Happy Wednesday friends! Today is officially the last day of school for the kids. So, the next few months should be interesting. Meaning, I’m totally not ready for it to be summer.
In other news, I hit forearm stand for the first time last week. This is huge for me. I’ve been working on forearm stand for a few months now. Of course, I was so excited I almost knocked my head on the floor, but I didn’t. So happy ending all around.
I’m telling y’all this for two reasons. One, so I can look back and see when I hit forearm stand for the first time. And two because hitting forearm stand helps show the progress I’m making through my workouts.
I used to believe, like many others, that the way to track my progress from workouts was by going down in a pants size, seeing a much, MUCH, smaller number on the scale, and by seeing 6 pack abs in the mirror. But…what I’ve learned through years of working out is that sometimes, you gain weight when you workout. And sometimes you go up in a pants size because your thighs won’t fit in those skinny jeans. And muscle definition is differernt for everyone. Some people are blessed with the ability to have 6 pack abs or biceps that always seem to be flexed. I am not that person. And I finally gave up on being that person.
So how are we supposed to track our progress then? By being able to do the things you could never do before. Maybe you could do 5 burpees and now you can do 15. Maybe you could only life 5 lbs and now you can life 30. And maybe, you weren’t able to hit forearm stand and now you can. Guys…that’s progress. That’s how you know your workouts are working.
And if you get 6 pack abs, awesome. If you drop jean sizes…sweeeeet! But don’t base your progress on those things. If you do, you’re just setting yourself for failure and when you think you’re failing, you usually give up. Never give up. If you are putting in the effort, you will see results. Maybe just not in the way you thought you would.
Push-ups/ air squats/hand-release push-ups/ side plank crunches
Push-up to side plank/ lunge with arm press
Arm curl/KB halo/ donkey kicks/ Russian twists
Run: 1.15 miles
Yoga: 15 minute slow flow
jump squats/air squats/sumo squats/v-ups
pistol squats/ overhead squats
one arm kb swings/ squat press/ crossback lunge/ hollow rocks
10 minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible)
10 push-ups/ 10 mountain climbers/ 10 shoulder taps **I did 9 sets
KB clean and jerk/ arm curl to arm press
arm press/ tricep press/ high pulls/ side plank kb row
15 minute AMRAP
20 squats/ 15 fire hydrants/ 10 sit-ups **I did 8 rounds
push-up things (after some research aka sphinx blasters)/ squat press
dead lift/ lying down kb press/ glute bridge/ v-ups
shin to feet get-ups/ lunge with twist/side plank with leg lift
kb arm curl/ push press
dead lift/ squats/ kb press/ Russian twists
Run: 1.41 miles