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Tru Dat!

You don’t realize it at first. You think this body-image obsession is going to give you everything – but you end up having to give everything to it, and so you lose. 
You look great but you require the constant validation from faceless others to reinforce to you that it’s all worth it – only you know on a deeper level that it just isn’t. 
At some point you realize you don’t want to give everything to this obsession anymore. And it is only then that you find your freedom.
Coach Scott Abel

Update: New Chemotherapy & Flu

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These past two weeks have been a whirlwind.
Matt got his port put in a couple weeks back for a new chemotherapy he'll be starting on called Avastin, which is administered intravenously. He was really nervous about the procedure, but I told him that if he can make it through two brain surgeries, he can make it through this!
He got his first infusion last Tuesday morning, and he'll be getting them every 2 weeks. Based on the next MRI in January, he may also be starting another chemo pill along with the Avastin called CCNU.  Then last Thursday I flew out to Canada for a day of shooting with MuscleTech. It was a lot of fun(and hard work!), and I can't wait to see the finished product.  I met a lot of cool people, and it was a great experience, but I hated leaving my hubby at home, even though he had his parents here with him. I just couldn't wait to get back home!
So then I get back home Friday and find out Matt is in the hospital with the flu! He had spiked a fever while…

Gym Mistakes That are Keeping you From Getting Results

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Are you frustrated with your lack of results from your workouts? If so, make sure that you're not making one of these all too common mistakes:

1. Not having a plan
If you are going to the gym and wandering aimlessly from machine to machine or exercise to exercise with no purpose, no focus, and no structure, then you are most likely NOT getting the full benefits of weight training. If you go to the gym just to burn calories or to work up a good sweat, then you're most likely not getting the full benefits of weight training.
For the best results, you need to be following a structured workout plan. Everything you do in the gym should have a purpose-just picking random exercises ain't gonna cut it. You want to think of your workouts in the gym as training, not just exercising. Training has a purpose and goals, exercise doesn't. Exercise is just moving your body around, training is moving your body with intention. Anyone who has an admirable physique has most likely spent year…

Workout + WIAW

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It's been a while since I've done a "What I Ate" & Workout Wednesday, so today I thought I'd share a good little upper body and glute workout I did this past Monday. 

It was fun to change things up a bit with some density training. Basically for density training, you pick 2-3 exercises, choose a weight that is about your 10 rep max, and perform sets of 5-6 repetitions. Then you try to simply get as many sets as possible within a certain time frame, anywhere from 10-20 minutes. 

Here's what I did:

10 minutes, as many sets as possible of: 

Bar dips x 5-6 (with 15 lbs added)
Seated cable rows x 6-8
9 rounds

10 minutes, as many sets as possible of:

Underhand grip pulldowns x 6-8
1 arm push press x6
8 rounds

5 minutes: 

Cable pull-throughs x15
Banded clams x10/leg
4 rounds 

5 minutes: 

Back extensions x15(with 25lbs added)
Farmer's walks x distance
4 rounds

What I ate:

Meal 1 8:30 3/4 cup oats, 1 scoop whey protein, 1 spoon of pb , coffee with Stevia and half & half Meal 2…