High Five Friday

I think all my go-go-going kind of caught up to me yesterday.  I helped my sister with a photoshoot in the morning, and I planned on waking up extra early to squeeze in a workout.  After laying in bed for awhile, I decided a cup of coffee may do the trick.  Well, that cup of coffee kept me by my computer for too long and the next thing I knew it was time to get ready for the shoot.

When we were finished, I ran a few errands, and by the time I got home I was famished.  I snacked way too heavily instead of plating my food.  I dilly-dallied around the house and knew I was just procrastinating getting to the gym.  Earlier this week, Meg talked about taking a challenge.  I decided that the gym was my challenge and I would tackle it by getting started on a workout.  Usually once I start a workout I am good to go.  Yesterday was not the case.  The whole thing was challenging; I just wasn’t feeling it.  I powered through the weight section of the workout and was thrilled to be done.

Week 9 Day 3: Chest, Shoulders, Abs, & Sprints

  • *Superset – Incline Dumbbell Press: 3 sets of 15 reps (15 pounds)
  • *Superset – Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 3 sets of 15 reps (15 pounds)
  • ^Superset – Cable Cross-Over: 3 sets of 15 reps (15 pounds)
  • ^Superset – Push Ups: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • *Superset – One Arm Overhead Kettlebell Squats: 3 sets of 15 reps each side (12 pounds)
  • *Superset – Jack Knife Sit-Up: 3 sets of 15 reps
  • ^Tripleset- Side Lateral Raise: 3 sets of 15 reps (10 pounds)
  • ^Tripleset – Standing Dumbbell Upright Row: 3 sets of 15 reps (15 pounds)
  • ^Tripleset – Burpees: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • *Superset – Dips: 3 sets of 15 reps
  • *Superset – Push Ups: 3 sets of 15 reps
  • Knee/Hip Raise: 3 sets of 15 reps

This workout was supposed to be followed by a thirty minute cardio session like yesterday’s.  However, since I was totally not feeling it, I called it a day at the gym and headed home.  When I got home, I was pretty grumpy since I didn’t have the best workout.  It was absolutely beautiful out, so I decided to take a walk around our neighborhood for about thirty minutes.  Not the same as doing run/walk intervals on the treadmill, but definitely better than nothing.  And for getting the workout in, I’m giving myself a high-five. 🙂

Sure you can give yourself a high-five!  Because I just did.  Especially on High Five Friday.  I do believe that my workout was crummy because I anticipated it being crummy.  I went in with the mindset of, “This is totally going to suck,” and it did.  Am I glad I got it done?  Yes, but I like to enjoy my workouts (which I usually do), and yesterday I didn’t.  I did, however, enjoy my walk and the weather.  My experience re-confirmed that I have to get my workouts done in the morning.  That is when I feel my best and it helps set the positive tone for the day.  Afterall…

(source) True story.  This morning I woke up with a positive attitude just knowing that I was going to kill it at the gym today.  And you know what?  I did.  Mind over matter, my friends.

Week 9 Day 4: Hamstrings, Glutes, & Calves

  • *Superset – Seated Leg Curl: 3 sets of 15 reps (80 pounds)
  • *Superset – Barbell lunge: 3 sets of 15 reps each side (40 pounds)
  • ^Superset – Stiff Legged Barbell Deadlift: 3 sets of 15 reps (60 pounds)
  • ^Superset – Bounce Bounce Squat: 3 sets of 15 (25 pounds)
  • *Superset – One Legged Kneeling Leg Curl: 3 sets of 15 reps (15 pounds)
  • *Superset – Split Squat: 3 sets of 15 reps
  • ^Superset – One Legged Barbell Squat: 3 sets of 15 reps (40 pounds)
  • ^Superset – Mountain Climbers: 3 sets of 20 reps
  • *Tripleset – Standing Calf Raise: 3 sets of 20 reps (70 pounds)
  • *Tripleset – Seated Calf Raise: 3 sets of 20 reps (120 pounds)
  • *Tripleset – Jump Rope: 3 sets of 1 minute

I intended on doing the 30 minute cardio session on the treadmill, but I happened to spot Annette at the gym just before she began her Zumba class!  Knowing that this would be the last time I would be able to take one of her classes in quite some time (she’s moving! :(), I jumped at the opportunity.  Plus, watching her dance and trying to keep up just puts me in an instantly good mood.  Pretty sure Annette shakes it 100 times faster than I do – quite impressive!

What are you giving yourself a high five for today?  Go ahead, celebrate your successes!

12 thoughts on “High Five Friday

    • It was easy to stay positive in your class! They are always SO MUCH FUN!!! I don’t know how you don’t crack up at the fools (ME) trying to copy you though…

  1. BABE! I am so proud of you 🙂

    it is seriously crazy how much alike we are though. I need to get my workouts done in the morning, too or I really have to focus and do a lot of positive/motivational thinking and be like “I CAN DO THIS!”

    The mindset you have before a workout is key!

    Love you girl and thanks for participating 🙂

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