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Weekly Workout Update + Leg, Arm Day Routines

Weekly Workout Update

You know those days where you wake up feeling a little bit thinner? Those mornings where you feel like you’re finally starting to see some progress after all your hard work? Well I had one of those this morning and it was glorious! It’s been a slow progress, seeing as it’s been 8 weeks since I’ve gotten back on track with my fitness goals.

I’ve switched up my routines, tried various workout regimens, and seemingly found one that works for me. I’ve been at that specific routine for three weeks now and I’m feeling fantastic. Lifting heavier serves as cardio within itself, but I’ll still throw in some cardio when I feel like it. The lifting routines I’ve been doing definitely leave me feeling sore for a couple days after, but it’s totally worth it — which is why I want to continue sharing some of my lifts with you.

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Sometimes I don’t have a ton of time to get a workout in, but I figure a short lift is better than no lift. The above routine is an example of what I do when I want to continue working on my arms, but I don’t have enough time for a full-out lifting session. It still gets the job done right?

Living With Will Power

The above workout was the leg routine I accomplished this past week. Leg day is my absolute favorite, and recently the squat racks have been taken the entire time I’ve been at the gym, which is why I haven’t been doing them. Oh well, I can still tone the desired areas without them!

Workout time, for me, is like therapy. It’s a way for me to escape any stress in my life, or even release some of that stress. It’s hard to be angry when you’re giving all your energy to lift a weight! I enjoy working out, which means it never truly feels like a chore for me. Sometimes it’s just a bit difficult to find the motivation to get out of the house and do something.

But speaking of getting out of the house, this week my average daily steps are around 11,000, which means I’m exceeding my daily goal of 10,000. The 15,000 step trip to the fair on Sunday helped a lot, but I’ve been enjoying a lot of walks during this cooler weather. So even on days that I don’t hit the gym, I’m certainly getting a good amount of activity in!

Do you aim for a step goal each day? Do you know how many steps you average?

Weekly Workout Update + Weight Lifting Routine

 

 

 

After a few weeks I finally feel like I’ve hit my groove. After looking at various lifting & workout plans on Pinterest, I put together a lifting plan that includes a little cardio with each lift, along with one or two cardio days, for a total of 4-5 workouts a week. I went ahead and created graphics to show what my lifts look like!

Chest Arm Workout

Leg Day Workout

Back Shoulders Workout

I complete those, usually with a cardio day in between, and feel fantastic afterward. Each workout typically takes between 45-60 minutes which means it’s great for anyone who can’t exactly devote hours each day to working out.

On top of that, I’ve been aiming for the recommended 10,000 steps daily and four out of the last seven days, I’ve hit that! Just today I ran a total of three miles, two without needing to stop for a break.┬áNeedless to say I’m feeling great!

Another thing that has really helped me the last few weeks is avoiding the scale. That’s right, I haven’t weighed myself in over two weeks, maybe even three. Instead of focusing on the number on the scale, I’m paying attention to how I feel and how my clothes fit. I have so much energy, I’m WAY less moody, and in general I just feel better.

I’ve also been doing pretty well overall at eating healthier, watching my portions, and making better decisions in terms of nutrition. I’ve even started eating breakfast again, which, to me, is a big deal because I avoided it for a while out of fear of the calories. Breakfast has always been my favorite meal of the day so I’m certainly glad to have it back!

One of the biggest motivators for me lately has been the alumni event I have coming up at UC. Everyone want to look great when they see people they haven’t seen since last year right? It’s at the end of the month so hopefully I start to see some changes by then. It’s totally possible right? Right!?

Anyway, I’ve bragged & ranted enough. How’s your fitness journey going? Have a great workout you’d like to share?