Workout #1

Starting today on my blog, I’m going to make an effort to document my workouts with photos and information on the exercises and cardio work that I do. I am hoping it will help me to motivate myself to lose a few pounds and build my upper body up a little bit. I am currently at 180 pounds and 5’9″. I like my weight pretty much, but I don’t like my shape too much. I’d like to lose 10 pounds over this summer and hopefully gain some strength in my arms and chest. We’ll see how it goes. Here are some photos and info about my workout this morning.

Workout #1 Dumbbells

Saturday, February 24th, 2018 – Morning and early afternoon home workout with dumbbells.

Bicep Curls – 3 sets of 12 – 20lbs each arm.
Pushup’s – 3 sets of 12.
Tricep Extensions – 3 sets of 12 – 20lbs using both arms at once.
Leg Forward Squats (lunges) – 3 sets of 5 holding 20lb dumbbells in each hand (40lbs total). This was killer. I hadn’t done this exercise in ages and definitely am not used to it. I thought I was going to fall on my face. That’s why I only did 5 reps in each set.

Cardio – Walking the perimeter of my front/back yard.

RunKeeper stats for the walk: 5.26 miles walked, 1 hr 20 minutes duration, 15 minutes and 22 seconds per mile average, and burned 644 calories.

I almost decided on walking for two hours and try to go for 8 miles, but then I decided to just stop after over 5 miles. I didn’t want to burn myself out too much. Prior experience has taught me that I sometimes don’t know when to stop pushing myself and then all that happens later is that I lose motivation.

This was a good workout considering I am not much into the habit of working out consistantly. I hope to get better at it and make it more routine and maybe this workout can get me started on building strength and adding more exercises in each workout.

I’m not really sure what workout I will do tomorrow. Definitely more bicep curls and work on triceps again. I think every day is probably going to be focused on arms (and I think I may need to start doing 4 sets of arm exercises), but I’ll try to switch out one of the exercises (probably the lunges) for sit-up’s, and maybe some sets of jumping jacks outside.


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