Losing weight has been filled with ups and downs - both emotionally and on the scale. However, managing to lose weight and continuing to grow stronger, faster, leaner, and fitter has been an amazing experience. I've discovered many things about myself, and this blog has helped me keep record of those moments. I still have a long way to go, but I'm moving forward with a positive attitude as I attempt to keep Workin' it Out.
Sundays are a dilemma for me. I don’t
have class so technically I
have the day off (our weekends are Friday & Saturday so that gives me a 3-day weekend). My dilemma
is this – hit the gym for a long workout or use the time at home to get myself
organized for the week (meal prep, laundry, tidying up, grading, etc.).
I really thought I’d be hitting the gym,
but the luxury of having a few hours to myself in the
house is way too tempting. So I’ve decided, once and for all (at least for the
rest of this semester) that I’m going to stay home. I’m going to get all my
tasks done plus I’m going to use all the great weight/exercise equipment that we have here to get in my morning workout.
There are some exercises that I don’t
like to do at home, especially without someone around (e.g. heavy squats or
chest presses). I don’t know why I was letting that limit me before. I’ve come
up with a routine that I can follow at home,
primarily using dumbbells. Since my focus is now on lower reps, higher weights,
it’s definitely easier for me to do this workout at home.
Here’s my Sunday plan:
Warm-up w/dynamic stretching
Practice my Kajkenbo forms
sets of 20 reps)
-dumbbell squat w/heels on plate
-dumbbell 1 point row
-lunge rear foot elevated w/dumbbells
-1 arm dumbbell snatch
-plank hold (1 min)
I did the workout today plus went for a 3 km walk. It took me 1 hour and 15
minutes (not including the walk). It was tiring and challenging, but it felt good. I
think it’s a good routine to help me keep up with my
weight training at home.
It’s almost October – gotta make sure
I’m fully on track so that I can end this year on a high note (and a low