Linking up with Desirae @ Going With The Flow today! This is a fitness, health & weight loss link up that I heard about through the hot mama Kristine @ Heart Shaped Sweat (go check her out.. she's seriously a babe). I thought I'd take the opportunity to link up because this week I've been working on re-vamping my diet, since it's been a little bit off since the holidays (though I haven't gained any weight!). I've had several people ask about my diet/workout routines, so here's a little snippet of what the past week looked like!
Here's my weekly workout log since last Saturday:
Saturday: 30 min. cardio on the arc trainer, weight training for arms & legs/glutes
Monday: 30 min. cardio on the arc trainer, weight training for arms & legs/glutes
Tuesday: 45 min. cardio on the arc trainer
Thursday: 45 min. run
Friday: Today's plan includes the P90x ab ripper x video, 30-45 minutes of cardio and weight training for arms & legs/glutes.
For anyone who does not know, this is what an arc trainer looks like:
My "weight training" generally includes a few machines at the gym for arms (I have no idea what the machine's are.. I'll try to figure it out when I go there today!), a few for legs (specifically my thighs and hamstrings, cuz this girl's thunder thighs are no joke), squats (with the barbell & 40lbs of weight) and lunges (with two 9-lb weights in hand).
It's very easy for me to just spent all my time doing cardio. In my head, burning calories = turning into a thin, toned Victoria's Secret model. But, it turns out it doesn't work like that. Right before my wedding, I dropped down to about 6 pounds lighter than what I am right now, and to look at photos of myself from the night before the wedding, I realized that my arms look a little bony at some angles and my knees looked knobby, etc. Not cute!
Having lost a total of 50 pounds at this point, I am very proud of myself and know that I am healthy and at a healthy weight. But I would like to trim a few more pounds off, and definitely want to tone up! I want to be strong and fit! And though I'm no stranger to running and elliptical-ing, I'm definitely a beginner when it comes to lifting weights, and I'm still learning and adjusting to my body's needs. And pro advice is more than welcome for sure. Ahem, Kristine.
Lastly, I leave you with my favorite workout partner:
Like I need any help deterring me from a workout. Move it or lose it, Kitty.
INFO ON THE LINK UP: