Stop Making Excuses

So the last time I posted in this blog was back on April 4th, over 3 weeks ago. I literally worked out the day before and then didn’t do shit until April 17th, when I decided to stop being lazy, making excuses and to get my ass in gear.

My excuses were that the kids were on vacation, almost everyone in my house got a nasty cold, I was tired, I will start back up next Monday, ok maybe next Monday, I will start working out when my husband starts working out, blah, blah, blah. All mostly BS. I should be working out even when my kids are around, especially my 3 girls, so they learn healthy habits by watching me. So my girls can learn that women can lift weights and still be feminine and beautiful, do my son can see that strong women are not people to be intimidated by. The cold thing was kind of an ok excuses because we were all running fevers and barely sleeping. Waiting for next Monday is silly because if you aren’t willing to start today, then you probably won’t start next Monday, which I didn’t. Waiting for my husband to start working out was stupid because he has more excuses than I do, and it also meant that I was relying on someone else to get me to do it.
April 17th came and I had all 4 of our kids home for spring vacation, but I didn’t let that be an excuse. I did s 10 minute dynamic warm up and then got into beast mode and put my arms and shoulders to work. 

Since then I have worked out every day except Saturday and Sunday, which are my rest days. It’s only been a week and a half, but I have been consistent and I feel great. I keep researching to make sure I am doing the most efficient workouts I can and I tweak things when I find a better exercise to accomplish my goals. I feel fantastic already and have been eating healthier than I think I have ever eaten. My energy levels are better than they were when I was drinking 2-3 cups of coffee a day yo keep myself going and this is only in a week and a half. I am done with excuses and ready to be the hot MILF on the beach this summer.

This was me March 28, with my sexy hair and my messy dining room…

“Me and my muffin top”

This was me yesterday, April 25th…

“Is that a tiny bit if abs trying to show through that muffin top?”

Day 5 – Flex Friday #1

My first Flex Friday photo….

My first week of weight lifting has consisted of…

Monday – Legs

Tuesday – Abs, Core, Lower Back

Wednesday – Arms, Chest, Upper Back

Thursday – Legs

Friday – Abs, Core, Lower Back

Saturday and Sunday will be rest days. Each work out was about 30 minutes with a 10 minute dynamic warm up at the beginning. I did workouts with lighter weight, just the barbell, or just my body weight, even though I could have probably done more weight. I want to make sure my form is correct and start out lighter since I haven’t worked out in a couple of months.

What I learned this week…

I need to work on form and coordination with a few things. My left leg is weaker than my right. My arms are stronger than I thought they were. Lifting weights makes me feel awesome. I am sure there are other things too, but they aren’t coming to me at the moment.

I wasn’t planning on pay a lot if attention to my calories and macros, like I did before, but after this week I really think it’s a better idea if I just suck it up and keep track of shit.

I have also discovered the Strength Camp YouTube channel with Elliot Hulse and I am learning a lot from him. The fact that he is freakin’ sexy as a mofo doesn’t hurt either. Sorry hubs!

Anyway, that’s been a quick recap of my week.

Day 1….again

Since fall of 2016 I have had three “Day 1″‘s. This being my third. The difference being that this time I have a weight bench and free weights sitting in my dining room where I can walk by them every day, multiple times a day, looking at them. Plus this is the way I have been wanting to work out, which also gives me more desire to do it. Today I started off with legs. My plan is to do Monday – Legs, Tuesday – Arms/Back/Chest, Wednesday – Abs/Core/Lower back, Thursday – Legs. I know this schedule will get adjusted as I work out more, but for now this is my plan.

Now for my Day 1 photos. I plan to do photos and measurements every Monday.

I am going to do maybe a front full body and side full body shot each week instead of several like I did for day one. Maybe I will do all of these shots once a month.

So today I did a 12 minute warm up and a 30 minute leg work out. My workouts willbump up in the amount if time I do as I get more into it, but I want to keep things easy where I am just starting out, again.