Tuesday, February 15, 2011

WOTD: Back at the Gym!!

It seems like it's been weeks since I went to the gym...it probably has (but at least I made it to the yoga studio last week). Working out at home is convenient and thankfully I've done some (weak) workouts at home with my little 8lb. weights, but the gym is actually more fun...sometimes (when big beefy men aren't grunting obscenities while trying to lift extremely heavy weights).

Here was my quickie workout for today:

5 minute warm-up on treadmill

3 sets of 12 reps of the following:

  • walking lunges (20lbs.)
  • wide grip lat pull-down (60lbs.)
  • seated row (50lbs. - this was tough for me, and I used to do 60-70lbs. a couple months ago!)
  • inverted leg press (90lbs. - this was tough too, used to be able to do more weight)
Ended with crunches, leg raises, plank, and some stretching.

I was disappointed to find out how much strength I've lost in the last couple months of not lifting regularly...actually lifting pretty rarely. Just gotta get back to it I guess!! I miss the definition I was getting in my shoulders and arms!


  1. good job lady! Im sure youll get back to where you used to be and then some very soon.

  2. good for you for getting back to the gym!! i've taken the past 2 days off too but need to get back in there! :)

    cute and little
    come check out the color brigade!

  3. There is a gym by my home that's motto is "the judgement free zone." If you are caught grunting loudly just for the sake of it, or staring at other people while they work out in an uncomfortable way then the staff presses a button. This causes blue lights to flash, and then they call you out over the intercom. My boyfriend goes there, and he says it's awesome.

  4. Hey! I just stumbled upon your blog through J's Everyday Fashion. :) What a fun blog!

    I used to do push up's and light weights weekly, but lately have just been doing a lot of cardio...I totally understand losing the arm definition. Boo!

  5. Thanks for the encouragement ladies!

    @Robyn - that made me LOL. This guy at the gym was saying really bad words and talking to himself really loudly, and then moaning and grunting. It was awful!

    @Little Miss Fitness - thank you for stopping by! I dislike cardio, it takes more effort for me, but I need to get back to my Couch to 5K.


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