Strength Training Catch-Up (and an ode to our porch swing)
So, I mentioned a while ago that I wanted to focus on more strength training…and, I’ve actually been doing pretty well!
Well, except for the week that we went to Shreveport for spring break…and then last week, I was sick with some crud, so I didn’t work out at all. So actually I guess it hasn’t been going that well after all. Huh.
But—before spring break, I made an appointment at our YMCA to get logged into the FitLinxx program. Does your gym have this? They basically give you a pin number that you can log into each machine (most of the nautilus weight machines, that is), and then you can track your weights, reps, set, etc. I LOVE this. I’m never going to carry a notebook around and keep track of my workout—I’m just not. But, with this system, most of the work is already done for me. And, it’s really nice to see the progress that I’m making. My progress actually went DOWNHILL at first…but today, I lifted WAY more than my previous visits.
I have it set up for 9 exercises: chest press, seated row, tricep curl, bicep curl, leg press, leg extension, leg curl, ab crunch, and back extension. There are other machines that I use occasionally that won’t figure into the tracking, but this is a pretty nice, basic circuit.
I’m a pretty competitive person, but the person I’m MOST competitive with is myself—so this is a great way to “compete” against myself and track progress at the same time. #winning
Yeah, I still use that hashtag. What?
Anyway, other than getting my workout on (what?), we spent today MOVING. We have movers coming officially on Saturday, but we’ve been moving boxes of smaller things for about a week now. I am SO ready to be in our new house and settled—this has felt like a very drawn-out process!
Lila played in the yard:
(I’m telling you—this kid is ON. THE. GO.)
…while we boxed up things in the garage and kitchen. After a few hours, we were ALL ready to take a break on the porch swing:
Ahhhhhhh. I’m going to miss our porch swing! So many memories were made here—for many months when she was just a wee baby, one of the only ways to soothe Lila was to swing with her. And so we did:
…and she still loves it!
Maybe we’ll have to get a swing at the new house.
Hope you had a great Wednesday!