Well then, I’ve been on vacation for a little while, which shouldn’t mean no working out and no food tracking, but, it most certainly did. I honestly didn’t care, though I’m feeling it now. I haven’t weighed myself yet, but I’m sure it’s not a pretty picture.
I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things. I decided since I ate so poorly, I need to focus on some cardio for now. So all of my workouts will be predominately cardio for a while so I can drop those extra pounds I acquired.
Here’s how my workout today went. I didn’t feel the intensity I would have liked, but I did it, and I got a pretty good sweat going. There you have it.
2.26 Miles @ 15 Minutes
2.5 Miles @ 20 Minutes
What is your strategy for coming back from a vacation? Do you workout throughout your vacation no matter what?
I’m back at it. I was feeling under the weather over the weekend so I skipped Monday’s workout, but I’ll explain that in another post in a bit. Here’s my workout for the day. I thought it went pretty well.
Today’s workout is actually what I was supposed to do yesterday. I didn’t have the energy to do that workout then, and I wouldn’t say I really had the energy to do it today either, but I forced myself.
Worth noting, according to me anyway, I increased my “Crazy Leg Workout” dumbells from 12.5 to 20 pounders. That really set this workout apart. I was just dripping after the CLW (Crazy Leg Workout). I just know I’m going to be feeling that one tomorrow, and Sunday.
One last note. Since I’ve been working out more, I am hungry all the time. Doesn’t matter what I eat. As soon as I’m done eating, I am hungry again. I’m trying my best to eat good, healthy stuff, but holy crap! What’s up? Rhetorical question. I do know what’s up, but I don’t like it. I’d rather eat and be satisfied. I literally ate my breakfast and lunch by 10am today. Had to go get more food at 2pm because I knew I wouldn’t make it.
Well, now that that is done, here’s my workout for the day. Short and sweet.
I was going to do my leg workout today, but I just didn’t have the energy to do so. Instead, I chose to do cardio instead. It went really well and I did manage to do my new Ab workout again, which was pretty harsh for my ego.
This was yesterday’s workout. I would have posted it yesterday, but my workout was pretty late so I didn’t have time to post this.
I decided to switch things up a bit just to see what might happen. Typically I start my upper body workouts with biceps, so I tried moving that to near the end of my workout. That sure helped my Bench Press and Incline Press lifts. I was able to increase my reps by a couple per lift which was pretty sweet. I think I’m going to keep my workout like this for a little while.
What an awesome workout. I found the below video that I tried out today in my workout. This is the second video I’ve used to adjust my leg workouts in the last week or so. What a great workout. I was supposed to do 4 sets, but I could barely get 2 done. That’s a good goal that’ll keep me pushing for a little while now.
I almost forgot to post this today. I cut my weight lifting short a bit so I could throw some cardio in. I was off from work on Friday as we had a wedding to go to so no workout Friday through Sunday, which also meant I ate horribly. Well, I ate really well, but not when your’e trying to maintain a specific weight. Thus, today, I needed some cardio. It went really well, and if I’d had more time I felt great so I could have and and wanted to do more. Oh well, such is life.
Today was a leg day. After my Day 57 Workout yesterday, I was pretty excited for today’s workout and it did not disappoint. I added in the Squat and Deadlifts using dumbells so I still need to do some work here to determine the appropriate weights for each. I went pretty light. I know I could increase the squat, but the deadlifts didn’t feel super great for my form so I may need to record myself doing it at home to see if I’m using the right form before I do too many more. I also really feel my leg workouts are missing 1 to 2 exercises to give me a really solid workout. Any suggestions? I know I should be doing real squats and deadlifts, and I probably will start at some point, but I’m really taking it easy on my back right now. Anyway, here’s how it went.
It was arms and chest day today. What a great workout. Everything felt great during my workout. I even felt like I could see a difference. I know I’m way past due on an update/progress post and I’ll do that sometime soon, but man, it was such a great workout.
One complaint, and we’ve all had this at one point. People! If you’re using free weights, be they dumbells or whatever, put them away when you’re done. I don’t like to have to try to figure out if anybody is using the decline bench because you walked away without putting your plates back on the tree. The first time I was going to use the bench you had your weights and your towel there but you were gone so I assumed you were getting a drink or something. No worries. Next time I came over, the bar is still holding the same weights but your towel was gone. That was enough for me to move in and take over the bench. Have some courtesy and put your stuff away. It’s not that difficult, and is just another mini lift between your regular lifts anyhow. So annoying!
Well, here’s how my workout went. Like I said, everything went really well. No pain or weakness that isn’t expected during a workout which was awesome. Though, I did have a kink in my neck/shoulder area that I was a bit nervous about, but even that caused me no real issues. Whoo Hoo!
This is today’s workout. I thought at the start that I was just going to take it easy. It’s leg day afterall and since I can’t do the Leg Press anymore for fear of hurting my back again, I didn’t have a whole lot of exercises I could do. Turns out, you don’t need a lot of exercises to have your butt kicked.
I added in the back lunges and front lunges and that pretty much did me in at the end of my workout. I found a great video on youtube (below) that walked me through it to make sure I did them right before I started. I’m a bit of a perfectionist (though I rarely achieve it) so I wanted to make sure I was doing these right as I’ve never really done them before.
I’ll likely incorporate the squats and dead lifts into my future workouts. The explosive jumps, perhaps not. Anyway, my hamstrings are pretty well destroyed right now. It’s a good thing though.