Sunday, February 26, 2012

LiveFit Day 1....Narrow Pushups Oh Em Gee!!

I woke up at about 8:00AM to the sounds of the Man of the House making brisket. He just got a new smoker and He. Is. In. LOVE. We had cornish game hens and smoked chicken 2 weeks ago and it was perfection!

I lounged around the house until 10:00 and then it was time for errands. Sports Authority: to return the snowshoes we rented for the day yesterday. Costco: for veggies, Dave's Killer Cinnamon Roll, and garbage bags. Harmon's(local grocery store): for apple juice to be sprayed on the brisket while it is being cooked.

After that, I decided the gym had to happen pronto, or I wouldn't go. Now, I wrote before about anxiety in the weight room. It was there today when I first walked in, but once I started my workout, I realized it is about me. I am doing this for me and my health. The anxiety was lifted and I was breathing a little easier.

LiveFit Day 1
Set 1:     Wide Pushups 3 sets of 12
                  These were fairly uneventful. I did the first set on my toes and then switched to my knees.
Set 2:     Dumbbell Bench Presses 3 sets of 12
                  I did these with 10 lbs for the 1st 2 sets and switched to 8 lbs for the last set.
Set 3:     Flat Bench Cable Flys
                 The machine I needed was in use, so I improvised and did them with the dumbbells used
                 the 10 lbs on all 3 sets for these.
Set 4:     Narrow Push Ups
                 Oh Em Gee!! These were tough. I did them on my knees and barely completed them.
Set 5:     Standing Dumbbell Tricep Extension
                 I did these with a 10 lb dumbbell. These were tough and my arms were BURNING from
                 the narrow pushups.
Set 6:     Triceps Push Down
                 I did these at 40 lbs and they were hard, so I switched to 55 and that was like my max. So,
                 I went back to 40 lbs.

Overall, the first workout was great. I had a hard time driving home because my muscles were tight. When I walked in the door, I put 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder, 8 ounces of water, and a handful of spinach in the blender and voila! It was sooo good! I paired it with a baby banana. They are so cute, I will share a picture on the next post. I am so excited that Annie talked me into doing this with her. I can't wait to see our results!!

Right now, we are watching 'Bridesmaids: Unrated'. It is HIlarious! 

The rest of the day will be filled with laundry and cleaning. Gotta love Sundays :)

Are you better when following a plan or doing your own thing?
I am better on a plan. That way I know what I am doing. I am sure as I get more experience in the weight room, I will be better at coming up with my own plan.

Have a great Sunday :)


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