Blah, I feel so lazy today because the heat. Been doing my routines and it feels great, I know if I keep it up I'll be more toned and lose some fat. I didn't go walking yesterday, but I noticed how something like a 20-30 min walk around the neighborhood can be great. Nothing beats fresh air with some sunlight while doing something good for your body.
I was planning on doing some smaller weights for my upperbody workout and doing more reps, but it feels great to lift something a little more heavy and make you arms feel like falling off.
I haven't been counting my calories, but I really want to so I can make sure im eating enough. I've also been around the same weight as when I started give or take a pound. Even if I stay around the same and build some muscle instead of fat, I think its a good trade.
Fri 8/22: Upperbody Workout: Push-ups, Bench Press 14 reps, Dumbbell Rows 10 reps, Lateral Raise 10 reps, Bench Dip 10 reps, Bicep Curl 12 reps, Hammer Curl 8-10 reps, Dumbbell Kickback 10 reps, Overhead Extension 20 reps, Reverse Curl 12 reps, Flys 14 reps. 35min walk.
Sat 8/23: Abs: Regular Crunch 20, Reverse Crunch 20, Oblique Crunch 15(each side), Bicycle Twist 14, side Crunch 10.
Sun 8/24: Doing my lowerbody workout later and hopefully a 20-30min walk. Calf Raises 12 reps, Squats 12 reps 2 sets, Leg Curls 25 reps 2 sets, Lunges 12 reps 2 sets, Side Leg Lift 20 reps(each leg), Crossed Leg Lifts 12 reps 2 sets. 50 Jumping Jacks.
The spacing between workouts is really helping me. I used to just do whole body workouts and it would get me really sore and unable to workout. It would make me just stop working out and it was horrible. I was working out to hard when I started, so starting slow is definetly the best way to go. So far I haven't been getting overly sore and looks like no problems so far.
I have a yoga dvd with different yoga routines that I want to hopefully work into my workouts maybe 2-3 days in the week. I do stretch now, but yoga can most likely give me other benefits and better stretches and relaxation.
Almost forgot! I found my little workout bench so now I don't have to buy another. I really want a pull-up bar now, I'll be looking at some and will hopefully get one soon.