Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Strength Training

Today was the beginning of my strength training routine.  I am going to do 15 minutes of cardio monday, wednesday, and friday, and about an hour of strength training tuesday and thursday.  I feel pretty good.  I feel sore in places I never thought I had..lol. I guess that's what happens when you start moving your body.  I worked out with Carson today.  It was a lot of fun.  He knows a lot more about strength training than I do so he helped me with my form and he was my spotter when I did bench presses.  We did some medicine ball partner workouts which I absolutely love!  We can't afford a real medicine ball yet so we used Alexis' bouncy ball that was roughly the same size as a medicine ball.  Hey, don't judge!  You gotta start somewhere right? ^_^  I am loving these changes and I'm glad I got my husband to do the change as well.  He's a little ancy to see results right away and I must admit I'm the same way sometimes.  We help keep each other in check.  We want this to be a long term thing.  I don't want to just use a quick method that doesn't help you keep it off.  I think how easy it would be to just order Nutrasystem and have my meals made for me, but honestly, I don't think that method really works.  You may lose weight, but you don't actually LEARN anything about eating right. I'm going to do it the slow way. The right way.  The only way I know how.  And I'm going to work harder than I ever have, but it will all be worth it in the end.


  1. That is what I am doing. I do all cardio on MWF and weights on TTh, and Saturday I swim.

    That is great that Carson is doing it too. We will all be feeling great and looking good come reunion time!

    It is hard not to be seeing huge results quick, but I was told its better to take it easy and enjoy the process. I lost 14 lbs my first week and then only 2 the next. I freaked out, but remember that I still lost weight! I am really excited about the life change.

  2. Fun! I loved to lift weights.... You know there is a gym called Planet Fitness that only costs $20 a month and you can bring a guest everytime! Or $10 a month and no guests

    Keep it up, you rock!