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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Burnin' those Hamstrings.

Welcome again to round THREE of weights with the Anderson (my maiden name) sisters.   You can read round 1 and 2 by clicking HERE and HERE.

We were going to do biceps with hamstrings but then we got lazy and decided to just stick with hamstrings (and for me hamstring........gimp leg didn't want to have anything to do with working out yesterday) and hit up the ellipticals while watching King of Queens.

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Would you believe me if I told you that I lost all of my hair brushes and that is why my hair looks the way it does.

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This hamstring move BURNS.  Seriously, your legs will feel like they are a marshmallow over the campfire.

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Mmmmmm. gotta love laying on the clean gym floors;)

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Wall squats.  I think I can last for 40 seconds with this one. My goal is to someday be able to spend my usual 4 hours a day stalking blogs doing a wall squat at the same time.

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As we were walking out of the gym on our way to meet the family at our favorite cheese filled buffet this was staring at us.

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Really.  Didn't they know we were on our way to consume 3 pizza's each.  That was just rude Gold's Gym.  Good thing we forgot about it 24 seconds later.

Billy and I are on our way up to Salt Lake City to get a SPECIAL treat that we have been wanting for a while (and believe it or not it does not have anything to do with frosting, sugar, running shoes or tempo shorts).


What is something on your wish list right now?  Are you saving up for anything right now?!?!

-I can't WAIT to show you my new toy:)

Would you rather lift upper body or lower body?

-I LOVE doing lower body (think squats and lunges) and will be back at them in no time!!

What is the best part about your Saturday?!?!

-My cute mother in law is on number 18 of 50 texts that she is sending of reasons she loves me that has nothing to do with running.  MADE. MY. DAY.  along with me and Billy's special TREAT:)


At April 9, 2011 at 3:35 PM , Blogger Katie said...

I LOVE the lower body moves. . . But I NEED the upperbody moves :D. I'm learning to love them too.

At April 9, 2011 at 3:37 PM , Anonymous Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife said...

I love lower body workouts too. Squats are my favvvvvvvorite :) Have fun getting the treat--is it a computer?? My wish list consists of a house, a pool, and new running shoes. I know, I know, I am a simple girl ;)

At April 9, 2011 at 3:45 PM , Blogger Pam said...

I have trouble liking lifting at all! I like Pilates, though, so maybe core moves? Best part of my Saturday was my lunch date with the cutest guy I know (my husband :))

At April 9, 2011 at 3:47 PM , Blogger Christine said...

That hunk of "fat" is really gross, although quite effective!

The best part of Friday is sleeping in, without a doubt!

I'm saving for a house. So adult, so overwhelming.

At April 9, 2011 at 3:55 PM , Blogger ashley & sundance said...

I saw the hunk of FAT and immediately started trying to calculate what my fat percentage would equal in pounds... once i knew it would be more than 5 lbs i stopped trying to calculate it. UGH! so gross!

super excited to see what your treat is!!!! :)

my wish list? oh gee... LOTS of things: a house, a new (newer) car that will be kid friendly, and a super cute camera bag/purse.

I like lifting lower body too! my legs are the strongest thing I've got... lol. my upper body is lacking... SERIOUSLY-next time you (ms. buff body and ms. buff sister) work out/weight lift, please call me! i'm down for some serious muscle burning.

best part of Saturday so far... long run done, blogged, and blog stalking... may be hanging out with my mama-cita later too! :)

At April 9, 2011 at 3:58 PM , Blogger Missy said...

Currently I am saving for paint for the house because one room is yellow and that has to go! And a laptop, right now I have a desktop computer and I just hate sitting at my desk at home when I have already been sitting a desk all day at work! lol
I usually lift upper body, I feel my muscles getting bigger every day lol
Best part of my Saturday is having about 2 hours of doing nothing! love it!

At April 9, 2011 at 3:59 PM , Anonymous Laura @ Meet Virginia said...

I hope its a hungryrunnerPUPPY!!!!!! :)

At April 9, 2011 at 4:11 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

that 5 lbs of fat makes me SICK!

At April 9, 2011 at 4:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait to find out what ya'll are getting today! :D
Great exercises! I prefer lower body workouts, so I've been trying to add in more upper body and abs.....I really hate doing both of those, but need to build up strength there, too...:P

At April 9, 2011 at 4:16 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

My wish list is never ending, but I really want new running shoes.

I like doing upper body, hate lower body, I cannot do lunges to save my life.

It's super warm today... I'm enjoying the weather!

At April 9, 2011 at 4:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love doing lower body too - squats and lungers are my favorite!

At April 9, 2011 at 4:22 PM , Anonymous Emilie said...

oh my gosh--as far as i'm concerned, that "5 lbs of fat" thing is just rude! sheesh.

i'm "saving up" for a haircut! and by "saving up" i mean "looking for a reason to put it off because i am both too busy and too lazy for that kind of thing" ;).

also: girl, have you had tropical starburst jelly beans yet? because you need to. and if you can't find them, i will GLADLY mail you a bag--just shoot me an email (!

