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Make It or Break It

by Meghann on May 15, 2012

Booty call time!

This morning’s Tone it Up “booty call” called for 40 minutes of running with our own interpretation of added resistant (hills, sprints, intervals, etc). My interpretation of that meant 40 minutes on the treadmill with intervals of 3 minutes @ 7.5 and 2 minutes @ 4.0 (such as the previous HIIT workouts they’ve done). I probably could have picked up the speed (even though I’m still trying to take it easy), but, really, I just wanted an excuse to read my book (50 Shades of Grey) on the treadmill.

The book is still keeping me interested, but I’m starting to pull away from the can’t-put-it-down phase. I mean, do they really need to include so many – umm – graphic scenes? At first it was something fun and different to read, but now I’m just starting to feel exhausted for the girl. Take a breather.

I moved from the treadmill to the weight section where I decided to try an arm routine I recently pinned called the Tank Top Arms Workout by Fit Fab Cities  .

The workout included a variety of push ups, tricep dips, shoulder presses, and more. Some moves required 10 lb dumbbells, while others required 15. I repeated it twice. It was a fast, fun workout that challenged my arms in a way that had them struggling in the last couple of moves – they were exhausted! She also has a Lean Legs Workout that I wouldn’t mind trying next time. :)

I enjoyed a bowl of cereal for breakfast after my workout.

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In the mix:

1/2 cup Whole Wheat Chex

1/2 cup Kashi Cinnamon H2H

Plain Chobani

Strawberries

Walnuts

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Who caught the series finale of Make It or Break It last night?!?! Ahhh!!!

Deep down I knew that’s how they were going to end the show, but it still made me cry like a little baby. I’ve watched that show from the very beginning and it’s strange to think back at all the ups and downs they’ve had on their journey. When Emily’s character left the show, I thought for sure it was all going to go down hill, but it didn’t. In fact, I thought this season was one of the best and they were just getting started with where they could take the story line. Now I’ll just have to cross my fingers and hope they make a TV movie. :)

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarah @Blonde Bostonian May 15, 2012 at 10:44 am

I feel the same way about 50 Shades of Grey. I’m starting to get a bit bored. The writing is so NOT good, and the graphic scenes are happening more and more often. At first I couldn’t put it down, and now I’m starting to get exhausted too.

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2 Katie May 15, 2012 at 11:05 am

Totally feel the same way about 50 Shades. I started skipping over the, um, ‘budoir’ scenes because it was just boring and over done. Move it along already. It was an ok story, poorly written, but still interesting. I read all 3 and I’m glad it’s done!

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3 Ellen May 15, 2012 at 11:15 am

I’ve watched Make It or Break It since the beginning too! I thought this season was outstanding and I was really sad when I heard that it would be ending. I was even really starting to like Kelly Parker. I hope they make a movie so that we can at least see the girls at the Olympics. :)

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4 Lauren @ Part Time House Wife May 15, 2012 at 11:28 am

Finally!!!! OMG.. Someone with the same opinion on the book as me! I liked it, at first I loved it, but I’m in the start of the 2nd and I haven’t picked it up since before the weekend… It’s slightly “over the top”..I’m more into the falling in love.

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5 Britt May 15, 2012 at 11:36 am

SO happy to hear I’m not the only person who watched that show religiously!!! I was soooo sad that it was the finale. I kind of expected it to end that way, but for some reason it still felt really rushed to me…as in there could have been a few more episodes before the finale. Loved that show!

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6 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats May 15, 2012 at 11:37 am

I keep hearing about this book but I’ve decided to definitely not read it. Graphic scenes in books already make me uncomfortable, haha and this one seems to have quite a lot!

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7 Caitlin May 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm

WOW! Thank you so so much for trying my tank top arms workout and mentioning FitFabCities on your fabulous and inspiring blog!!!! What an honor! Hope you like the Tank Top Arms and the Lean Legs workouts…plus there are more where that came from:)

Caitlin, FitFabCities

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8 Nikki May 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I too am sad Make It or Break It is over! I wish they could have followed them through, and thought they would at least till they were getting on the plane to go… however I understand since the Olympics are not a fictitious event I understand why they had to probably end it here. I wish they would have had Emily on the finale, as I would have liked to know she was “doing well” lol …as if the characters were real!

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9 Nikki May 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Bahaha… proof reading or focusing on one thing at a time would be a good thing! oops!

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10 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama May 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I’ve heard so much about “50 Shades” that at first I was interested but now I’m kind of over it. Sounds like a jacked up Fabio novel!

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11 Caitlin @ This Bride's Joyride May 15, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I’ve heard so much about 50 Shades that I was anxious to get my hands on it but now I’m not too sure.

Ahh, I haven’t seen the finale yet (watching it tonight) and I can’t wait. Even though all my friends made fun of me for watching, I loved it! :)

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12 tania May 15, 2012 at 2:34 pm

i felt the exact same way about the books!
at the beginning, i was all ‘ oooh this is scandalous!! ‘ and literally finished it in a few days, but by the 3rd book, i was like ‘ enough already!!!’ we GET THE POINT!!! its definetly over the top , but by the 3rd it does have much more of a plot than the first.

and i must admit, at the beginning i was a big fan of Mr. Grey, but his obsessive and controlling character really bugged me out!

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13 Rachel Wilkerson May 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm

LOL — from what I’ve heard about “50 Shades” I just can’t imagine reading it on the treadmill!!

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14 jenny May 15, 2012 at 9:22 pm

They didn’t call it mommy porn for nothing… I mean it’s an erotic novel any way you slice it.

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15 Hector May 15, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Everytime I look at your food posts I get hungry. Good thing you make them easy enough to duplicate in my kitchen.

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16 Emily N May 16, 2012 at 9:23 am

I was so disappointed when Emily left that I stopped watching. Maybe I need to try again?

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17 Meghann May 16, 2012 at 9:27 am

I was disappointed too, but I promise the season without her was really good. Check it out online!

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18 Kaitlin May 21, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Was last week the finale? Is it like over? :( That was my favorite show

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