So, I’m all about new things lately. New clothes, new hair, and now a new workout. After finally getting through six rounds of my original interval workout, I decided to change things up today. I tried this workout I saw from FitFluential, and it was tough. But I liked that it hardly uses any equipment so I could do it at the gym or at home.
I got through 2 sets instead of 5. I knew the jumping & plyos would be difficult for me with my crappy ankle, so I took it easy on those. Although I definitely have to work up to this one, I was amazed at how much I actually did. I also only did 4 180 jump squats in each set. Those are really hard on my ankle.
In general, this workout focuses more on upper body, so since I lift for upper body on Mondays & Wednesdays, I think I should’ve waited to do this until tomorrow. I also upped all my weights today for strength training, so I am going to feel this all day long.
Currently, I’m lifting:
125# compound rows
85# preacher curls
65# overhead press
65# chest press
I’m back on the “more weight, less reps” cycle. It seems to help me build more muscle and I see results a lot faster instead of yawning through a lighter workout.
I will do this again tomorrow since I’ll do my lower body strength training and then on Wednesday I’ll go back to my upper body strength training and do my original interval workout as a complement.
For the rest of the day, I have friends coming over for a cookout. My daughter has planned a “sports day” for us. Not sure how it’s going to go, but I think she’s going to set up different stations and then we will do different activities like throw a baseball to the pitchback, kick a soccer ball into the goal, throw a football, hula hoop, etc. Should be fun.
Hope you all enjoy the holiday, with friends and family.
UPDATE: I forgot to add my Finish What You Started progress! I earned 25 stars last week. Thanks for keeping me on track, Josie.