Hii friends! How’s your week been going?
So today, I wanted to talk about my foray back into strength training.
When I decided to tackle HA head-on, I stopped the vast majority of my workouts. I still did yoga once or twice a week, took Physique once a week, and took the dog on a daily walk. Before that I had been doing intense workouts 5-6 days a week, so needless to say, that was quite a change.
After getting a lot of positive signs from my body that things were heading in the right direction, I decided to sloooowly bring heavier weights back to the table. Of course, I wanted to take a smart approach to this – making sure I was fueling myself properly and avoiding throwing myself into it again.
Right now, I’m doing a mix of high weights/low reps and low weights/high reps. I’m hitting the gym on my own once a week to do some of the really heavy weights, and I’ve been going to BODYPUMP at GoodLife Fitness once or twice a week.
This picture was taken a few weeks ago after my first BODYPUMP class, and I can already see a little bit of a difference in definition after committing to a weights routine for about three weeks.
I have really missed weights in my life, so I’m excited to be doing them again – I love the feeling of being strong and seeing my muscles develop.
As for specific goals, right now I’m just working on getting 4 unbroken chin-ups, a 2 x bodyweight deadlift (though it will take me a while to work my way up to that!), and slowly adding weight in BODYPUMP.
Improving your strength definitely takes time, but the payoff is amazing – I love how powerful, capable and independent lifting weights makes me feel. So, I’m excited to continue on with lifting and see how strong I can get.
That’s all for me today – have a good one!
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As a part of the GoodLife Blogger Ambassador Program, I was given the opportunity to try out some GoodLife services free of charge. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are 100% my own.