Woohoo! I made it to Week 2! I’ll try to make my overview of days 4, 8 & 9 quick & painless.
Day 4 – shoulders & abs
Since day 4 fell on a weekend for me and I had hand weights at home, I figured I’d just knock out my day 4 at home. I did my shoulder presses on a stability ball instead of a chair. It went fairly well, but I feel like I didn’t have the same intensity as I do at the gym. Seeing that I was still UBER sore from leg day, I was just happy to get my shoulder workout done and have my rest days.
- Seated Dumbbell press
- Standing Dumbbell Front Delt Raise
- Side Lateral Raise
- Seated Bent Over Rear Delt Raise
- Exercise Ball Crunch
- Air Bike
All went well except the stinkin’ crunches. On my second set I got a wicked bad cramp or ab dislocation or something. It’s hurts so bad when it happens and it’s weird because it’s always on the same side and it doesn’t happen every time, but when it does, I can’t do crunches for a good while afterwards. After taking a 5 min break I was able to do the air bike though. 🙂
Annnd…here’s what happens when I workout at home and I have to waste a minute in between sets…I take self portraits. 😛
Day 8 – Chest & Triceps, Day 9 – Back & Biceps
Workouts were the same exercises as last week so I tried to go up in weights, even if just for one set or half of one set. I was super excited because last week I did all of my narrow push-ups on my knees and somehow, magically I was able to do about half of each narrow set on my toes! Those narrow ones are freaking killer and I hate them, but I was pumped that I could get a few on my toes!
Felt good both days. Got a good pump and I’m sore, but not immobilizing sore. 😉
I’ve been doing okay with my eating. I have good days and bad days. I won’t lie and say I haven’t had a Starbucks or more dessert than I should, but I’m trying to have more good days than bad days and some days…I’m just trying to not to eat my weight in junk food!
I’m using My Fitness Pal to track my food so feel free to friend me if you’re on there too! My username is katiehigg.
Speaking of food, I found a yummy protein pancake recipe that I’ll be posting soon! I made some again this morning and took pics so now I just have to write it up. 😉