Hey! I’m finally jumping onto the Weigh In Wednesday wagon that Ash’s Right Direction has been hosting. I was never fully committed to posted so many workout related things over on GirlMeetsCamera but now that I have this blog I’m ON it! And it’s perfect because I weighed in today too even though Monday is my usual weigh day.
When I got to the gym I went into the locker room and stepped on the little, old, dial scale they have. And this happened…
It just stopped. I am most definitely NOT 120lbs haha but I had to take a picture of it anyway. I will never see that again. And that’s ok because I’m way too tall to be 120. So after that giggle I jumped on the big scale in the main room. You know, the one with the slider things that you have to balance. Usually I bounce between 180-183+ (I stop at 184ish…if it’s still not balanced at that point then I just don’t want to know.) Today though I was right at 180.
Yes! We’ve been changing things up and I think/hope it’s working. I know I’ve been feeling good about our workouts so seeing some encouragement from the scale is a big plus. Now lets hope I don’t hop back up to 183+ next week.
Today’s workout included dead lifts, split squats, lunges, pull downs, and some other fun things. And then abs. We skipped the ab portion of our planned workout and instead did the Crunchless Ab routine I posted yesterday. It sucked so good. I am pretty excited that I can last the full 60 second plank without having to drop to my knees. During the first round anyway…
As far as cardio goes, this soundtrack kept me company this morning on an elliptical. It was a total impulse buy but now I cant stop listening to it.
As far as nutrition is going…it’s going. I could be eating better but considering Panda Express just opened down the road I could be doing a LOT worse. T picked up dinner on his way home last night but it was Subway and I got a 6″. Like I said, not amazing and also not Panda Express 😉 I got to the store finally though and plan to make ahead some things for breakfast and lunch so I’m less likely to graze on kid snacks and count that as a meal. I’m so bad at that.
That’s it for this week y’all! Make sure you check out the link up on Ash’s page to see how other people are doing with their Wednesday Weigh in.
Goals for the week: EAT better. Continue to rock workouts. Don’t go back over 183lbs.
Hey guys! Coming at you today with a workout for your abs…that doesn’t involve crunches. I really don’t like crunches so anytime I can avoid doing them I’m going to. Try this one out and let me know what you think.
You’re going to do 2-3 rounds (this is where you push yourself, remember!) of these exercises:
60 second plank. Hands or forearms, just keep your body in a straight line.
50 heel touches. 25 per side.
40 flutter kicks.
30 second side plank. Forearm on the ground, feet stacked or staggered to make it a little easier.
20 Russian twists. Bonus points if you hold some kind of weight while you do them.
Sometimes you can’t get to the gym, and that’s ok! Or maybe you don’t go to the gym at all and actually prefer home workouts. That’s cool too! No gym, no problem, right? I did this workout the other day when I couldn’t get to the gym. It’s easily modified so you can do as little or as much as you’re comfortable doing. I used 8lb dumbbells when I did it but you could go heavier or lighter. You could also just ditch the weights all together and do regular squats, lunges, and planks. Or you could kick that up a notch and go for jump squats and lunges. Maybe some plank jacks. It’s all what you are comfortable and ready to put into it. If you need to take a breather or grab some water during this workout that’s ok, just remember to push yourself so you can get as much out of it as you can in the short time.
Go ahead and rest 1-2 minutes between rounds before starting back up again.
Here’s the break down:
~ Squat to press: If you’re using weights, hold them at your shoulders. Squat down keeping your butt back like you’re sitting in a chair. Make sure your shins stay in line with your feet and your knees don’t go forward over your toes. When you stand back up from your squat, straighten your arms and press your weights up above your head. Lower back to your shoulders as you go back into your next squat.
~Heel touches: Lay on your back, knees bent with feet on the floor. Straighten your arms down at your sides. Raise your shoulders off of the floor and rock side to side taking turns touching your ankles. Spice it up a bit and change the exercise each round. First heel touches, then crunches, reverse crunches, and flutter kicks.
~ Lunge to curl: Standing with feet hip width apart, arms at your sides holding your weights. Alternate lunging forward. When you lunge, do a bicep curl. When you stand back up, release the curl and put your arms back at your sides. Just like the squats you don’t want your knees going past your toes.
~ Plank rows: Get into plank position on a mat or towel. Keep your hands shoulder width apart and holding on to your weights. One arm at a time row your weight back close to your sides.