I'm skipping my lifting class.
If I was talking to my kindergartners, I would likely say, "Kelly, is that a good choice?"
Yes, yes it is. And here's why:
Tonight I am going to hang out with Sarah. Yes, I can hear you thinking, can't you hang out with Sarah another night and go to lifting tonight? Nope, I can't. Because another night never seems to come. I feel like between work, my family, Eric, wedding planning, going to the gym, making healthy meals, keeping the house in order etc etc etc friends ends up so low on my list that it is depressing!
A little fun fact- it's sixth grade we had to take a class called "Adolescent Issues" and we did this fake auction. You got $60 to spend, and you had to buy things like money, an education, a nice house- and other things you might want in life? What did I do? Spent all $60 on friends. Ah, the mind of a sixth grader.
I know that naturally you are going to have other priorities as you get older and life is going to be way busier. But sometimes I just feel the need to re-prioritize. Sarah is going to show me how to use her Wii Fit, so that sorta counts as a workout right?
Even if you are still thinking I don't have a good excuse (you can't be thinking that right? you guys understand me)...you'll be happy to know I did my lifting workout this morning at home! I didn't know if I'd be able to get a serious lifting session in at home but it turns out, I can! I even made sure to work opposing muscle groups.
Kelly's Awesome At-Home Lifting Session
Equipment Needed: 8lb weights (or whatever is good for you) and a one big exercise ball. That's all!
Lower Body Work
Squat Against the Wall- 3 minutes (quads)
Straight Leg Deadlift- 2 sets 15 reps 8lbs (hamstrings)
Upper Body Work
Tricep Kickbacks- 2 sets 15 reps 8lbs (triceps)
Bicep Curls- 2 sets 15 reps 8 lbs (biceps)
Overhead Tri Extension- 2 sets 15 reps 8 lbs (triceps)
Concentration Curls- 2 sets 15 reps 8 lbs (biceps)
Push Ups- 2 sets 15 reps (chest and arms)
Dumbell Rows- 2 sets 15 reps (back)
Core- Abs & Back
Prone Jacknives- 2 sets 15 reps (abs)
Swiss Ball Crunch- 2 sets 15 reps (abs)
Plank- 2 sets, 45 seconds (abs + back)
Reverse Crunch- 2 sets 15 reps (abs)
Prone Cobra- 2 sets 15 reps (lower back)
Back Extension on Ball- 2 sets 15 reps (lower back)
I was seriously sweating during this workout and I did no cardio at all before or after. Amazing. What are your favorite strength training moves to do at home?
How do you know when it's time to skip something you are supposed to be doing for "me" time, or quality time with others?
Okay, I'm off! Hope everyone has a great night!