My Pursuit of Happiness and Skinny Jeans

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Weights and Skates

on January 6, 2013

Today’s #31Days challenge was to do a strength workout. This was perfect, since I had already planned to do a kettlebell workout video from Fitness Blender.

After getting up early to go watch my youngest play hockey, I came home, changed, grabbed my iPad, selected my video and got to work. This video was awesome! There was a good warm up and then 18 different kettlebell moves and a cool down. Kettlebell exercises included swings (both 2 hand and single arm), racks, squats with press, halos, lunges, deadlifts, get ups, curls, tricep extensions, and a bunch of ab exercises. I had never done many of these moves, but they were well explained in the video and they gave good info about how heavy your kettlebell should be for each exercise. I actually got to use every kettlebell I have today, so I was pumped about that!

I wore my heart rate monitor during today’s workout. I almost forgot, but remembered at the last minute and put it on. It seemed to pick up my heart rate right away this time, but there were a few times during the workout when it seemed to lose the connection, so my calorie burn was likely a bit higher than what this shows, but I’m still pretty happy with the workout…especially the % calories fat burned.


Tonight, I played pick up hockey with a bunch of friends. It was a ton of fun, and I got to play with my hubby, which I have never done before. I had a great time until some jackass on the other team slewfooted me in the corner! Well…It wasn’t actually a jackass, it was my friend Toni’s hubby, Todd, who was playing defense on the other team. It was actually quite funny, and we had a laugh over it both on the ice and while we had a couple of beers at the bar after the game. 🙂

I should have worn my heat rate monitor during the game to see how many calories I burned. However many it was, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t enough to cover the 2 Corona and the nachos that I had at the bar! Oh well….I’m not going to worry about it. We had a great skate, got some exercise, and had a nice visit with friends after the game. It was a great way to spend a Saturday night.

Now, once again, it is super late and I need to go to bed. I’ve got to get up early and go watch my oldest play his hockey game tomorrow morning. I can’t wait! I love watching my guys play hockey!

How was your Saturday? Did you get your workouts in?
Are you planning revenge against your friend’s hubby too? LOL…just kidding Todd…or am I? 🙂


2 responses to “Weights and Skates

  1. jsresults says:

    I had a great arms workout yesterday! Great pump and nice sweat 🙂


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