Weekly Workout Wrap Up

I started Livefit Trainer Phase 2 this week, and oh em gee, it’s no joke. I’m now at the gym lifting six days a week, with 4 days of cardio added to that. I also have a four year old who doesn’t want to go to sleep anymore, so I’m not getting to the gym til 10:00 pm. It was a rough week, but I did it!

I’m really enjoying the intensity of the workouts and the variety of exercises. If I’m being honest, I have been sticking to the same strength training exercises for the last couple of years, so it’s been really great for me to branch out of my {very small} comfort zone and try new stuff. Also, the people working out at my gym have been really great and always willing to answer any questions I have regarding a certain machine or move. The more willing I am to ask questions, the less intimidating everything becomes. Go figure. 

Here’s last week’s wrap up:

Sunday, July 10, 2016 IMG_2631Back and cardio day! The lifting portion of today’s workout was pretty quick. I began doing Supersets this week {which I had to Google}. For some reason, they made me nervous to think about, but so far so good. I also had to bring back cardio today, so I opted for a 30 minute run outside.

Monday, July 11, 2016 IMG_2643Today was a double workout. My training schedule called for Chest and Cardio, but I was working 1-9 and didn’t feel like waiting to run til later. So I got the run out of the way in the morning. The weather was pretty nice, and I got to use my Charity Miles app {#somuchgood} which makes me happy. IMG_2660After work {we had an Elvis-torian at the library tonight!} I headed to the gym to work on my chest. Does this Smith machine make me look bad ass? 🙂

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 IMG_2680Legs and Pokemon Go! Just kidding- catching Pokemon at my gym is just me multitasking. And my gym is a PokeStop! Back to the legs… Leg day is no joke. It is probably my hardest area to work. Mostly because, even after running the last several years, I have horrible strength in my legs. They’re very weak. Plus I have issues with my IT Bands and how my knees move in their joints. Squatting and lunges are particularly hard for me because they require a lot more concentration and balance to get my form right. I’m using lighter weight right now, just because I want that form to be perfect. Hopefully it will get easier with time and then I’ll be able to start adding in heavier weight to the workouts.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016  IMG_2695Arms and cardio! Tonight was a late night, but arms got done and so did 30 minutes on the treadmill.

Thursday, July 14, 2016 IMG_2730Delts and cardio. Delts used to be my least favorite day, but I’m starting to really love it. I’ve learned that I need to use lighter weights for these exercises until I can build up more strength and I’m okay with that. And then I ran 30 minutes at 11:00 at night.

Friday, July 15, 2016 IMG_2746Leg Day Part 2! This is also the first week that Leg days 1 & 2 were different exercises. {I did these moves on Friday and it’s now Sunday and I’m still sore. I consider that a great workout.} My knees weren’t happy with a couple of the new moves, so I did them without weights and I made sure to tape up my legs which helps.

Phase 2 definitely upped the intensity this week and I was very grateful for my Saturday rest day, but I’m looking forward to getting back in the gym for Week 6. Like my quote says in the beginning of this post, I keep thinking about how much further I’ll go tomorrow.

Have a fit week, everyone!

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