Shoulders, back and biceps workout

Hello, hello! How is your week going? Two more workdays until the weekend!

Like the rest of the blogging community, I cannot believe it is already fall! I’ve always heard that time goes by quicker as you get older, and now I’m starting to believe it. I want time to slow down, but I also wouldn’t mind if it sped up a little bit. I’m anxious to see what my future has in store!

Since toying with the Whole30 challenge, I have found a new favorite breakfast: 2 or 3 over-medium eggs, 1 large honeycrisp apple and 1 tbsp almond butter. This seems like a lot of food, but it fills me up until lunchtime.

Speaking of the Whole30, over the weekend I definitely chose to eat a few things (like bread) that are off the plan. I am going to start over on day 1. My mom said she will do it with me for some added motivation. We can text each other pictures of our meals or something!

Rekindling my love for weightlifting

Yesterday after work, I fully planned on going to the pool. I brought all of my swim gear and an extra pair of workout clothes just in case I felt motivated to lift weights after swimming.

I drove straight to the gym after work, paid for a day pass and headed to the pool…only to find a lot of children taking swim lessons! I’m sure one lane was available for swimming laps, but it was filled with people already swimming.

I could have gone back to the front desk, complained about my misfortune and left in a bad mood. I didn’t do that!

I had my workout clothes, so I just changed and put on my tennis shoe (not a typo). I hadn’t been to the gym in a couple of weeks, so it felt great to be back! I did a strictly weightlifting workout focusing on my shoulders, back and biceps.

Shoulders, Back and Biceps workout

I left the gym feeling strong and accomplished! Maybe today will be the day I finally hop in the water and test my swimming abilities!

Questions of the Day:

  • Do you regularly strength train? What is your favorite workout?
  • If you could only eat the same breakfast everyday for the rest of your life, what would it be?
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Chest and Triceps Workout

I hope all of your days were excellent! I had a pretty great day and have some exciting things happening this week. I will definitely be blogging about them. I can’t wait!

When I was in college, I lifted weights all the time. I was actually pretty strong, even compared to some of the guys in the gym. Intimidated yet? 🙂 When I graduated college and moved to Disney, I found less motivation to get in my car and drive 20 minutes to a proper gym. Work wore me out. The gyms at the CP housing left a lot to be desired – especially after the “upgrade” that left the gyms without many weights. I missed my beloved ARC. But, you have to make the best of your situation!

I didn’t stop working out completely; I was training for a marathon, remember? But, my weight lifting definitely took a downturn. I still lifted about two times a week, but nothing like I did in college. However, during this time, I found that I loved circuit and superset workouts. Now if you’re trying to build muscle, this may not be the best option for you. But for me, it’s perfect. I think it is so important to find the type of working out you enjoy!

Needless to say, I still love weight training. Last night, I completed a chest and triceps superset workout that left me feeling really sore this morning when I woke up.  I found this workout to be very fun and challenging. I was only able to do four medicine ball pushups in my third set. I loved it!

Chest and Triceps Superset Workout!

 

Try it out if you’d like, and let me know how it goes! I am not a licensed trainer; just simply sharing workouts that I enjoy.