I was so happy for the weekend to get here, but it has been a busy one!With Thanksgiving this week T and I did a lot of grocery shopping, and I did some prepwork in the kitchen–baking bread for the stuffing and preparing Parker house rolls for dinner on Thursday. I also finished my Christmas shopping–no black Friday madness for this gal.
Since we took the past week off from running, Saturday was the day to get back into it. I must admit, as I did around mile 2 of the run, I should’ve done a nice and easy 2-3 miles on Wednesday just to shake out my legs–lesson learned for next time! Let me tell ya–LEAD LEGS! Holy hell it was a tough 3 miles, but it felt good to be out running again.After we ran, we hit the gym for some lifting. I completed workout A1 of phase 1 of the New Rules of Lifting For Women and it felt so good. I actually challenged myself this time with heavier weights and proper form. It was also nice to have T there to spot me when I did the squat with the barbell–something I haven’t done since high school gym class. It was so much more effective than the squats I would do holding dumb-bells.
Here’s what I did:
Warmup–cycling 10 minutes
Squat–2 sets, 15 reps– set 1 Body weight (BW)+ bar, set 2 10lbs +bar
Push ups–2 sets, 15 reps—BW –on knees–both sets
Seated row–2 sets, 15 reps–set 1 30lbs, set 2 45 lbs
Step ups–2 sets, 15 reps–set 1 20 lbs, set 2 30 lbs
Prone Jackknife (on ball)–2 sets, 8 reps–both sets I did BW but 12 reps each set
I’ll admit I’m a little sore today, but you know, that “good” sore. I look forward to the following 6 weeks of phase and the results that will come of it!
I was going back and forth about whether or not I wanted to post day 1 pictures…I had a blurb here about how I just wasn’t ready and that I have a lot of work to do on my midsection, but I had a change of heart and decided to just do it…