Lifting Weights & Lunch with mom

Caution: Mini Story!

So today’s workout at the gym went well, but not only that, my mom decided to stop in for the second time at the gym this morning — and she got to meet my boss (the owner of the gym) for the first time, which went over very well. Small background on my mom’s fitness journey — she was a softball player all throughout her life practically, even in adult years until her life took a turn (which is how I got started in softball at such a young age because she was my coach for the longest time) and she loved playing but then as time progressed.. it wasn’t until maybe my freshman year of college or a little before that, she decided to join a gym. We both decided on joining Planet Fitness (it was just arriving in our town) and the membership was cheap enough we both could afford it and it was  a  way for me to lose weight at the time and for my mom to keep up with her health & wellness. For the longest time we both worked out at the same times and sometimes together but normally separate workouts, because obviously I was younger and could manage more than she was willing to do at the time. Fast forward a couple of years later and I got hired at the “Anytime Fitness” gym here in my town and that gave me a free membership at my job! yay! well for a while I was making it to both gyms, thinking why not, but soon enough I got sick of going to both and ended up just working out at Anytime Fitness each morning. My mom on the other hand stayed at Planet Fitness and did her own thing but as time went on, she stopped attending the gym all together. Fast forward to now, and here we are, she is now working out again and very happy about it, she misses it and will gradually get back to where she was comfortable and more confident with herself. I am more than proud of her for starting back up again and the fact she will be working out at MY GYM instead of Planet fitness, because I think with me being around, it will continue to motivate her and give her a reason to continue this lifestyle once again. Today was day two of her returning to the gym and she did well, she did a whole hour and a half workout with minimal assistance and tried some new equipment as well. Happy for ya mom 😀


On a even better note, I invited my mom out to lunch after out workout and we decided on Denny’s, which normally I am not a huge fan of because their service sucks and food is “eh” but today, the food was very tasty and customer service wasn’t bad. It was nice to spending time with my mom, we only live one life, so I want to make the best of what I have with people I love when I am able to. Don’t forget to spend time with loved ones 😀


Now back to my workout…

  • Barbell bench press: 3 x 5


  • 65% of 90% of 1RM: 80 lb
  • 75% of 90% of 1RM: 95 lb
  • 85% of 90% of 1RM: 105 lb, 7 max reps ( would have gotten 8 reps, had the bar not hit the brackets)


  • DB chest press: 5 x 8-10, 70 lb
  • DB incline press: 5 x 8-10, 50 lb
  • Barbell reverse bentover row: 5 x 8-10, 100 lb, 70 lb


  • push ups: 5 x 8-10
  • Seated cable low row: 5 x 8-10, 90 lb
  • DB shrugs: 5 x 8-10, 80 lb

Ab workout

  • One arm medicine ball slam: 4 x 20, 10 lb
  • vertical leg raises: 4 x 20

Tomorrow, I am looking forward to a workout I have with someone. They decided they are going to create the workout and I follow suit. 


Today’s workout! Week 5 Arrived

The start of week five today and I will admit that I noticed a decrease in strength during some of my lifts – which would be expected when I miss two days worth of workouts and haven’t been eating the best foods for recovery either. Even my sprints were slow, but I did happen to lose 3 pounds. Hoping that tomorrow’s leg day isn’t as much of a struggle as today was. 



  • Incline barbell bench press: 3 x 8, 75 lb
  • DB bench press: 3 x 8, 80 lb
  • Wide grip pull up: 3 x 8
  • Bentover barbell row: 3 x 8, 75 lb
  • Seated DB shoulder press: 3 x 8, 60 lb
  • DB side lateral raise: 3 x 8, 40 lb
  • sit ups: 3 x 20


  1. sprints: 30 seconds
  2. sprints 45 seconds
  3. sprints: 1 minute 

I did this 2 times for 100 m 


Chest Day Can Be Reckless

Chest Day YouTube video

In this particular video, I did 3 sets of 10 reps with 60 pound total, but if you are interested in watching my video doing this same exercise but with a 70 lb total, I posted it on IG!


Oct. 30th Workout

Monday Chest Day!

Chest, biceps & Traps



  • Barbell bench press: 4 x 10, 75 lb
  • EZ bar curls: 4 x 10, 40 lb
  • barbell shrugs: 4 x 10, 185 lb


  • Smith machine incline press: 3 x 10, 95 lb
  • Alternating DB curls: 3 x 10, 50 lb
  • DB shrugs: 3 x 10, 100 lb


  • DB chest press: 4 x 10, 60 lb
  • alternating hammer curls: 4 x 10, 50 lb
  • Standing DB upright row: 3 x 10, 40 lb


  • Incline DB press: 4 x 10, 60 lb
  • Standing one arm cable curl: 3 x 10, 30 lb, 20 lb
  • Upright cable row: 3 x 10, 40 lb

HIIT Training: (5 rounds)

  1. Half jack + squat: 30 seconds (10 sec rest)
  2. Half jack + squat: 30 seconds (60 sec rest)

A New Bench Press PR!

I hit 105 lb the other day 🙂


Oct. 16th Workout

Chest, shoulders & Circuit Training


  • Barbell bench press: 4 x 2-5, 105 lb


  • Barbell bench press (wide grip): 3 x 2-5, 95 lb
  • Standing EZ-bar shoulder press: 3 x 2-5, 80 lb


  • DB bench press: 3 x 2-5, 90 lb and 100 lb (100 with spotter)
  • Seated DB shoulder press: 3 x 2-5, 60 lb


  • Incline barbell press: 4 x 2-5, 80 lb
  • standing barbell shoulder press: 3 x 2-5, 70 lb


  • Incline DB chest press: 3 x 2-5, 70 lb
  • Side lateral to front raise: 3 x 2-5, 30 lb

Circuit Training:

Circuit One (4 rounds):

  • Man maker: 5 reps, 40 lb
  • DB thruster: 5 reps, 40 lb
  • DB curls: 5 reps, 40 lb

Circuit Two (3 Rounds)

  • Weighted burpee: 15 reps, 40 lb
  • Kettlebell swings: 15 reps, 10 kg
  • Decline sit up: 15 reps

Circuit Three: ( 5 rounds)

  • Hang clean: 5 reps, 45 lb
  • Push press: 5 reps, 45 lb
  • Alternating barbell lunge: 5 reps, 45 lb
  • Barbell squat: 5 reps, 45 lb

Good news report:

I hit 105 lb bench press PR!

I hit 100 lb DB bench press PR 🙂 (100 lb total)


Did any of you hit a new PR recently, leave it in the comment section!

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Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo


Monday, Oct 2nd. Workout

Chest Day! Monday!

Chest, biceps & Triceps




  • Barbell bench press: 5 x 5. 90 lb, 95 lb, 100 lb, 105 lb
  • Plate curls: 5 x 8-10, 35 lb


  • Incline bench press: 5 x 5. 70 lb, 75 lb, 80 lb, 85 lb
  • DB triceps kickback: 5 x 8-10, 40 lb


  • Incline DB press: 3 x 8-10. 70 lb
  • Incline DB curls: 3 x 8-10, 40 lb


  • Barbell curls: 3 x 8-10, 55 lb
  • Overhead DB triceps extension: 3 x 8-10, 20 lb
  • Cable crossover: 3 x 8-10, 40 lb

HIIT Training (5 rounds)

  1. High knees: 30 seconds (15 sec rest)
  2. high knees: 30 seconds (60 sec rest)