I’ve really been enjoying these cardio and core days, you guys, but I’m definitely overdue for a leg day. My various muscles and ligaments are all healed up, and it’s time for me to get back into really busting my ass when I go in. I have been meaning to actually write out some sort of schedule for when I want to do arms/chest/back days, leg days, etc., but I keep forgetting, and honestly, I have no idea what I’m doing anyway. More research is needed.
After a morning of meeting new people, doing grocery shopping, having plans get cancelled on us, and nearly getting killed by a freaking Trump supporter who doesn’t know how to drive, I managed to make it to the gym after all… with a full face of makeup. Oops?
I fully intended to get a good workout in, since my body didn’t feel nearly as broken as it had been feeling lately, but that ended up not happening. You see, every time I go in, and the manager is there (I see you reading this!), we end up just talking. And talking.
I mean, I can’t even pretend that I mind, because usually the only interaction I have with other humans is arguing with my three year old over using the potty, and eating his vegetables. And, honestly, the guy is pretty damn cool. I like him, and both of the trainers. This time around, we talked about social media, and tossed around some neat ideas for ways to promote the gym, since this is kind of my job now, and I am getting pretty decent at it.
By the time I went back out to start my workout, I only had about 20 minutes to fit in as much as I could, because the family and I were going to visit Kyle’s mom around dinnertime.
I skipped the recumbent bike, because that would have been my entire workout, and instead did 2 sets of 25 step ups on the plyo box, 5 minutes on the row machine, standing side bends with the kettlebell, and 3 sets of 25 penguin crunches. I also chatted a bit with my favorite trainer, and asked her for a few tips on how to use the resistance bands for different things, because there are some days when there are too many dude bros over by the weights, and I don’t feel super comfortable going over to use them. I like learning new things!
Kyle’s mom ended up cancelling on us (she’s a hospice nurse, so her hours are wild and unpredictable), so we took kiddo to his favorite park, which is only about 15 minutes from where we live. It was a good time, but I didn’t put sunscreen on myself, and I am looking a little pink today. My bad. It was still hella fun, and kiddo made a little friend!
So, even though it’s not about the gym, here’s a slideshow of pictures from the playground, because my kid is really cute, and we had a good day. Deal with it! 😉
That’s it! Kyle doesn’t work until 11:00 p.m. tonight, and we don’t have any plans for today, so I am going to try to get to the gym during kiddos nap time. I slept like garbage last night, because my mind is my own worst enemy, and I’m feeling pretty drained today, but I feel like a workout might help. I might take a nap afterwards. We’ll see. I have a ton of housework to do, too. Ugh.
Also, because my confidence has nearly doubled since I started going to the gym (relax, it’s still in the negatives, but I’ve been appreciating my appearance bit more lately because whenever I lose weight, the first place it shows is in my face), I thought I would share with you two selfies I took this week, when I actually put in a little effort on my makeup, and overall appearance. I put them on FB, Twitter, and Insta, and the positive feedback and love I’ve gotten has been slightly overwhelming, but has also made me feel really good about myself.
I took one with Kyle’s iPhone, and the other with the broken camera on my Galaxy S5. I’ll let you guess which is which.
So, yeah, here’s my face!
I know. I’m cute sometimes.
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