Top of the mornin’ to y’all!
I sure hope you’re having a fantastic weekend. I know I’m enjoying my calm before the baby-nado that is about to rock and roll my life into a whole new, utterly unknown but utterly beautiful chapter. Loads of organizing, cleaning, and meal prep are happening to prepare for little man’s arrival in the next 3-5 weeks.
In the meantime, he and I are keeping busy in and out of the gym with plenty of walks, weights, and a weekly Pound class. Loads of y’all are aghast that my belly and I are still hitting the gym, and another load of y’all can’t help but giggle as I waddle my way through the weight room. I’m on the latter side of things; this turtle-shell belly CRACKS me up. And oddly enough, I find it helps with balance on certain weight moves like a back squat.
Whether you’re rockin’ a turtle-shell belly or not, what’s most important is that I’m still moving in a way that is comfortable, joyful, and therapeutic to my body and mind. If you don’t view your workouts and exercise as joyful and cathartic, you may want to rethink what you’re doing.
Here’s what we’ve been up to this week! Keep rollin’ on with ya bad selves, and I’ll see y’all on Monday!
Sunday: pre-church power walk in my neighborhood for about 2 miles
Monday: Upperbody Burn
5 Rounds of 10-
Bench press (45), dumbbell press (15 each) with palms facing in and elbows tight to body, overhead plate swings (25), renegade rows on the bench (15 each), push-ups (on the bench)
Tuesday: Deadlift Love
15, 12, 9, 12, 15- deadlifts (55), good mornings (45), bar rows with palms down (45)+2 mile walk
Wednesday: Pound Class
Thursday: Rest day=Doctor Day in Dallas
Friday: Mini Upper-body Supersets (needed to rush to go see Lego Batman...which was fantastic)
4 rounds, 5 reps- push press (45), pull-ups (I modify by getting under the squat rack with the bar about 3 feet up, holding on in a reverse plank under it, and pulling myself up in a row-like motion)
4 rounds, 10 reps- bicep curl (15 each), bicep rows (45)
4 rounds, 10 reps- skullcrushers (20), tricep push-ups (on the bench)
5 rounds of 15 each- front squat (45), back squat (45), pulsing back squat (45), lunge right (45), lunge left (45), overhead plate swing (25)
Healthy Happy Texan
I'm a Foodie, Fitness Instructor, and Follower of Christ. Add a passion for teaching others, dark chocolate, bacon, and dogs -- and that's me in a box.
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