Arm Envy

There’s a girl in my Zumba class who I have a complete arm-crush on.

This girl is itty bitty without an ounce of fat on her little frame – and she has the most gorgeous arm muscles:  biceps, triceps, shoulders.

Look at her arms

She can also be an object of my affection.

She is always a few rows ahead of me so she’s always in view.  And there I am in the back row stalking her arms.

I have arm envy.  (I also have leg envy.  I’ve talked about that before.)

I have a very weird frame:  I’m tallish (5’6) with short legs and a long torso.  I always tease that I’m built like a football player with a wide rib cage, a narrow waist, and narrow shoulders.  I have always had thick legs and arms, and now that I’m getting older I’m working my booty off (literally) to get my limbs toned and strong.

Last night I was thinking about my strength training and I’ve decided that it’s time to increase the training and the weight at the gym.

I’ve been so dedicated to my running this last year and preparing for races that I’ve accepted that I’ve let my strength training slide a bit.  I still do it.  I just don’t do it often enough through my week.  And after I had whiplash last year I went down in weights and when I was ready I didn’t go back up enough.  So, that’s it.  I’m owning it and buckling down and am going to work at becoming my own arm envy.

~Fit Bitch

 

 

 

Commercial Break Workout

Ack!  I’m hosting a Bingo Fitness Challenge in my boot camp class and, I swear at one time I posted a Commercial Break Workout here (I’m certain I saw it last week).

But I’ve just gone through every post and can’t seem to find it, so, just in case, I’m adding the workouts here…now.

There are two to choose from.  They both seem fun and it’s a good way to get a little extra work in – especially on days you skipped or missed a workout.

#1

commercial-break 1

#2

commercial break 2

Another fun way to get in mini workouts when you’re chillin’ in front of the tube is to set your goal – say you’re watching a show simply because there’s someone hot on it – each time the hot person comes on screen plan to do 30 jumping jacks, or every time a catch phrase is said do a 30 second plank or wall sit.  Incorporate small weights into these workouts if you’re able.

Have fun!

~Fit Bitch