Thursday, August 29, 2013

Arm Workout, Co-Ed Softball, and Soreness

I know, I know. It's weird that I'm posting two days in a row. But it helps to keep me accountable.

You all know how sore I was yesterday. Well today I have a severe case of DOMS. Kill me now.
I think I really screwed up and went to hard for my first day back working out. It kills me to walk or even stand. The soreness did not stop me from working out during lunch yesterday.

I told my friend Stephanie that I hadn't worked out in so long I didn't know what to do for an arm day. So she very kindly gave me this workout. And now I can't lift my arms over my head.


3x each
15 reps

Set 1
Bicep curl
Tricep push down
Repeat 2 more X

Set 2
Hammer curl
Tricep dip
Repeat 2 more X

Set 3
Bicep curl with straight bar
Tricep push down
Repeat 2more X

Set 4
Rotating bicep curl incline
Overhead Tricep extension
Repeat 2 more X

Finish off with 2 or 3 of your favorite leg exercises
Could be.... Lunges (like we did at my house)
Leg curls and /or squats

Yeahhh buddy. I finished the whole thing and then hopped on a bike for about 15 minutes before my lunch was over.

When I got back I was starving and broke so I had a healthy choice lasagna in a box. NOT BAD people. I mean I know it's not great for you but it was better than the alternative of chips, cookies and ice cream.

Both Drew and I have always been into sports. I played, basketball, volleyball, softball, track, and Drumline. Yes drumline is a sport people. So not to long ago Drew signed us for a co-ed softball league. We are having a blast! Our last game was a wipe out. We won 20-2! We probably would have scored more but they only let you get 9 runs per inning so they cut us off at 9, twice. Here is my team and I love that our shirts are pink. The guys dig it too. Maybe that's why they made the team name... PITCH SLAP!

What sports did you play?

Would you join a co-ed sports team?

Any recommendations to cure DOMS?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Yesterday's Lunch Workout - No weights required!!

Happy Wednesday!! I can't say I was too happy this morning. I could not get out of bed.

I had a lunch workout yesterday. I was ready to get back into the swing of things. And boy, did I. I pushed myself. When my mind told me to stop, my heart told me pick those legs up girl, you got this.

Part of my inspiration to get back hitting the gym is my goal to become a firefighter. I know ya'll, this girl is crazy. I'm about to finish school (one class left) for criminal justice, but I don't see the idea of being a police officer or parole officer to satisfying. I picture a lot of hopes and goals being crushed. Especially with the idea of working with offenders who you really want to help and you put them on the right track and then, BAMMM! they go do something stupid and really disappoint you and get their butts sent back to jail.

I knew I wanted to have an active job. No more desk jobs!! I wanted something that would be rewarding and something that would make my family proud. Drew's Aunt is actually a firefighter and said she would help me a long the way and looks forward to it.

So anyways, let's get down to the workout. I've posted this workout before but it has been a very longggg time ago. What I love about it is that it does not require any weights or equiptment and can get done very fast if you don't have much time.

100 Workout (time yourselves and try to get better everytime)
100 Jumping Jacks
90 Crunches (I do 30 regular and 30 to each side)
80 Squats (this is why I am sore)
70 Leg Lifts
60 Jumping Jakcs
50 Crunches
40 Squats
30 Leg Lifts (Your mind will tell you that you can't do this but keep pushing)
20 Minutes of Jogging/Walking out your legs
 5 Minutes of Stretching
Good Luck!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Where have you been...are you hiding from me?

The past couple of months have been really hard on me. I was not focused on one thing, I was focused on too many things. The things that were once most important in my life i.e, running, were put on hold. But I'm happy to say that I'm back.

I've been doing really well lately. My favorite class by far is Spin Class. I never thought I would like it, but man I love the way it makes my legs feel. And I love the sweat dripping off. Very satisfying.

 Drew and I have also picked up a new hobby...FISHING! I think we're in love. There's something about catching your first fish that makes you keep going back for more. Even when we don't catch anything we still feel like we had a great time. The other day we rented a canoe and rowed 6 MILES! That was the best arm workout I've ever had. And at the same time, we caught 6 fish!!

I really like your bass... That is a nice bass :]
I've also been trying to make it a point to stay in contact with old and new friends. My bff from middle school is pregnant and due any minute now. I cannot wait to meet baby Jaxon.

I'm very excited about my workout future and I'm excited about learning more about what foods are good for you. One thing I have been bad about was making sure I'm getting the right amount of protein, carbs, fruits, and vegetables a day. That is my goal for the month of August.