Workout and Word of the Day #41

Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

I hope your week is off to a great start!  I have honestly done a total of 60 workouts so far this year.  I just keep track of the workouts that I blog about and that is why I am on 41.  I think this is the most consistent I have ever been with workouts in my entire life…  Outside of being a competitive swimmer, but that was many moons ago.

This time around is so special to me because I am learning how to train myself.  I am not working with a personal trainer or paying for a particular program.  I do consult with friends and past mentors every now and then and I spend a lot of time reading books and articles to learn about the most effective ways to get into shape and live a healthy lifestyle.  It is the first time that I have really and truly made my health a priority and it feels wonderful.

Today’s Workout: Chest & Biceps + Steady State Cardio

  1. Standard Push-ups 3 x 15
  2. Reptile Push-ups 3 x 10
  3. DB Bench Press 3 x 17
  4. DB Flys 3 x 20
  5. Hammer Curls 3 x 20
  6. Standing Bicep Curls 3 x 20
  7. Single-Arm Bicep Curls 3 x 12
  8. 21’s Bicep Curls 7/7/7

*Between every set I did plyometric exercises for 30 seconds to build in a hiit element.  I did Jumping Squats, Jumping Jax, High Knees, and more Jumping Jax.

For steady state cardio I did 30 minutes of intervals on the elliptical.  I set the elliptical to interval training which raises and lowers the levels and intensities.  I played a fun playlist and alternated between using the arm levers and pushing myself hard for a song the going with no hands for the next song and working on balance / core engagement.  It was a fun way to mix things up and pass the time.

Word of the Day:

decoct– verb

  1. To extract the flavor of by boiling
  2. Boil Down, concentrate.

You have probably noticed that I am doing more cardio.  Summer is rapidly approaching and I would love to feel sexy in a bikini (for the 1st time in my life) at least by my next birthday (August 26th.)

I want to start dancing again and learning / creating new choreo.  I think this would be very good for my soul.  I have also been not practicing yoga and I know it would be so good for me to stretch out and find peace.

How are you doing with your workouts and what are your favorite forms of cardio?  Please comment below to share!

❤ Alana Xoxoxo

3 thoughts on “Workout and Word of the Day #41

  1. Well done for being so consistent this year!
    That is also my aim in the past few months. I am noticing improvements overall in my core strength and cardio health. I mainly do HIIT 🙂

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