Friday, September 10, 2010

That's Right 1000

So a few weeks ago . . one of the last and few times I actually made it to the gym this summer I wanted to try something the gals over at the Muscle and Fitness hers Forums had been talking about 1000 Body Weight squats!! that is 10 sets of 100 reps.


Yeah, don't let the no added weight thing fool ya. It is ALOT harder than it sounds . . . oh, you did think it sounded hard ?? :P

I wanted to quit after my first 100, lol Then I told myself to get to 500 and gives myself something to work up to. Then I told myself you better finish this darn thing cuz you ain't gonna wanna do it again!!!

Long grueling story short. I did it. Felt like wet noodles walking out of the gym . . and then I had the worst ouchy legs for 4 days and could still feel soreness 7 DAYS LATER!!!

So, what do I want to try today?

1000 Lunges LOL!!

BUT, I am wanting to do alternating lunges, so really I am only doing 10 sets of 50 per leg to add up to 1000 total . . . so I am thinkin' it may be easier ????

I'll let ya know how that goes LOL!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Man Prop.

I did another photo shoot with a local photographer Cristoberly Bustamante - Progressive Edge Photography on Sunday.

I have wanted to do a "Trash the Dress" shoot for awhile now. I had some definite ideas in my head I wanted to do. I chose the locations and dreamed up my images I wanted to capture and the photographer did more than awesome in making my dreams a reality!!! I had to drag my hubby along to be my "man prop" LOL!! He won't admit it, but by the end he was havin' fun.

I had a BLAST!!! I fought off hoards of red ants, the photographer got bitten when one climbed up into his pants! . .ooops! . . Actually I can't believe I got only one tiny little bite. I was walking around the swarms of ants BAREFOOT!! I had LOADS of them all up in my crinolin. Even the NEXT DAY after swimming in the river and letting my clothes sit in a big wet heap overnight, then hanging my crinolin for a day in the bathroom I was folding it up to take back to the bridal shop I rented it from and there was another red ant in there STILL ALIVE!!!!

Climbing a tree in a wedding dress with loads of crinolin and tulle and organza in the way . . challenging and oh so funny!

I live in Central British Columbia Canada so the water here is now just a weeeee bit chilly!!!

But I braved the cold waters cuz I really wanted to do the water shot. All along the guys are like " that is gonna be so cold" . . . "are you sure?!!" . . . " that is gonna be so cold!"

The dress actually helped keep me warm like a wet suit. OMG it weighed a TON when I got out of the water!!!

The water shots are my absolute FAVE!!!

I didn't actually "trash" my dress. I got pretty dirty when I climbed up the tree. It had been raining and the ground was kinda muddy and the tree was dirty. BUT by the time I took a few dunks in the river it was pretty much rinsed clean LOL!

I took it home and hung it in my shower and rinsed it with some hot water and VOILA! All clean! My daughter may want to wear it one day, I will get it professionally cleaned etc. if she so decides.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the shoot . . .