Hello My Dear Darling Friends!
It has been a “minute” since I have written a workout and word of the day. And by minute I mean nearly an entire week!
Luckily, I have kept up with my workouts and did not skip a beat in that department. I started a new full time job and that has kept me busy in addition to my internship. It sure feels good to write again!
Today’s Workout: Leg Day + Medicine Ball Circuit
- Banded Dumbbell Hip Thrust (nonstop) 3 x 20
- DB Deficit Bulgarian Split Squat 3 x 12
- DB Dead lifts 3 x 10
- Goblet Squats 3 x 10
- Leg Press 4 x 10
Medicine Ball Circuit: 2 x’s
- 1 x 10 in-n-outs
- 2 x 10 toe touches
- 3 x 10 leg lifts
- 15 Power cross chops (both sides)
- 15 Figure 8 Scoop
- 10 Split Push-up knee tuck-in
- 15 Balancing Burpee
- 20 Front Lunge pass under
- 15 Tricep Press Matrix
- 20 Back Extension Pass
I surprised myself because I was only planning on doing the first 3 exercises in this circuit, but I felt energetic and wanted to challenge myself and I did just that!
Today’s Word of the Day is:
- Distress, depression, or confusion resembling that caused by a hangover.
- A discordant clamor.
I did have a glass of wine and some crackers this past Saturday and I did not feel great the next day, but thankfully skipped the hangover. I found out that my Grandma Alice had a massive stroke and is unresponsive. I am heartbroken over this sad news… She has maybe 9 more days.
On another note, I was reminded why I used to have gym anxiety…
I work out at the gym in my townhouse community and it is very small. There are 2 treadmills and 2 ellipticals. and only one of each works well. Then there is one bench with dumbbells that go up to 50 lbs. To the right of the free weight area there is a cable machine that allows you to do upright leg presses, leg extensions, leg curls, then upper body exercises like lat pull-downs, etc. Then there is an area for stretching that has a spin bike, some medicine balls, and a yoga ball. It is a tight space, but I love it because it is rarely ever busy.
Now that summer is around the corner it is starting to become a lot more busy. Trainers have started training clients in small groups and things get a little cramped. I am fine with sharing space, but on my way out, two ladies were on their way in to see their trainer. I said hello, smiled, and held the door open for them and they both walked past me and ignored me. I don’t know why this bothered me. They have seen me working out in the past. At least in the past 4 months that I have been training here, this was the first rude encounter that I have had. I don’t feel a need to be best friends with people, but common courtesy is kind of nice.
Oh well, I think I just needed to vent. It was not a big deal and I still got a great workout in!
How are you doing with your workouts? Please comment below to share!