Weekly Workout Wrap Up

First of all, I’m sorry for the lack of posts these days.  I have two words for you all: Summer Reading. It’s a bit like this…

Summer Reading Kick Off

BEFORE

DURING

AFTER 

Between work and my family, it’s pretty hard to do anything extra after my son goes to sleep. Usually I just pass out on the couch immediately after his bedtime routine. Also, my husband has now come to dread July because he knows how awful it is for me. It truly is a black cloud over my soul.

But yeah. This is a workout check in, so perhaps I should now get to that. 🙂  I started the Simply Shredded 12 Week Workout Program last week. {Women need to lift heavy, challenging weights in order to gain muscle. Lifting heavy weights will not cause women to get big and bulky like men because women produce a fraction of the testosterone that men do. When women begin working out, their goals are to tone up and gain shape/curves and following this program will accomplish just that! In this 12-week program, you will decrease the number of reps you complete and increase the load you lift as you progress. The number of sets per exercise stays the same, but the rep range changes.} I have been doing the same lifting routine for over a year so I was super excited to try something new. Also, I’m actually carrying a notebook with me now into the weight room and recording my workouts, which has already started paying off this week.

Monday, July 6, 2015 
Today was the Upper Body A workout and my arms were definitely shaking the rest of the day.

Tuesday July 7, 2015 First, OMG my legs! This was Lower Body A and I was sore for DAYS!  DAYSSSSS! I can’t tell you the last time I had a leg workout like this. I was supposed to go for a run afterwards because Tuesday = run day. HA! As soon as I hopped on the treadmill I was all “nope”. My legs were like jelly. I managed to suffer through a slow mile, but lesson learned. No more runs on leg days for awhile.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 My legs were still sore from yesterday so I decided to do a 20 minute hills walk on the treadmill followed by stretching and foam rolling. This South Jersey girl is not used to hills.

Thursday July 9, 2015 Upper Body B today. I decided that my goal for this 12 week program is to be able to do unassisted pull ups by the end of this 12 weeks.

Friday, July 10, 2015 Lower Body B! It turns out I have to learn to deadlift. Today did not go well. :-/

And that’s it for last week. I’m really happy with the lifting routine and I’m looking forward to seeing how strong I get in the next several months.

Okay… back to Summer Reading…

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