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Week 9 Update: ChaLEAN Extreme

'Time to get extreme, baby!'

'Time to get extreme, baby!'

One week down in the Lean Phase of ChaLEAN Extreme and I can definitely feel the burn, in a good way!

In my immediate Twitter update, I likened Lean Circuit #1 to the compound exercises in Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred. And having completed the first week of this phase, I must say the entire set is like that. Having a 140 character limit doesn’t really allow me to elaborate, so I will do so in this post.

I realized that, in order to keep perfect form, I had to go a little bit lighter than the Push phase because we are no longer to isolated strength moves. Chalene is challenging us with compound exercises. I also had an ephiphany with regards to the dreaded tricep push-ups. Lots going on with the Lean Phase!

Stay tuned! This is going to be a loooonnng update, folks!

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Week 9 Podcast – Britney Spears Mix

Back with another mix!

Back with another mix!

Thought I was done making Couch to 5k podcasts, didn’t ya? Well, I’m not! I’m still running and doing the Week 9 workout to keep up my training since I will be doing at least one other 5k race this season. After a few weeks of my Girl Groups mix — which I love — I needed a change.

So, after seeing Britney lose a little bit of “teh crazy” that has been dominating the entertainment headlines the past couple of years, and get her hotness back, I decided I’d make a Britney mix. Fitting, right? She has a lot of great up-tempos that make for a perfect running playlist!

You can go ahead and download that on the podcasts page. From time to time, I will try to add more mixes to my collection. I may neglect the earlier workouts since I don’t do them anymore, but if you have any suggestions/comments/requests, feel free to leave a comment!

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Week 9 Podcast Ready

I can’t believe it’s the last one! It seems like it was just yesterday that I was starting the plan and wondering how I’d ever be able to run for 3 minutes straight! Well, 3 minutes is nothing now! Bring on 30 and my 5k!

For this podcast, I thought a playlist of my favorite songs from girl groups would be fun. I’ve found that when I listen to really fun songs, the run just flies by! So, I put together some tunes from the Spice Girls, En Vogue, Danity Kane, Pussycat Dolls, and a few others. Fun, fun, fun!

You can download it from the podcasts page or even from Feedburner.

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