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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Weekly Weigh In

I skipped sharing last week since it was July 4th, but for the last two weeks I did manage to squeak out a 1 lb loss.  I feel like things have slowed significantly from the speed I was losing at the beginning, and the crawling pace tends to lead to discouragement and ice cream.  Lots of things can quickly lead to ice cream…

Starting Weight (17 weeks ago): 202
Last Week: 179.5
Current Weight: 178.2
Goal Weight: 165

To help change things up I changed up my workout.  Three days a week I wake up my big girls and we go for a run using the Couch to 5K app as our trainer.  Two days a week I try to focus on weights/muscle building.  I live way to far out to go to a gym, so my garage is my fancy gym.  Last week I started a new routine for those twice a week workouts that ended up really kicking my tail in a great way.  It involves no weights or equipment so I thought I’d share it with you!

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Walk/Run for 5 minutes to get your heart rate up
15 Push Ups
20 Squats
15 Tricep Dips
24 Walking Lunges
:45 second Plank
:45 second wall squat
1 minute stair climbing

Repeat for three full sets.  You don’t repeat the 5 minute cardio, that’s just to get you started and warmed up.

The goal is to move from each exercise quickly with no breaks.  You can take a 1 minute break between each full set (you’ll need it after climbing the stairs).

If your excuse is that you have no equipment or time to get the gym, this should nix those.  I can do the entire workout in 30 minutes and my kids actually will get out and try/pretend to do somethings with me.  The three year old makes me laugh so hard I fall over as she attempts walking lunges.

The first time I did this I could barely walk the next day!  As you get stronger add more to each set and more time to planks, wall squats and stairs.

Have any exercises you enjoy that don’t require special equipment?