It’s Monday, but I’m loving it! (part of my new May goals) Fake it until you make it, right??!
This morning I woke up & headed to the gym- it was an ‘off’ day for Making the Cut, so I did some HIIT training & some other arm exercises.
3-2-1 Treadmill Workout
And then an additional 3 minutes to makie it a total of 4.03 miles
Time: 34:22, Max heart rate: 182, Avg. heart rate: 164, Calories burned: 466
After my run I did an upper body work (all are 3 sets of 10 reps) Bench presses (started with 5 lb. each side (x2), and then did 2.5lb. on each side for the last set, deadlifts with dumbbell bar (I did it w/ a 30lb. bar), Shoulder presses (w/ 10 lb. weights), dumbbell bar curls (w/ 20 lb. bar), Tricep dips on bench& then squats w/ bar on back & 10lb. each side.
I also did some ab work- 50 situps on incline bench holding a 10lb. weight, 10 reverse crunches holding on to the back on an incline bench (HARRRD), 30 v- situps, 30 v-crunches, 25 crunches on stability ball, 50 crunches on bosu ball, 20 bridges on bosu ball & some butt exercises.
During these weight exercises I burned 200 calories & average heart rate was 125, and max was 161. According to Garmin, that is :)
For breakfast I had 2 egg whites, a bagel thin with low sugar strawberry jelly & margarine, and 2 teaspoons peanut butter.
I’ve been focusing on my abs a lot lately in my workouts because I really want to get more definition in them. I do different ab workouts everyday. My stomach is pretty much flat, I would just like to get some more lines- if that makes sense I don’t want it to be super cut, I just want the middle line & maybe a few others :)
Here’s a picture I took of my stomach before I went out to the pool- NOT to worry, I AM in a bathing suit!! :)
Hopefully no one finds it weird that I am putting a picture of my stomach up like this- I would just like a comparison to use in a month. With some new ab workouts that I am trying, along with Jillian Michael’s Making the Cut, I want to see if there is an improvement. I know a LARGE part of abs is what you eat. I have also been trying to be more conscious of what I am eating, although I do not want to give up on certain foods entirely. I do not think it is worth that much. I do like my after dinner sweet I know I don’t need it every night, which sometimes I won’t eat it every night, but I don’t want to deprive myself.Anyways, that was my morning Hope you have a great day!!
Do you work your abs everyday?
What ways do you ‘spring clean’ your winter workout to change it for the summer?? (like do you add more time outside, or add more cardio/ weights)