What a week, y’all. Between presenting at my district’s back-to-school conference to three days of bilingual ed training to Meet the Teacher last night, this teacha is ready for her weekend.
After working in my classroom for about 12 hours yesterday, I was pretty pooped. But, I’ve found that when I do feel most tired, I will feel better if I get in a little bit of exercise. It seems counterintuitive, but it works for me every time.
Usually once every few weeks, I know I will have a day like this. Instead of giving into feeling wiped out and settling for Friends reruns and the couch, I usually pack my gym bag to give me little excuse to not stop by the gym on my way home from work. If I’m tired and I go home, the likelihood of exercising drops by roughly 1,200% (I did the statistical calculations…don’t worry).
If I know I’m waking up before school to workout, I’ll try to pick an extra motivating song as my alarm (let’s be real, it’s usually Everybody by BSB or Spice Up Your Life by the Spice Girls). I go ahead and layout my workout clothes in the bathroom so I can easily change without disturbing the hubs too much.
Whatever it takes, right?
I got into some fun stuff this past week for my workouts. I even had an impromptu buddy workout, though by the end of it I'm pretty sure she didn't want to refer to me as her buddy...
Whatever you're up to this weekend, try to squeeze in some activity. Otherwise, Monday's workout will be a doozy.
Rest day, walk in neighborhood
Front Squat to 1 rep max (I got to 75 lb)
3 rounds- 10 t2B, 10 HSPU, 10 PU, 20 burpees, 20 plate swings, 20 ball slams
1 mile run, 150 squats, 100 sit-ups, 75 pushups, 50 weighted lunges, 25 PU ; 9 minute AMRAP minute 1 dead bugs, minute 2 side v-ups, minute 3 thread the needle
10 of each: bench press 55 bar, chest fly 12 lb db, chest press with palms facing in 12 lbdb
10 of each: push press 45 bar, reverse fly 12 lb db, rows with palms facing down 45 bar
5 bicep curls with 45 bar, 10 rows palms facing up with 12 lb db, 12 bicep curl pulses with 12 lb db
15 of each: skull crushers 15 lb db, tricep kickbacks 15 lb db, tricep cable pulldowns 40 lb
20 mins to find a NEW 1 Rep Max Back Squat – I got to 145#
Then 7 min AMRAP Of:
10 Hang Power Cleans (45)
50 Double Unders
2 mile jog
Deadlift starting at 125 and gradually decreasing
Manmakers (like a burpee with bicep curl)
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