Frustrations and Oxygen Winners

by Christina @ The Athletarian on January 15, 2012

Yes, you must hear me vent before I announce the winners of my Oxygen Fitness subscription giveaway.  I went to the gym yesterday to work my shoulders.  I was working on lateral raises and felt a little something weird happen in my upper back/shoulder area.  I thought maybe the weight was too heavy so I dropped it and continued my workout.  Bad idea.  I am in so much pain today and could not even get out of  bed this morning without help.  I don’t know what the heck is going on.  I hope it’s just pulled muscles or something.  I am more peeved about not being able to lift today than anything else.  I have been following the LiveFit so perfectly and now this injury is going to set me back.  DANG IT.

Enough about that.  I made the best of my situation and still pulled off a gym session today to work a little sweat in.  I Hopped on the elliptical for a good hour and and played with kettlebells for 2.7 minutes in my Fashletics tank.

Now…what you have all been waiting for…

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway.  Unfortunately I only have three subscriptions up for grabs.  I really wish I had one for each of you because I adore this magazine and am one of those people that buys it as soon as it hits newsstands!

The three winners of a subscription to Oxygen Fitness magazine are:

  1. Cassandra Cisneros
  2. Meghan Doll
  3. Electra Liontis

Congrats, ladies!!  Email me at theathletarian [at] gmail [dot] com with your mailing address so I can forward it to Bob Kennedy!!

If you are still interested in getting yourself a subscription, it’s much cheaper than if you buy it monthly.  Check out the Oxygen website for more details!

PS – I have a Collagen Sport protein powder giveaway going on right now!  Enter here.

Have you ever had an injury from weight lifting??

We all know that I haven’t had the best luck over the last little while.  I got a sweet black eye not too long ago thanks to the assisted pull-up machine.

{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Julia @ Pain, Pride, Perseverance January 15, 2012 at 1:34 am

oh no friend! hope that your muscles heal quickly! sending you some healing thoughts!


2 Wanderley January 22, 2014 at 5:56 am

by Annaji. Oh ! What a great revelation of the taitrdional Bhartiya way of Life. e2€œPerfect behavior, pure wisdom, untainted life, Sacrificee2€a6.e2€9d Do we agree with Anna really?Corruption rests in Mind of people and spreads in Rules, Finance, Society, System and overall. Communalism is another form of corrupted mind-set. We have to uproot this corruption from our mind from everybody. A common man to politician. From a businessman to a home tutor. We have to take an oath to save our country from corruption. Only bringing the stashed money from Swiss Bank will end the corruption? No. Enactment of the Jan Lokpal Bill will end up corruptions? No. But, all these are the certain powerful tools to set strong machinery against Corruption. But unless and until the Human resources are free from corruption, nothing shall be happened.Thinking envious to the neighbors will make us corrupt, not discharging the stipulated responsibilities in time makes a vicious circle of corruption and bribes, debauchery in life tends a corrupted life, the sprawling subversiveness survives in corruption, Political ambitions without the prosperity of the people makes us completely e2€œCorruptede2€9d and my corruption and your corruption made this Nation, easy to say as e2€œCorruptede2€9d. Yes, this is the time to say no to e2€œCorruptione2€9d. Anna started to set a e2€œCorruptione2€9d free India. We have to follow it hermetically.Certainly the most significant feature of this Anti-Corruption Movement is to bring the mass from all strata of life, all beliefs, all rights group and different organisations across the country even touches the hearts of millions of Indians dwell out side India. The whole country saw the fervor of the growing sentiment in favor of Nationalism and against the political corrupts, bankrupt bureaucrats and the media moles in the system. And after all, the reluctant and repulsive Govt crowned with corruptions bent to the protesting populace demanding a strong law enforcement against Corruption with the direct representation o the Republic of India. Now such a necessary law is possible. That may be a nightmare of the corrupted politicians, bureaucrats, media moles, NGOists. But we have to draw the dream lines of the Corruption Free India for which millions of youngsters and the youths marched these days with the older generations even.Yes, only Anna can do this. Perhaps, He is the uncrowned King of India. All responded him to join the cause. The Bharat Swabhiman Trust, Art of Living, ABVP, RSS all joined with another thousands for this great cause. We saw Swami Ramdev and Ram Madhav in a frame. We saw Medha Patker and Anupam Kher side by side. The Buddhist monks and the Jain Munis were on the stage, at the same time Farah Khan could not resist her to reach Jantar Mantar, keeping aside her busy schedule of Bollywood. Hindus worshiped and offered e2€˜aahutie2€™ in Mass Yanga (fire rituals) in the street, while Muslims and Christians prayed for the success of Annae2€™s fast at Jantar Mantar. The whole India were with Anna these days and must remain with him. The feelings are My India, My Bharat e2€“ against inconsistency of the system so far, against big beefed e2€˜bhastrachare2€™ (corruption) in India. Anna surfaced the potential Oneness of India. Ekatma Bharat. And not detracting and rejecting any thing for the good of this Republic, Anna solicited the strength from Vivekananda to Gandhi, Laxmibai to Bhagat Singh-Chandrasekhar Azad, from Dayananda to Rammonhar Lohia. Anna symbolized him as a modern saint of India with a taitrdional vision and values. Annae2€™s scientific approach for the rural reconstruction in Ralegan Siddhi with preserving all the Indian values and ethics may serve as a role model in every aspirant rural corners of India too. Now a modern India can stand up with its own identity along with rationality and modernity.I am still in the rhythms of little school girls who were shouting very enthusiastically in the street rally after Anna broke his fast in the fifth day e2€“ e2€˜Ek do tin char, dur karenge bhastrachare2€™ , e2€˜hamara neta kaisa ho, Anna Hazare Jaisa Hoe2€™e2€a6. I was also clapping and shouting in the same way.Bande Mataram, Bharat Mata ki Jai. Jai Hind.


