The fray, yep, I'm back in. I only had a two month crappola period. That's ok - it's behind me now. Last night I finally took the step I had been needing yet so willfully avoiding. I went to the gym. I lifted weights. Now that I have the first visit back in my rear view mirror, I don't know what I was procrastinating for?! I'm SO glad I went last night. For my first 4 months of this journey I went to the gym just about every single night. I had REALLY gotten off track. That's ok though - sometimes it takes falling off the wagon to see where the trail leads!
I feel good (and very sore) today! I've very proud of myself! So here is my upper body workout routine: I do 5 giant sets of 10. That means I do 10 of each exercise right in a row with no rest. After I do one set, I rest for 1 minute, then I start over again until I've done 5 sets.
1. Dumbbell bench press - 20lbs (I think I can go heavier next time)
2. Dumbbell curls -15 lbs
3. Dumbbell triceps raises - 15 lbs
4. Dumbbell shoulder press -15 lbs
5. Lat Pull downs -50 lbs
Then I did 30 minutes on the elliptical at a high intensity. Surprisingly - my heart rate did not get as high as it does when I'm running. It's good to have variation though. The elliptical is a new thing for me - my first experience with it was positive, so I'll be doing that for cross training throughout the week.
I have a feeling these new added activities are going to help me blast through this plateau from hell! I really can't wait to see the scale moving again! Seriously - 4 lbs in a month is PATHETIC!!
I'm so GLAD I went to the gym, I think I found my determination hiding under the elliptical. It was being a total chicken shit.
Thank you for reading! Have a WONDERFUL day!!! -Monica