Fitness Fridays #6

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Fitness Fridays #6
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Friday – Strength training – arm day (biceps, shoulders, triceps) I’m not sure if I’ve improved but I think I might have; I wish my gym had 12lb dumbbells so I would be able to do those for biceps now but it doesn’t and that sucks – but 10 lbs is too light and 15 lbs is too heavy now. Hmm.

Getting there! I do love the lighting working in my favor in this pic though 😉

Saturday – Cardio: Zumba – so much fun!

Sunday – Rest

Monday – Strength training – chest, back, and abs. Tell me why I decreased in strength on chest since last week? What the heck?

Tuesday – Cardio in the morning – jog outside! It’s one of the last beautiful days out and I felt I needed to take advantage! Unfortunately, halfway through I started getting pretty bad cramps. I think I know what that means, oh joy. Plus I had to go to the bathroom really bad. I decided to cut the jog short. I made sure to stay active and walk a lot during the day though and managed to get over 11k steps during the day (aside from the jog).

Wednesday – Strength training – leg day. Yeah, pretty much killed it today. I’ve really been loving doing legs lately. Not sure why, but I feel the strongest in the legs for now and it’s awesome! I haven’t exactly improved in weight but I just feel stronger. My legs have never had this much muscle in them before. It’s an amazing feeling. Now to get the flab off….

Thursday – Cardio was pretty slow, I just did 15 minutes on the ellliptical followed by 20 minutes on the treadmill walking on an incline. All while reading a book. Pretty relaxed but it’s all good.

 

Do you ever find yourself decreasing in strength randomly?

What could be the cause?

 

5 Comments

  1. Nice work this week. 🙂 I love it the way you post your weekly workouts. Great motivation for yourself and others. And yes, I think sometimes when I work out I lift less. Some days are simply better than others. Same with when I run, or do yoga, TRX, etc. Some days Im on my game, and other days, for no apparent reason, I cant give as much. Like you said – it’s all good. You’re moving and that’s what matters! Have a great weekend! 🙂

    • Thank you so much for the words of encouragement Tracey! Yes, this weekly posting most definitely keeps me in check and I hope that encourages others to move too 🙂 Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Well done! Especially 11,000 steps – don’t most people get like 5,000? Wow.

    I’m kind of an expert on working with limited resources (read: poor, poor poor) so per your dumbbell dilemma, I would suggest one of two things, which are really the same thing: just work to exhaustion. If you pick up the ten pounds, increase your reps until the last two are a struggle. I often work out with five pound weights and do reps for the length of an entire song – that can be as many as 70 reps, but I work until it is HARD to lift one more time. Or, pick up those 15 pound weights and only do five or six reps. Just go until you can’t do another with good form. Don’t worry about how many reps you’re “supposed” to do right now while you’re in this in-between period. Ooh, or you can try combining a resistance band with the ten pound weights (stand on the middle of it and hold it with the weights). Hope that helps! You’ll be cranking ’em out on the fifteen in no time!

    • Thank you for the tips Patti 🙂 I did ultra slow on biceps today and I think it worked pretty well; my arms were shaking by the end of the workout and I dropped a lot of things for the next hour when I tried making eggs hahaha

  3. Sometimes I have my off days…it happens! 🙂

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