Apr 19, 2015

Lifting Heavy

On Monday I promised myself that I would make it to the gym five times through out the week. I only made it four times but those four workouts were intense so I am completely satisfied. My entire body is sore today. Tuesday night I did cardio for an hour. On Thursday I did legs with my trainer. I broke a couple personal records this week. I was able to leg press 476 pounds. I remember last year I was so excited that I could leg press 200 pounds. I've come a long way. My legs are definitely the strongest part of my body. Also, the leg press is one of my favorite workouts. I call it my "rest time" because it allows me to catch my breath. 

I usually meet with my trainer once a week but this week I scheduled two sessions. I felt like I was falling behind and I needed a little push. I am so glad I doubled up because two workouts with him turned into three. On Friday evening we did shoulders, biceps and abs. The photo below was exactly how I felt. There were so many times when I felt like I could not go on, but he knew I had it in me and he pushed me. THAT is why I workout with him. 

During our workout my trainer asked me if I wanted to join him and another trainer in dead lifting the next day. I was so honored that two personal trainers wanted me to dead lift with them. I woke up Saturday morning and made a very nutritious breakfast to fuel up. Egg whites, hash browns with zucchini mixed in, turkey bacon and coffee, of course. By the way, the Silk Almond Creamer is so good! I found it at Target. 

Dead lifting went really well. We ended up doing back as well. This was only the third time I had dead lifted. Last time my heaviest was 175. This time I was able to do 205. The trainers mentioned that I should do a power lifting competition. Hmmm. Something to think about. 

I came home and ate a lunch filled with protein to help my muscles recover. Grilled chicken with pineapple and a paleo protein shake. 

This is how we're spending our Sunday. Being the laziest of lazy. We are really into Hannibal right now. Such a good show! 

I just have to say that I love Kelly Clarkson so much. She's been in the media a lot lately, not because of her talent, but because of her weight. I think it's absolutely ridiculous. She gave birth to a beautiful baby girl ten months ago and I think she looks amazing! I really admire how she has responded to the criticism.

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1 comment:

  1. Dang, girl! You are strong! Makes me want to get a gym membership so I can lift some heavy weights. I hate how the media treats celebrities with regards to weight. I mean it's ridiculous and so harmful. Good for Kelly Clarkson that she stood up for herself and turned it around to something positive. Love that!