Long Damn Week, Back to normal Hours, back to gym.

Happy Monday FitFam!

Finally January is coming to an end and the only reason I am happy about this is because finally I am not working another 60 hours in Feb. lol. which means I get TIME to actually get things done, the weather is getting closer to spring/summer and that excites me and because valentine’s is around the corner and this will give me a chance to drink wine.. lol.

Oh and I have a friend who has a birthday and I GUESS I will be celebrating it with her, so.. I mean Feb, seems like a good month besides having to pay rent. LOL. 

 

So to kick it off on a Monday, I did a workout at the gym this morning (woke up on time) and got there when it wasn’t busy, yay! My workout today went fairly well, I made it a full body workout day, although I did more work on the legs because I haven’t had an actual leg day in awhile and that isn’t good because things seem to go away when you stop training muscles. Nothing was “too heavy” today, I wanted to stay within 60-70 percent of my 1RM for many exercises. I also thought I would announce, I LOST  a fun 3 pounds! hahahaha. that is great, right? now I weigh 144 lb:) ( I am 5’8) , but with my weight loss came muscle loss, and not so fun, but that is alright, I will pump some iron and get it back in no time. 

 

If you remember me talking about the “weird” man who watched me the last time I was the gym, well, he was there again today and this time, he was less creepy, or at least trying to conceal it.. so I wouldn’t notice. I suppose I am only worth watching when I am doing overhead presses of 50 plus pounds haha. — jk, but I was relieved he decided to not stop and stare today. He must only watch me on certain days of the week. LOL. Anywho, tomorrow is my last squat challenge day! YAY! so happy! it has been a blast (but that is for another blog post) 

 

Anyways, don’t forget to sign-up for my squat challenge, by Feb 1st. 🙂 

 

Workout Session:

 
  • Smith machine squats: 4 x 12, 10, 8, 8. 1 x 55lb, 1 x 75lb, 2 x 87 lb
  • smith machine lunges: 4 x 12, 10, 8, 8. 1 x 15 lb, 1 x 35 lb, 2 x 55 lb
  • Bench press (neutral grip): 4 x 8. 1 x 70 lb, 3 x 42 lb
  • smith machine bentover rows: 4 x 8. 3 x 65 lb, 1 x 75 lb
  • Cable kickback: 4 x 12, 10, 8, 8. 1 x 10 lb, 1 x 15 lb, 2 x 20 lb per leg. Superset with Curtsy lunge: 4 x 12, 10, 8, 8
  • Cable curls: 4 x 8. 20 lb. Superset with Cable upright rows: 4 x 8. 20 lb
  • Leg press: 4 x 12, 10, 8, 8. 1 x 70 lb, 1 x 90 lb, 2 x 110 lb
  • leg extension: 4 x 12, 10, 8, 8. 2 x 70 lb, 2 x 90 lb
  • pull ups: 4 x 8 (no assistance/ stopped at 6 and finished with the 2 each time) 
  • bodyweight squats: 240 reps (I will post the YouTube video next post) 

Today’s workout was a longer than I anticipated but that is okay, I got through it and needed a longer workout to make up for the lack of days I missed because of my work schedule being so long. Hopefully all of you started your Monday off with some productivity! feel free to try out some of these exercises and share your workouts me in the comment section. 

 

Your Fitness Blogger,

Shay-lon xxx

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My Gym Workout – back at it again

FitFam Wednesday,

I was back at the gym today, since it had been awhile – like two days. I finally put on my happy face and made it to the gym this morning in the rain and all. The gym wasn’t packed this morning when I arrived but that changed maybe a hour later, anyhow, I was able to finish up my workout in a timely manner and work on strengthening my arms with less disruptions. I also did my squat challenge ( I will upload the video on social media, YouTube, and my blogs) be excited. I wanted to say thank you to all those that have been watching my YouTube videos and leaving comments/feedback, I do appreciate it and I try to make sure I reply back promptly when given the time. Also, I posted some progress pictures on Instagram today as well https://www.instagram.com/shaylon_fitnesswonderwoman/?hl=en just in case anyone wants to see where I am now with my physique. I am happy with what I have seen and hope that it continues to progress. In the meantime, let us get to business. 

 

I didn’t do a proper warm up today, because I thought I was too cool for it on a rainy day, lol.

