“I think I’m going to throw up”. good workout!

Today, I headed to the gym with another mom. Her son goes to school with Andrew, so while they were in the daycare, she tried to kill me. haha She had this crazy workout planned and it was awesome! I mean, if you don’t say “I think I’m going to throw up” is it really a good workout?

I wanted to share it with you guys. We brought 5lb weights and a ball. (we both agreed we needed heavier weights) She started with the weight and ball and I was on the treadmill. 

grey shows what exercises were performed on the ball

I started with the three min sprint on 6.0. We switched. While she was running the sprint, I did bicep curls on the ball. After 1 min and 1/2, she told me to switch to tricep extension. Then it was my turn to run again. Everytime we bumped up the speed, so by the end of the intervals on the treadmill, I was running at 9.0 for the last two 1 min sprints.

This workout took us about 50 minutes and we were both huffing and puffing. I really shouldn’t have ate much before doing this haha. But we both finished and have plans for Friday to do another workout 🙂

I never thought I wanted to workout with someone. But I was so glad that I did. There is NO WAY I would have done that by myself. She really helped me push it and get it done!

Question for you:

What is your favorite exercise at the gym?

Do you workout alone, a friend, or a group?

Last Day!

Last Day of First grade that is. How crazy is that?!?!?!

Ok. Let’s move on 😦

Today, is just random. But days like today make life exciting and fun.

First, I found some protein powder at Sam’s. FOUR LBS OF IT!!!!

Strength training workout of the day: Dumbbell Tricep Extensions (demo from sparkpeople.com)

Andrew had his last day of first grade.

The first second graders met at Ted Drews for a nice treat. The kids were everywhere!

I am going to start another project. Thanks pinterest! This one should only take an hour or so (more to come on that)

And look what I found on my way to bed!

Well, I hope you had a great Thursday.

Question for you:

Do you use protein powder?

What is your favorite way to use protein powder?

-I put it in with my green monster shakes. YUM!

Abs and Legs

Yesterday, at the gym I did a lot of arm exercises. It even hurt to put my hair up in my pony tail haha

So today, I decided legs and abs were in order.  All of these pictures/exercise examples are from sparkpeople.com (a site which I have used to track calories and fitness minutes)

LOWER BODY

-I used the machines today (I need to start loving squats and burpes, but I dont haha)

Seated  Hip Abduction

Seated Hip Adduction

Squats on leg Press

Seated Leg Curls

ABS

Exercise

 

Reps

 

 

Side twists

 

50

 

 

Plank

 

30-60 seconds

 

 

Toe Touches/reverse crunch

 

20

 

 

Bicycle

 

20 each side

 

 

I can already feel my abs and I felt better working on a certain area.

Question for you:

What is your favorite ab/lower body exercise?

How is your weekend?