It's no secret that I absolutely HATE cardio and I definitely don't "diet" but I do love hitting the gym and I try to be careful about what I eat. Truth be told, I'm not much of a veggie person. I'm definitely more of a meat and cheese kinda girl and if it's fried... well the chances of me liking it are more than good. If you follow me on Instagram you saw a week ago my fried "fat ass platter" (the Triple Dipper from Chili's) which consisted of potato skins, honey chipotle wings and sliders so it's obvious I'm not much of a "healthy" eater. When it comes to food I have a hard time saying no and that's exactly why I work out, so I don't have to. Don't get me wrong, this doesn't mean I indulge in every fried, cheesy amazingly delicious thing out there but when my body is craving it I eat it but in moderation instead of depriving myself of it (see below... if you want to call that moderation...)
I've had a few people ask me what I do at the gym so I decided to share my weekly workout routine with you guys. Obviously everyone is different so just because this works for me, doesn't mean it will work for you but part of the challenge is finding what works for you! I took advice from other people's workouts and made them my own to come up with something that works for me.
I go to the gym 4 days a week and only do one day of full cardio. Since I hate cardio so much it's hard for me to get motivated so I usually take a spinning class for an hour once a week to get my cardio in. I start out every weightlifting workout with a quick 3 minute warm up. Usually I do the rowing machine but sometimes I switch it up and do the stair climber and other times I do the elliptical. It's rare to see me on a treadmill. Each day I work on a different part of my body and the only part I work out more than once a week is my abs. Unfortunately I'm not genetically predisposition-ed to have abs so no matter how hard I try I probably won't ever have them. Or maybe that's where that whole diet thing comes in to play, I'm not a nutrition and fitness expert so I couldn't tell you! I try to do mainly free weights (flys, shoulder presses, dead lifts, squats, lat raises, upright row, etc) because free weights also work your core by stabilizing you while you're focusing on whatever muscle group you're working. When toning I do more reps with a lower weight and when trying to build muscle I do less reps with a higher weight. I'm not a fan of leg day but I will say I love doing calf extensions on the LifeFitness machine.
Now that I totally feel like Karena from Tone It Up I'm going to go ahead and end this post!
Maybe I'll do individual posts soon on what I do on a day to day basis but I don't want to make this post any longer... let's be real, I'm falling asleep while writing this so I give you a round of applause if you made it to the end ;) It's almost bikini season dolls... so if you're like me it's time to:
Happy Friday lovelies! I'm not going to lie, I had every intention of taking today off from blogging since this week has been crazy ...
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