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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Second Wind

How many of you have dragged yourselves to the gym, kicking and screaming, promising to make it a "quick and easy" workout.... only to get a second wind and push yourself even harder than before?

That's the kind of day I had today!

Leg days have this weird way of playing tricks with my mind.  I always go in totally dreading how much it's going to hurt and resenting how hard it's going to be.  I moan and groan through the first few sets but then once I get into it, I'm FLYING.  All of a sudden I'm dripping sweat, my heart is pounding, and I'm smiling from ear to ear because I know it's been the best workout all week.

Today I did a total of 458 squats and leg presses.  No, that's not a typo.  And yes, I'm beaming as I write it :D  I had to count twice to make sure:

Squats = 10 sets of 10 reps
Leg Press = 9 x 12
Single Leg Press = 10 x 25 

Oh, and of course there were multiple sets of leg curls, extensions, and calf raises too.... not to brag or anything ;)

Yup, pretty soon my legs are going to look like 

Did I say "soon"?  Ok, it's probably more like "eventually".  But I'm well on my way, and I'm feeling pretty darn good about it.


  1. Wow!! Go Tess!!!!! :-)

  2. Your amazing tess!! a true inspiration that any woman can do what ever they set their minds to!! :D you look stunning!!

  3. Yahoo!!!!!! Way to go!!! I LOVE leg day!!

  4. Way to go! Emily has a killer body! You see the girl behind her, on the left? That's my trainer, Diana Chaloux! Whoop! Whoop!