Fired Up, Feels Good


Hey Good Looking,

How was your day? Hopefully more on the Wednesday-ish side rather than the Monday-ish side of Tuesday.

My day was pretty great. I actually fell asleep last night with out plugging in my phone, and God woke me up this morning at 5:55. Thank goodness, because I had several things to do before my babies got here.  It’s also been a little too muggy for my liking, but still good!

After being sick and taking it easy this weekend, dang was I ready to start working out again!! That’s a sentence I didn’t think I’d say! But it’s true, once you start, and you like what you’re doing, it’s like a high, and you feel weird if you don’t do it.

I told you a few posts ago about how I came home from my nieces house, and just decided at 2:00 am to start working out. That’s pretty much all that happened. I decided to do something, and actually followed through.

This workout probably won’t win me any fitness competitions, but here is what I do (I so had to look these names up, because I had no idea what they are called. I did find this handy guide though):

20 Bicep curls (5 lb weights in each hand)

20 Standing lateral raises

20 Not sure what they are called. I put the weights behind my head, and raise them up to the ceiling.

20 Squats

20 Bicycle crunches

2 Planks

1-3 miles of walking a day

I’m pretty sure that there is something I should be doing more or less of, but this is what has worked for me. Until I played the theme from Rocky, and added 10 more reps to everything :).

The weight loss is a motivator, though not the main one. Having energy during the day is huge!! Although looking down and seeing less stomach, and putting a previously tight t-shirt on and it being loose, are also great!

Music also plays a major  part in my workout. I walk to music, usually Neil Byrne’s Pale Blu Jak, or Keith Harkin’s On Mercy Street I usually shave off a couple of minutes listening to Neil though. Hmm… I also workout to music. The most important thing thing when choosing your workout playlist, is that it has to have a beat to it. It’s hard to do squats to Chopin, although I’m sure you could.

I wanted to share a few music videos with ya’ll tonight, before I batten down the hatches and brace for another round of Texas storms.

#1. Here is the Celtic Thunder (of course) song that got me up and going in the first place:

#2. Gonna Fly – The Theme From Rocky. Of course you’ll get stronger, it’s Rocky!!!

#3. And last but certainly not least, The Theme from The Unit. This is probably my favorite song to work out to. Plus, as a Texan, I love how he says Fired up ;). This version is a bit slow, the one you find on ITunes is faster.

I hope I have given you a little motivation to get started working out, and “moving” to a healthier you. Remember to check with your Dr first, and only do as many reps as you can. Then when you reach the point that you can’t do anymore, do just one more.

Tweet your girl!  Or Facebook Moi!

Well, save me a Diet Coke friend! Blessings and peace!



About Helen Heard

Hi!! Come on in, take the comfy chair, have a Diet Coke. Let's talk about Jesus, writing, music, family, and which M&Ms are the best (peanut of course)!
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