I was feeling a bit sickly today, thanks to allergies and the medication I took, which I won’t do again. I swear, it makes me feel worse than I did before, which is why I usually never take anything but my congestion and cough were pretty bad so I gave in. Ugh!
I had really bad allergies as a child, received really good treatment and haven’t had any problems since. But for some reason this year has been horrible. My mom suggested going and getting re-tested so that is a possibility.
Anyway, the good thing is that I went for a workout this afternoon and it made me feel tons better. 🙂
We started out with a quick 1.87 mile run (in 16:06! 8:37/mile pace!) and then came back for some weights.
I used a 12 lb body bar and did 50 (yes 5-0!) reps of each of the following exercises:
- Chest presses
- Bent over rows
- Upright rows
- Bicep curls
- Tricep presses (aka “skull crushers”)
The chest presses were pretty easy but for most of the other moves, I had to do sets of 10-20 with a little break in between. My arms were shaking!
Then we did 50 regular crunches, some leg lifts, and side-to-side crunches with a medicine ball (50 or 25 each side). Lastly, we finished with side extensions — 50 (25 each side) holding 5 lb weights.
Do I even have to tell you how jello-like my arms are right now? They will definitely be sore tomorrow!
I think I’m going to have to do this workout more often. 😉