3 Brittany @ A Spoonful of Peanut Butter January 15, 2012 at 1:56 am

oh no! I hope your shoulder feels better soon!


4 Anna B. January 15, 2012 at 2:07 am

You are like the cutest thing ever. Come be my personal stylist?

I was totally looking at that shirt earlier today.


5 Beth @ RUNNING around my kitchen January 15, 2012 at 2:17 am

Congrats to the winners – lucky ladies :) Christina – so sorry about the little mishap and I hope you feel better soon!!! Things like that are so frustrating, but hopefully it just needs a little rest! And, girl, you’re arms are looking buff!!!!


6 Hiker mom January 15, 2012 at 2:20 am

Oh man, sorry about your shoulder:( so frustrating! Hope it feels better soon! I hurt my shoulder once while lifting weights but luckily it didn’t last long. I’m sure you will be the same:)


7 Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner January 15, 2012 at 2:20 am

So sorry! Hope it’s nothing major and you can get back to lifting in a day or so.


8 Amy January 15, 2012 at 2:30 am

That sounds painful. Hope it’s better soon!


9 Nicole January 15, 2012 at 2:55 am

Oh no, how cruddy that you hurt your back/shoulder. Hopefully it’s nothing serious.


10 Britt @ Chicago Runner Girl January 15, 2012 at 3:57 am

Ick that sounds awful! I did something like that to my shoulder about 10 years ago at the gym and passed out in the locker room from the pain. It still bothers me every now and then. Take care of yourself pretty lady, and those guns won’t disappear in one day.


11 Jessica @ rerunrunning January 15, 2012 at 5:09 am

Yea for the winners and boo for the darn injury… well, hopefully it’s not a full blown injury. With any luck you’ll be back to pumping that iron like a champ in no time!


12 Amylee January 15, 2012 at 5:13 am

Hope it’s just tweaked or something and starts feeling better soon! What a bummer to be set back in your program.


13 Jenn's Adventures January 15, 2012 at 7:04 am

uh oh.. better add a heaping scoop of glutamine to your protein shakes and you may even want to pick up some Jarrow Formulas — I like this company, and I’m a huge fan of “Bone Up” which promotes bone density, but also check out “Joint Builder” it supports cartilage and joint function. Those are just the two that jumped out, they may have something more specific for you!


