This is Only the Beginning

Well, it has been a week since I decided to share my fitness journey with all of you, and I am proud to say that I worked out 4 of those 7 days! Go me! To top it all off, I didn’t do a single class. I decided to jump in feet first and start doing my own workouts. Now I will be the first to admit that I definitely didn’t push myself as hard as I could have most of those days, but I am okay with not being super sore. Especially when I have to chase a toddler around all day, among everything else I juggle.

Here is a glance at the workouts I did each day…

Day 1

  • 20 minutes of cardio
  • Triceps
  • Biceps

I used the machines at the gym that targeted these areas. I wasn’t feeling the workout vibe this day as I didn’t sleep much the night before (shift work!), so I kept it short and sweet. The days you don’t feel up to it, are the days you don’t push yourself as hard, but you still do it! You won’t regret it, but you will regret not going at all.

Day 2 – a few days after day 1

  • 10 minutes of cardio
  • Upper back
  • Shoulders
  • Biceps
  • Chest
  • Abs

This day I was feeling great. Super energized and ready to work my muscles! Again, I used the machines that targeted each area. I find the machines easier in the beginning as I don’t have to try to figure out which exercises target which muscle. I just decide what I want to work, and find the machine that does that.

Day 3

  • 10 minutes of cardio
  • 5 minutes on the stair climber (thanks to my friend!)
  • Legs
  • Lower back
  • Abs

So, doing the stair climber before doing legs is not something I recommend, but my girlfriend insisted, so I did it. I felt it when it came time to work those muscles ha! I am trying to get a little bit of cardio in every time I work out because I have horrible cardio. If there was something chasing me I would for sure die, either from not being able to go fast enough or from a heart attack, so I feel the need to work on it!

Day 4 – Today’s workout

  • 10 minutes of cardio
  • Upper back
  • Lower back
  • Shoulders
  • Abs
  • Biceps
  • Triceps
  • 1/4 of a pull-up

My girlfriend and I decided to set a goal of being able to do 5 pull-ups by this summer. So, as you can see, I have a log way to go! Today I worked on whatever I felt was the right thing to do next, so I was kind of all over the place.

The next 2 days I can’t go to the gym so I will be working out at home. Tomorrow I plan on having an active recovery day with some yoga and some muscle rolling, but we will see how I feel. Up next, progress pics, or should I say beginning pics!

How are your workout goals coming along? Tell me in the comments below! Feel free to add pics as well!

Cheers!

Leah

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