Crap Workouts

You know the days you have to drag yourself around to get ready. The couch feels like it might swallow you whole, but you’re okay with that. Your legs feel like lead and so do your eyelids. Yup, I’m there. J2 is teething like crazy and his sleep schedule is just not very consistent. You know what that means! Mom’s sleep sucks too. I need a good 6 hours of beauty sleep to function the next day, after a cup of coffee of course. Both boys have been refusing to nap and passing out at dinner which isn’t helping the issue. Oh and my Bubba has been in need of sleepovers because he is terrified of thunder so I have been camped out on the couch. Good thing he’s so cute. I mean look at that face!

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Well I dragged myself to the gym. It was horrible. CRAP workout! I have no one to blame but myself. I did half of a HIIT workout on the treadmill…I guess you could call it that. I tried to lift and whelp! Just not going to happen today. Then after the feeling of utter disappointment in myself for being a lazy ass I went to pick the kids up in the daycare. Oh the pure joy of hearing that your child decided it was appropriate to hit someone in the face. Boom! Day made, right?
Hopefully my shower washed off the horrible morning funk and the day will lead to something fabulous.

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First Day Back…Super Freaking Fantastic

First day back lifting was amazing. I dropped J1 off at the daycare in the gym. He didn’t even say bye he just went straight for the toys. It’s a beautiful thing. Apparently he climbed on all the tables while he was there. He’s a boy he is supposed to climb :).
I warmed up on the bike and stretched. I put my headphones on and went straight for the free weights and smith press. I did alternating sets of squats and calf raises on the smith press. Then I did alternating sets of military press and upright rows on the smith press as well. I also snuck in some weighted back extension and weighted walking lunges. I was ready for a cool down within 40 minutes. All my weight was pretty light (40 lbs for leg work and 20 lbs for upper body). I did all the sets with very little rest for more of a HIIT style workout. I am sore today but not too sore and I’m feeling it in all the right places.
I did figure out where I am overcompensating so I may have to alter my squat in the future to balance out my bad knee.
I also picked a training schedule for the next few weeks. I will be soon an upper body lower body split and only lifting three days a week. On the off days I will be doing cardio and either yoga or some of Melissa Bender’s workouts. Then Sunday will be a complete rest day.
Even though I obviously will not see results for a few weeks lifting gives me such a confidence boost. Sooooo pumped!

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