Over the summer I was doing really well with my workouts, then life came crashing down around me it seemed and my workouts took a hit. I never totally gave up; however, I lost all my strength and gained 10 pounds (literally). Consequently, I’ve been avoiding jeans all year…
The dark cloud over my mood has been clearing and I’m ready to get back to it. I’ve temporarily lost a workout buddy in Melissa since we both changed gyms; therefore, I decided to turn to Amy for support. She’s been kicking butt with her healthy lifestyle and I knew she’d be the person to go to for encouragement. She took it a step further and designed an entire workout for me.
So far it’s going well. It’s a lot easier for me to workout when I don’t have to come up with the plan. It also helps that I’m checking in with her after my workouts so I can’t cheat. I may not work out for myself but I don’t want to let Amy down!
She made a great schedule for me. It’s the perfect balance of difficulty v. doability. I’m only three days in but I’m already feeling better, more energetic and encouraged.
Chest: Push ups; 30 second plank, Chest press, chest flies
Shoulders: Lateral Raises, Front Raises, Overhead Press, Upright rows
Biceps/Triceps: Bicep curls, Hammer curls, Tricept kickbacks, Skull Crushers, Dips
Legs: Squats, Lunges, Donkey Kicks, Calf Raises
Back & Abs: Bent Over Row, Deadlift, Good Mornings, Bicycles (3 sets of 20),
Crunches (3 sets of 20)
Amy has before and after pictures and shared with me so I took one myself. It may not look too bad so some but my stomach should not be bigger than my chest…