Hey guys! Gonna be honest, I just haven’t felt like working out at all this week.
I’m coming to terms with how long it’s going to be until I can run free again, and also how much of an uphill battle it’s going to be to get back into distance running shape when I can.
That’s all okay. It’s not like I’m the first person in the world who has had to come back from injury. I just needed a minute to take it in and sulk. Now I am choosing happiness. Or at least I am tweeting out happy quotes every morning :). I am selecting one quote each morning to make for my mantra throughout the day!
Last night I decided I needed to get it together and at least do a short workout. I went with this routine from Carly Rowena:
Honestly I chose this workout because it only has three exercises in the routine. I thought it would be easy. HAHA!
-12 lunge side twists (each side)
-12 plated wood chop (each side)
-12 plate press
Carly recommends seeing how many sets you can do in 12 minutes but I didn’t give myself a time limit.
All you need for this workout is a plate or a dumbbell. I would recommend a plate as I think they’re easier to grip with two hands since they are slightly wider. A part of me thought “hey why not use the 35lb plate?”
After one set I downgraded to the 25lb plate for the rest of the workout :). Those plated wood chops work your arms GOOD.
I ended up doing three sets of the workout as written, and then because I felt like I wanted a bit more of a leg workout I added on two more sets of the plated press.
For the last two sets instead of just a little dip I dropped them down into a full squat.
When you get to about rep 8 or 9 in your set and you’re on the down side of the squat, lifting that plate all the way back up over your head seems like QUITE the journey!
I actually really liked this move though. It felt like it got my whole body into it. I’ll definitely be incorporating this into my normal workout rotation.
Cecil chilled in the gym with me scanning the perimeter and making sure the house is secure.
BTW I recently bought these:
What’s not to love about them? They were only $4.99 at Home Goods. Steal of the century.
What’s the last thing you got a good deal on?
How was your last run / workout?
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