Monday, February 25, 2013

I Wanna See You Work Out For Me....

I HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE and I'm pretty excited about it!

I went to the gym today to work out. I talked a little bit about my gym woes, here, but today I have good news to report. Here was my normal routine for the gym, pre-straightened hair:

Treadmill: Speed 4; Incline 2; 15 mins
Adductor: 90 lbs, 12 reps; 100 lbs, 12 reps; 110 lbs, 12 reps
Abductor: 100 lbs, 110 lbs, 120 lbs (all 12 reps)
Leg Extensions: 50 lbs, 60 lbs, 70 lbs (all 12 reps)
Abdominals: 65 lbs, 70 lbs (both 12 reps)
Simultaneous dumbbell lifts: 12.5 lbs, 3 times, 12 reps each
Alternate dumbbell lifts: 12.5 lbs, 3 times, 12 reps each
Oblique side weight lifts: 30 lbs, 3 times, 12 reps each
Leg press: 160 lbs, 12 reps; 180 lbs, 6 reps; 190 lbs, 5 reps

Since I was out of the gym for 2 weeks, I've been trying to ease my body back into the normal routine with this adjusted routine:
ADJUSTED ROUTINE (changes from normal noted)
Treadmill: minus .2 from speed
Adductor: minus 20 pounds from each
Abductor: minus 10 pounds from each
Leg Extensions: same
Abdominals: same
Simultaneous dumbbell lifts: minus 2.5 lbs
Alternate dumbbell lifts: minus 2.5 lbs
Oblique side weight lifts: same
Leg press: same lbs, minus 2 reps; minus 10 lbs, minus 2 reps; minus 10 lbs, same reps

I felt like a wuss on the adjusted routine, even though there wasn't significant change in my workout. I knew what I was capable of and I wished I wouldn't have stayed out those two weeks. But what was a girl to do?! 

The gym is usually jam packed during the week. Because I felt like my body wasn't ready, I didn't want to do my normal routine while there were so many people in there because I didn't want to embarrass myself (in case my body gave out during the workout).

I went to the gym today, and it was heaven. It's usually a lighter crowd in there on the weekends, so I feel I can work out like I want to (see here for some comic relief related to this subject)! I usually go to the gym every Saturday and Sunday I'm in town, but the break did just that to my workout schedule too...broke it! So, along with working on getting my body back to the regular weight sizes, I'm trying to get my motivation back too.

I got tired of the wuss routine and pushed myself today. I was very proud of my accomplishments today! Here's what I did:
Treadmill: adjusted
Adductor: normal
Abductor: normal
Leg Extensions: 60 lbs, 65 lbs, 70 lbs (all 12 reps)
Abdominals: 70 lbs, 80 lbs (both 12 reps)
Simultaneous dumbbell lifts: adjusted
Alternate dumbbell lifts: adjusted
Oblique side weight lifts: 35 lbs, 3 times, 12 reps each
Leg press: 170 lbs, 10 reps; 180 lbs, 8 reps; 200 lbs, 6 reps!

I lifted 200 pounds with my legs!! That's the most I've lifted ever. I was so happy and excited when I did it. I did it with a type of ease that's not exactly easy but it's not unbearable. I've discovered the best feet placement to give me maximum coverage for lifting the weights, so I'm eager to life more...but again, I will not push my body too hard! I will work up to more weight with time.

In case you haven't noticed, the leg press is where my main focus is with working out. My workout routine is centered around my midsection (stomach, thighs, butt). My goal for the upcoming month is to get all my numbers at least back up to the Normal Routine numbers, then to surpass each of the normal numbers by the end of the March. Also, 250 will be my leg press goal!

I'm excited and I feel I deserve some applause! For those of you who have set workout goals for the year, where are you with those? Share with me; I'd love to hear from you! :-)

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  1. I hate working out but after I finish I'm glad I did. Your regimen looks great!

    1. Yes!! If I work out just right...some times I feel like I can run a marathon after I'm done!

  2. Ypur regimine looks great!!! I hate when the gym is crowded but I must go when I can go LOL!

    1. Thanks Toya! You are so right. I've thought about trying to go later, but I'm really serious about that once-I-get-in-the-house-I-stay thing! LOL Most of the time, it works out okay...but I hate when I have to maneuver around everybody...ugh! Messes up my flow!! lol

  3. Very nice blog! You can lift some serious weights! I'm not there yet, but I'm trying. You're right about weekends being less busy, that's for sure!

    Following you now. I hope to read more about your workouts! :)


    1. Thanks Alex! I'm working on trying to get my weight up, and it definitely took some time to put the work in, but it's worth it! So keep trying and you'll get there too!!

      Thanks for following!!

  4. Thanks for visiting Mandi!! I'm glad you enjoyed!!


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