I went to bed pretty late, around 10:45. When you have a 5AM wake-up call, that is really late. My alarm went off at 5AM and when I rolled over to hit snooze my first thought was, 'Oh Shiz, I really used my abs to do those pushups yesterday, and my triceps and chest YOWZA! Hurts soo soo good!' I woke up after 1 snooze at 5:10AM. I felt okay waking up....Excited, really!
Mondays at the gym are pretty dead and after the anxiety being gone, I thought I would be just fine to lift with not much competition for machines or benches. However, this morning, the gym was bangin'. I wasn't worried at all. I put my music on and just did my workout.
LiveFit Day 2
5 min light elliptical to wake me up a little.
Set 1: Wide Grip Lat Pull DownI had to grab an attachment for this machine. I was trying to change them out(they are awkward to change, don't you think?) and a nice gentleman walked over unclipped and helped me clip in the new attach. I was a bit surprised, because I knew how to change it. However, holding it in one hand while unclipping and reclipping a new one was a little challenging. I didn't feel stupid(which is where my anxiety comes in, I HATE FEELING/LOOKING STUPID) like I thought. He was just nicely helping me. So, Thank You Helpful Guy At The Gym :)
Anyway, I did these at 40 lbs which felt like 60% of what I could do.
Set 2: One-Arm Dumbbell RowI know my form on these is pretty good. I love love love row exercises. I did these with 10 lb weights.
Set 3: Seated Cable RowsI also did these at 40 lbs. I have always liked the row machines. My arms/back were definitely feeling this workout at this point.
Set 4: Underhand Cable Pull DownI did these at 40 lbs. They were just what I remembered from a few months ago when I was strength training. Ouch!
Set 5: Dumbbell Alternate Bicep CurlI did these with 10 lb weights. I felt a little awkward at first, but once I checked out my form and fixed it, I was good to go.
Set 6: One Arm Dumbbell Preacher CurlI started at 10 lbs, but could hardly lift the dumbbell. So, I switched to 8's and felt much better.
Set 7: Standing Biceps Cable CurlI did these at 15 lbs. I have never used this machine before, but I actually liked it.
Day 2 Complete!
Day 2 was just as tough as day 1, but I loved it! I feel my confidence growing with each workout. I know I am a newbie with a lot to learn, but I am ready for the challenge :)