Things are just moving along in my world. I've still been consistent with my workouts and true to my promise of wearing loud(er) pants to the gym. My latest obsession are these wonderful orange ass spirals. (They aren't on the seller's website currently so I can't link to them - sorry! )I call them my circus pants. You really can't miss me when I wear them. I am not hiding in the gym anymore! They are particularly fun on leg day, that I will tell you.
I've been at a little plateau lately. I've been too lenient with myself and while I can feel myself getting stronger, my pants are not any looser. I'm standing in my own way, really. I enjoy my wine, I eat some carbs and have a life, so this process is taking a really long time, but it's all because of decisions I have consciously made.
That being said, cardio has been upped to 4 mile runs when I do them and I'm trying to incorporate more intervals in my workouts. My enemy the burpee is back and I've had to re-learn how to do a "real push up". I've gone from doing almost 20 push ups in a row to about 10. I realized my form was off, my elbows were out way too much and I wasn't working my triceps as much as I could have been doing.
I'm trying to actually follow a workout routine instead of just winging it at the gym. I've decided on this:
|Strength – Push 15 min warm up 4x10 -Any db press -Push ups -Dips or tricep push downs -Skull crushers||Strength 15 minute warmup Lower Body Pt. 1 -Squats (bar or goblet) -Leg extensions -Leg press -Deadlifts||Moderate Cardio Run 4 mi 120 -150 bpm||Strength- Pull 15 min warmup 4x10 -Wide grip pull down -Close grip pull down -Seated Low Row -Face pull or bent over row||HIIT Running sprints or stair master or squat circuit||Strength Lower Body pt. 2 -Squats (bar or goblet) -Leg curls -Walking lunges -Single leg press, calf raises||Small circuit, abs or rest|
It changes depending on my schedule, but for the most part I am trying for an even split and not kill myself with cardio. I can't go into beast mode since I'm in a calorie deficit and my stupid back/shoulder/forearm issues, so slow and steady. Weights are light for upper body and I'm doing 4 sets of things instead of 3. I welcomed back my old friend the plank and the wall sit again as well.
I do see some baby biceps remaining and even though I do not have the body I want, my hair gave me some crazy body for the workout this morning. Also bewbs.