 

Workout Session:

 
  • Cable bicep curls: 4 x 10, 12, 12, 15. 1 x 20 lb, 2 x 25 lb, 1 x 30lb Superset with cable upright rows: 4 x 10, 12, 12, 15. 1 x 20 lb, 2 x 25 lb, 1 x 30 lb.
  • Alternating Hammer curls: 4 x 10, 12, 12, 15. 3 x 30 lb, 1 x 40 lb. Superset with Overhead press: 4 x 10, 12, 12, 15. 50 lb
  • Plate curls: 4 x 10, 12, 12, 15. 3 x 25 lb, 1 x 45 lb Superset with closed grip low row:  4 x 10, 12, 12, 15. 3 x 70 lb, 1 x 85 lb
  • plank: 3 x 30 seconds
  • bodyweight squats: 225 reps 

Stayed tuned for the video and be sure to like, share and leave feedback.

 

Your Fitness Blogger, 

Shay-lon xxx

 
 

My Gym Workout – Nov. 30th

Dancers, Dancer, Hops, Hop, Hupfen

FitFam, Happy Wednesday to all of you.

This time being late on writing my blog was NOT my fault, but was kind of my fault, I was going to write it earlier after I got home from the gym, but because I had an important business call & before answering it I had to have topics & pitches written down to share with the editor, I decided to play it safe and do ONE thing at a time. It all worked out – sorry if you have been waiting for me to spoon out some content.. hope the line isn’t too long today on my page, just kidding. Anyways, on a fun note, I will write a separate blog post about the phone call to save time on this one. John was supposed to show up, but he had family to tend to, so he will be attending the gym on his own in about a hour from now. LOL. I emailed him his workout (fingers crossed, he saved the email) – so he should be fine (I will look over the workout again to make sure he can manage it on his own without me) and for his safety.  Outside of that, today was a good workout, very simple, nothing to intense, and it got me in and out the gym in time to get home to handle business. That my dears, I call a good workout.

 

My workout:

Warm up:

I did some arm circles, big and little.

 

Workout session:

Superset:

 
  • Lat pulldown (narrow grip)- 4 x 12, 85lb
  • Triceps pushdown (rope)- 4 x 12, 40lb

Superset:

  • low row (narrow grip) – 4 x 12, 100lb
  • Cable upright rows: 4 x 12, 25lb

Superset:

  • Triceps dips: 4 x 12
  • Vertical crunches: 4 x 12 

Incline barbell bench press: 4 x 6, 35lb 

 

Please feel free to share your workouts with me in the comment section, take my ideas, share ideas.. and follow my social media if you want to see pictures and videos of me!  — always a plus, rumor has it.

 

Your Fitness Blogger,

Shay-lon xxxx

 
 
 

My Gym Workout – Nov. 23rd

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Hello FitFam,

I have to admit by saying that today I was not prepared for the gym, not that my body was hurting or my brain wasn’t functioning right, it was the fact that I had not came into the gym with a plan written down for my workouts. I have been doing well with having my workouts written down prior to entering the gym, I bring my notepad and a pen with me and write down the amount of weight as I stroll along, but today it was a blank canvas and it caught me off guard. I was close to calling it a “cardio” day but if I did cardio for a full hour or so, then my gains would risk leaving. What I did instead was call it an upper body/Ab day since leg day was yesterday and I didn’t have any particular parts of the body that I wanted to work on today. With this being said, it was a short list, simple list but exercise doesn’t haven’t to be long and complex to be beneficial. 

 

Warm up:

 
  • I didn’t perform a proper warm up because I was too cool for that today. 

Workout Session:

  • One arm pulley row (pyramid): 4 x 12, 20lb, 27.5lb, 35lb, 42.5lb
  • Dual pulley row (Pyramid): 3 x 12, 27.5lb, 35lb, 42.5lb
  • Triceps pushdowns (pyramid): 4 x 12, 20lb, 30lb, 40lb, 50lb
  • Abdominal crunch machine: 5 x 20, 70lb
  • Triceps dip (standing): 4 x 12
  • Cable Crossover: 4 x 10, 20lb
  • lat pulldown machine: 3 x 12, 70lb
  • cable curls: 4 x 8, 25lb
  • cable upright rows: 5 x 8, 25lb

That is all folks, because I did not do a proper cool down neither. Tomorrow the gym closes at noon for Thanksgiving and reopens on Friday. Chances are, I will be at the gym tomorrow, but not on my blog tomorrow because I have cooking to do and getting ready for the dinner. I most likely will not be on my blog Friday because I have to work all day, but if I find time, I will. The weekend I will not be on the blog because I give those days to myself. If I don’t speak to you before than, have a wonderful Thanksgiving! also feel free to share workouts in the comment section.

 

Your Fitness blogger, 

Shay-lon xxxx