So… I don’t think very many people follow this blog. Which is totally ok with me. I’m going to update fairly frequently from now on (or try, at least!) for my own sake, because I’ve started a workout that I want to track based on what I’m lifting and my goals. That’s right, bro! Do you even lift? *facepalm*
Take this as my beginning. I feel like I’m giving in here… giving in to the idea that I finally need to take care of myself. I am the worst for getting so excited to push towards a goal, only to get sidetracked and distracted and fail. I bounce back, I try again, only to fail and crash hard (and start the nasty process all over again). So take this, distractions! Take this, unmotivated laziness! We will kick some ass and I will come out on top. Boom.
This weekend has been incredible so far. I’m also liking this updating process to be thankful for what a happy, healthy lifestyle can provide me with. I went on a run/hike with Rio along the old route I used to run as a teenager, and it was surprisingly fairly easy to get through (keeping in mind I had a dog pulling me and stopping me along the way)… and so gorgeous. It wasn’t particularly sunny or warm, but just the feeling of fresh air in my lungs and a dirt path under my feet gave me butterflies, I swear. Rio got muddy, I got muddy (a sinkhole of mud almost swallowed my sneakers!!) and it was the best morning I’ve had in a long time. I love trail runs and I had totally forgot!
Today was a gym day. I am currently rocking Nia Shanks “Beautiful Badass Mini Course” before I purchase more of her workouts… they’re so straightforward and she has the best mentality towards workouts and healthy eating. I managed to leave my phone at home and had to do this from memory… I went out of order but stuck to it pretty well!
1) Rack pull dead lift - 3x5, 1x8
45 lbs - 10lb and 5lb on 45lb bar
2)a) One arm dumbbell row - 3x6, 1x12 (it’s supposed to be 3x8, I forgot)
2 20lb dumbbells.
2)b) Dumbbell Bench Press
I am such an awkward turtle with these. 2 15lb dumbbells.
3)a) Hanging knee raise OR reverse crunch - 3x as many as possible
I mix in reverse crunches in another workout so I chose the knee raises, on my forearms until I can manage hanging ones. 3 sets of 10 (gotta do more next time!)
3)b) Single leg RDL - 3x10-12 each side
SO HARD. Didn’t even manage 12, I could barely get to 6 reps but did 3 sets. I’ve never done these, so it’ll get smoother as I do more of them. So rough. 2 20lb dumbbells.
4) One arm swing (with dumbbell or kettlebell) - 4x10-12 each side
Totally spaced and did 3 sets of 12, so lost without my phone by my side. 20lb dumbbell. Love these!
Because I was worried I missed something, I added in some oblique bends (3x10 with 20lb dumbbells) and leg presses (3x6, 1x12 220lbs) for good measure.
Phew! Happy Easter, y’all!