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3 great reasons why women should lift weights

3 great reasons why women should lift weights

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In this article I'll give you 3 solid reasons why lifting weights can help you burn loads of calories, change your body shape and help you feel stronger, without looking all 'bulky'.

Extreme fitness challenge: It's Judgement Day. My final test.

Extreme fitness challenge: It's Judgement Day. My final test.

Judgment day web definition: Judgment Day: a day at the end of time following Armageddon when the fitness Gods will decree the fates of all individual trainees.

I added my own little spin on this but that kind of sums how I feel today.

Extreme fitness challenge: Last workout til' doomsday (test day)

Extreme fitness challenge: Last workout til' doomsday (test day)

Week 6 Day 17: So after a terrible session on Monday I made sure to have an up and go this morning. Just as well too, no dizziness and pukey feelings this time. Makes all the differnce for me and I am not at all a 'breakfast first thing in the morning' kind of girl.

Today was definitely my favourite out of all the workouts so far.

Extreme fitness challenge: I almost puked today

Extreme fitness challenge: I almost puked today

Week 6 Day 16: I got this text message while picking my daughter up from her dad's house: "Ooooo! It's a goody tomorrow! See u in the morning team! Alannah". That's not a good sign.

Extreme fitness challenge: 'Only three workouts to go!'

Extreme fitness challenge: 'Only three workouts to go!'

Week 5 Day 15: Wow! I've only got 3 more TribeFIT sessions to go after today and I'm a little sad (unthinkable I know). At the start I saw  it as a bit of fun but after the first session I was just trying to see if I could survive 6 whole weeks of this and I'd be super proud of myself if I made it - but now with only a handful of sessions left I'm starting to think "what the hell am I going to do now?" 

Extreme fitness challenge: Bad food worked great for my workout!

Extreme fitness challenge: Bad food worked great for my workout!

This is a double post since I ended up missing Monday's workout session but I wanted to tell you about my big weekend away for my friend's wedding in Wanaka (where I'm told TribeFIT was born). I discovered that the break plus overindulging in carbs worked great for Wednesday's workout!

Extreme fitness challenge: A sneaky surprise

Extreme fitness challenge: A sneaky surprise

Today's session had a sneaky little 'twist'. Today we had to get into pairs to see who could finish their workout first.

Mind games

Mind games

Losing weight can be hard work, but, as Gary Dawkins, of Creative Conditioning at River Ridge Retreat, writes, the toughest part isn't in the gym.

Extreme fitness challenge: 'C'mon Ems, you're the spider!'

Extreme fitness challenge: 'C'mon Ems, you're the spider!'

Week 4 Day 11: Just a quick post today guys!

Whoa! Another tough-as workout! If you seen my last post and video (where I channel a walking triangle aka 'bear crawls') I was introduced to what they call 'primal or animal movements', they looked pretty funny (when I did them anyway) but man they were hard! Well today's session was all about. . . more animal movements.

Here's what it looked like:

Extreme fitness challenge: Down and dirty with 'animal workout'

Extreme fitness challenge: Down and dirty with 'animal workout'

Week 4 Day 10: Recently, a friend asked me what I think about on my drive to my workouts, like, do I feel anxious or wonder why the hell I'm up this early torturing myself. Here's what I think about...

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