As of yesterday, I am 2 months in to my new routine (9 weeks as of this weekend)! My weigh-in this morning shows that I have lost 13.3lbs! Woohoo!
I am definitely seeing some progress here and there. I have lost a decent amount of weight in my chest, my arms are less flabby and my pants are starting to feel loose. The other day I wore a pair of pants to work that used to be tight, and I spent half my time hiking them up!
Below is a side-by-side (or in this case bottom-to-top) comparison of my arm. The top picture was from April 5th and the bottom picture is from just a couple of days ago. I see slight differences but can’t tell if it’s good progress or bad! To me it sort of seems like there is less muscle, but it could just be that it is just less fat surrounding the muscle.
Thursday’s workout was deliciously difficult. I am definitely feeling it today and my butt and thighs are STILL unhappy with me from Tuesday’s ass-whoopin’. Love it.
Here is my workout from last night:
Warm-up: Elliptical for 5.5 minutes; 4 Sets/12 modified push-ups (2 regular, 2 diamond); Stretch
– Free-weight Chest Press: 12 Reps/5 Sets; Two 15lb dumbbells**
– Close-Grip Chest Press: 12 Reps/5 Sets; Two 15lb dumbbells**
– Lateral Raise + Front + Press Combo: 10 Reps/5 Sets; Two 5lb dumbbells
– Weighted Glute Bridge: 15 Reps/5 Sets; 20lb bar
– Incline Dumbbell Curls: 10 Reps/5 Sets; Two 15lb dumbbells
– Bicep Cable Curls: 12 Reps/5 Sets; 20lbs on both cables
Cool-down – Treadmill – Run, 10 minutes
** I alternated between Chest Press and Close-Grip Chest Press and counted that as one set. Apparently this is called Super Setting. (Learning new things every day!)
Like I said in my last post, I signed up for my first 5k race which is taking place in late July! So, of course I had to switch things up and hit the treadmill last night. I normally end my workouts on the bike — occasionally on the elliptical. I was happy to find that I was comfortable running for the duration of my cool-down, and had I had the time, could probably have gone longer. I think that now that I have something to look forward to… I will need to try and mix in a run a few times a week.
Hooray for progress!