Tag Archives: Weight lifting

Thank God for Rain

3 Jun

I hate the rain; I’m prohibited from a plethora of outdoor activities and summoned to my room for an indefinite amount of time.  However, that means that my “To-Do” List keeps getting check marks and that’s not such a bad thing.

Currently, I am in the editing processes of my workout plan, as I said in the last post, being my own ginnea pig in an attempt to figure out what works best for me (remember, everyone’s different and you gotta do a lot of listening to your bod!)

So here is Thursday’s lift: (Upper Body)

Warmup: Walk to the Gym (It’s right up the block) + 5 Minute Treadmill Run

Tricep Overhead extension 2×15

(Paired with) Squat Holds 2x :35 (I know that’s lower body, but I gotta keep movin’)

BB Bench Press 3×8

Curls into Press 2x15ea

Pull Downs 3×15

Front, Lateral, Posterior Raises 3x15ea

(Paired with) Lower Back extension on machine w/ weight 3×15

+10 min abs

My arms were burning Friday and Saturday, but this is how I feel —>>> Click dis

On the other days, I’ve been doing a LOT of walking, dabbling in running, and partaking in other cardiovascularly enticing activities.

More importantly, I’ve been hanging out with my super cool friends whom I haven’t seen since Christmas.  I also got these puppies on a recent shopping venture in Forever 21:

Anything to appear 1 shade tanner

Together they were like $12, I suggest you go buy 20 now.  Workout apparel has become my guilty pleasure, partially because I love to work out, mostly because I love neon.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Also, if anyone has any blog tips, I need them desperately so help me out 🙂

Have a great evening friends!


My First Post!

29 May

Dear Future Friends,

I’m Michelle. I just graduated college a little over a week ago and I’m getting ready to start the next phase of my life.  While graduation is incredibly depressing, I’m excited to see what life has in store…

In college, I was a captain of my Division I Track and Field team and I’ve been active my whole life.  I am a ISSA-certified Personal Trainer and have a job lined up once I get my CPR Certification.  The purpose of this blog is to check my own progress through my workouts and food intake.  I’m also here to answer any workout/nutrition questions you may have and learn from what information you know!

The picture on the top of the page (Marilyn Monroe lifting weights) is my favorite photo ever. I’ve had a huge poster of it in my room since freshman year in college.

I’m coming off a month-long break and today is the first day of my workouts… I realize I will be incredibly sore tomorrow, but I’m pumped for it!

If you have any questions or  tips for me, they’re very much appreciated!

I’ll clue you in on my workout later, I’m gonna go Work IT out!