|I did mine WITHOUT dumbbells. Body weight alone was plenty.|
Anyway, after the run I did legs/shoulders/core. I'm trying out some new leg exercises. I did split squats, almost the same as a lunge but instead of using both legs to raise yourself, you only use the front leg, and pretty much try to leave the back leg at rest. Hard to do. I also did some plié squats, which were...uh...interesting. I got into position and then, thinking squats are sort of no big whoop for me, dropped down without any hesitation. Ouch! My body is not used to these. My adductor muscles (inner thigh) are weak! I kind of knew that but forgot. Still, I was able to do two sets of 8, gingerly.
I dropped the leg extensions on the machine in light off all this. I hope that doesn't come back to haunt me with weak quads. It's hard to use only your quad on those split squats so if I'm not finding that I can do it, I'll drop those and go back to the machine.
Wednesday was a day off from the gym. I've been scraping with my points and I ended up going over by 7 points yesterday, so just after getting back in the black, I'm back in the red. And that includes going on a walk yesterday with the kids to earn an extra point. If I stick to my daily points today, and go to the gym like I'm planning, I should even out. I was feeling munchy after dinner last night so I ended up having a Yasso bar. They are a frozen Greek yogurt bar, which are pretty good in their own right, but for only 2 points they are really good. A little while later I had a string cheese. So I went from being 4 points to 7 points in the red. Oh well, I did a weight check on Tuesday and I was back to 154.2 so hopefully between then and now I've dropped something.
|p.s. this is not my body. Ha ha!|
Last thing...I want some new shorts for the gym! I saw these cool shorts on someone at the gym and asked her where she got them. Athleta...they are called Vata and I want them! They are snug to your leg so if you are doing something where your shorts would fly up and show your upper upper thigh...they won't. We have a local Athleta store but they only have them in black. Boo! I want blue. So maybe I'll order some online.
Lots to do this weekend...getting together for a big, extended family picnic on Saturday, that should be fun. Not sure what's going to happen on Sunday but it will involve burning some calories I know that. Supposed to be good weather...yay summer! And yay me for getting this weight off and feeling good in summer clothes!!!!