This is officially the last week of the DietBet which ends Monday (of course it has to be the day after Easter!). I started out doing really good and lost a few pounds in the beginning. But last week, I didn’t eat as well as I should have and haven’t stepped on the scale since.
I’m really trying to stick to a healthy eating plan all week and we’ll see what happens! Even though my eating wasn’t the best last week and over the weekend, my workouts were awesome.
On Friday night, Danny and I went to the gym with my Dad. We worked on chest and triceps.
On Saturday morning, Danny and I went to the gym and did an awesome back and biceps workout.
Some of the exercises included:
- wide grip lat pulldowns
- seated row
- straight arm pulldowns
- lying straight arm dumbbell pullover
- good mornings
- barbell bicep curls
- alternating incline bicep curls
- single leg hammer curls
My darn wrist still hurts so I have to be careful with the bicep exercises.
Sunday we were back at the gym for a leg workout. This workout killed my legs. I could hardly move for two days.
- leg press machine
- calf raises on Smith machine
- sumo squats
- walking lunges
- step up to kickbacks on bench
- barbell hip thrusts
Yesterday, I did an hour of cardio. I don’t think I’ve done that much cardio since my hip surgery. I started out with 20 minutes on the arc trainer, followed by 30 minutes on the treadmill.
I was able to run slowly for 16 minutes without stopping which is also my longest since hip surgery. My Achilles tendon did bother me a little bit but not as much as usual. I had it taped with KT tape so I think that helped.
After running for 16 minutes, I did a one minute of walking and one minute of running until I hit 30 minutes. By the time I was done, I was dead. My hip ached so much and I had a hard time stepping off the treadmill. I finished with ten minutes on the stationary bike and made sure to foam roll and stretch.
My hip was initially really sore but by the time I got home, it felt tons better.
This week my kids are on Spring Break so it’s a little bit harder for me to get to the gym. Today, I taught Women on Weights at the gym and did my own workout at home. I did a strength and cardio Bikini Body Mommy workout. I prefer working out in the gym but working out at home gets the job done!
Have a great day!
- What’s the farthest you’ve ever run? For me, it’s 10 miles but I will run a half marathon one day!
- Do you prefer working out alone or with a buddy?
- Favorite cardio exercise? Biking, walking, running, swimming, dancing, etc?