At April 9, 2011 at 4:23 PM , Blogger Suza said...

I can't see your socks!! Are you wearing socks?

At April 9, 2011 at 4:38 PM , Blogger Caitlin said...

I love everything strength training! My favorite is back, I'm not sure if that's upper or lower? Excited to see you surprise lovely lady!!

At April 9, 2011 at 4:45 PM , Blogger Pam said...

I'm too uncoordinated for the hamstring move with the ball. I roll all over the darn place.

I can't wait to hear about your and Billy's little treat! D and I had been saving $ for a few things we want... we need to finish getting the driveway concreted... we want some new patio furniture for our awesome deck... we want to take a cruise this winter... And then we filed our taxes and found out how much we had to pay in! That put a huge damper on a lot of our plans and took all our fun money. :( It's all good now though. I sent the greedy jerks a check last week, so we can get back to saving for the fun stuff now!

At April 9, 2011 at 4:51 PM , Blogger Jamie said...

Janae, you're the best!

I am currently saving my babysitting money for a treadmill. I have $600 saved up so far.

And guess what!?! I ran 14 miles today. That might not sound like a lot to amazing runners like you, but that is the farthest I have ever gone. And I was my own cheerleader today. I knew I could do it. I only slightly doubted myself around mile 11 when my IT band started hurting, but I stretched, took it slow and finished strong. Now, a couple hours later and I feel great. Only slightly sore IT band and everywhere else feels back to 100%. Thanks for your words of encouragement last week! They really helped!

At April 9, 2011 at 4:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

EW wht a horrible display!!! great moves gal!! i prefer working lower body! i cannot handle much pain tolerance in my upper body!! AT ALL

At April 9, 2011 at 5:01 PM , Blogger Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

I like doing upper body because at least I know the legs are already covered (ish) with running. No big splurges because we're building a house but I think I may be able to negotiate a treadmill since there is no where to run outside near our new house.
What's the special treat? I'm so curious!

At April 9, 2011 at 5:04 PM , Blogger Samantha said...

A gym in DC had a hunk of fat like that sitting out on the sidewalk trying to get people to sign up for personal trainers! I couldn't even talk to the guy about personal training b/c I was busy trying not to puke.

At April 9, 2011 at 5:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love working out my upper body! I feel bossy after doing uhhh bicep curls :D

At April 9, 2011 at 5:34 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Hmmm... my wish list. A new pretty sparkly laptop to blog from. Mine is 8 years old and last night, it was doing fireworks from the wall. Not cool.

I prefer upper :) I like guns, what can I say.

My Saturday has been spectacular! Worked 8 hours to come home mid afternoon to find that the hubby had mulched all the flower beds outside and he was COOKING OUT for me! First cookout of the season!

At April 9, 2011 at 5:37 PM , Blogger Laura said...

Ooooooh, I'm excited to hear about your treat!! I'm going to San Fran at the end of April and I am saving all my money to shop for treats there!

At April 9, 2011 at 5:37 PM , Blogger Coy Martinez said...

Just read your comment about your relatives being from Kentucky! I live outside Lexington :)

At April 9, 2011 at 6:04 PM , Blogger EBURNS said...

Thank you for the weight lifting blogs. i have done all of them.

Favorite part of my Saturday was that it was finally warm here, so hubby and i grilled out chicken brats, and had corn on the cob, and watermelon in honor of summer flavors.

Going to France this summer, so saving for that.

At April 9, 2011 at 6:25 PM , Blogger Liz said...

Mmm, I totally would have dipped my dessert pizza into the frosting with you!! Love reading about your giant family get-togethers :)

At April 9, 2011 at 6:39 PM , Blogger Melissa said...

I prefer doing upper body weights. :) Best thing about my Saturday was finishing my ten miler this morning. Equally exciting..the wine I'm about to consume. :)
P.S. I actually like wall squats and am pretty darn good at them. ;)

At April 9, 2011 at 6:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

my wishlist? a house! hopefully after i graduate from grad school...just 1 yr left!

At April 9, 2011 at 6:46 PM , Anonymous Michelle said...

That looks like a great leg workout! I will have to try it out!
You and your sister are so beautiful!!!

At April 9, 2011 at 6:49 PM , Blogger Rene said...

I love upper body weights - I think because I see results faster in my arms/shoulders/chest.
Best thing about today - finishing my run despite it being less than stellar. Hubby went grocery shopping and made dinner so I could study.
After saving for a few years we (my hubby) finally got his dream car (2011 Mustang GT). Not my favorite but I love that he loves it.
Can't wait to see what your new toy is.

At April 9, 2011 at 6:52 PM , Blogger Jogging with Fiction said...

Wall sits are so hard! I have to do them to keep my knees in shape though!

