Happy Sunday Everyone!
The past couple of weeks I did not get into the gym as much as I wanted. Last week was only twice and the week before was only 1( ugh ) time.
While I was not able to do what I wanted fitness wise, I took the next best thing this weekend and joined my husband at Planet Fitness. Oh.my.goodness.gracious.
This sealed the deal that Planet Fitness is not for everyone, especially me, and that’s okay, but I had to move and Something is better than nothing.
I don’t know if every PF is like this one, but weight machine hogs galore. And the 3 weight benches they had with the barbells attached to the rig, Sweet Baby Jesus…. Once I got in there to do some bench presses – there was only (1) 10 lb plate…. WTF is that ? I looked everywhere. At that point I was so frustrated with waiting for one, then the disappearing plate, I was ready to go after that. When we got there, I did time on the elliptical. Lot harder than I remember, but I did a good amount of time. I think I can use PF for my cardio needs on the weekend, to get moving. But I will not be using it for my regular workouts.
I admit it…… I AM A LUNK , lol. I like to ” Pick things up and put them down” .
So here is how I did at the workouts I made it to :
Weds 4/6 Lift Day!
Overhead Squats = I really did not think I was going to be able to pull this one off, but lo and behold – I did 5×3 25lbs!!! Winna Winna Chicken Dinna!
Sumo Deadlifts ( which are so much fun! ) 5×3 95lbs. Its fun, cause you can pretend you are a sumo wrestler, but when I do it, its more like Fat Bastard from Austin Powers.
After that it was accessory work – 3 rounds
20 R/L side steps with side pump
20 planks – with kneeoff box ( modified)
Unfortunately, I did not make it back into the gym until the next Monday
This was a killer. Complete KILLA
2 rounds = 8 modified burpees, 20 jump squats
2 rounds = 20 kb swings 26lbs, 10 alt pistols ( mod with TRX)
2 rounds = 12 pushups, 15 plank jacks
Time was 23:43
Then it was back on Thursday . Yes, I missed my Lift Day 😦
It was a kettlebell night.
All I can say is SWEET BABY JESUS.
8 KB Cleans 26lbs
8 KB front squats ( 2 rounds just Bw squats )
8 KB Jerks 12 lbs
8 Lunges – BW
time was 27:13
This workout was so hard for me. I was going to stop and cry at one point. I wanted to finish, I wanted it to be over, I wanted to do it. I just Kept Swimming.
Today, I decided to go to one of our State Parks. Maudslay State Park in Newburyport , MA is a place I have been going ever since I was a kid. I absolutely love it there. It is a great place for a walk, run, dog walk, picnic, bird watch, horseback riding, kite flying, you name it, its great . Today , they had a telescope set up so visitors could look at Great Horned Owls that were nesting in the trees above the main building. Its 480 acres of awesomeness. I took a great walk there this afternoon. Other than the obviously pot smoking teens I walked by, the walk was really great and super peaceful. Here’s a little snapshot I took .
If you get a chance to explore all the Maudslay has to offer, I highly recommend it. You won’t be disappointed.
Bring a water and some binoculars too. There is so much to see .
One of the things I have been actively avoiding this week is the fact that 1 year ago, I was really sick and things for our family took a drastic turn when we experienced a fire in our apartment building. It sucked. 2015 as a whole, truly truly sucked. On one hand its hard not to think about it, cause all of us are stronger for having gone through it. I am still frustrated that they have no answers for me as far as my health goes. I am thankful for Plexus and its effect it has had on my health, a true ray of hope in my battle against this unknown. I am thankful that my amazing kids adjusted to hotel life, then to living in a whole new town, going to new schools and have THRIVED. My kids are unbelievable. At least I know we are doing this parenting thing right. All 3 of my kids are exceeding expectations in all areas. I am so proud of them.
So far, 2016 , it has been a pretty good year. Here’s hoping it continues.
Wonder what this week has instore? Gotta keep swimming!