Holy cow I finished an entire Body for Life program! (and I actually enjoyed doing it)  I really set my mind on planning my workouts each week and pushing myself a little harder than the week before.  I would love to say that my body is rock hard and I’m ready to wear my bikini fearlessly but that just isn’t the truth.  Even though I worked hard in the gym I was a major slacker in the kitchen.  Until I started doing the Whole30 my eating was a hot mess.  I drank my coffee light and sweet and I was inhaling chocolate late into the night.  I was sabotaging myself.  I really feel like I’m in a good place right now.  I feel much stronger  and more focused.  I really feel like I’ve gotten my fitness and nutrition on the right track thanks to Body for Life and the Whole30 and I look forward to growing stronger and becoming healthier.

Sunday April 6, Run

I went on a 3.1 mile run with my sister, OUTSIDE!!!  It was a gorgeous day and I was so happy to be in the fresh air instead of on the treadmill.  Unfortunately for me this was an insanely hard run.  I felt so incredibly winded and tired.  And I saw a squirrel run into a car and die.  So yeah, that was a memorable run.

Monday April 7, Upper Body

chest press machine: 12X @ 55#, 10X @ 60#, 8X @ 65#, 6X @ 70#, 12X @ 55#

dumbbell flyes: 12X @ 25#

lat pulldown: 12X @ 40#, 10X @ 45#, 8X @ 50#, 6X @ 55#, 12X @ 40#

cable pulley rows: 12X @ 25#

shoulder press machine: 12X @ 30#, 10X @ 35#, 8X @ 40#, 6X @ 45#, 12X @ 30#

front raise: 12X @ 10#

bi-cep curl machine: 12X @ 35#, 10X @ 40#, 8X @ 45#, 6X @ 45#, 12X @ 35#

hammer curl: 12X @ 10#

tri-cep press: 12X @ 30#, 10X @ 35#, 8X @ 40#, 6X @ 45#, 12X @ 30#

This was the first time I used the tri-cep press machine and the weight I used was way too light.

tri-cep overhead dumbell extension: 12X @ 20#

Tuesday April 8, Lower Body, Abs and Treadmill Run

leg extensions: 12X @ 55#, 10X @ 60#, 8X @ 65#, 6X @ 70#, 12X @ 55#

seated press: 12X @ 130#

seated leg curl: 12X @ 70#, 10X @ 75#, 8X @ 80#, 6X @ 85#, 12X @ 70#

dumbbell deadlift: 12X @ 25#

squats: 12X @ 20#, 10X @ 25#, 8X @ 30#, 6X @ 35#, 12X @ 20#

wall sit: 1 1/2 min

stability ball twist: 12X, 10X, 8X, 6X, 12X

lower ab crunch: 12X

I had another crappy run, this time on the treadmill.  I blame the awful wifi signal at the gym.  I like to listen to Pandora while I’m running.  Well, during this run the music kept coming in and out and it was so annoying that I couldn’t even run the last mile.

Wednesday April 9, Run and Zumba

I woke up this morning determined to have a good run.  I was set to give it my all and just have fun with it.  I told myself I could take walking breaks whenever I needed them.  This run felt great!  I did take some breaks and that’s ok, I did 5 miles!  I really enjoyed my run.  And I always love Zumba!

Thursday April 10, Upper Body

chest press machine: 12X @ 55#, 10X @ 60#, 8X @ 65#, 6X @ 70#, 12X @ 55#

flye machine: 12X @ 55#

dual pulley lat pulldown: 12X @ 20#, 10X @ 27.5#, 8X @ 35#, 6X @ 42.5#, 12X @ 20#

cable dual pulley rows: 12X @ 20#

shoulder press machine: 12X @ 30#, 10X @ 35#, 8X @ 40#, 6X @ 45#, 12X @ 30#

side raise: 12X @ 15#

bi-cep curl machine: 12X @ 40#, 10X @ 45#, 8X @ 50#, 6X @ 55#, 12X @ 40#

hammer curls: 12X @ 15#

cable pushdown: 12X @ 30#, 10X @ 35#, 8X @ 40#, 6X @ 45#, 12X @ 30#

cable overhead extension: 12X @ 30#

I am so proud of myself for doing this.  Now I’m going to focus on training for my half.  I don’t want to lose the muscles I’ve worked so hard to build so I’ll continue to lift but in the interest of saving time I think I’ll be doing more compound workouts and maybe try some HIIT workouts as well.  Also, the yoga classes I used to go to in the fall are supposed to be starting back up and I can not wait to get back into it.  I’ll keep you posted on what I’m up to.  Any workout suggestions?

 

 

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