Working out in the gym Jan. 25th

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Hey FitFam! 

Guess what? I made it to the gym again today, which means all of you get a new set of exercises to try, win-win situation. I have also noticed the gym has died down some since New Year’s, which is good for me, because I don’t have to wait for every machine or make room to do my free weight workouts. Although, I attend the gym in the mornings so, not sure what the evenings look like. Has anyone else realized their gym dying down in numbers? not as crowded. as the beginning of the year. 


Heads up to (Braddahr) – I again didn’t get to my pull up exercise because it was taken over. With that being said, there is always tomorrow


Workout Session:

  • Plate side bends: 5 x 20, 25 lb Superset with Seated Russian Twist: 5 x 20, 45 lb plate
  • Jackknife sit up: 5 x 20 Superset with Decline sit up: 5 x 20
  • Straight leg hip raise: 5 x 20 Superset with Toe Touches: 5 x 20
  • Goodmorning: 3 x 10, 40 lb Superset with DB stiff-leg deadlift: 3 x 10, 70 lb
  • Vertical crunches: 5 x 10 Superset with planks: 5 x 30 seconds 

This was a short workout routine, but definitely a good ab workout and I enjoy working my core muscles. The added hamstring exercises felt really good to do as well and you don’t have to use heavy weights to do them. The hardest ab workout superset I did was probably the “Jackknife sit up/ decline sit up” it had been sometime since doing the jackknife and it was difficult for the first couple of sets but I continued to do it and it got easier when I took my time and didn’t try to rush through it and it definitely gave me a burning sensation. The decline sit up is a good exercise and offers a challenge to those that want something different. If you want to add weights, you can or you can make into a decline sit with a overhead press, depending on how hard or easy you want it. I am typically really good at doing sit ups and crunches, but the decline sit up challenges me in ways that allows me to feel the full contraction at the top (which I love). 

 Oh and I PR’d – I went from using a 25 lb weight plate for seated russian twist to now 45 lb weight plate (this made me really happy) 

I hope all of you have had time to try my past exercises if not the whole routine and continue working on self and self appreciation for what you are capable of – you may not believe you can do any of this, but you will be so proud of yourself when you see how much you can do and more! thank you for reading.


Your Fitness Blogger,

Shay-lon xxx


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Hello! I have just recently graduated with my exercise science degree May 2016, yay! I am more than happy; and decided that since my passion is for fitness/health, I would write about it and share my journey with others because in my opinion health is everything (both mental and physical). I am 24 years old, and reside in the states. I enjoy being active anyway possible and want to get my cert in personal trainer and also be a wellness coach. I love to eat and don't believe in eliminating, but rather moderation. I hope that my blog post will inspire, motivate and encourage you all to want to be the healthiest person you can be! It all begins with "I can" and "I will" :) -Shay-lon P.S feel free to follow me on social media and or email me, l don't mind answering questions or simply networking. Would love to hear from you all.

10 thoughts on “Working out in the gym Jan. 25th”

  1. OMG – you are so fit. At the moment I can only make to gym once at the weekend. but for me that little helps. I did a fittness test on the bikes last weekend. well. it was super embarrassing – but not a surprise. But, it is better than nothing.

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    1. Yes!! that is still good, no matter how often or how long, you are still going out and doing something 🙂 hey just walking out the door is getting exercise, lol. honestly.
      Also, I need to get some test done on myself, just because I am curious since the last time I had them done is in May.
      We all start someplace and now you know where you stand with fitness, so this is good 🙂 very good.


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    1. Yes, it was a steady workout, and short ones workout fine because you don’t have to spend tons of time doing them, they are an in and out workout 🙂 good for those on a tight schedule, ya know.

      I like my gym too for the most part 🙂


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