14 Hayley @ Oat Couture January 15, 2012 at 8:32 am

Sorry to hear about your shoulder love, on the upside your looking RIPPED!! Check out those bloody guns!!! That program is def working for you! :) Hope your shoulder heals quickly!!


15 Laura January 15, 2012 at 11:02 am

Yikes! Rest up..I have strained my upper back before from


16 Brooke @ Exercise For Fries January 15, 2012 at 1:49 pm

No fun, hope you’re feeling better soon!


17 Tessa at Amazing Asset January 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Ahhh oh no :( Keep resting it up, and take some advil the bring the inflammation down!


18 Katie January 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Rest up!!!!! Hope your feeling better soon! Don’t get frustrated its your body saying it needs a break. Think of how far you’ve come your looking great!!!


19 misszippy1 January 15, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Ouch! I hope whatever it is it eases up for you asap.


20 Meg January 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Oh girl :( I am so sorry that happened <3 Especially during the program! Sounds like you made the best of it though :) proud of you xo and P.s. omg your muscles!!!!!! ARE YOU SEEING AND LOVING THESE WONDERFUL CHANGES!? holy moly u hott girl. u dang hott ;) Dean is SOOOOOOOO lucky ;) xoxoxoxo

Anyways, thanks for the subscription sweetie :) emailing you now xo


21 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile January 15, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I hope you feel better! Being set back is so annoying. Just rest and ice it!


22 Katherine @ Neon Blonde Runner January 15, 2012 at 4:59 pm

AW I hope you feel better ASAP! I’ve never had a weight lifting injury because I’ve only lifted weights once…but that’s about to change! I loved it so much, I just need to make time for it.

And you look RIPPED girl!!!! Nice muscles!


23 Elle January 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Darn, Girl. The gym has not been kind to you lately!
I hope you feel better very soon.

Congrats to your Oxygen winners.


24 Ricole Runs January 15, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Oh no! That sounds terrible. I have many many running injuries but never one from weight training (hmm maybe because I so rarely do it!). I hope it heals super quickly. Get well soon!


25 Lisa January 15, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Hope your shoulder feels better. Have you tried to foam roll it (not the easiest body part to foam roll). Just hang in there! Congrats to your winners!


26 penny January 15, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Sorry to hear about what happen at the gym. I hope it is nothing serious and you mend quickly. Glad you were still able to get your sweat on girl.


27 simi January 16, 2012 at 12:20 am

Do you like Oxygen more than Womens health and SELF?


28 Christina @ The Athletarian January 20, 2012 at 9:41 pm

YES! I love Oxygen :)


29 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate January 16, 2012 at 12:57 am

Boo I’m sorry about the injury :(


30 Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans January 16, 2012 at 1:00 am

Eeek! I hope its nothing serious! Give your shoulder a rest and hopefully it heals up really quickly :)


31 Christy@My Dirt Road Anthem January 16, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Hope you get healed up soon. :(
Injuries suck.

You are looking great though :)


32 Lizzy January 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm

hey! thank you so much for the sweet comment!! I’m so sorry about your injury in the weight-room! and i hope you are feeling 100x better!! I do not spend enough time in the weight-room to get injured, but I’m sure I would if I did…I have the drop-sie’s! I’d probably be missing a few toes by now! :)
I hope you have a great week ahead of you!


33 Laura January 16, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Take care of yourself. Don’t you over do it.
I know its difficult to rest when you’re excited about a program but we have to do the best for our bodies. I’m feeling ya with a leg pain that’s keeping me from running much.


34 Rachelle January 16, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Oh I hope you feel better today. :( You are amazing for making the best of the situation and you look freaking gorgeous in that adorable tank. Seriously so so cute!


35 Electra @ Vanilla Bean Lean January 16, 2012 at 7:22 pm

AHHHHHH! I’m psyched! Thank you so much for hosting this rocking giveaway. I LOVE oxygen magazine and read it faithfully, so I’m sure you understand how excited I am.

Thanks again girl, and I’m loving your fashletics tank :-)


36 Suzanne January 17, 2012 at 6:14 am

Congratulations to the winners! Sorry to hear you’re hurting. Hope you are feeling better!


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