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My goal is to definitely chatter in here on a daily basis. Even if it's to say "Hi! I took a nap today!" or that I managed to finish four loads of laundry when I'm not posting things about the gym/working out/general health hubbub!

 

So, back in February, my Step-dad and I joined our local gym. Since then, we were going every other day. I did skip a few days because 1) I wasn't feeling all that great mentally or physically or 2) I was feeling lazy.

 

Lately, I have been far more diligent at pushing myself to go. Even if I'm feeling mentally exhausted or gross, I go because it actually makes me feel better.

 

Much of my first month was cardio on the treadmill. Walking for 20-35 minutes and I liked it!

 

Then I decided to do some weight training on the various machines they have there. I LOVE that.

 

So, I'm going to find a happy medium as we are talking about working on going every day. Which I believe means I would do weight/cardio/weight/cardio throughout the week, or weight/cardio/cardio/weight. I think. I do know that tonight I am going to do some cardio because my muscles are ACHING after probably overdoing it the other night at the gym.

 

Here is some info that I have either written down or recorded:

 

February 3, 2018

Treadmill Work

199 calories burned

35 minutes

0.8 miles

 

February 9, 2018

Treadmill Work

133 calories burned

25 minutes

0.63 miles

 

February 12, 2018

Treadmill Work

136 calories burned

25 minutes

0.7 miles

 

February 17, 2018

Treadmill Work

227 calories burned

35 minutes

1.17 miles

 

February 19, 2018

Treadmill Work

154 calories burned

25:04 minutes

0.74 miles

 

February 22

Treadmill Work

242 calories burned

35 minutes

1.06 miles

 

February 27, 2018

Treadmill Work

229 calories burned

35 minutes

1.23 miles

 

March 6, 2018

I want to note that some of the weight amounts may not be correct as I did not realize the weights have an adjustable handle to set it to 0, 5, or 10 lbs on top of what you have the lock bar set to. Therefore, these could be greater, equal, or less than what I wrote down. I also did not realize how you should set the weights when doing these as this was my first time going through them. I'm better informed now, I hope!

 

10 10lb leg extensions x 2

10 75lb seated leg curls x 2

10 10lb seated leg press x 3

10 75lb back extension x 2

10 35 lb chest press x 2

10 35lb pull down x 2

10 140??lb seated leg curl x 2

10 75lb calf extension x 2

10 35lb shoulder press x 1+5

 

Treadmill Work

78 calories burned

13 minutes

0.38 miles

 

March 7, 2018

10 leg extensions 130lb x 2

10 seated leg curl 130lbs x 2

10 back extensions 180lbs x 2

10 seated leg press 130lbs x 2

10 calf extensions 130lbs x 1

10 calf extensions 180lbs x 1

 

March 10, 2018

10 pull down 75lbs x 1

10 pull down 85lbs x 1

10 pull down 90lbs x 2

10 chest press 75lbs x 2

6 shoulder press 20lbs x2

10 triceps press 210lbs x 2

10 bicep curls 85lbs x 1

6 bicep curls 85lbs x 1

10 row 75lbs x 2

 

10 seated leg press 140lbs x 2

 

My Step-Dad and I have become a great gym team and I'm really enjoying it!

 

 

 

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*flips in*

 

CAN I SAY I AM SO PROUD OF YOU FOR ALL OF THIS WORK!!?!?!?!?

 

I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

 

There I said it~ :DDDD

 

When you mention bicep curls, is that with dumbbells or a machine?  'Cause hoo 85 lbs is MIGHTY!  (I am a smol and can bang out some reps of 25lbs on a good day, ahaha~)

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53 minutes ago, shaar said:

When you mention bicep curls, is that with dumbbells or a machine?  'Cause hoo 85 lbs is MIGHTY!  (I am a smol and can bang out some reps of 25lbs on a good day, ahaha~)

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:D Everything is with a machine!

 

I may have overdone that because BOY HOWDY ARE MY BICEPS STILL CRYING. @______@

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March 12, 2018

Treadmill Work

226 calories burned

35 minutes

1.15 miles

 

Oh, yeah. And after most of these workouts, I indulge in a delightful chair message or a hydromassage.

 

Tonight was a chair massage and MMMM INTENSITY LEVEL 6 KNOCKING AND KNEADING. Yes, please.

 

Still bummed I can't TURN IT UP TO ELEVEN. :|

 

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There was no gym trip yesterday or tonight.

 

I did get some spring cleaning started yesterday, though! We also began piling up all the cleaning supplies because I am going to do ALL THE CLEANING.

 

It's kind of funny because I have NEVER liked cleaning. I still kind of don't, but there is something I've noticed and actually either recently read or watched a video about that cleaning is actually really good when you're feeling down or going through a bad depression stint. The feeling of accomplishment is actually very good for your mood and I will definitely agree with this. Even if I get a few loads of laundry done, wash dishes, or just get something done, I feel so much better.

 

Today I had my step-sister and my nephew over which meant we were pretty much in the car for the majority of the day. My workout was definitely chasing my little munchkin around. He crawls SO DARN FAST. When he starts doing more unassisted walking? BOY HOWDY I will need to get some super mega running shoes.

 

I have also come to the realization that the best thing in the world can be something as simple as going to The Dollar Store. I love that place.

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