Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Holidays Over!

I love the Holidays, but I am sure glad the weekend is over and it is a little bit back to normal. Saturday night was spent with my family and Sunday we woke up early to travel once again to Craig's family side for Christmas. By Sunday night, I was exhausted from all the driving, running around, and socializing over the past few days. Yesterday, I attempted to do some shopping/cleaning/long walk with the pup, and all of it was so tiring. I was just so worn out!
I woke up this morning raring to go! I started out my day with Jaime Eason's Live Fit Trainer workout 1. Now, I thought this would be cake for me. I did not keep in mind that I have not been strength training very often in the last two months. So it was much harder then I expected. I made it through the workout, and my arms were shaking. I came to the conclusion that I officially suck at push ups.
Just like anything with fitness, it takes a while to get your body back into shape to meet your goals. With running, you can't expect to jump on the treadmill after taking two months off and knock out an 8 mile run and with weight lifting don't expect to be able to lift massive amounts after a two month break. The progress may be slow, but the outcome is well worth it!!
Workout today:
Bench Chest Press- 3x12 12 pound dumbbells
Push Ups Narrow-3x12
Chest fly-3x12 with 30 pound weight
Tricep Pull Down-50 pounds 3x 12
Overhead Tricep-3x12 15 pounds
Chest Press Machine (supplemented this for the other push-ups could not finish them ) 3x10 30 pounds
Cardio: 15 minute treadmill interval runs (walk 1 min. run 5 min.) 10 min cycle and 15 minute elliptical
I know the plan states not to do any cardio, but I LOVE some cardio in my routine, just feel more energized to start the day. Well I am off to do run some wedding errands!
What was your workout today?


  1. I know exactly what you mean, today was my first day back in the gym and I only did 10 min of strength training but I am sore! Plus I have run short runs 2 days in a row, so my legs are starting to scream at me lol

  2. no workout for me today! just relaxing around the apt and running errands---which does feel like a workout sometimes!

  3. Oh man, I know what you mean!! I had to take off from september - november for XC, then I couldn't lift due to my injury, so starting in december I was so weak! I'm starting to get back into shape now, but my arms still feel like noodles compared to how they were before!