My favorite day! I try to make it twice a week, but I was sick all last week and took it easy at the gym/didn’t work out at all. So today was my day to shine. I did a harder workout than i normally do. Unfortunately, these “harder” workouts are way easier than things I did in the past, but I’m getting back to that shape.
I started with cardio, as usual. Did a about a mile on the mountain climber. Read more to see my whole leg workout:
Everyone knows working out with a partner is one way to stay focused. In my opinion, it’s not only a way to make a workout more fun, but it adds a little bit of competition.
As of Friday, my friend Cathy is living with me. She just moved here from Florida. She is a former fitblr who hit her goals and beyond with your support & she’s back in NJ and working a desk job (with me!). Getting her back in the gym is not only going to benefit her, but it’s going to benefit me. From my understanding, she was a little bit of a “Cathy Cardio” (how fitting?!), so she doesn’t know where to begin with weights and machines. Yesterday, we did a great shoulders, bis, tris workout. I worked her muscles harder than she’s used to working them, and wanting to show her the ropes, I worked out harder than I would if I were alone. Win/win, right?!
Do any of you work out with a buddy? If not, try it! Get a less fit friend in shape. Find a more fit friend to get you in shape. Let me know your results!!
Last week, I truly kicked off healthy living. I even resisted a spread of bagels and doughnuts (doughnuts are my personal vice). Friday night, I stayed in to babysit my 9 month old cousin who slept the entire time. This would be a prime time to snack my face off, but lucky for me, my uncle is trying to lose weight. The only snacks there were fruit, fiber bars, and water. Ideal!
Now, I’m not one to really care what the number on the scale says, but I must admit that I’ve been weighing myself every morning. The key to this is not beating yourself up when the scale doesn’t budge. All week, I could see myself quickly slimming down, but the scale remained the same. However, by Friday morning, I was 4 pounds down! I jumped for joy at the progress.
By this morning, I had put 2 more pounds on, but I don’t care. I look and feel amazing, and that’s what matters the most. I went to the beach and wasn’t self conscious about myself (until I ate a platter of fried clam strips and cheese fries, but what else do you eat on the boardwalk? Let’s be real here, people).
So, today is back to the gym. cardio and abs for me. I hate hate hate cardio but I love love love abs. So I’ll think of it as rewarding myself after some miles on the elliptical or 100 floors on the stairmaster. Yikes.
What’s your least favorite gym day? And what do you love to do that makes up for it?
Fortunately, my family, friends, & myself have been essentially unharmed by the hurricane. A few lost power for a few days but we all got through it! I have 4 people staying at my house as they don’t have power or running water.
My gym, however, has not had power until today! And with people staying here, there is no room to work out. Also, there hasn’t been much open to eat & we ran out if our food supply. I’ve been eating mainly pizza & other horrible carbs non stop.
Tomorrow I will be going mad hard at the gym. Wish me luck as it feels like I haven’t been there in ages.
Post Gym Snack:
I’m not even going to share a food log because it’s useless. But I will say I ate a total of 5 slices of pizza and nothing of substance.
But I went grocery shopping. I bought..everything. Everything I normally eat when I’m not ordering out:
Yum, yum, & yum. I just need to get to the deli for some lunch meats. The deli was closed. Wah.
I did have a great work out though:
That’s that. It was great. I’m exhausted now though. Off to bed soon!