Friday, February 5, 2016

I'm Back!

Hey guys!  Yes it has been way too long.  Life is extremely busy and exhausting right now, so the blog got put on the back burner.  Between my 3 boys, working part-time from home, and the gym, I am overwhelmed most days.  It is so hard!  By the end of the day I am a zombie.  I am in bed by 8 or 9 most nights   You Mommies know what I'm talking about.  Anyway, I am trying to get back to the blogging world.  
I have to talk about my passion.  No, not wiping poopy butts contrary to popular belief.  Although that is a close second.  I'm talking about fitness.  Now when I last posted, I was lifting heavier in the weight room (less reps, more weight).  My body is used to high reps and less weight so this shocked me quite a bit.  I honestly was skeptical when I first started because when I left the weight room I didn't feel like I was doing anything.  Now keep in mind I am one who loves the cardio and if I'm not dripping sweat by the end of a workout, it wasn't effective enough.  My way of thinking has totally changed!  Y'all I have never had results like this before.  Building a little muscle is amazing!  I truly believe that strength training is key to burning fat and maintaining a lean physique,  Now don't get me wrong, cardio is definitely important but I'm convinced the best way to burn fat is to build up that muscle!  After just a few short weeks of lifting, I saw tremendous results in my body.  Even when I didn't keep up with it like I should, I continued to lean out.  Y'all I was only scratching the surface in the weight room, so I am excited to see what some added time and some heavier weights and different exercises will do.  I used to poo poo the weight room and honestly I was a little intimidated.  Like I said my eyes have been opened.  
This spring I plan to get back to a regular weight lifting routine with some new exercises and some heavier weight hopefully.  I am excited to challenge my body and see what changes I can make.  My intent is to bring y'all along on my journey.  
So here's what I've been doing the past few months...
Shout out to Ben Robi for the amazing pictures!  

I am still teaching Pump but will get to the weight room the days I'm not.  
Here is my starting point...
Project "Booty"
Assisted Pull-Up Machine 
(I will attempt just plain ole pull-ups next time.  I am not a fan of this machine).
Lat Pull Downs 
Cable Rows
(added weight each time)
4x12, 10, 8, 6
Rope Face Pulls
Cable Pulls on knees
(Not sure what this is called but you grab 2 different cables and kneel down in the middle and pull down to isolate upper back)
Dumbbell rows
Lower back extensions
The boys are working on their fitness too.
Can't leave out Lil B.  He took over their car.
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