Fitness Friday Link-Up!

I'm linking up again with Desirae @ Going with the flow! Here is my Weekly Workout Log for this past week:

Saturday - Rest
Sunday - 45 min. cardio (arc trainer)
Monday - 30 min. cardio (arc trainer), arms + lower body
Tuesday - Rest
Wednesday - 50 min. cardio (25 min. arc trainer, 25 min. run)
Thursday -  30 min. cardio (run) + lower body
Friday - Planning on resting today because I have work and haven't had a lot of time to spend with Matt this week. If it weren't going to be 10 degrees tonight, I'd love to get a walk in, but such is winter. Freezing and awful and punishment.

Looking back, I wish I'd done more cardio this week, but it's been hard getting myself to the gym this week. It's been ridiculously rainy and snowy all week, and all I talk about all day with Matt is how I just want it to be warm enough to ride bikes or walk around outside. In the summer, Matt and I would go on walks probably 2-3 times a week, walking anywhere from 3-5 miles each time. It was so nice to have that time without distractions and to just be able to talk and enjoy the warm nights. Gah! Only about a month left until it's warm enough to at least not get caught in a snow drift on the side of the road. Hopefully.

One thing I've been really enjoying lately though, as I mentioned a bit last week, is lifting weights!

Me, at the gym, lookin' crazy. But lifting!
I've always been afraid of lifting weights. I think a lot of girls are, for the same reason: we're afraid of "bulking up". But I love the effect that lifting has been giving my body. I'm definitely toning up everywhere! And I still lost a pound and a half this week, when I anticipated that I wouldn't drop weight for a couple weeks due to me gaining some muscle. I really encourage you ladies to not only do cardio, but lift weights as well! Squats on this machine and lunges with weights are my favorite. Gotta get that butt into shape.. though it may be hard to believer with all this gross weather, spring and summer aren't too far away!

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  1. Well done on being consistent this week (consistency is what I struggle with) I am putting together a new food and exercise plan for myself so I may be linking up next week. I love how lifting weights sculpts my body too, keep up the good work :)

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    1. Thanks! Consistency is hard for me too. It's hard for me to always stay motivated enough to stay on top of eating right AND working out enough... I often end up pouring my motivation into one and not too much the other, but knowing I'll have to confess my sins to all my Internet pals makes the motivation come a little easier! :)

  2. Looks like you have had a busy week! I love my cardio:)

  3. i am really needing to tone up before summer too, but it's so hard to do when it's freeeeezing outside and i can't get a walk/jog in.
    at least the groundhog says spring is on its way in 6 weeks!

    1. I'd like to have a serious talk with that groundhog. NO TUGGING ON MY EMOTIONS, GROUNDHOG. If you say spring, you better mean it! Cuz I'm sick of keeping all my workouts indoors as well :(

  4. Great workouts this week! I'm just getting into weights as well. My gym has one of those squat contraptions. I'm so scared to attempt. Some of those things look so intimidating. I just imagine me getting to the bottom of a squat and falling and being crushed by that bar! I've been sticking to the machines that can assist me for now and small free weights! Keep up the great work!