Wednesday, October 15, 2014

S is for Strength

You do all this work trying to bust your ass just to get the pounds off. You shed the pounds but then you see skin hanging that needs to be trimmed. That's when I realized; cardio is great but so is strength training.



Sure we can lift our own selves up to carry our own weight. Well barely! How many times have you gone up a flight of steps and been left huffing and puffing as if you just ran a marathon? Sure you could lift yourself out of bed in the morning to face the rising sun, but could you lift your own body from the  ground if you fell? God forbid the movie "2012" was our reality and our only option to survive was to carry our entire world on our backs while racing to China towards the spaceship. Would we have the strength to carry on? 

Pull-up


Recently, I attended the Circle of Sisters Festival at the Jacob Javits Center in New York and the Marines were there. They were recruiting and giving out information and one of the things a person must be able to do to be a part is a pull-up. And so I tried it. 




I could barely pull my own weight up. Knowing that it is hard, made me consider my little 8lbs and 10lbs weights that I do strength training workouts with. 

Married to the Weight

Today, I made an adjustment. 



I married new weights; fifteens for the first time.

My something new; New resistance! Borrowed strength from God to lift them through each rep and I got the blues because of my sore shoulders. But I can't complain. I want them toned arms and the strength and I am doing it!!! :))) 

And when it comes time to get into that race for my spot on that spaceship in China, nobody will be able to stop me. I've become a pro at doing superwomans. I can thrust forward with swiftness. I have the strength!!! 

12 comments:

  1. Wow! way to go. S is for strength! I like to walk but need to do more.

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    1. Girl. Walking is s good for you. It was actually walking that helped me to lose the most weight. I found love with walking over the bridge from Manhattan to Brooklyn and it is so great. Thank you so much for checking out my blogpost Carol.

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  2. You are awesome! I really wish that I could do more, but I do walk every day (I have a disability).

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    1. Awww thank you Kimberly. It took going so overboard that I was 230 lbs for me to even decide it was time. Never ever thought I'd see clothing sizes that were size 20. But I overcame it. God is awesome.

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  3. You go girl! But...ummm...could you save me a spot on the spaceship, since you'll probably get there first? Visiting from Mama Kat's :-)

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    1. LOL Lori. I most certainly will. LOL!!!! :)

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  4. That is awesome! This sounds so exciting. I haven't been on a pull up bar since high school. I know I would fail if I had to do one now.

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    1. I have never been able to do one except for with assisted weight. So hard. But great to try to see how strong you really are; you know.

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  5. Get it girl!! You make so many great points. It IS pretty sad that most of us can't carry our own weight. You gave me something to think about!

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    1. Thank you for that. I love that you post all these ideas to write about. Makes me work just a little bit harder than I would on my own. And now, I actually find myself going back and reading over and editing things, which is so not me. Thank you so much. You don't know how much what you do really blesses so many people. God bless you and thanks for reading Mamakat!!!

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  6. Awesome! I've been on 15 lbs for chest and biceps for about a month and it is so hard... but it's also very empowering. Your hard work will pay off. Congrats!

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    1. Wow! Really. That's great to hear. And thank you for the encouragement theex trapounds.

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