Fitness Friday

I have really been trying to get hardcore back into my workouts. My favorite form of exercise is running, but the weather has not cooperated for that in quite some time.. and I'm not really a fan of the ole' treadmill.

So, I have been experimenting lately with some new types of workouts. Needless to say, I have found muscles that I apparently never knew existed. I have not been able to walk in days. I have been attempting workouts from Bender Fitness (with the help of Apple TV)and I purchased a kettle bell on Saturday. Since buying my little 12 lb. kettle bell, I have realized that I have gotten myself into quite the expensive type of exercise, but I love it. Apparently one size does not fit all when it comes to kettle bell exercises.. duh.. which means I need more. Anyone out there want to donate to the cause? Or know of where you can get them cheaper than $25-$50 each?

Anywho, I have come to the realization that I am much more consistent with achieving goals if I discuss them here, so that's what I'm going to do. And who knows, maybe I'll inspire someone else to go out of their fitness comfort zone as well.

So here's what I've done this week.

Saturday 3/2/13- 
Used 12 lb Kettle Bell to do the workout below
Did all exercises except the single arm cleans bc I didn't have two kettle bells to work with.

Sunday 3/3/13
I worked 9 Hours at Mudbugs, so there was no time for a workout. Surely I burned some sort of calories with all the running around I do up there.

Monday 3/4/13
Kettlebell Workout Using 12 lb Kettlebell
Kettle Bell Swings- 50
Around the World- 25 Each Arm
Russian Twists- 50
Single Arm Swing- 50 Each Arm
High Pull- 50
Squat-Curl-Twist- 25 Each Side
Dead Lifts- 50
Tricep Extension- 25

Tuesday 3/5/13
1 Mile Run- 9:23
60 Russian Twists
Bender Fitness Tight Booty, Toned Abs Workout
1 Circuit- 10 Reps on Weighted Exercises and 20 Reps on Non-Weighted Exercises

Thursday 3/7/13
3 Mile Run- 31 minutes (first longer run in a while)
50 Kettle Bell Swings
25 Single Arm Swings (Each Arm)
50 High Pulls
50 Goblet Squats
25 Bent Over Row (Each Arm)
(used 12 lb kettlebell)

Speaking of working on my fitness, I need everyone's opinion on the Polar FT4's everyone seems to be obsessing over? I am not one to fork over that kind of cash on something like that, but it sure would be nice to keep track of how many calories I am actually burning. So, let me hear it folks!! Worth the money or not??

What type of workouts are you into??


  1. Way to go Cal! You're doing great.. this is good workout inspiration for sure!

  2. play it again sports may have some "gently used" kettle bells for a cheaper price!

  3. Wow. Good for you girl! Killing it.

  4. Found you through Nikki @ The Pink Growl. I love kettle bell workouts and I recommend buying workout equipment from Amazon. I got a great set of 5, 10, and 15 lb. kettle bells through them for under $50. Bob Harper also has some good kettle bell workout dvds :) You should come linkup with us for Fitness Fridays, too!!


  5. I was with you on the HRM and not spending the money. Trust me, I am cheap. I've lusting for months over that thing. But I went ahead and splurged because I really have a goal in mind that I want to reach and I thought it would help me. That might not be the case with you. I LOVE it so far! It really motivates me to see how many calories (roughly) I am burning with my workouts. But I am trying to lose weight for summer and I'm not sure that's your goal. Hope that helps! I found a site on ebay that did $65 shipped free if you decide to do it.