ab challenge

i just remembered this story my dad told me one time, about abraham lincoln

a guy challenged abe to a duel once. lincoln very much did not want to duel this cat.

so lincoln agreed, on the condition he got to choose the weapon. maybe that was how it generally went in 19th century dueling culture, i have no idea.

the guy said “sure”

lincoln said, “ok. broadswords.”


so that poor would-be opponent shows up on the day of the would-be duel, and abe is outside, doing, like, some quick sword warmups.

now, back in lincoln’s day, he was, as any american schoolchild can tell you, the tallest fucking dude on the entire fucking planet, so please try to even imagine the majestic reach of this stovepiped giant’s condor-like wingspan.

(wingspan plus broadsword.)

abe’s enemy takes one look at this, does some quick mental calculations on his own arm length (mortal, human), turns around and goes home.

the best part is that, as i remember it, lincoln of course had no fucking idea how to swordfight. it was the 1800s. we had guns. he’d just been, like, waving this giant sword around haphazardly, whacking at tree limbs, making his arms look as big as possible because he knew this joker could see him, and he knew that guy didn’t know that lincoln didn’t know what the hell to do with a broadsword.


anyway, i don’t actually know if that story is true or not but i really really hope it is. i would love to know that the president who defeated the confederacy was also fucking hilarious.

He went for a morning jog before coffee. 

Anatomy practice ‘cause… reasons. 

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I know monthly challenges don’t fix anything but I really enjoy doing them as I feel a great sense of accomplishment once I finish and even if I don’t get to do a proper workout on certain days I still feel like I’ve achieved something, this month I’ve chosen a few different ones ^ plus of course the 30 day abs and 30 day squats beginner level 2
wish me luck and feel free to join me!

anonymous asked:

What are best workouts to do at home?

Whatever you have room for!

Strength…

Cardio…

Cardio and strength…

Pop pilates… 

Yoga…

Workout plans…

Double or Nothin: Day 10!! Legs ‘bout to be ON FLEEK this Saturday!! DO WORK.

Happy Saturday peeps!!! Welcome to leg day! All the exercise will be focused on the legs and butt today, so make it worthwhile. Remember to do this thing at your own pace, but motivate yourself to complete the day. Complete the day. Just decide you are going to do it, and do it! You got it. Break up the reps… take a break. If it takes you 2 hours, that’s OK!! No judgment here! This is about YOU. YOU have to want it for YOU! 

Hard work brings positive results

Tag #JeanteFit and help me spread the word peeps PLEASE!!  Hit me up and let me know how you’re doing, or if you have any questions.

Warm Up: 40 high knees, 40 jumping jacks, 40 high knees

20 crunches with a twist at the top (10 each side)

16 narrow squats (narrow stance… toes still face out)

24 butt bridge lifts (start on back, lift hips up to bridge position while squeezing butt)

26 wide walking lunges (essentially 13 each side… as far as you can step)

20 squat pulses (squat position and pulse… take it easy on the knees… point toes out)

1 min wall sit

12 burpees

****************Grab some water. Mentally prepare. It’s double time*************

40 crunches with a twist at the top (20 each side)

32 plié squats (wide leg stance… toes face out in second position)

48 butt bridge lifts (start on back, lift hips up to bridge position while squeezing butt)

52 wide walking lunges (essentially 26 each side… as far as you can step) YOU GOT IT!!

40 squat pulses (squat position and pulse… take it easy on the knees… point toes out)

2 min wall sit

24 burpees (PUSH! YOU CAN DO IT)

****BANG FOR YOUR BUCK REP…. (MOTIVATE YOURSELF TO REPEAT ONE EXERCISE FROM THE SECOND SET TO ACTUALLY COMPLETE THE DAY* I know you can do it. Motivate YOURSELF to get it DONE!!

Stretch/ Cool down of your choice.

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Day one of this!

I couldn’t find anyone to do it with but I’m proud of myself for doing it. My boyfriend sat on the couch and tried to motivate me verbally since he didn’t want to do it and wouldn’t help me ( holding my feet or distracting the dog from thinking I’m playing).

I need to stop waiting for others and start getting things done myself. I’m not happy with how and look and it’s my job to change it, no anyone else’s.

How do other people deal with lack of support or motivation from others? I always turn to tumblr