Last night I did something pretty cool.
I thought it was cool, anyway, and I felt very strong and proud afterward.
We were doing kettlebell deadlift squats and I was holding a 35 pound kettlebell in each hand. Chris came over and asked how those felt and when I replied, ‘good’, he told me to try the purple ones. I wasn’t sure if they were lighter or heavier, but I just replied, ‘ok’.
As I made my way around and back to the kettlebells, I grabbed them in each and well, they were definitely heavier. Yikes! As I was finishing out the set, Jen was in the background encouraging me to push through it and afterward she said, ‘That was 88 pounds’ (44/kettlebell). Wow!
It felt so good and I felt like I accomplished something big for myself. I would’ve never tried to go heavier – I mean, I thought the 35 pounders were already heavy – but I did it! I can feel myself slowly getting stronger and I can see definition of little biceps forming – this is the little motivation I need to keep going harder and to push myself to lift heavier.
When I got home, I meal prepped for the week – boiled eggs, made a huge salad and cooked some chicken – all to make life easier!
I also put together my post-workout dinner – salad, chicken & sweet potato fries.
Last night the potato was my carb of choice, but tonight it’ll be quinoa – can’t wait!
The rest of the week will look pretty similar – eggs with veggies for breakfast, salads with chicken for lunch and a combination of protein, carbs, and veggies at dinner.
My #1 goal this week is to stretch. I hate doing it, but I know I need to, so I’m making it a priority.
Here’s how the rest of the week looks:
Weekly Workout Schedule
Monday – Renegade
Tuesday – Renegade
Wednesday – Lift – Lower
Thursday – Renegade
Friday – Lift – Upper
Saturday – Walk South Bend campus
Sunday – Off
I changed up my usual Renegade schedule since I will be in Indiana this weekend with my family. I’ll need to stay on track with my eating since I won’t be getting to the gym.
Be back later this week…