Promising myself that I am breaking 100lbs next week! 🙂
(Ignore the scary faces)
This is the result of 6 months of hard work. Everyone has to start somewhere. You just do what you can and work from there 🙂 There is no shame in squatting with just the bar (45lbs) or 5lb hand weights etc. If you are afraid of using the machines, or how to do proper form on certain exercises, ask the trainers at the gym! That is what they are there for! Mine have helped me so much, and I am so very appreciative.
The hard thing now is finding the time to do my workouts! I am currently working two jobs double shifts every day. I really need to catch up on my debt and pay my bills! So here it goes!
Please let me know if you ever see my doing something with bad form, or if I can fix something! I do my best to make sure I do things correctly, but most of these things I am learning on my own so I will get them wrong at times!
So if you know me, you know I am obsessed with my gym. Particularly the one in Clifton Park (Vent Fitness). So when I went to the Pink and Brew on Friday night I was pleasantly surprised to find that they were there! I even got to do a few pushups for a free t-shirt and water bottle (boy was I a happy camper lol)!
The girl in the blue shirt, Paige, was my trusty companion and partner in crime that night 😉
So already I am behind on my schedule! *grrr* I was SUPPOSED to do leg day on Monday…but hey I guess everything doesn’t always go as planned and we just have to improvise ;). This workout was particularly hard for me, possibly because it was my first time at the gym since I got sick. I didn’t get to get everything in, but what I missed I will add in later on today after work!
15 minute warm up on the elliptical
Leg extension machine x12 (3 sets)
I WAS going to do the leg curl machine afterwards, but you know…some ladies need their social time and thus decide that they need to do it while they are “working out”…. Makes me so angry. DO NOT DO THIS!!! There are people who go to the gym to actually accomplish something rather than exercising their jaw muscles… Have a little respect and consideration for others <3.
Sorry about the rant, might feel a little strongly about this :-p.
Ok :-p I think I got that off my chest ❤
back to my workout…
Smith machine squats (narrow, wide, sumo)
20lbs x12, 12, 12
40lbs x12, 12, 12
60lbw x12, 12, 12
80lbs x7, 7, 7
100lbs x3, 2, 3
Romanian deadlifts (60lbs) and lunges
x20 (deadlifts), 20 (lunges on each leg, so total of 40)
Seated calf raise (in, middle, out)
70lbs x12, 12, 12
75lbs x12, 12, 12
80lbs x12, 12, 12
Dumbbell squat 25lbs for the duration of the song : Wiggle by Jason Derulo (yes I know…I just can’t help myself…)
Side lunges for the duration of the songs: Stay with My by Sam Smith, and Wild Love by Pitbull
I then had to haul a** out of the gym to make to do dinner with Nate and Paige!
So yesterday I officially went on my first bike ride in who knows how many years. It all came back too, I didn’t fall off and face plant onto the cement (yay haha).
Look at my little biker self :-p
Anywaysss… My roommate has been biking to and from work for sometime now and I can see why she does it (besides having a completely crappy car that breaks down on her all the time…). It was a decent workout, and I could really feel it in my quads for the small amount of time we spent riding around the neighborhood. Great way to get out and about, and even participate in some cool fundraisers/charity events (such as the Tour De Cure!).
It’s getting close to the end of the Reinvent challenge at my gym (Vent Fitness)! So I am going to be adding a lot more cardio to my workouts to try and lose some of this pudge! Also…I am attempting to eat better also… ATTEMPTING… my 7+ Hershey Cookies N Crème bar binge yesterday might not have helped… (I know I should fight my food cravings when I am down…but…it is so hard…and it just makes me feel so much better- until I get a stomach ache… :-p ) That is my weakness by far: my diet. I applaud those of you who have it all under control, because I can’t seem to muster the will sometimes to stick to it.
Alsooo… I have what I believe to be tendonitis in my thumb. So lucky me! I am wearing a thumb stabilizer hand brace, which let me tell you is oh so attractive (and fun…). I feel like right around 23/25 my body has rebelled against me and started falling apart. This is also why I am so adamant and into my workout routine. I need to stay as healthy as possible for as long as I can! On to what I am really supposed to be posting about: my workout.
6:30 am Kinetix with Arleen
A metabolic session taking you through a 4-cell training process focusing on power and strength in a functional calorie blasting workout!
8:15 am BodyVive
Low-impact group fitness workout using VIVE balls, tubes, and optional hand weights
I will just mention that it says low impact, but in no way is this class easy. You can adjust the tube strength for more resistance, and it burnnssss!
10:00 pm I took a 4.2 mile run with a small pee/Dino potty break at 3 miles in.
Feeling good and accomplished! Now I’m off to leg day at the Latham Vent, with my bestest Jenniferrrr. ❤
Gorgeous day!!! I just had to take my sweet one for a little walk ❤
This is him passed out
I could squish and cuddle him all day! Ok haha back to my workout :-p
It was just a simple
Kinetix with Arleen (1 hour long)
Body Vive (1 hour long)
30 minute run around the neighborhood
Those two classes kicked my butt! It was my first time in Body Vive and let me tell you… I was dying at the end of it. They use the resistance bands towards the end…omg…I’m sure I’ll be feeling it tomorrow! Good overall body workout today! Have a good one! Much love!
I’ve been busy with my new job! I missed a lot of my usual workouts last week due to bad time management. I am officially on a morning 5:30am wake-up to workout schedule! Otherwise I obviously tend to not get my workout in due to fatigue or getting out of work too late! I was completely bummed. At least I logged another workout on Saturday and this is how it went!
Kinetix 9:00 with David (1 hour long)
Assisted pull up machine underhand grip
90lbs x 12 (3 sets)
Dumbbell incline curl
10lbs x 12 (3 sets)
Superset ^ with alternating dumbbell curls
15lbs x12 (3 sets)
EZ bar curl
30lbs x 12 (3 sets)
Superset ^ with alternating dumbbell curls
15lbs x 12 each arm (3 sets)
Zumba!!!!! (I love my Zumba sessions with Roxy!! 1 hour long)
x 10 (5 sets)
Superset ^ with crunches holding a kettle bell above my head and legs straight up with feet flexed, lift to ceiling and hold.
x 10 (5 sets)
30 lbs or resistance oblique and regular crunches then 42.5
So what I do is spread my legs so I can feel it in the upper/side of my butt/leg and I do little bounces back and forth keeping the muscle engaged the entire time and squeezing as I go the furthest out I can (“pulsing” is the word I am looking for!).
So 5 turns of 10 bounces (not sure what else to call it lol) 3 sets of each
Sort of like that but I take the bar to one side dip down into a lunge then push back up doing the normal landmine move to the other side, then I dip down into a lunge onto the other side. I did this for 1 minute and I usually rest for 30 seconds and then go again for 5 sets…butt I was a little tired so I had 1 minute on and 1 minute rest x5.
Just make sure to keep abs engaged, and push off your heels, keeping proper lunge form. Do not round the back and watch the bar, if you dip it too low your back rounds and the bar can come out of the plate if you are using one to hold the bar in place! (I believe this is about ittttt maybeh…)
Hip adduction machine
130lbs x 12 (3 sets)
Good nice and long stretching session!!!
Leg day 5-8-14 (word document for those of you who would like to look at it that way!