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Hello,

Around almost four years ago I started to work out at home. Slowly I started to buy equipments so I didn’t have to go to the gym because I could not afford it. Some people said they don’t get in shape because they can’t afford a gym but that is jump one more excuse. I lost 20 pounds by working out at home just with body weight exercises and healthy food. But a year ago I got mostly of that weight back because I was suffering from food allergy and intolerances. I had to started to see a nutritionist that found my food intolerances and plans all my meals and supplements. I  lost 12 of pounds and have around 10 or less to go. Here is a little bit about how I started my home workout some years ago.

 I first got dumbbells:

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I still remember that I paid $20 dollars for it. (Sorry, but my dog would not take his cute face away from my dumbbells.) I felt like adding dumbbells to my body weight exercises improve a lot but after some months it become to easy again. So I purchased the most exciting thing I have. My 40 pounds sandbag:

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I just love this sandbag, I can do lower and upper body exercises and also use on my abs exercises. Months later, it was xmas and guess what was on my list? Dip station. My husband gave them to me and I also love this one. My dip station and my swiss ball are kept by my bed.

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I also have this ones:

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Four month ago I finally got a membership in a local gym and I am loving it. I go to gym Monday 5 days a week. Rest on Sunday and workout at home with my equipments on Fridays.

Here is my workout for today:

Repeat 3 times:

Sandbag squat: 15 reps

side leg lift on dip station: 15 reps

Push up: 15 reps

Repeat 3 times:

Dumbbells lunges with shoulder press: 10 per leg

Sit ups: 15 reps

High knees: 20 reps

Repeat 3 times:

Triceps dip using a chair: 15 reps

knee tuck: 20 reps

Super man: 20 reps

Repeat 3 times:

side plank lifts: 10 per side

Jump lunges with kicks: 20 reps

Mountain climbers: 30 reps

Took me 20 minutes to complete it.

 

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I am working out really hard because I really need my six packs back. This picture is from today 10 more pounds to go. I am almost there. It is being really hard. I take pictures of my belly every week because it keeps me motivated. What do you do to keep yourself motivated?

 

Diet and trying something new “Frisbee”


      I know may sounds crazy but I REALLY never thrown a frisbee before. I noticed a couple times when I was in Brazil and people were throwing it at the beach but I don’t recall even touch a frisbee before. The thing is, about a year ago my husband got one so we could throw it during the summer or so. But I work every weekend and my husband is off just on weekends, we don’t have to much time together what we really hate. Yesterday after my work 8pm we went to the park. It was a little dark already but we threw frisbee for a hour and I had so much fun(I bet he did too). First half hour my husband was trying to teach me how to throw it and it was not  a success. I thought was hard and I like to try until I at least learn something. After half hour or so I got a little better. I was curious to know where frisbee came from? who created? And here is what I found out.

      The Frisbie Baking Company(1871-1958) of Bridgeport, Connecticut, made pies that were sold to many New England colleges. Hungry college students soon discovered that the empty pie tins could be tossed and caught, providing endless hours of game and sport. Many colleges have claimed to be the home of ‘he who was first to fling.’ Yale College has even argued that in 1820, a Yale undergraduate named Elihu Frisbie grabbed a passing collection tray from the chapel and flung it out into the campus, thereby becoming the true inventor of the Frisbie and winning glory for Yale. That tale is unlikely to be true since the words ‘Frisbie’s Pies’ was embossed in all the original pie tins and from the word ‘Frisbie’ was coined the common name for the toy.

      In 1948, a Los Angeles building inspector named Walter Frederick Morrison and his partner Warren Franscioni invented a plastic version of the Frisbie that could fly further and with better accuracy than a tin pie plate. Morrison’s father was also an inventor, who invented the automotive sealed-beam headlight. Another interesting tidbit was that Morrison had just returned to America after World War II, where he had been a prisoner in the infamous Stalag 13. His partnership with Warren Franscioni, who was also a war veteran, ended before their product had achieved any real success.

      Morrison (after his split with Franscioni) produced a plastic Frisbie called the Pluto Platter, to cash in on the growing popularity of UFOs with the American public. The Pluto Platter has become the basic design for all Frisbies. The outer third of the Frisbie disc is called the ‘Morrison Slope’, listed in the patent. Rich Knerr and A.K. ‘Spud’ Melin were the owners of a new toy company called ‘Wham-O’. Knerr and Melin also marketed the Hula-Hoop, the Super Ball and the Water Wiggle. They pair first saw Morrison’s Pluto Platter in late 1955. They liked what they saw and convinced Morrison to sell them the rights to his design. With a deal signed, Wham-O began production (1/13/1957) of more Pluto Platters. The next year, the original Frisbie Baking Company shut down and coincidentally Fred Morrison was awarded a patent (Design patent 183,626) for his flying disc. Morrison received over one million dollars in royalties for his invention.

In 1968, the U.S. Navy spends almost $400,000 to study Frisbees in wind tunnels, following their flights with computers and cameras, and building a special Frisbee-launching machine on top of a Utah cliff to test a prototype flare launcher.

( source: http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa980218.htm)

And here is my diet of the day.

Breakfast: Half banana, little piece of apple, a slice of homemade almond bread and my coffee ( I don’t drink sweet coffee. Just coffee, a little milk and a teaspoon of cinnamon)

Snack: 2 tablespoons of hummus, a slice of almond bread, string cheese and green tea.

Lunch: A piece of baked mustard lime chicken, 2 tablespoons of rice, and cabbage and 2 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce that I made today.

Dinner: A piece of baked mustard lime chicken, 2 tablespoons of rice, and cabbage and 2 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce.

Snack: 2 tablespoons of yogurt with half apple.

Snack before bed: 1/2 half grapefruit, nuts, raisins and some broussel sprouts

I worked out harder today. Most of my exercises are interval trainer, tabata, and HIIT. I have a few tools for work out at home that I will be posting some day. I do body weight exercises it works just fine for me.

Well, that was my day. I really enjoyed the frisbee experience and I will be doing it again and again. I ran and jumped to much that I am sure I burned some of my belly fat. ( lost one pound…yay)

Just a nice quote I saw. “The pride you gain is worth the pain.” (Dennis Ogilvie)

🙂

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