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Insane Shopping Alert:Bowflex Xtreme SE Home Gym for $399!

September 27, 2010 2 comments

If we had room and didn’t have all this other awesome home gym gear, we would be jumping on this deal.  If you’re looking for a compact mini-home gym to do some of your resistance training, this is your deal.  Enter the code W9HFSA1 and the $1299 Bowflex Xtreme SE Home Gym will be yours for $399 with FREE SHIPPING (plus tax).  Sale ends at Tuesday 11:59 pm PT 9/28.  If you’re having a hard time accessing the website, call (800) 952-7205.

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STS: Week 14 and 15 complete!

September 16, 2010 Leave a comment

I am late to the updating party.  I had to almost combine both the last week of STS with my recovery week. Read more…

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Review: Youngblood and Making Faces

September 15, 2010 Leave a comment

I have been having tons of fun with my new makeup line, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics.  After using it exclusively for the last couple weeks and even traveling with it at one point, I am happy to report that I’ve been thrilled with my purchases.  I discussed earlier how I was first introduced to the company and how it was going to take me a while to get that makeup artist look.  I haven’t gotten there yet, but I’m getting closer.  Below, I’ll review some of the Youngblood products I’ve used the most.  Inevitably, since I’m switching from Jane Iredale to Youngblood, I’ll be making comparisons between the two product lines. Read more…

STS: Week 13 complete!

September 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Well, it happened a while ago, but between experiments and going to a wedding, I didn’t have time to really update.  For this week of the rotation, I only did 3 cardio workouts and 2 strength workouts.  Two of the cardio workouts were both step workouts: Athletic Step and Step Moves.  I love both of these workouts, and I timed them according to my energy.  Step Moves particularly helped me out of a lethargic funk.  I also did HiiT: 40/20… which still kicks my ass.  I also did STS Disc 33: Shoulders, Biceps, and Triceps.  I really have to remember to pull out Meso 3 more often — I really love the upper body disc.  I guess I can’t comment on chest and back, since I deleted those workouts this month, but the arm workout rocked!  I definitely see strength gains all over in my arms.  I’m particularly happy with my shoulders, but I do need to focus on strengthening my rotator cuff after the rotation is done. I also managed to do Disc 32: Plyo Legs.  It’s definitely not as hard as it used to be! It’s a pretty fun workout.  I think if STS did any single awesome thing for me, it would be making me less afraid of Cathe Leg workouts.  I no longer shy away from them.  I’ve found that I can jump higher without pain, too.  I am slightly concerned about my left knee, as I tweaked it a while ago, and it cries out every once in a while.  I really wish I hadn’t been so swamped this past month.  I think I would have enjoyed the rotation a lot more if I didn’t feel stuck in the wrong gear the whole time.  I had no way to do the strength workouts before I left for the wedding, so next time I get to it, it’ll have been more than a week since I last worked those muscles.  I hope I’ll still make strength gains despite deviating from the schedule.

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