Jennie. 27 year old female. Married (almost) 4 years to the love of my life. Proud mommy to Liam Patrick (born Nov. 19, 2010). Loves to lift, run, workout, bake, read, spend time with family and friends, shop.
Please join me on my journey to promote and maintain a fit, healthy and happy life <3
The hubs and I get our keys to our new house on Friday, so have been busy packing and getting everything ready for the big day.
It has been exhausting, and with all the course prep, teaching, and packing, I have been hard pressed for time to workout and to blog.
Monday I will return with a vengeance and will be making some major changes to my workout split and routine.
Wish us luck with a quick, easy move?
So, August is over (what the heck?) so I decided to have a look back at the goals I set for myself this month. Let’s see how it went:
GOALS FOR AUGUST
All in all, a productive month. I wished there was more time to do more things, especially outdoorsy fun things with Liam, but the month (and whole summer really!) just disappeared.
I’m working on September goals, and will (semi) welcome the routine being back at work and school creates.
What are your big September goals?
I’ve been lagging on updates - but it is because I have been insanely busy lately.
I have not worked out since last Friday, and have decided that I’ll take this week off. I have worked out 4-5x a week (sometimes 6 or 7 days!) for the last 4 months straight, and my body needs a rest. I have decided that after this rest week, I will do 1 rep max’s (next week) just to see where things are, and the following week I will start a new program (still lifting heavy, just switching things up to shock my body a little bit). I am excited about it.
Oh, and last night we got an offer on our house, which we negotiated and accepted (yay!) so now we just have zillions of paperwork to do the next few days in order to finalize things. We would get the keys on September 28th and then would have a few days to move in (we have our place until October 1st). Exciting, but stressful! Thank goodness this week is a week off of working out, since I have a ton to do with the house and with prepping for school (which starts next week - where the heck did the summer go?!).
I’ve been checking in, and keeping up with my favourite blogs, so keep on trucking along! Here’s to a great last few days of August, and checking off the last of the August goals.
In the past few days I have been able to check off a few of my August (fitness) goals (yay!) including:
1. Squat 160x5 (check!)
2. Do 20 push-ups consecutively (check!)
3. Do 3 unassisted chin-ups (check!)
If you told me even a couple of months ago that I would be able to squat 1.5x my body weight, do 20 push-ups comfortably, or do ANY unassisted chin-ups, I would have called you crazy.
Progress = feels so good!
I did a hard leg workout yesterday - and since I was a little bit strapped for time, I did not do much resting between sets, and did a number of supersets. By the time I left the gym, I was sweating like crazy, and when I got home almost collapsed when walking up the 2 steps in front of my house (literally). You know you’ve given it your all when you can hardly walk.
I woke up this morning with DOMS (legs and glutes) and, like most fitblrs, welcome the pain. It means that my body is changing and getting stronger. There’s no better feeling than that.
Have a wonderful day all!
Whoaaaa! How is it already August? More importantly, how are we already over a week into August. Esh!
I’ve been meaning to post these for a while, but have not gotten around to sitting down and thinking some goals through.
GOALS FOR AUGUST
Not too complicated, but all are things that I would like to ensure I get to/accomplish in the month of August. It’s going to be a busy one!
Up and at ‘em!
I am going to try this out on Friday. It looks like a good all over workout for my de-load week.
Basically, the first round you perform 6 reps of each movement, with no rest between movements. Once completed, rest for 90 seconds, then perform 5 reps of each movement, then 4, 3, 2, 1.
Has anyone performed this (or something similar)? How did it go?