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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?

 

Weekly Workout Update

Yikes it’s been a crazy week couple of weeks! Fortunately, I’ve been swamped with freelance work so I can’t exactly complain about that, but it has meant less time focusing on my blog. 

It’s also been crazy hot outside (at least crazy hot to me), so walks with Will have been less frequent than I would have liked. But I did get to take him out on a couple bike rides, which we both loved!

  

Anywho, as for my workouts, I’ve been really proud of myself. I’ve gone to the gym about 7 or 8 times in the past two weeks & have busted out a few quick at-home workouts when I had the chance.

I’ve also been eating better although still not great. It’s hard when you have every intention of making the right decision but then you’re not the one always choosing what’s for dinner. I can only control so much while I live with my parents. But I’ve definitely improved my portion control so I know that’s made a big difference.

As for physical changes, I can’t see any yet. But I’m trying to stay patient telling myself that will come. One thing I have noticed, however, is that the scale is slowly counting backward. By slowly I mean at a glacial pace, but perhaps that’s just because I have zero patience.

I did a lot more cardio this week because 1. It let out a lot of frustration & stress 2. I did a lot of body weight & dumbbell at-home exercises throughout the day.

 
 Nothing particularly special but the main thing is that I’m sticking to it & staying active. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t proud of myself for that!

Now my biggest goal for the next week is to drink more water. Good Lord if I had a dime for every time I was told I needed to drink more water I’d be a gazillionaire. I know I need to but I’ve never been one to drink a lot. Maybe if I start drinking enough water the weight will slide right off, eh? It’s worth a shot! 

What’s one of your health goals for the next week?