I am really settling into my Monday/Wednesday/Friday routine of going to the gym. So far so good (a part from last week where I unfortunately had evening plans on both Monday and Wednesday, but it is all good I made up for it on Thursday and Friday!
When I first signed up, I thought I would be all about going to the various classes that they offer, but I have found myself not wanting to be rushed by class schedules and just heading to the gym whenever I can get off of work. Here is what my typical trip entails, and so far this has been working, 6 pounds lost (quite a few more to go…)!
- 15-20 minute warm up on elliptical or stair machine (my new fave!)
- legs, legs, legs. From using the machines to a bunch of squats and lunges
- abs. My fave machine works on your obliques (you twist side to side with the resistance of weights, love it!) Abs I do mostly on the mat (russian twists, sit ups, hip raises, leg raises)
- Buns & arms I try to pick two areas to work on every day. On alternating days I work on my bum (lots of step ups…) and arms with free weights and using some of the machines.
I try to use a new machine every time I go, but to be honest some times it takes some willpower to try for the first time. I get nervous using new machines because I don’t want to look silly (yes yes I know). So I watch other people a few times then go for it. So far so good, I have managed not to break anything!!
I will continue to update you on my fitness goals. So far so good! 3 more weeks until I have to be in that bridesmaid dress and man did I kill it today at the gym!!