It has been a long and grueling week, seems like I haven’t been on my blog in months but it has only been roughly 3 days and some odd minutes. I missed all of you and hope many of you had a beautiful Thanksgiving this year. My Thanksgiving went well and I did what I told everyone I would do and that is, I would eat accordingly and be watchful of my intake and I prevailed. It didn’t take me long to get full this Holiday, mostly because I had more meat (protein) on my plate than I had anything else and since I was eating that first, by the time I made it to the sides, I could hardly eat anymore. I had some cheesecake for desert but not much of it, I am not a HUGE fan for deserts, I know, I know.. weird. lol. I did workout on Thanksgiving at my house instead of at the gym because I wanted to stay indoors before getting ready for the celebration. I did some core exercises for the most part. The day before and the day after Thanksgiving, I was in the gym for my normal workouts. I didn’t take noteworthy Instagram pictures over Thanksgiving, I suppose I forgot to take pics of all the food and stuff.. sorry. I took some leftovers home and had leftovers for 2 days straight and that was gone, then yesterday my stomach ache came back to bite me in the ASS very hard.. and well work was painful and going home and crying myself to sleep was painful too, imagine a 24 year old yelling for their mother.. — that was me. lol. I don’t even live at home, so the chances of her reacting to my yell would be 0. I know why I was in pain (happens once a month- pms) and I need to see my Dr again, actually need to see a specialist this time, because I do not want to continue living this way. I mean I was vomiting up at work hella badly until my coworker shown up to relieve me and give me her meds and talk me through the pain.. I will just say driving home seemed like forever and falling asleep and breaking out in sweat.. wasn’t my favorite part about Sunday. I did have enough energy to watch the new episode of “The Walking Dead”, but didn’t watch the after show, because I was in so much pain after a while. I wasn’t sure if I would make it tot he gym this morning but I knew I had to try. John, met me at the gym this morning, I emailed his workout to him the night before. I was at the gym a hour before he got there to do my own thing. Thank goodness none of the workouts hurt me to the point of not wanting to workout, but walking on the treadmill I took very slowly at 3.6 speed and no incline because that is all my belly could handle. I stayed long enough to help John through his warm up, but left after discussing his workouts with him, hopefully tomorrow morning I will have the energy needed to stay the whole 2 hours.
- Knee to chest
- Side bends: 10lb dumbbell
- Treadmill: 25 minutes, 2.0 incline, 3.8 speed
- Treadmill: 25 minutes, 2.0 incline, 4.0 speed
- Crunch machine: 2 X 20
- Walk 2 laps around the gym
- Treadmill: 12 minutes, 3.6 speed, no incline
- Low pulley close-grip row: 4 X 15, dropsets: 15, 10, 10. I did 100lb
- Standing dumbbell hammer curl: 4 X 15. dropsets: 15, 10, 10. I did 20lb each arm
- Bentover one-arm dumbbell row: 4 X 15, dropsets: 15, 10, 10. I did 20lb per arm.
- Flutter kick on the bench: 4 X 20
- stability ball crunches (my gym doesn’t have stability balls) I used the machine: 4 X 20, 70lb
- Treadmill: 35 minutes, 3.6 speed, no incline
I should have done heavier with the bentover rows, because 20lb was nothing but I was trying to take it easy today. The hammer curls are no joke, I felt them for sure. I find doing them alternating is easier, I didn’t do alternating, I did it together. My low pulley row highest is 120 right now, but since I did dropsets; I didn’t want to increase my weight anymore than 5 lb & the weights go up by 20s. In case someone doesn’t know what it means, dropsets: for each subsequent set in which you see a drop in the number of reps, you’ll increase the weight by no than 5% or 5 pounds (this technique helps maximize muscular development). Overall, my workout went fine, no complaints for today, tomorrow is leg day.
I will be posting a #MondayMotivation YouTube video today, it will hopefully be short and to the point for the most part since I am not feeling so spunky, so keep an eye out for that.
Your Fitness blogger,