FitFam Thursday, 

I was able to make it to the gym today, secretly I missed yesterday for a couple of good reasons. I decided to pamper myself and went to see my hair dresser - I didn't get anything crazy done, just got the usual but it still felt good, especially since I haven't seen her in like months (she wasn't too happy about that), lol. Afterwards, I pretty much spent the evening out of the rain and inside my home. I did some meditation yesterday and I am hoping to get some done today as well (fingers-crossed). As you have all noticed, I have been recording my squat challenge (sorry it took me awhile to come up with idea), but since recording it, people have been saying very positive things and I appreciate it, I really do because it isn't easy by any means. Today, my energy seemed like it was running low and so it was much harder than yesterday's performance. Only being 5 reps higher still made a difference and while it is the body that gets sore afterwards, this challenge is mentally challenging as well. 

 

There have been times during the challenge, where I thought about only doing half the amount of reps, or lying to myself by not doing it but pretending I did, or making some kind of excuse as to why I can't do it. I am so happy that https://www.instagram.com/phoenixrise1/?hl=en introduced me to this challenge on her page, because it has really been one of the things I look forward to when I get to the gym and know this is my end of the day workout. Hopefully many of you are able to use whatever motivation or encouragement you have in order to finish your last leg of whatever it is you do. Nothing should stop you from prevailing, as you cheer me on, I am going to continue cheering you on. 

 

Warm Up:

 
  • Treadmill - 10 minutes, 2.0 incline, 3.8 speed

Workout Session:

Circuit #1:

  • Jump squats: 1 x 15-20
  • DB squat to overhead press: 1 x 15-20 (30lb)
  • bentover DB skiers: 1 x 15-20 (40lb)

Circuit #2:

  • Rotational Walking lunge: 1 x 15-20
  • Roman Chair sit up: 1 x 15-20
  • Straight leg bicycles: 1 x 15-12

Body weight squats: 185 reps

  • Cardio: HIIT Training, 20 minutes (30 seconds all out & 90 second recovery)

The HIIT Training at the end I like doing because it gets my heart rate up and allows me to get some cardio training in before leaving the gym. If I do any kind of cardio, I prefer the high intensity training, it is short spurts but it is still challenging enough for me. Considering I was in track, I am used to this kind of training and it doesn't bore me. Hopefully all of you were able to see my YouTube video from today, if so, subscribe to the channel and follow my social media: https://www.instagram.com/shaylon_fitnesswonderwoman/?hl=en, don't be afraid to send me emails as well with questions! Thanks for reading.

 

Your Fitness Blogger,

Shay-lon xxx