Day 8, Stage 1/A2
Made some small gains today. Obviously I would have been glad to have bigger ones, but I felt tired and like I really worked hard, so that is good enough for me.
I also realized today that I made the same mistake in determining the weight of my lifts with the squats as I did with the deadlifts – I didn’t include the weight of the olympic bar! So, turns out my first round of squats last week were actually 95lbs, not 50 ;). I went back and edited them since this is my “record”!
Here’s what I did:
Back squats – 1 set of 12 @ 95lbs, 1 set of 12 @ 100lbs
Pushups – 2 sets of 15 @ 30 degree incline
Seated Row – 1 set of 15 @ 55lbs, 1 set of 13 @ 55lbs
Step ups – 2 sets of 15 @ 20lbs (each hand), 6-up
Prone jackknife – 2 sets of 12 on the M ball
Cardio: 15 m HIIT, with intervals of 2:1.
Tonight I also have my weekly yoga class at Yoga in Daily Life. (For those who don’t know, I’m a certified yoga teacher, and I did my training in India last spring. So far, this is the one and only system I’ve found in Canada that resembles the yoga I learned there). I’m not teaching currently (too busy), but once the semester is over I’m going to start doing weekly classes for the employees at Pixar’s Vancouver office, which is exciting.
As for progress pics – I decided when I started NROLFW that I was going to use progress pictures to keep myself motivated. Please keep in mind when viewing that I obviously have a ways to go…haha. My main goals are to tighten up my waist and to change my body composition. I have a wide waist (so does my mom – genetics!) and it’s always been my trouble spot. I was hesitant at first to post them, because, well…its very personal! . So I’m going to keep them on my bodybuilding profile – you can check them out here [link has been disabled].
Well that’s all for now. Have a great day ladies! (I assume its mostly ladies reading this, haha)