Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WORKING HARD

I am really proud of myself this week I have been making sure that I pushed myself and really worked hard. Writing my exercise routine out has proved very helpful for me. Having it written out gives me a specific goal and then I can't just give up and not feel up to doing more or increasing speed etc.
I have been doing a walking/jogging circuit training kind of routine I found with prevention magazine called "The Speed Ladder" So far I love it!!! It is a challenging exercise routine that features intervals that get increasingly harder but shorter, followed by brief recovery periods. It makes the time on the treadmill go by so much faster and it seriously gets me sweating and my heart rate up! You can find it HERE After cardio I do legs or arms depending on the day. On arm days I do overheard triceps, bicep curls, chest press, tricep kickbacks, and then shoulder press. I do each one 12 times and then repeat the cycle 2 more times for a total of 3 sets.
On leg days I do Seated hip abduction inner, seated hip abduction outer, calf raises, seated leg curl, leg extension, kettlebell deadlifts. I do the same as arms 12 times for 3 sets.
Afterwards my hubby helps me with abs because they are my least favorite. I have been doing the medicine ball partner sit ups because they are super hard for me and kick my butt but because it involves a partner it keeps me motivated. I also mix in some leg lifts.
I have not been sweating this much for a long time at the gym so you can see its obviously working. Nasty side sweats haha and serious back sweat!

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