Weekly Workout Wrap Up

Well. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Weekly Workout Wrap Up (and you know, blogged at all), but I was thinking it might be best to just jump back in and go.

So…. Hi! I started recounting my macros back in March after gaining way too much weight during the fall and winter. I was counting macros and running, but my knees were killing me and I wasn’t quite seeing the results I was hoping for, so I decided that I was going to put running on hold and start focusing on my lifting again. 

On June 13, I began Jamie Eason’s Livefit Trainer and I am absolutely in love with this program. I first looked into Livefit Trainer back in the winter, but TBH, I was scared to start because the very first exercise was push ups and I was too embarrassed to do push ups in the gym. I’m not sure what gave me the push I needed, but I have been much better at trying new exercises and asking for help when I don’t know what to do these days.

livefit trainer week 1Week one and two of phase one are the same exercises. Day 1 was Chest and Triceps. Day 2 was Shoulders and Biceps. Day 3 was Legs. Day 4 was Delts and Abs. I was also adding HIIT on the treadmill.

livefit 2

And this catches us up to Week 3. (Which was five days of lifting instead of four. Yay?)

Monday, June 27, 2016 IMG_2276Leg Day! A few thoughts on tonight’s workout:

  1. Squats are a challenge for me! I’m squatting with a 25 pound bar and it’s a struggle. I’m hoping to get strong enough to start using the squat rack in the next couple of weeks.
  2. I hate lunges. My knees hate lunges. I’m not doing the walking barbell lunge, but instead doing the alternate lunge with no weight.
  3. I *almost* chickened out of the single leg deadlift with a barbell… but I didn’t and it turned out to be my most favorite exercise I did!

Tuesday, June 30, 2016IMG_2285
Back and Biceceps. You know it’s a hard workout if I skip my 1-2 mile post lifting run. Tonight was no joke! I also learned how to do a Hammer Strength Lat Pull and the T-Bar Row made me feel like a beast. 🙂

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 IMG_2301Triceps and chest followed by 20 minutes of HIIT on the treadmill. Today I learned how to do a Decline Fly, which was pretty exciting. (Maybe it’s stupid, but I really am proud of how much braver I have gotten with the exercises I’m doing each day!) Also, since I’m running a lot less, I’m trying to make the running that I do do much harder. Tonight I pushed it!

Thursday, June 30, 2016 IMG_2339 (1)MOAR LEGGGGGSSSSSS! And no cardio. 🙂

Friday, July 1, 2016 IMG_2363Delts and Abs. Delts is always my most humbling body part to work out. Today was no exception. I need to use super light weights and I always feel stupidly awkward doing the moves. I just put my headphones on loud, keep my head down, and focus on me.

And that ends Livefit Trainer Week 3! YAY!

I’ll be back next week for another Work Out Wrap Up…

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