Fitness Random

What Would You Do

February 20, 2013

I hadn’t been to the gym in a whole week until this morning. Whoops! But I had a great workout today. We warmed up and then spent some time working on pull ups. I really wish we could have spent more time on this because I would really like to learn how to do kipping pull ups. Eventually I would like to not have to rely on using bands for pull ups.

Our strength work was the snatch. Coach Nancy is really happy with the way my snatch looks (the teenager in me is giggling inside at that sentence). We did 5×3 at 80%, I just used an empty 45# bar. The WOD was a quick and easy one. Tabata front squat at 60% (60# for me) and KB swings with 16kg bells. I got 23 squats and 39 swings. Again, Coach Nancy was over the moon excited about how good my squats are looking and how far I’ve come with them. This makes me happy, now I can work on getting stronger instead of scaling to watch my form. Really itching test some more RMs and see if there’s been any strength improvement.

When I got home from the gym I had an exciting email! Remember how I signed up for the DietBet, and told myself if I won I would use my earnings to buy a new workout tank or sports bra?  The goal was to lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks. Well, I WON! I ended up winning $44 which is pretty awesome considering the buy in was only $25. I can’t wait to pick out a new top or bra. Any suggestions of a must have? 

This morning Leigh posted what she would do with a million dollars. I thought it was a great idea! If I had a million dollars I would first buy a new house, a cute little three bedroom in one of the older neighborhoods. Something with character , a big real yard and trees! Then I would buy myself a new wardrobe because I am in desperate need. I also need a new vehicle so that would be another purchase. After that I would book a trip to Japan since it’s the one place in the world I want to see the most and maybe also a trip to Hawaii or somewhere tropical. I might also help my parents buy a new place in the city since they always talk about it, invest some into Liam’s education. If by the time that is all said and done, I would probably invest the rest, gain some interest and save it for a rainy day.

What would you do with a million dollars? 

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Lindsey
    February 20, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Good for you!! Congrats 🙂
    I am cheating and copying my comment from Leigh’s…
    I would build our dream house & buy a vacation property somewhere HOT, buy Chad his dream car, volunteer lots, open our own business and yes travel! You can tell I have never thought about this. Lol.

    • Reply
      Bex
      February 20, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      What business would you guys open?

      • Reply
        lindsey
        February 20, 2013 at 8:35 pm

        A little cafe 🙂

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    @the_pnut
    February 20, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I would start by buying you 10 new sports tanks/bras of your choice…lol. Then I would build a new house, take my family on a vacation, start a business, invest, donate some, buy a new vehicle, and give my kids the rest.

    • Reply
      Bex
      February 20, 2013 at 9:32 pm

      Awesome! Lululemon here I come!!

  • Reply
    Leigh
    February 20, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Congrats on winning! I would choose a racer back tank top from Lululemon. Love those!

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