magazines get soo darn expensive?!?!


Today's Workout: Leg Day

Leg press (followed immediately with 30 sec of squat jumps) 25 reps, 3 sets
Step-ups with DB 15 reps, 3 sets
Walking lunges with DB 25 reps, 3 sets
Leg extensions (drop sets of 10,10,10) 10,10,10 reps, 3 sets
Hamstring curls 25 reps, 3 sets
Stiff-legged deadlifts 15 reps, (followed  immediately with calf raises till failure) 3 sets

Step Mill- 15 Minutes (changed speed levels every other minute)

28 November 2012

It was nice while it lasted



The Puget Sound is back to it's rainy season. Yesterday I was able to run outdoors with a friend. I haven't run in what seems like forever so I had to take a few walking breaks yesterday. I had planned on going running outdoors today but I wasn't in the mood. I need to adapt to the cold weather, but we can save that for another day.

Today's Workout: Back & Biceps

Cable rows (close grip, focused bring it to chest and lower abs) 12 reps, 4 sets
Cable arm pull-downs, super-set w/ lat pull-downs 12 reps, 4 sets
DB rows 12-15 reps, 4 sets

Cable bicep curls 10-12 reps, 4 sets
Isolate bicep curls 8-10 reps, 4 sets
21's 4 sets

HIIT- 25 minutes treadmill
5 min warm up 
30 sec sprints
30 second rest
3- 1 min sprints
1 min rest
last 5 minutes run at 7.0


After my work out I treated my 4 year old to Mcdonalds for lunch. What the heck, I had some Mcdonalds too. My only fitness goals at the moment is to maintain weight. I'm going to enjoy the holidays this year and indulge a little bit. As long as I eat clean 75% of the time, I should be alright.