I woke up Saturday morning to a mist hanging over the trees. Summer is definitely over in Portland, Oregon.
I headed to the gym to do my weight routine. It’s only been about a week or so since I started it and I already really enjoy (and—GASP–kinda look forward to) lifting weights. I warmed up on the exercise bike for 15 minutes. Nothing too fast or difficult. Then I went upstairs to do weights.
The weight I do depends on the machine. It could be anywhere from 10 pounds to 40 pounds. I do a circuit of the machines. I’ll do 2 or 3 sets of 10 and then move on to the next machine and do the same. I do the circuit 3 times.
In just one week, I can already notice a difference in my abilities with the ab machines. I can do a TON more crunches than I ever could before.
I was really feeling the burn in my arms today! They shook a bit with certain machines I used. The other part of my body that I wish would improve are my Triceps. It’s strange because with swimming you’d think my triceps would be really developed and muscular. Nope!
I ventured over to the “Scary Free Weight Section” of the gym where all the muscle guys work out. I am no longer intimidated to go over there! Okay–so I am a little intimidated to use about 75% of those weights but still, I go over there now and use what I can.
Haha! It’s from the movie “Office Space” (awesome movie)! It made me chuckle. And workout just a little bit harder. Then I cooled down on the exercise bike for 10 minutes or so. I am really satisfied with the workout I did and I’m REALLY excited to see some progress soon! I want visible results.
Calories Burned: 550
Exercises: Upper body weights, exercise bike, row machine
Not too shabby for not running!!
Check out The Giggly Bits new series called “Be the 5%” about weight loss maintenance. She did an interview of me last week. I think it’s a really cool concept and I look forward to reading other success stories!
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