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100 Days of Fitness - Day 8

Posted November 15, 2010

Who has spoken with the strongest voice of encouragement in your life? Who was that one person whose words lit a fire in your belly and made you want to do your very best? Please share your thoughts as I recite my latest routine in 100 Days of Fitness.

This is day eight and I got a real boost this morning at Bruegger’s. After ordering a pumpernickel bagel with light crèam cheese, as recommended by fitness, health and nutrition coach Tara Wind, a gentleman got up out of his seat and thanked me profusely for starting this campaign. He works with state government employees on health and fitness issues and he said 100 Days of Fitness is a wonderful model to follow. I appreciated his words so much. It was just the jump start I needed to begin the week.

Voices of affirmation are so important in our lives. I once had a basketball coach who always inspired me to play my best. Another coach just beat me down with constant negatives and I never excelled under him. I had a boss who always knew how to push the right button. I would walk on flames for him. Who have been the voices of affirmation in your life?

Coach Wind has decided to repeat last Monday’s workout today in an effort not to overwhelm us with too many different exercises at the beginning of this campaign. However, she has already crafted a special new strength workout for next Monday and it looks fabulous. I think you’ll love it.

Good luck on Day 8 of circuit strength training:

Circuit 1:
3 minutes rowing - resistence at 10, s/m > 30
20 pushups
20 tricep dips (off ledge near window)
Repeat 3 times

Circuit 2:
Step up to balance - either on medium box or cable step machine - hold 15 lbs each hand
10 right leg, 10 left leg
One leg bicep curl to overhead press - 15 lbs
10 right leg, 10 left leg
One leg tough down - all the way to the ground holding a 15 lb wt in the hand opposite leg you are standing on
10 right leg, 10 left leg
Repeat 3 times

Circuit 3:
Front plank hold 45s
Front plank hold - leg kicks to side - 15 right, 15 left leg
Side plank hold - elbow on bosu - 30 seconds each side
High plan with feet on bosu, hands on mat - knee to chest 15 each leg
Repeat 3 times



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  • boysjog Nov 16, 2010

    I would like to join the 100 days of fitnes too. Is it too late?

  • shell628 Nov 15, 2010

    keep up the good work! circuits can be tough!

  • danahdavis Nov 15, 2010

    Honestly, my dog's vet! I have a 12 year old chocolate lab. The vet compliments us on my dog's sleek shape every time we go in for a check up. Since he is my constant walking companion, I figure if it's working for him, it must be working for me! I don't want either one of us to have arthritis or hip problems as we get older.

  • Garnerwolf1 Nov 15, 2010

    I'd like to know who works with state employees on health and fitness. Must only be a specific group.

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