I'm not saving up for anything right now. Our last big expenditure was the treadmill, so we're laying low on spending for a while.

I can't wait to try the balance ball move.

Hope you have a good trip!!

The best part of my Saturday is right now, just sitting around watching tv with Miko.

At April 9, 2011 at 7:03 PM , Anonymous Connie @ it's the cookie monster! said...

that blob of fat is disgusting!

At April 9, 2011 at 7:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I just say how incredibly LUCKY you are to have a great MIL?
I'll put it as not everyone has one!
I'm sure you're thankful. :)

At April 9, 2011 at 7:27 PM , Anonymous Kate (What Kate is Cooking) said...

I don't like weight lifting at all, but I prefer doing my arms- they are so weak!

Have fun with your treat. I can't wait to see what it is!

At April 9, 2011 at 7:29 PM , Blogger Mrs. JM said...

those hamstring rolls on the ball are tough! i used to do them single legged until it ruined my back. i've had back pain ever since! double leg only from now on.

we're saving to go on a mini vacay to st. george. we need a break. (i can't see what you're bringing home).

today i ran my long run on the treadmill at the gym. this wet and heavy snow is killing me! then, my good friend to me to omar's raw food up in sugarhouse. have you been? oh my gosh, it was capital A Amazing!

At April 9, 2011 at 8:17 PM , Blogger Lori Lynn said...

I really would like to get a Garmin watch- just trying to figure out what the best one is to get! I need to probably do more lower body, but I think I like doing the upper body better.

At April 9, 2011 at 8:29 PM , Blogger Kristin @ Lazy Marathoner said...

That fat is horrible!!! It's just a scare tactic :)

At April 9, 2011 at 8:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome moves, I never know what to do for my hammies! Can't wait to see your "special treat." My Saturday was filled with a long run in the SUN along the waterfront, then watching shows with the boyfriend all afternoon.

At April 9, 2011 at 8:56 PM , Blogger Cory Reese said...

Glad you didn't let that lard scare you. Eating crappy food is at least part of the reason we run, isn't it???

At April 9, 2011 at 9:06 PM , Anonymous Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel said...

I've been wanting to ask you what you think of the show Big Love, but thought it was rude. Then Brent, after looking at your blog tonight, said, "It's not rude. It'd be like me asking you what you think of A Serious Man."


(1) Do you think it's the same?

(2) What do you think of Big Love?


At April 9, 2011 at 9:20 PM , Blogger Neon Blonde Runner said...

OOH can't wait to hear about your treat!

We all need treats and rewards sometimes :)

WOW that fat blob is great evidence of why doctors tell patients that gaining even 5 lbs of fat really does increase the work that your heart has to do...I didn't realize 5 pounds was that giant!!

At April 9, 2011 at 9:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is so precious of your momma!! Best part of my Saturday was volunteering at a race instead of running. It was nice being on the other end of it all. But obviously I was itching to race ;-)

At April 9, 2011 at 10:54 PM , Blogger Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

You two gorgeous sistas are rocking the moves--I love all the body weight exercises!

I love lifts that incoporate BOTH upper and lower body!

You are totally leaving us hanging with TREAT and gadgets!! I'm excited for you to share!!!!

At April 10, 2011 at 3:11 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so for lower body workouts! You totally crack me up!

At April 10, 2011 at 5:11 AM , Blogger Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

My wish list includes Aero bars, an aero helmet, tri shoes, and Vibram Five Finger shoes.

I mentally have to keep myself from doing upper body workouts. I'll go crazy and do them every day if I let myself. Lower body is more difficult for me to get into, but upper body is addicting.

At April 10, 2011 at 6:16 AM , Blogger Colleen said...

ewwww! That fat is gross!

And o man, wall squats...ouch! Those kick my butt!

At April 10, 2011 at 6:38 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like lifting upper body better, I think. I always liked the lat pulldown the best.

I kind of want to get an iPhone, so I guess I'm saving for it? I can't decide what to do about cell phones. I'm excited for your big reveal of your special treat.

At April 10, 2011 at 3:29 PM , Blogger Finallyfit2011 said...

I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying your blog! All of your photos put a big smile on my face! OH I def. prefer working upper body -love seeing the muscles BULGE (snerk) while lifting!!! Favorite thing about this Saturday was our church's youth garage sale! My hubby is a youth pastor & we made GOAL toward sending kids to missions trips, etc.!!! My wishlist...LONG ha! I'm a newbie to fitness so probably good workout clothes..oooh or a garmin!!!

At April 11, 2011 at 8:14 AM , Blogger Mallory said...

Looks like you and your sister had fun!!!

I'd LOVE to get a new cell phone. I am up for renewal in July and I am already trying to decide what to get!!!

I like upper body workouts because I want to have arms like ... pretty much any famous actress.

The best part of my Saturday was babysitting my adorable nephew!!!


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