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I need the help of insane individuals

This is the intensity at which you must live life

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I need a rough and tough workout! Sometimes it’s easy to take it easy when you fly solo, so….I am enlisting YOU to share your most insane or any intense workout. Maybe it’s your recent bicep day, or total body?

How insane are you?!

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What’s Your Purpose?

Fantastic workout yesterday! It was fun because it was like a little family reunion too haha – me, my hubs, my kid bro, my aunt and uncle we’re all working out at the same time.

As I looked around the gym I saw the usuals. I noticed that some do a fantastic job of staying incredibly lean – then there are those who are very fit, but not really making leaps of progress (seems as though they come as just a way of life and maybe to spend time with their S/O).  Then there are the fat blasters who BUST their can at the cardio or group classes – Finally there are the dear things that are here all the time, but not quite ready to tweak their diet yet.

All these types of people are probably all doing just the right thing for their goals.  It breaks my heart when I hear people bashing others for their method when they probably just don’t share the same goal. 🙂 Everyone’s goals are different, but the key is to recognize what your goal is so that you can take the right steps to reaching it.

What’s YOUR goal? “To be healthy”? “To be strong for daily activity”? “To be a machine athlete”? “To meet people”? 🙂 Tell me!


21 Day Challenge: Day 3

The spring weather is phenom. After a leg workout with my girlfriend (also a new client of IFBB Fitness pro, Susan Groshek), I took my cardio outdoors again!  My cousin, Paul, is ginormous…12 foot long legs…ok thats a slight exaggeration…but his “jog” was my sprinting! After nearly a quarter mile of sprinting I finally got up the guts to say I might need to take it down a notch haha.  He really pushed me and it was great to have someone to talk to for 3 miles.

Anyone else enjoying spring weather?

Are you doing the 21 Day Challenge? Tell me about it! 🙂


21 Day Challenge: Day 1

Shakin things up with Michelle’s challenge:  I exchanged my 30-40 minutes of cardio for an evening 5K on one of the prettiest trails in Dallas, Texas.  It was perfect running weather and the crowd was lively – what a great decision!

Faith Keith and sister - Michelob Ultra Katy Trail 5k

the finish line!

Faith Keith and friends - Michelob Ultra Katy Trail 5k

we love cardio!

Join Michelle’s 21 Day Challenge to Success! It’s about breaking or making habits to get back on an active lifestyle and reach your goals with enjoyment! Michelle shakes it up with her challenge…read more

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That’s Vensus and Mars For Ya

This is a follow up drawing at the request of my husband due my previous post about us working out together.

Sometimes when I talk I seriously think it gets translated in his head to something entirely different.

Faith Keith and Luke Keith - venus and mars


Make it hurts till it bleeds…but don’t be an idiot

“Make it hurt till it bleeds”– Jerome’s Gym

I workout alone. On a RARE occasion I get to meet my sister or friend at the gym, but 99% of the time it’s just me. I work HARD. I smile at those who pass or will say hello to familiar faces, but I am focused. I probably won’t hear or see you while I’m in a set.

My husband and I have very opposite schedules, but last night he was going to be at the gym at the same time! Sweet!!!! I was ULTRA SUPER DUPER excited when I found out we were even working the same muscle group! WE GET TO WORKOUT SIDE-BY-SIDE?!?!?! This was going to be AWESOME.

We set out to the first exercise, deep squats. I love the squat rack. As soon as it was up for my turn, he started giving me pointers to ensure I had good form and got the most of the exercise. I always appreciate that because LUKE REALLY KNOWS HIS STUFF! (which is so hot, by the way) Then of course I was pushing HARD, really giving it my all and he was chanting things to me like “push harder!” and “go deeper, your body is strong, your mind is weak, tell yourself to push harder” O_oFaith Keith and Luke Keith - stick figures working out<br /> together yeah…after 1 set of that I snapped. Poor Luke…he didn’t know I couldn’t handle the chanting because I’m just not used to it. Not to mention my tolerance level was low because I was exerting everything I had into the exercise. 😦 He can’t read my mind!!! (although I’ve been looking for a school that offers that course)

Commence uber guilt trip. Faith Keith hearts Luke Keith I apologized to him later and he was so sweet and cool about it. He was like, “It’s ok, I learned something new about you” *Smiles fascinatingly as if he learned that I fart bubbles and glitter*

Moral of the story…know your limits and be slow to speak.

[Ephesians 4:29, James 1:19]

Great verses from the Bible to live by

 

//In case you were wondering, I adjusted my attitude when I realized what I did and we were able to finish our workout
together in harmony and smiles. We’re “newly weds”…we get over things fast 🙂


Couch to 5k: Week 4

Hope everyone is enjoying the schedule! Keep at it! Stay consistent so that by the time the next week rolls around you won’t be dieing on the pavement from the sudden change.  Keep the motivation levels high!

<<Go to previous week
<<Go to Week One

Week Workout 1 Workout 2 Workout 3
4 Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:

* Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
* Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
* Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
* Walk 1/4 mile (or 2-1/2 minutes)
* Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
* Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
* Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)

Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:

* Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
* Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
* Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
* Walk 1/4 mile (or 2-1/2 minutes)
* Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
* Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
* Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)

Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:

* Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
* Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
* Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
* Walk 1/4 mile (or 2-1/2 minutes)
* Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
* Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
* Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)

I am using this C25k schedule for my injury recovery.


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